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Denny's #7940

Denny's #7940
75 E Merritt Island Cswy
SR 520
Merritt Island, FL 32952
(321)453-3050

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No (0) Emergency Closure Orders Since October 2008
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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: DENNY'S
License Number: 1500289
License ID: 5401177
Inspection Visit ID: 5388016
Inspection Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Inspection Number: 2443125
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Cookline.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. First set of drawers not working, parts on order. Not in use.
36-22-4 Basic.Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Throughout kitchen and dish area. **. Repeat Violation**
23-07-4 Basic.Gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up. Cookline coolers.
36-24-4 Basic.Holes in wall. Soda box area. **. Repeat Violation**
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Cookline **. Repeat Violation**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw beef 45° raw chicken 47°. Recommended rapid chill.
31B-05-4 Intermediate.Paper towel dispenser at handwash sink not working/unable to dispense paper towels. Front line dispenser got jammed from time to time.

Inspection For: DENNY'S
License Number: 1500289
License ID: 5401177
Inspection Visit ID: 5326034
Inspection Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Inspection Number: 2423373
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: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 11
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-23-4 Basic.Accumulation of lime scale on the inside of the dishmachine.
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed.
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **. Repeat Violation**
36-22-4 Basic.Floor area(s) covered with standing water. **. Repeat Violation**
36-18-4 Basic.Floor or base tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. Entrance to kitchen
10-03-4 Basic.In-use utensil used with moist food stored in running water with insufficient velocity to flush food particles away. **Corrected On-Site**
06-05-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Soups **Corrected On-Site**
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Cookline
36-24-4 Basic.Several small Holes in walls. By soda boxes and dish storage area.
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Cookline. **. Repeat Violation**
42-01-4 Basic.Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Corrected On-Site**
01B-24-4 High Priority.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not consumed/sold within 7 days after opening/preparation. Ham from 7/26/14 operator discarded.
22-30-4 Intermediate.Interior of refrigerator soiled with accumulation of food residue. Cookline units heavy.
31B-05-4 Intermediate.Paper towel dispenser at handwash sink not working/unable to dispense paper towels. Front counter **Corrected On-Site**
45-02-4 Portable fire extinguisher gauge in red zone. For reporting purposes only. Silver in room with roof access.

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6 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: DENNY'S
License Number: 1500289
License ID: 5401177
Inspection Visit ID: 5203838
Inspection Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2378041
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
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]
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Drawers on cookline not functioning, repairman has been called. Not in use. **Warning** still not in use.
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Throughout facility. **Warning**

Inspection For: DENNY'S
License Number: 1500289
License ID: 5401177
Inspection Visit ID: 5237644
Inspection Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2382033
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: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Drawers on cookline not functioning, repairman waiting on part, not in use. **. Repeat Violation**
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **. Repeat Violation**
10-03-4 Basic.In-use utensil used with moist food stored in running water with insufficient velocity to flush food particles away. Front line **Corrected On-Site**
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Throughout facility, on order. **. Repeat Violation**
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Front line **Corrected On-Site**
31B-05-4 Intermediate.Paper towel dispenser at handwash sink not working/unable to dispense paper towels.

Inspection For: DENNY'S
License Number: 1500289
License ID: 5401177
Inspection Visit ID: 5203412
Inspection Date: Monday, March 10, 2014
Inspection Number: 2378041
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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: 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]
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Drawers on cookline not functioning, repairman has been called. Not in use. **Warning**
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
36-22-4 Basic.Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Throughout facility. **Warning**
36-17-4 Basic.Floor tiles missing. In kitchen **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Throughout facility. **Warning**
23-12-4 Basic.Walk-in freezer shelves soiled with encrusted food debris. **Warning**
12A-19-4 High Priority.Employee washed hands with cold water. **Warning**
28-26-4 High Priority.Sewage odor backing up through floor drains in restrooms. **Warning**
16-34-4 Intermediate.No quaternary ammonium chemical test kit provided when using quaternary ammonium chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **Warning**

Inspection For: DENNY'S
License Number: 1500289
License ID: 5401177
Inspection Visit ID: 5195215
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Inspection Number: 2377279
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Partial
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: DENNY'S
License Number: 1500289
License ID: 5401177
Inspection Visit ID: 4961823
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 09, 2014
Inspection Number: 2288487
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-32-4 Basic.Ceiling in disrepair. Chemical area
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside.
36-11-4 Basic.Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Cracked tiles in kitchen and mop area
03F-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. All items on the steam table **Corrected On-Site**
53A-03-4 Intermediate.Food manager certification expired. Test taken but no proof on site

Inspection For: DENNY'S
License Number: 1500289
License ID: 5401177
Inspection Visit ID: 4961824
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Inspection Number: 2288488
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Handles on prep sink
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. The dome cover is missing a handle
36-11-4 Basic.Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Behind the line, the grout is worn down
14-43-4 Basic.Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. Freezer in wait station
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Under the spray hose in the dish atea

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: DENNY'S
License Number: 1500289
License ID: 5401177
Inspection Visit ID: 4961824
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Inspection Number: 2288488
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Handles on prep sink
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. The dome cover is missing a handle
36-11-4 Basic.Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Behind the line, the grout is worn down
14-43-4 Basic.Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. Freezer in wait station
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Under the spray hose in the dish atea

Inspection For: DENNY'S
License Number: 1500289
License ID: 5401177
Inspection Visit ID: 4774021
Inspection Date: Monday, April 15, 2013
Inspection Number: 2252923
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: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed.
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Server
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Salad unit holding 57f, lettuce relocated
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. East side
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Soup lid missing handle
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Compressor area
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. Tile broken in prep area
13-06-4 Intermediate.Employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Servervwithfake nails
29-28-4 Intermediate.Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. No date on filter

Inspection For: DENNY'S
License Number: 1500289
License ID: 5401177
Inspection Visit ID: 4819582
Inspection Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Inspection Number: 2257761
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: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03B-03-1 Critical.- gravy's on steam table not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Found at 121F 127F. Cok placed on stove to reheat to 165F. Corrected On Site. 170F
03D-01-1 Critical.- Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Hydrated hash browns in deep covered containers
03D-02-1 Critical.- Potentially hazardous food prepared from/mixed with ingredient(s) at ambient temperature not cooled to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 4 hours. Hash browns cooling since 1 am found at 9 am 68F. Manager willingly discarded.
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed pans of raw steak and chicken of stored over ready-to-eat foods. Corrected On Site.
16-03-1 Critical.- Observed heavy accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment. Repeat Violation.
22-28-1 Critical.- Observed interior of ice cream chest moderately soiled with accumulation of food residue. Repeat Violation.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris inside cabinets on server line
27-18-1 Critical.- Hot water supply not maintained during peak periods. Due to a leak in a pipe under ground. Contractors are scheduled to work on issue.
32-15-1 Critical.- No handwashing signs provided at a handsink used by food employees. Restrooms Corrected On Site.
32-16-1 Critical.- Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Cook line Corrected On Site.
32-17-1 Critical.- Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Front line server station soap dispensor not working Corrected On Site.

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Denny's #7940 in Merritt Island 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 Merritt Island's Denny's #7940.

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 Denny's #7940 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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