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Shells Seafood Restaurant

Shells Seafood Restaurant
1490 W New Haven Ave
Melbourne, FL 32904
(321)722-1122

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 5388972
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2443343
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 24
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 16
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-21-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine.
36-44-4 Basic.Ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers had accumulation of mold-like substance. - throughout establishment
24-02-4 Basic.Clean cups/glasses/ utensils/ cambro's not properly air dried - wet nesting.
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site**
08B-49-4 Basic.Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. **Corrected On-Site**
14-38-4 Basic.Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken.
23-07-4 Basic.Gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up.
21-10-4 Basic.In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Corrected On-Site**
23-15-4 Basic.Moderate Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sinks **Corrected On-Site**
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
14-41-4 Basic.Several reach -in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
23-08-4 Basic.Soda gun holster with heavy accumulated slime/debris. /bar area
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. - exterior of ice machine has dead insects
36-28-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated grease. - behind toaster and in storage area
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor. **Corrected On-Site**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. - breading flour and squeeze bottles of sauces **Corrected On-Site**
03C-60-4 High Priority.Cooked fish not reaching a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 seconds. - salmon 135°f, put back on grill to continue cooking, 159-164°f **Corrected On-Site**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. - roux 66°f, 2 hours, put on ice bath to rapid chill
41-08-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with clean or in-use utensils. - wiping cloth solution **Corrected On-Site**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **. Repeat Violation**
22-24-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles.
22-22-4 Intermediate.Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
41-21-4 Intermediate.Original container of toxic substance or chemical does not bear the manufacturer's label. - bleach **Corrected On-Site**
01C-03-4 Intermediate.Several tags for Clam/mussel/oyster tags not marked with last date served.

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 5310626
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Inspection Number: 2412836
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 15
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. / cook prep atea
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. / small vent on cooks line/ holding open with card board
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. / back prep area **. Repeat Violation**
21-10-4 Basic.In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Corrected On-Site**
33-10-4 Basic.Inside/outside of dumpster not clean has odor and is loaded with fly's
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. / by 3 compartment sink
36-28-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated grease/ dust behind ice machines
29-23-4 Basic.Water leaking from faucet/faucet handle. /at 3 compartment sink
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor. / bar area
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. / panko, flour **Corrected On-Site**
01C-10-4 Intermediate.Clams/mussels/oysters tag removed from original container prior to container being emptied. **Corrected On-Site**
22-22-4 Intermediate.Heavily Encrusted material on can opener blade. / the entire unit **. Repeat Violation**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Heavy Accumulation of black/green / rust like mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. / machine on left
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink/ bar area. **Corrected On-Site**
29-28-4 Intermediate.Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. / no date on water filters

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 4987297
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Inspection Number: 2305606
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 14
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 7
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Foam bowl used to scoop salt
24-07-4 Basic.Cleaned and sanitized equipment or utensils not properly stored. Chill wands
12B-12-4 Basic.Employee beverage container in a food preparation/clean dishware area does not have a lid and a straw or equivalent dispensing mechanism to prevent hand contact with lip contact area of drink container. Cook line shelf
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. Through out kitchen **. Repeat Violation**
14-11-4 Basic.Ice bath method not effective. Recommend Product being submerged in ice
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage containers in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Salt **Corrected On-Site**
03A-11-4 High Priority.Cut tomatoes and cooked onions cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Found at 47° 48° recommend rapid chill. Checked 30 minutes later found 43° 42°
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Rux found at 70° cook states out 1 hour recommend rapid chill to 41°. Raw fish found in fry cooler at 45° recommend rapid chill. Placed ice packs on fish. Checked fish towards end of inspection found at 36°
01C-03-4 Intermediate.Clam/mussel/oyster tags not marked with last date served. **. Repeat Violation**
22-22-4 Intermediate.Heavy Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of ALl reach-in cooler moderately soiled with accumulation of food residue. Especially at round fan covers
16-34-4 Intermediate.No quaternary ammonium chemical test kit provided when using quaternary ammonium chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **Corrected On-Site**
01C-10-4 Intermediate.mussels tag removed from original container prior to container being emptied.

