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Red Lobster #75

Red Lobster #75
215 E Merritt Island Cswy
Merritt Island, FL 32952
(321)453-3520

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No (0) Emergency Closure Orders Since October 2008
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No (0) Disciplinary Activity Orders Since January 2007
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No (0) Food Misrepresentation Cases Since March 2006
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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: RED LOBSTER #0075
License Number: 1500896
License ID: 5911288
Inspection Visit ID: 5403912
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2447965
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. **Corrected On-Site**
10-08-4 Basic.Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Corrected On-Site**
10-07-4 Basic.In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. **Corrected On-Site**
14-36-4 Basic.Interior of refrigerator in disrepair/has exposed insulation. Broiler refrigerator doors, new ones in office to install. **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: RED LOBSTER #0075
License Number: 1500896
License ID: 5911288
Inspection Visit ID: 5364894
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Inspection Number: 2436524
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Donut holes in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Salad station cooler not maintaining 41°, using ice bath. Suggest using 4 hour time
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris.
14-36-4 Basic.Interior of refrigerator in disrepair/has exposed insulation. Broil box **. Repeat Violation**
29-20-4 Basic.Standing water in handwash sink/ handwash sink draining very slowly.
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut lettuce at salad station 51° **. Repeat Violation**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: RED LOBSTER REST #75
License Number: 1500896
License ID: 2132785
Inspection Visit ID: 3116813
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Inspection Number: 1635840
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12B-07-1 Critical.- Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Employee drink observed on prep table with clean utensils and on shelf under prep table with food and clean dishes.
10-05-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in unclean water at or above 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: RED LOBSTER REST #75
License Number: 1500896
License ID: 2132785
Inspection Visit ID: 2913437
Inspection Date: Monday, March 31, 2008
Inspection Number: 1578378
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]
37-05-1 Observed back wall soiled with accumulated food debris at waitress bad station. Corrected On Site.
37-18-1 Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers above kitchen prep sink.
15-28-1 Observed one hood filter in good repair and is not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces.
37-04-1 Observed wall/coving soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
29-17-1 Waste line missing at soda gun holsters at bar. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: RED LOBSTER REST #75
License Number: 1500896
License ID: 2132785
Inspection Visit ID: 2913438
Inspection Date: Monday, November 19, 2007
Inspection Number: 1578379
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-02-1 In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. Observed serving tongs on door handles of 4 door cooler. Corrected On Site.
51-13-1 No Heimlich maneuver sign posted.
12B-04-1 Critical.- Observed a designated employee drinking area located in a food preparation or other restricted area. Corrected On Site.
37-13-1 Observed holes in ceiling in soda closet.
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal food [shell eggs] stored over ready-to-eat food. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: RED LOBSTER REST #75
License Number: 1500896
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Inspection Number: 1439066
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
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 risk violation of code 32 which requires:
  • “Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with hand soap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles.”
1 violation of code 38 which requires:
  • “Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded”
2 critical violations of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”

Inspection For: RED LOBSTER REST #75
License Number: 1500896
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 14, 2006
Inspection Number: 1439067
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
1 critical violation of code 16 which requires:
  • “Dishwashing facilities designed, constructed, operated”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 critical violation of code 28 which requires:
  • “Sewage and wastewater disposed properly.”
1 risk violation of code 32 which requires:
  • “Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with hand soap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles.”
1 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”
2 violations of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
2 violations of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
2 critical violations of code 47 which requires:
  • “Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Red Lobster #75 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 Red Lobster #75.

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 Red Lobster #75 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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