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The Freedom Cafe

The Freedom Cafe
1270 N Wickham Rd
Suite 25
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321)259-0222

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 5386645
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Inspection Number: 2442794
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 High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-02-4 Basic.Employee with ineffective hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Waitress found with long pony-tail around shoulder
42-01-4 Basic.Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. Mop found in mop sink on top of hose and under mop bucket
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. When tested strip turned black. Reducated staff on proper concentration procedure retested and found at 100ppm **Corrected On-Site**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Hashbrowns Rehydrated on 11/4/14 at 1:30pm found at 58° at 8:30a. M.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Tube of raw ground beef found stored over tub of cooked chili in far left white RIC in kitchen
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Has brown potatoes rehydrated on 11/4 at 1:30pm found at 58° at 8:30am

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 5318257
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Inspection Number: 2418133
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: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters.
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Leslie wearing a braclet.

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6 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 5225590
Inspection Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Inspection Number: 2380395
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: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
25-10-4 Basic.Coffee filters not stored in a protected manner to prevent contamination. In back room **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 5034442
Inspection Date: Monday, January 13, 2014
Inspection Number: 2338941
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: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Styrofoam cup inside tub of flour and inside black pepper canister. **Corrected On-Site**
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tile missing. In back kitchen/ storeroom area **. Repeat Violation**
24-27-4 Basic.Clean equipment/dishware/utensils stored next to handwash/food preparation sink exposed to splash. Slicer next to hand wash sink in kitchen area **. Repeat Violation**
12B-03-4 Basic.Employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area. Bottled water in kitchen **Corrected On-Site**
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Hat stored with spices in kitchen **Corrected On-Site**
08B-36-4 Basic.Food stored in a location that is exposed to splash. Bags of pancake mix next to hand wash sink in kitchen
03A-13-4 High Priority.Butter/butter blend/clarified butter/whipped butter cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Found butter at ambient temperature of 65° out for one hour. Recommended to operator to rapidly chill to 41°. Educated cook and operator on Time As A Public Health Control Plan. Rechecked butter temp at 9:30 and found at 39° **Corrected On-Site**
41-07-4 High Priority.Container of medicine improperly stored. Bottle of tums and medications stored with spices at cooks area. **Corrected On-Site**
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage - direct contact with food. Used to store flour
08A-01-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over cooked food. Raw ground beef stored over cooked ham in far left white refrigerator in kitchen **. Repeat Violation**
41-02-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Grill cleaner stored with grits, hot sauce and single serve items in corner cabinet of kitchen under toaster.
22-22-4 Intermediate.Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site**
03D-15-4 Intermediate.Food being cooled by nonapproved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. Rehydrated hash browns found on counter at 73° ambient cooling for. 1 hour. Educated operator on cooling process and recommended rapid chill to 41°Temperature retaken at 9:35 found at 40° **Corrected On-Site**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Light accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine located in kitchen
22-07-4 Intermediate.Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris.

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 5120308
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2272248
Visit Number: 4
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 5034441
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2338940
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tile missing. Store room.
24-27-4 Basic.Clean equipment/dishware/utensils stored next to handwash/food preparation sink exposed to splash. Slicer
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Jug of oil, sugar container **Corrected On-Site**
36-47-4 Basic.Hood soiled with accumulated grease.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Reach in freezer in 2 door stainless freezer in other room. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 5101936
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2272248
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-09-4 Basic.Establishment did not report seating change that affects the license fee, Clean Indoor Air Act, sewage system approval or other related requirements. Licensed for 10 seats, currently has 60 seats. **Warning**
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. At sink at new prep room. **Warning**
51-16-4 Intermediate.No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 1940 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. Licensed for 10 seats, currently has 60 seats. **Warning**. Contacted plan review, William, found nothing has been submitted for the expansion, which includes a server station, restroom and additional seating. Talked to owner, showed me his paperwork, noticed that it was sent to Orlando, called Orlando and was told that it would have then been forwarded to Tallahasse.

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 4924812
Inspection Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2272248
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-09-4 Basic.Establishment did not report seating change that affects the license fee, Clean Indoor Air Act, sewage system approval or other related requirements. Licensed for 10 seats, currently has 60 seats. **Warning**
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. At sink at new prep room. **Warning**
51-16-4 Intermediate.No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 1940 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. Licensed for 10 seats, currently has 60 seats. **Warning**. Contacted plan review, William, found nothing has been submitted for the expansion, which includes a server station, restroom and additional seating. Talked to owner, showed me his paperwork, noticed that it was sent to Orlando, called Orlando and was told that it would have then been forwarded to Tallahasse.

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6 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 5120308
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2272248
Visit Number: 4
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 5034441
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2338940
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tile missing. Store room.
24-27-4 Basic.Clean equipment/dishware/utensils stored next to handwash/food preparation sink exposed to splash. Slicer
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Jug of oil, sugar container **Corrected On-Site**
36-47-4 Basic.Hood soiled with accumulated grease.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Reach in freezer in 2 door stainless freezer in other room. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 5101936
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2272248
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-09-4 Basic.Establishment did not report seating change that affects the license fee, Clean Indoor Air Act, sewage system approval or other related requirements. Licensed for 10 seats, currently has 60 seats. **Warning**
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. At sink at new prep room. **Warning**
51-16-4 Intermediate.No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 1940 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. Licensed for 10 seats, currently has 60 seats. **Warning**. Contacted plan review, William, found nothing has been submitted for the expansion, which includes a server station, restroom and additional seating. Talked to owner, showed me his paperwork, noticed that it was sent to Orlando, called Orlando and was told that it would have then been forwarded to Tallahasse.