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 4987298
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Inspection Number: 2305607
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 13
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. / cups bar area
36-10-4 Basic.Floor tiles broken/ missing in front of grill and in back prep area
14-38-4 Basic.Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken. / on corn meal **Corrected On-Site**
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. / salad reach in **Corrected On-Site**
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. / cook line draw and tall reach in and reach in drawers
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. / cooks line **Corrected On-Site**
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor. / several areas
21-10-4 Basic.Wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board.
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. /bulk product pecans, baking powder corn meal **Corrected On-Site**
22-41-4 High Priority.Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. / primed and got sanitation to 50 ppm
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / shrimp, fish, crab cakes between 44-48 degrees f- manager states they have only been in the unit for 1 hr recommended rapid chill- cooks line draw- fish, chicken 44-47 degrees f- stated put up 11/2 hr ago recommended rapid chill- egg wash 74 degrees f- manager discarded
01C-03-4 Intermediate.Clam/mussel/oyster tags not marked with last date served.
22-22-4 Intermediate.Heavily Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 4987298
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Inspection Number: 2305607
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 13
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. / cups bar area
36-10-4 Basic.Floor tiles broken/ missing in front of grill and in back prep area
14-38-4 Basic.Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken. / on corn meal **Corrected On-Site**
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. / salad reach in **Corrected On-Site**
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. / cook line draw and tall reach in and reach in drawers
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. / cooks line **Corrected On-Site**
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor. / several areas
21-10-4 Basic.Wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board.
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. /bulk product pecans, baking powder corn meal **Corrected On-Site**
22-41-4 High Priority.Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. / primed and got sanitation to 50 ppm
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / shrimp, fish, crab cakes between 44-48 degrees f- manager states they have only been in the unit for 1 hr recommended rapid chill- cooks line draw- fish, chicken 44-47 degrees f- stated put up 11/2 hr ago recommended rapid chill- egg wash 74 degrees f- manager discarded
01C-03-4 Intermediate.Clam/mussel/oyster tags not marked with last date served.
22-22-4 Intermediate.Heavily Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 4707183
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Inspection Number: 2220357
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-26-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 47 degrees Fahrenheit but less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit more than six hours. See stop sale. Clam chowder
03D-02-4 High Priority.Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Clam chowder
08B-14-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer. Crabin open boxes **Corrected On-Site**
08B-45-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. **Corrected On-Site**
10-12-4 Basic.In-use ice scoop stored on soiled surface between uses. Stored on top the ice machine
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Corrected On-Site**
25-04-4 Basic.Single-service items stored on floor in dry storage area. **Corrected On-Site**
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
36-72-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/walk-in freezer floor soiled. Moderate build up

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 4707184
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Inspection Number: 2220358
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice scoop Corrected On Site.
10-06-1 In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous food and the container. Bulk flour Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Corrected On Site.
13-04-1 Observed employee with no beard guard/restraint. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Repeat Violation.
15-28-2 Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only. Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical.- Observed encrusted material on can opener. Heavily stained. Repeat Violation.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Dry storage

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 4371807
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 09, 2012
Inspection Number: 2116064
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. On the cook line Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
18-04-1 Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
24-05-1 Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Plates on the cook line
34-10-1 Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Air vents
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable. The kirchen and dishroom ceilings a stained,torn in areas and the fRames are rusted

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 4371808
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Inspection Number: 2116065
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 21
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 11
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-26-1 Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Tote for sugar
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw seafood stored over cooked lobster. Corrected On Site.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered ice cream and crab legs in walkin freezer. Corrected On Site.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered sugar/salt in holding unit at server station
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice cream scoop in freezer and for crab mix in walkin cooler.
12A-11-1 Critical. Observed food employee use the toilet room then engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. On top of oven
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Top of dishmachine
14-33-1 Observed Interior of RIC door badly damaged
14-33-1 Observed ice buckets badly chipping on bottom and top. Corrected On Site. Manager discarded
14-37-1 Observed cook line cutting board badly grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed heavy encrusted material on can opener. Repeat Violation.
22-26-1 Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on racks in the walk-in cooler.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Cook line Corrected On Site.
29-17-1 Waste line missing at soda gun holster. Bar
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Under dishmachine. Under construction replqcing floor.
36-13-1 Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on floor in storage room.
36-22-1 Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water between tiles due to missing grout.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair by server station.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Dish area

