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Vinne's Italian Restaurant

Vinne's Italian Restaurant
2137 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL 32953

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2 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.

Vinne's Italian Restaurant 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 Vinne's Italian Restaurant 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--2010010366 - On April 27, 2010 Vinne's Italian Restaurant, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $500 for violations observed during its February 10, 2010 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2013047342 - On February 12, 2014 Vinne's Italian Restaurant, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $150 for violations observed during its October 03, 2013 inspection.

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: VINNE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 5415872
Inspection Visit ID: 5428979
Inspection Date: Monday, December 15, 2014
Inspection Number: 2455627
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-31-4 Basic.Hole in ceiling. Dry storage **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Dry storage **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
29-27-4 Basic.No mop sink or curbed cleaning facility provided. Removed, must be reinstalled. Warning** **Warning**
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. **Warning**

Inspection For: VINNE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 5415872
Inspection Visit ID: 5324811
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Inspection Number: 2422549
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. 2 door upright running 48° ambient. Repairman called, placed Tcs foods in another cooler, do not use until it can maintain products at or below 41°
36-31-4 Basic.Hole in ceiling. Dry storage **. Repeat Violation**
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Dry storage **. Repeat Violation**
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. 2 door upright and 3 door**. Repeat Violation** **. Repeat Violation**
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. 2 door upright. **. Repeat Violation**
22-41-4 High Priority.Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. 0 ppm. Primed rechecked 100 ppm.
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Meatballs 46° sausage 46°

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: VINNE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 5415872
Inspection Visit ID: 5268030
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Inspection Number: 2390109
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]
36-32-4 Basic.Ceiling hole, back area **. Repeat Violation**
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **. Repeat Violation**
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Dry storage **. Repeat Violation**
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. 3 door unit **. Repeat Violation**
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. 2 door upright **. Repeat Violation**
41-12-4 High Priority.Medicine stored in refrigerator/cooler with food. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: VINNE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 5415872
Inspection Visit ID: 5204812
Inspection Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Inspection Number: 2341213
Visit Number: 3
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: VINNE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 5415872
Inspection Visit ID: 5037644
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Inspection Number: 2341214
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 14
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed.
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. Portables
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Reach in cooler at wait station 50°
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Bag of flour, panko bread crumbs in bucket. **Corrected On-Site**
36-31-4 Basic.Hole in ceiling. Back area
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Dry storage area.
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Top of hood system.
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
03C-44-4 High Priority.Cooked poultry not reaching a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 seconds. Chicken piccatta 162° placed back on stove 166° at recheck.
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw chicken 44° raw veal 44° sauce 44°. Moved to another fridge, called repairman, do not store any tcs foods in unit until it can maintain 41° or below.
02C-03-4 Intermediate.Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Milk, meats
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Blue liquid. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: VINNE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 5415872
Inspection Visit ID: 5101821
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2341213
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. Dish area **Warning**
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. There are 2 0z souflee cups in the bulk spices **Warning**
35A-03-4 High Priority.Dead bugs in light shield in kitchen **Warning**
53B-07-4 Intermediate.No proof of required state approved employee training provided at the time of the licensing inspection. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR''s contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**

Inspection For: VINNE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 5415872
Inspection Visit ID: 5037643
Inspection Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2341213
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: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. Dish area **Warning**
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. There are 2 0z souflee cups in the bulk spices **Warning**
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. The wall by the pizza paddle has food splash **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
03A-11-4 High Priority.Cut tomatoes cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. The cut tomatoes in small prep are 45f **Warning**
35A-03-4 High Priority.Dead bugs in light shield in kitchen **Warning**
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Raid **Warning**
11-03-4 Intermediate.Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of employee health policy and health requirements. Emailed handout **Warning**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Corrected on site **Warning**
53B-07-4 Intermediate.No proof of required state approved employee training provided at the time of the licensing inspection. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: VINNE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 5415872
Inspection Visit ID: 5101821
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2341213
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. Dish area **Warning**
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. There are 2 0z souflee cups in the bulk spices **Warning**
35A-03-4 High Priority.Dead bugs in light shield in kitchen **Warning**
53B-07-4 Intermediate.No proof of required state approved employee training provided at the time of the licensing inspection. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR''s contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**

Inspection For: VINNE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 5415872
Inspection Visit ID: 5037643
Inspection Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2341213
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: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 3
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. Dish area **Warning**
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. There are 2 0z souflee cups in the bulk spices **Warning**
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. The wall by the pizza paddle has food splash **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
03A-11-4 High Priority.Cut tomatoes cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. The cut tomatoes in small prep are 45f **Warning**
35A-03-4 High Priority.Dead bugs in light shield in kitchen **Warning**
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Raid **Warning**
11-03-4 Intermediate.Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of employee health policy and health requirements. Emailed handout **Warning**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Corrected on site **Warning**
53B-07-4 Intermediate.No proof of required state approved employee training provided at the time of the licensing inspection. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**