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 4924812
Inspection Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2272248
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-09-4 Basic.Establishment did not report seating change that affects the license fee, Clean Indoor Air Act, sewage system approval or other related requirements. Licensed for 10 seats, currently has 60 seats. **Warning**
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. At sink at new prep room. **Warning**
51-16-4 Intermediate.No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 1940 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. Licensed for 10 seats, currently has 60 seats. **Warning**. Contacted plan review, William, found nothing has been submitted for the expansion, which includes a server station, restroom and additional seating. Talked to owner, showed me his paperwork, noticed that it was sent to Orlando, called Orlando and was told that it would have then been forwarded to Tallahasse.

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 4922674
Inspection Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Inspection Number: 2272248
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: 18
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 11
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32-21-4 Basic.Bathroom door not self-closing. **Warning**
24-05-4 Basic.Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Utensils by grill **Warning**
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Phone by slicer **Warning**
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Warning**
51-09-4 Basic.Establishment did not report seating change that affects the license fee, Clean Indoor Air Act, sewage system approval or other related requirements. Licensed for 10 seats, currently has 60 seats. **Warning**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Oil and v-8 juice. **Warning**
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. At sink at new prep room. **Warning**
14-47-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact surface, laminate starting peel, by toaster **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Warning**
14-06-4 Basic.Wood food-contact surface not properly sealed. Counter with waffle maker and bread and shelf for glassware in new prep room. **Warning**
03A-13-4 High Priority.Butter/butter blend/clarified butter/whipped butter cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter pats 74° recommended rapid chill **Warning**
12A-15-4 High Priority.Food server handling soiled dishes or utensils then clean dishes/utensils without washing hands. **Warning**
22-22-4 Intermediate.Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Warning**
22-23-4 Intermediate.Encrusted, soiled material on slicer. Writing pad stored on slicer **Warning**
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. At restroom in new area. **Warning**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. **Warning**
51-16-4 Intermediate.No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 1940 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. Licensed for 10 seats, currently has 60 seats. **Warning**

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 4728523
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Inspection Number: 2236527
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-24-1 Critical.- Potentially hazardous food held under time as a public health control without time marking indicating 4-hour limit. Egg flat out with no time marked. Corrected On Site.
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken salad found at 45 degrees fahrenheit in reach in cooler. Operator states small reach in cooler was found earlier not maintaining 41 degrees fahrenheit or below so all items removed and placed in large reach in cooler 30 minutes prior to inspection. No warning issued
10-02-1 In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. Tongs stored on wire shelf with heacy grease build up. Corrected On Site.
14-33-1 Observed counter top starting to peel/delaminate by toaster
23-03-1 Observed moderate build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Wire racks by fryer
36-13-1 Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment. Heavy build up of black mold like substance on floor under and behind ice machine
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 4530335
Inspection Date: Monday, March 05, 2012
Inspection Number: 2137221
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: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 4399955
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Inspection Number: 2137221
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: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-24-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food held under time as a public health control without time marking indicating 4-hour limit. Eggs,hashbrowns,butter
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter found on cook line counter at 78F less than 2 hours recommend rapid chill
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw chicken tenders beef and chicken wings stored over french fries,diced cooked potatoes and strawberries in RIF
08B-09-1 Critical. Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Cracking eggs while wearing gloves and did not remove gloves to butter toast Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employee's with no hair restraint.
14-37-1 Observed cutting boards moderatly grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
14-53-1 Can opener blade not kept sharp - observed heavy rust build up on blade. Repeat Violation.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
24-05-1 Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Plates and bowls
24-10-1 Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. Knives
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Dishes in hand sink Corrected On Site.
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. For new employee's less than 60 days

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 4399956
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Inspection Number: 2137222
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: 8
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. Chicken salad
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. /precooked sausage links found at 45F. Over filled recommend rapid Chill.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. /gravy 108F recommend to heat to 165F. Corrected On Site. Placed in microwave
14-31-1 Observed wooden shelf not non absorbant
14-33-1 Observed heavy rust build up on slicer blade.
14-53-1 Can opener blade not kept sharp - observed heavy rust build up on blade
21-11-1 Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Over 200 ppm Corrected On Site.
24-10-1 Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. Knives
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. By 3 bay sink Corrected On Site.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Corrected On Site.
41A-02-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored by food. Corrected On Site.
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. Over 200 ppm Corrected On Site.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 4242386
Inspection Date: Friday, May 13, 2011
Inspection Number: 2045675
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: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 4249569
Inspection Date: Friday, May 13, 2011
Inspection Number: 2047445
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: FREEDOM CAFE (THE)
License Number: 1505995
License ID: 4399844
Inspection Visit ID: 4249563
Inspection Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Inspection Number: 2047445
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: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03C Critical. Foods properly cooked/reheated
08 Critical. Food protection
31 Critical. Toilet and handwashing facilities, number, convenient, designed, installed
50 Critical. Current license properly displayed
53B Critical. Employee training validation

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day The Freedom Cafe 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 The Freedom Cafe.

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 The Freedom Cafe 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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