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 3989288
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Inspection Number: 1980675
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. Corrected On Site.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. In diced tomatoes
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Prep cooks Corrected On Site.
18-04-1 Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin. Both units
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzles. And holsters at the bar
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Very heavy buildup on the hood system
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Fan cover in walk in cooler Corrected On Site.
36-13-1 Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment. Back room
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. And heavy mold like stains observed under the bar equipment Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 3989289
Inspection Date: Friday, November 05, 2010
Inspection Number: 1980676
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter 47 degrees fahrenheit Corrected On Site.
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice.
18-04-1 Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
24-07-1 Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored. In use chill stick is on a non clean rack in the freezer Corrected On Site.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 3650457
Inspection Date: Monday, February 22, 2010
Inspection Number: 1867803
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Observed raw shrimp and scallops over cooked pasta in reach in on line. Corrected On Site.
08A-36-1 Critical. Raw animal food not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. Freezer observed cheesecake stored next to raw shrimp and under raw tuna. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed moderate soil buildup inside both ice bins.
25-04-1 Observed single-service items stored on floor. Foam hinged containers. Corrected On Site.
28-14-1 Critical. Observed evidence of mop/cleaning waste water dumped onto ground.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. Back exterior storage area.
34-10-1 Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
34-10-1 Observed debris build up on the ground by back door. Corrected On Site.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Dry storage room. On order.
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle in bar. Bleach water Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 3761584
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Inspection Number: 1867804
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-03-1 Violation: 10-03-1Observed in-use utensil used with moist food not stored in running water of sufficient velocity. / not utilizing at this time
22-23-1 Critical. Violation: 22-23-1Observed moderetly encrusted, soiled material on food chopper/cleaned needs more detailing
36-10-1 Violation: 36-10-1Observed approximately 20 missing tiles through out kitchen area causing standing water/have work order in process
37-19-1 Violation: 37-19-1Observed moldy ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. /kitchen area/still heavy mold build up a/c vents/tried to clean-need to be ereplaced have work order

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 3650458
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Inspection Number: 1867804
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 27
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 12
Number of Noncritical Violations: 15
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice).
02-26-1 Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. /bulk dry storage
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. /fish reach in cooler/over 4 hrs
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. /oysters reach in cooler over 4 hrs
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. /shredded cheese cooks line
09-05-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. / bulk dry storage
10-03-1 Observed in-use utensil used with moist food not stored in running water of sufficient velocity.
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. /utensils in the reach in cooler cooks line stored in water Corrected On Site.
12B-02-1 Critical. Observed employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. /waite station area
14-33-1 Observed plastic door on ice machine cracked
14-33-1 Observed equipment in poor repair. /cooks line unit not working utilizing with ice
15-31-1 Observed plastic vent above turbo oven melted
17-03-1 Critical. Observed audio not working on dishmachine
22-18-1 Critical. Observed soil residue in storage containers. /rice container
22-23-1 Critical. Observed moderetly encrusted, soiled material on food chopper
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler moderetly soiled with accumulation of food residue. /cooks line
23-05-1 Observed residue/soil build-up on floor behind dirty apron storage
23-05-1 Observed residue/dust build-up on vents back grill
24-08-1 Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. /wet nesting cambro's
29-17-1 Both Waste line missing at soda gun holster.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. /dishmachine area
34-10-1 Observed heavy garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
36-10-1 Observed approximately 20 missing tiles through out kitchen area causing standing water
36-15-1 Observed heavy food debris accumulated on dishmachine floor.
37-05-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. /behind box soda
37-16-1 Observed ceiling soiled with moderetly accumulated grease. /kitchen
37-19-1 Observed moldy ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. /kitchen area

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 4004264
Inspection Visit ID: 3537422
Inspection Date: Friday, April 17, 2009
Inspection Number: 1817135
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Food-Licensing Inspection
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine at side exit from kitchen.
33-16-1 Observed open dumpster lid.
53A-19-1 Critical. Observed expired Food Manager Certification. Debra Sullivan. Mgr has appt scheduled to recertify.

