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China Palace
3054 Lake Washington Rd
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321)752-0010

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3 Disciplinary Activity Orders Since January 2007

NoticeThe Division of Hotels and Restaurants conducts regular inspections of public food service establishments to assure compliance with state sanitation and safety laws.

China Palace either allowed conditions to exist that pose an immediate threat to the public's health and safety or repeatedly did not correct non-critical violations noted during routine and call-back inspections, despite being given oral and written warnings and ample time to do so.

Each of the listed cases involves either a signed stipulation (“settlement”) between the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and China Palace or a Final Order issued after a formal administrative hearing has been conducted. Section 509.261, Florida Statutes, authorizes the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to fine, suspend or revoke the license of establishments that do not comply with state health and safety laws.


Case Number: 4--2007005100 - On March 14, 2007 China Palace, Melbourne was ordered to pay $500 for violations observed during its January 19, 2007 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2007032660 - On September 14, 2007 China Palace, Melbourne was ordered to pay $4000 for violations observed during its May 02, 2007 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2009007772 - On October 26, 2009 China Palace, Melbourne was ordered to pay $4000 for violations observed during its January 27, 2009 inspection.

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Food Misrepresentation Cases Since March 2006

NoticeAccording to Florida Statute 509.292; an operator may not knowingly and willfully misrepresent the identity of any food or food product to any of the patrons of such establishment.

The identity of food or a food product is misrepresented if:

  1. The description of the food or food product is false or misleading in any particular;
  2. The food or food product is served, sold, or distributed under the name of another food or food product; or
  3. The food or food product purports to be or is represented as a food or food product that does not conform to a definition of identity and standard of quality if such definition of identity and standard of quality has been established by custom and usage.

Case Number: 2009007772 - Feb 19, 2009 - The Facility Advertised Crab On The To Go Menu But Imitation Crab Was Used. (observed 1/27/09)

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 5392193
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2444206
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: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
38-11-4 Basic.Fifty (50) foot-candles of light not provided at a food working surface or where safety is a factor. End of hot line in kitchen in front of WIC 2 sections of lights out/missing
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
23-14-4 Basic.Shelf under preparation table soiled with food debris. Next to freezer chest in kitchen

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 5294180
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2402404
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 High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. **Warning**
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. On kitchen hot line next to microwave oven **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
23-21-4 Basic.Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of microwave. Over side prep station in kitchen next to glass front RIC **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. 5 gal Tub of oil and soy sauce on floor at cook line **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
10-07-4 Basic.In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Scoops in crock pot found in standing water at 88° **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
21-05-4 Basic.Soiled dry wiping cloth in use. By microwave oven on shelf next to glass RIC in kitchen **Warning**
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage - direct contact with food. Raw beef being stored in WIC **Warning**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Corn starch slurry on hot line found at 88°Manager discarded. Recommend use of TAPHC plan for this item **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. On cook line **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 5236230
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2381837
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: 12
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-44-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in kitchen. Tub of oil on kitchen floor and bag of flour on storeroom floor **Warning**
12B-02-4 Basic.Employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. Employee drink cup of soup at prep station in kitchen **Warning**
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. White reach in freezer door will not stay closed. Operator has a tub of soy sauce in front keeping it closed. **Warning**
36-19-4 Basic.Floor under dishmachine or three-compartment sink area soiled. **Warning**
23-21-4 Basic.Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of microwave. At prep station in kitchen **Warning**
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
38-02-4 Basic.Twenty (20) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in handwashing, warewashing, or equipment and utensil storage areas. Lights removed from fixture over dishmachine **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
14-67-4 Basic.White Reach-in freezer gasket torn/in disrepair. Next to hot line in kitchen **Warning**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Plastic container of seasoning at prep station **Warning**
29-42-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at outside mop sink faucet. **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) heavily stained/soiled at prep station **Warning**
14-16-4 Intermediate.Multiuse food-contact surface not smooth, free of breaks/cracks/chips/pits/crevices. Plexiglass on top of freezer. Heat in kitchen **Warning**
45-02-4 Portable fire extinguisher gauge in red zone. For reporting purposes only. By rear door **Warning**