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 2135098
Inspection Visit ID: 3240228
Inspection Date: Monday, March 30, 2009
Inspection Number: 1706787
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 13
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-08-1 Observed soda gun in contact with ice. Bar. Corrected On Site.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machines. Located by side exit. Repeat Violation.
24-07-1 Cleaned and sanitized ice scoops stored on top of the icemachine. Corrected On Site.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Bar
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Bar
34-10-1 Observed garbage on the ground and standing water out back at receiving area. Corrected On Site.
37-04-1 Observed flaps in the walkin cooler moderately soiled with accumulated moldlike substance and slime.
37-14-1 Observed ceiling tile bowing down above gas hotwater tank.
37-18-1 Observed Heavy dust on air conditioning vent covers. Above oyster shuck station
37-19-1 Observed moderate mold like substance on air conditioning vent covers. All vents in kitchen area. Repeat Violation. From march
40-03-1 Employee lockers improperly located. Purses on counters and shelves at the bar and in kitchen. Repeat Violation.
49-06-2 Critical. Observed flammable material stored around water heater. For reporting purposes only. Tile bowing above gas hot water tank,paint and cardboard stored around hot water tank.
53A-19-1 Critical. Observed expired Food Manager Certification. Debra Sullivan

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 2135098
Inspection Visit ID: 3240229
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 09, 2008
Inspection Number: 1706788
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Crab cakes found at 48 degrees F in 2 door cook's reachin cooler. Suggest not leaving at room temperature too long when loading line cooler. Ambient air temp of cooler read 39 degrees F.
10-01-1 In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed rice container in prep area.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Uncovered employee drink cup on case of food in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Observed countertop cutting board grooved and not cleanable, in grill area.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine, on shield in crushed ice machine.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin at remote drink/waitress station.
37-14-1 Observed ceiling in disrepair. Tiles coming down in remote waitress/drink station.
37-15-1 Observed ceiling soiled with accumulated food debris in prep area.
40-03-1 Employee lockers improperly located. Purse and cigarettes found at waitress station. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 2135098
Inspection Visit ID: 2900716
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Inspection Number: 1569707
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 17
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-12-1 Critical. Observed food stored in undrained ice;raw chicken, fish, and shrimp stored in undrained ice in cook's line cooler drawers. Drain shields added.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor in walkin freezer. Corrected On Site.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area; cases of crab legs not covered in freezer. Corrected On Site.
10-03-1 Observed in-use utensil used with moist food not stored in running water of sufficient velocity. Dipperwell for icecream scoops turned off.
15-28-1 Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces above cook's line. Repeat Violation.
15-30-1 Shelves in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Blue coating peeling off shelves and others are very rusty. Repeat Violation.
18-04-1 Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Wet wiping cloth found on back prep table. Repeat Violation.
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets on all reachins on main cook's line.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
22-26-1 Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on racks in the reach-in cooler at back prep line where seafood is held.
24-06-1 Observed clean utensils/equipment stored in dirty containers under prep table. Containers have food debris in them.
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing; observed food debris and dirt in handwashing sink next to mop sink.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
37-19-1 Observed moldy ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Repeat Violation.
42-03-1 Wet mop not hung to dry. Wet mop in empty bucket in dry storage room. Repeat Violation.
45-39-1 Critical. Portable fire extinguisher not properly mounted at least 4 inches off the floor and the top no higher than 5 feet off the floor. ABC extinguisher found on floor under handwashing sink near waitress station.

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
License ID: 2135098
Inspection Visit ID: 2900717
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Inspection Number: 1569708
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 15
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 13
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
15-12-1 Nonfood-contact equipment not designed and constructed in a durable manner. Curtain at walkin cooler door cracking abd breaking.
15-28-1 Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. Hood filters bent and in disrepair and not tight fitting above cooks line.
15-30-1 Shelves in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Blue coating peeling off shelves.
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair, handles on reachin cooler doors broken on cook's line.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses; wiping cloths left on work surfaces.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions at handwashing sink at bar.
33-16-1 Observed open dumpster lid.
34-04-1 Garbage enclosure not properly constructed; enclosure is falling apart.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable; large areas of tile missing on cook's line.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on walkin freezer floor.
37-13-1 Observed holes in ceiling tiles in dining area.
37-19-1 Observed moldy air conditioning vent covers in Kitchen.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers in dry storage area.
42-03-1 Wet mop not hung to dry; wet mop in empty bucket in dry storage.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
Inspection Date: Friday, June 08, 2007
Inspection Number: 1489001
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 23
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 11
Number of Noncritical Violations: 12
Details
1 risk violation of code 02 which requires:
  • “02 - Original container; properly labeled, date marking, shell stock tags.”
  • “02-11 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked oysters.”
  • “02-13 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked animal products.”
2 risk violations of code 08 which requires:
  • “08a - Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation.”
  • “08b - Cross-contamination, equipment, personnel, storage.”
  • “08c - Potential for cross-contamination, storage practices; damaged food segregated.”
1 risk violation of code 12 which requires:
  • “12a - Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operating plan.”
  • “12b - Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence.)”
1 violation of code 13 which requires:
  • “Clean clothes, hair restraints”
2 violations of code 15 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 critical violation of code 20 which requires:
  • “20a - Sanitizing concentration.”
  • “20b - Sanitizing temperature.”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
2 violations of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 violation of code 25 which requires:
  • “Single service items properly stored, handled, dispensed”
2 critical violations of code 30 which requires:
  • “Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow”
2 risk violations of code 32 which requires:
  • “Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with hand soap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles.”
2 violations of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 violation of code 38 which requires:
  • “Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded”
1 violation of code 42 which requires:
  • “Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles. Cleaning and maintenance equipment properly stored. Kitchen restricted to authorized personnel”
1 critical violation of code 47 which requires:
  • “Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 14, 2006
Inspection Number: 1489003
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: SHELLS OF MELBOURNE
License Number: 1504324
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 07, 2006
Inspection Number: 1489003
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 30
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 22
Number of Noncritical Violations: 8
Details
2 risk violations of code 03 which requires:
  • “03a - Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport and cold holding.”
  • “03b - Hot food at proper temperature.”
  • “03c - Foods properly cooked/reheated.”
  • “03d - Foods properly cooled.”
1 critical violation of code 04 which requires:
  • “Facilities to maintain product temperature.”
2 risk violations of code 09 which requires:
  • “Foods handled with minimum contact.”
2 risk violations of code 12 which requires:
  • “12a - Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operating plan.”
  • “12b - Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence.)”
1 violation of code 13 which requires:
  • “Clean clothes, hair restraints”
2 violations of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
3 violations of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
2 violations of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 violation of code 29 which requires:
  • “Plumbing installed and maintained”
1 critical violation of code 30 which requires:
  • “Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow”
1 critical violation of code 31 which requires:
  • “Toilet and hand washing facilities, number, convenient, designed, installed.”
3 risk violations of code 32 which requires:
  • “Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with hand soap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles.”
1 violation of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
5 critical violations of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 46 which requires:
  • “Exiting system - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 47 which requires:
  • “Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Shells Seafood Restaurant in Melbourne Florida may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent restaurant inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at Melbourne's Shells Seafood Restaurant.

A summary of violations found during inspections are listed in the Food Service Inspection boxes above. Cited are violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.

Effective January 1, 2013, the Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants adopted a new three-tiered violation classification system that replaces the "critical" or "non-critical" classification in use up until then. The new system uses the terms "High Priority," "Intermediate" and "Basic" which better define violation information for consumers, making it easier to understand.

In general, High Priority violations are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury. Although the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) uses the term "High Priority", varying degrees of severity and potential risk to the public require inspectors to assess each situation in determining the appropriate action. In addition, while Shells Seafood Restaurant may have multiple violations, the inspectors' training and judgment formulate the overall result of the inspection to ensure public health and safety.

Intermediate violations are those which, if not addressed, could lead to risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury. Basic violations are those which are considered best practices to implement.

Formally, Critical violations were those that, if not corrected, were more likely to contribute directly to food contamination, illness or environmental damage. Noncritical violations did not directly relate to foodborne illness risk, but were preventive measures that included practices and procedures which effectively controled environmental conditions. Left uncorrected, noncritical violations could undermine the overall food safety program of an establishment and lead to the development of critical violations.

While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary.

Violations listed refer to the revelant section of Florida regulation that has been observed to be deficient during the inspection. Each establishment must comply with the language of the inspection statement. For purposes of enforcement and compliance, the DBPR recognizes the status as printed on the inspection form, although the severity of the violation observed may warrant additional action regardless of its "High Priority/Intermediate/Basic" or "critical/noncritical" designation.


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