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 5015392
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Inspection Number: 2325388
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: 12
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
38-02-4 Basic.215 lux of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in handwashing, warewashing, or equipment and utensil storage areas. Used meter to find at 39 lux. Cooking are found at 132 lux should be 540 lux.
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. **. Repeat Violation**
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid.
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. In kitchen
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. At wait station **Corrected On-Site**
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Kitchen area
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage - direct contact with food. Tubs of prepared food in walk in cooler. Tub covered with cardboard in walkin cooler
35A-08-4 High Priority.Observed Live drain flies around the underneath of dish machine.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken stored over RTE produce in uncounter refrigerator at cook line **Corrected On-Site**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in freezer bottom shelf soiled with accumulation of food residue. **. Repeat Violation**
14-16-4 Intermediate.Multiuse food-contact surface not smooth, free of breaks/cracks/chips/pits/crevices. Plexiglass broken on top of freezer chest in kitchen. Broken food tubs observed being used to store foods
05-08-4 Intermediate.No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 5015391
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Inspection Number: 2325387
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-03-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris inside warewashing machine.
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. **. Repeat Violation**
25-13-4 Basic.Case of single-service articles stored on floor in dry storage area/kitchen/wait station.
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **. Repeat Violation**
16-55-4 Basic.Dishmachine not washing/rinsing properly. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all dishware, equipment and utensils in three-compartment sink until dishmachine is functioning properly. Sanitizer 0 ppm, replaced 200 ppm **Corrected On-Site**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Jugs of Oil and sauce. Flour and rice in storage area
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors.
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans.
21-10-4 Basic.Wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Corrected On-Site**
29-42-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet.
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler and freezers soiled with accumulation of food residue.
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 5015391
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Inspection Number: 2325387
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-03-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris inside warewashing machine.
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. **. Repeat Violation**
25-13-4 Basic.Case of single-service articles stored on floor in dry storage area/kitchen/wait station.
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **. Repeat Violation**
16-55-4 Basic.Dishmachine not washing/rinsing properly. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all dishware, equipment and utensils in three-compartment sink until dishmachine is functioning properly. Sanitizer 0 ppm, replaced 200 ppm **Corrected On-Site**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Jugs of Oil and sauce. Flour and rice in storage area
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors.
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans.
21-10-4 Basic.Wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Corrected On-Site**
29-42-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet.
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler and freezers soiled with accumulation of food residue.
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled.

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 4670415
Inspection Date: Monday, December 17, 2012
Inspection Number: 2193916
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. Cooked noodles in make cooler found at 56f. Items overstocked in food container. Recommended removing some product and rapidly chill
12B-03-1 Critical.- Observed employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area. Open drink on dish table.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board moderately grooved/pitted and no longer easily cleanable.
14-41-1 Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Cardboard used as a food contact surface on cook line reach in cooer
22-22-1 Critical.- Observed heavy encrusted material on can opener.
22-28-1 Critical.- Observed interior of reach-in freezer heavily soiled with accumulation of food residue. Rech in cooler doors moderately soiled
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Cook line hood
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Walk in cooler shelving
36-13-1 Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 4329686
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Inspection Number: 2085608
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: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed rawpork stored over cooked pork in RIF. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw chicken food stored over lilly leaves in cook line cooler Corrected On Site.
08B-04-1 Critical. Observed cardboard used as a food-contact surface. Corrected On Site.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm must use 3 bay sink to manually sanitize dishes till dishmachine is repaired.
22-26-1 Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on racks in the walk-in cooler.
28-02-1 Critical. Condensation or other drainage not disposed of according to law. Condensation line in walkin cooler leaking into a pan that is stored over clwan vegetables

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 4431584
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Inspection Number: 2085609
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: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 4329687
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Inspection Number: 2085609
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: 14
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
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. Raw whole shell eggs found on cook line at 63F. Recommend rapid chill
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint.
16-03-1 Critical. Observed modeeate accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
22-26-1 Critical. Observed heavy buildup of soiled material on racks in the walk-in cooler.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler moderatly soiled with accumulation of food residue.
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on hood filters
23-06-1 Observed heavy build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on exterior of all equipment on cook line
24-07-1 Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored. Utensils not stored where only handles are touched
35A-08-1 Critical. Observed 1 live flies in kitchen.
35B-05-1 Critical. Outer openings not protected and vermin and/or environmental cross-contamination present. Back screen door open. Corrected On Site.
45-38-2 Critical. Portable fire extinguisher not fully charged. For reporting purposes only. Abc in hall way
53A-19-1 Critical. Observed expired Food Manager Certification. Hui Chen This violation must be corrected by : 09/27/2012.
53B-08-1 Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment. EXPIRED

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 3942328
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Inspection Number: 1948010
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: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Cooked chicken in walkin cooler Corrected On Site.
02-26-1 Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. English Corrected On Site.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed cooked rice being cooled on cook line in deep plastic bins.
05-06-1 Critical. Digital Food thermometer not accurate within +2 degrees Fahrenheit.
06-05-1 Critical. Observed raw chicken and raw beef thawed at room temperature.
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrected On Site.
14-50-1 Observed metal scrubbie used to clean woks.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm. Must use 3 bay sink to sanitize dishes. Corrected On Site. Operator fixed before I left.
37-12-1 Kitchen Ceiling tiles not smooth and easily cleanable. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 3942329
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010
Inspection Number: 1948011
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
05-06-1 Critical. Food thermometer not accurate within +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Off a degree. Corrected On Site.
14-35-1 Observed ripped/worn tin foil used as shelf cover.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. For sugar and corn starch
22-27-1 Critical. Observed rim of rice cooker heavily encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits.
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on push cart
23-07-1 Observed cook line RICgaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up.
36-10-1 Observed several broken tiles under dish machine area,smoker area
36-13-1 Observed heavy grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
37-12-1 Ceiling tiles not smooth and easily cleanable. Some are heavily soiled with water stains
42-11-1 Observed cluter under 3 bay sink and hand sink area.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 3606537
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 18, 2010
Inspection Number: 1837322
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: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-05-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in unclean water at or above 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Water 122F. Corrected On Site.
23-06-1 Observed moderate build-up of food debrison the walkin cooler shelves
37-02-1 Observed small holes in walls through out kitchen.
37-11-1 Observed fan cover in the walkin cooler moderatly soiled with accumulated dust.
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable. CHANGE OUT TO SMOOTH EASILY CLEANABLE TILES AS NEEDED

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 3811650
Inspection Date: Monday, November 30, 2009
Inspection Number: 1655955
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: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 3606538
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Inspection Number: 1837323
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: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
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. Fresh garlic oil 67 located on the cook line counter. Corrected On Site. Recommend rapid chill left out 1 hour
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint.
22-11-1 Critical. Observed a individual cutting board with heavy a accumulation of mold like substance. Corrected On Site. Operator discarded.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with soil deposits. Interior sugar and flour storage containers
24-06-1 Observed clean utensils/equipment stored in dirty bucket.
34-10-1 Observed moderate garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
35B-15-1 Critical. Observed screen in door torn/in poor repair. Back door

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 3587301
Inspection Date: Friday, June 12, 2009
Inspection Number: 1828682
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: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. 0ppm Corrected On Site. 100 ppm
22-11-1 Critical. Observed lids used to cover cooked rice,cooked chicken in the walkin cooler not clean. Corrected On Site.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Kitchen hand sink Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 3167240
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Inspection Number: 1655955
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Cooked pork,cooked chicken and cooked shrimp in the walkin cooler. Repeat Violation.
08A-22-1 Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. Raw chicken over raw pork in the walkin cooler. Repeat Violation.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board badly grooved/pitted and heavy mold like substance on board.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler moderately soiled with accumulation of food residue. White RIC. Repeat Violation. Repeat Violation.
23-06-1 Observed moderate build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on top of the dishmachine surface.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Ladies restroom.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Kitchen. Repeat Violation.
32-22-1 Critical. Observed objectionable odors in mens restroom.
36-13-1 Observed moderate grease accumulated under all cooking equipment.
37-11-1 Observed exhaust fans soiled with accumulated dust. Public restrooms
37-11-1 Observed light sheild heavyly soiled with accumulated water stains in the mens room.
52-01-1 Critical. Identity of food or food product misrepresented. Using imitation crab for crab rangoon and other items listed on to go menu.

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 3167241
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Inspection Number: 1655956
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: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-04-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. Chicken. Corrected On Site. Cooking immediately
15-31-1 Observed shelves in the cook line RIC HEAVLY rusted
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler moderately soiled with accumulation of food residue. White RIC located by the fryers
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Kitchen
34-09-1 Observed heavy grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.
34-10-1 Observed heavy sludge on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
41A-02-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored over food. Degreaser over bags of corn starch where hot water tank is Corrected On Site.

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 3112263
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Inspection Number: 1635156
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Shell in tact eggs 54F Corrected On Site. Rapid chill
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw chicken over raw beef 3 bay sink
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. Bowl in the sugar container
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. Bowl in the corn starch container
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Personal belongings in hand sinkCorrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 3093873
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Inspection Number: 1632941
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A Critical. Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
08A Critical. Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
09 Critical. Foods handled with minimum contact
21 Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored
37 Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean
37 Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean
46 Critical. Exiting system - adequate, good repair
47 Critical. Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 2867399
Inspection Date: Monday, January 28, 2008
Inspection Number: 1549201
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: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Cooked rice,cooked pork and cooked chicken in walkin cooler. Repeat Violation.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Cooked rice and cooked chicken in walkin cooler
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. Sugar
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Chopping broccoli without wearing gloves. Corrected On Site.
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. Flour
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm
34-09-1 Observed heavy grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable and stained with water stains
41B-09-1 Critical. Insecticide/rodenticide use not in compliance with regulations. Can of raid in kitchen
47-16-1 Critical. Electrical outlet missing cover plate. Dining room by booth located by front door

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 2867401
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Inspection Number: 1549202
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: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Cooked pork in WIC
08A-23-1 Critical. Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. In chest freezer
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint.
22-16-1 Critical. Observed heavyly soiled WIC shelves.
37-06-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated grease. By fryers and behind rice cooker
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable. Water stains in kitchen
53A-09-1 Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
License ID: 2571579
Inspection Visit ID: 2798394
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Inspection Number: 1456190
Visit Number: 3
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

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Inspection Number: 1456190
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
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 critical violation of code 20 which requires:
  • “20a - Sanitizing concentration.”
  • “20b - Sanitizing temperature.”
1 violation of code 21 which requires:
  • “Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 critical violation of code 30 which requires:
  • “Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow”
1 risk violation of code 53 which requires:
  • “53a - Food management certification valid.”
  • “53b - Employee training verification.”

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Inspection Number: 1456190
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 18
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 14
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
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.”
2 violations of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 violation 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 21 which requires:
  • “Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
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.”
2 critical violations of code 46 which requires:
  • “Exiting system - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
3 critical violations of code 47 which requires:
  • “Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 48 which requires:
  • “Gas appliances - properly installed, maintained (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 49 which requires:
  • “Flammable/combustible materials - properly stored (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 risk violation of code 53 which requires:
  • “53a - Food management certification valid.”
  • “53b - Employee training verification.”

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Inspection Number: 1456192
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Admin. Complaint Callback Complied - Return visit resulting from an administrative complaint found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: CHINA PALACE
License Number: 1504602
Inspection Date: Friday, January 19, 2007
Inspection Number: 1456192
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 21
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 13
Number of Noncritical Violations: 8
Details
1 risk violation of code 01 which requires:
  • “01a - Food obtained from approved source.”
  • “01b - Wholesome, sound condition.”
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.”
1 critical violation of code 05 which requires:
  • “Thermometers provided and conspicuously placed.”
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 violation of code 10 which requires:
  • “In use food dispensing utensils properly stored”
1 violation of code 13 which requires:
  • “Clean clothes, hair restraints”
1 violation 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.”
1 violation of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
2 violations of code 24 which requires:
  • “Storage/handling of clean equipment, utensils”
1 critical violation of code 30 which requires:
  • “Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow”
1 violation of code 34 which requires:
  • “Outside storage area clean, enclosure properly constructed”
1 violation of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
2 risk violations of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
2 critical violations of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (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 China Palace 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 China Palace.

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 China Palace 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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