Inspection For: VINNE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 5415872
Inspection Visit ID: 4796614
Inspection Date: Friday, April 05, 2013
Inspection Number: 2255464
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: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed raw whole shell eggs over cooked mushrooms in two door cooler
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Form emailed to operator **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Wall tiles by door ar broken **. Repeat Violation**
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. By trash canon line
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Ventin woman''s room is dusty
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. By 3 bin s,ink
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Pink chemical container
45-05-4 Portable fire extinguisher missing from its designated location. For reporting purposes only. On floor
46-04-4 Exit door locked. For reporting purposes only. **. Repeat Violation**
50-06-4 High Priority - License expired within 30 days after expiration date.
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed.
53B-13-4 Intermediate.Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPRs contracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Several missing workers cards

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 4271699
Inspection Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Inspection Number: 2053472
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]
03D-01-1 Critical.- Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed cooked pasta at 79 DEGREES F cooling in deep 10 inch covered plastic container in refrigerator. Corrected On Site. Placed in uncovered shallow containers to cool.
14-03-1 Observed galvanized metal in contact with ,open tomato sauce/acidic foods. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 3974267
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Inspection Number: 1970187
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: 3
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 for baked lasgna and cooked pasta in reav]ch in 2 door refrigerator.
08A-04-1 Critical. Observed unwashed fruits/vegetables stored with other ready-to-eat food. Corrected On Site. Relocated in RIC.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Corrected On Site. Chicken relocated from veal and raw eggs.
15-38-1 Outside fiberglass mop sink broken and faucet shut off knobs broken on sink.
37-02-1 Observed hole in wall tile coving by ar door.

Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 3974268
Inspection Date: Friday, October 08, 2010
Inspection Number: 1970188
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]
02-07-1 Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening/slicing for cheese cake and tiramusa. Corrected On Site.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Ham/salami 45 DF in top of cook's cooler. Corrected On Site.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fresh chopped garlic in oleo holding 3 hours per cook at prep table. Corrected On Site.
03D-05-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Lasagna made yesterday evening and placed in two door refrigerator to cool noted at 46 DF. Corrected On Site.
21-03-1 Observed detergent and sanitizer mixed together improperly and used for wiping cloths. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease/dust on filters in hood.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on interior doors of dish machine.
24-07-1 Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored. Clean glasses found stod on linen napkins.
36-14-1 **Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor behind equipment. Repeat Violation.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 3638209
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Inspection Number: 1859269
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: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-37-1 Observed two smal white cutting boards grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on behind and under equipment in kitchen on floor.

Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 3818208
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Inspection Number: 1859270
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
09-04-1 Critical. Violation: 09-04-1Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Washed peeled onions observed being cut with bare hands. Corrected On Site. CALL BACK INSPECTION NOT IN COMPLIANCE,COOK OBSERVED TOUCHING HOT SUB WITH BARE HANDS AND PLACING ON PLATE.
53B-08-1 Critical. Violation: 53B-08-1No 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. Employees working could provideproof of required training. Provide proof within 60 days. CALL BACK INSPECTION NO PROOF OF ANY EMPLOYEE HAVE REQUIRED TRAINING.

Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 3638210
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Inspection Number: 1859270
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: 15
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-07-1 Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening for fetta cheese in waitress refrigerator.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in freezer cold holding unit. Corrected On Site.
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. Raw eggs stored over cooked and ready to eat food in two door refrigerator and raw squid stored over ady to eat food in freezer. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
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. Washed peeled onions observed be cut with bare hands. Corrected On Site.
12A-18-1 Critical. Observed employee dry hands on wipe towel in kitchen. Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed two cooks/employees with no hair restraint.
14-03-1 Observed galvanized metal in contact with acidic foods. Observed open tin can of pineapple stored open in 2 door refrigerator. Corrected On Site.
14-50-1 Observed a nonfood-grade basting brush used in food/oil mixture.
21-07-1 Observed wiping cloth used for food spills also used for other purposes. Dish washer observed wearing two soiled towels on belt. Towels used for spills and wiping hands and dirty surfaces. Corrected On Site.
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Repeat Violation.
24-07-1 Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, not properly stored inverted.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor along coving below dish machine and cooking line equipment.
37-02-1 Observed holes in wall behind ice tea urns at waitress station.
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. Previous certified manager,ERIN WILSON now working at different restaurant.
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. Employees working could provideproof of required training. Provide proof within 60 days.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 3584821
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Inspection Number: 1828021
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese ravaoli at 49 degrees F and cooked spaghetti cold holding overnight in cook's line cooler.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment,cook's line reachin cooler incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures of 41 degrees F. DONOT USE UNIT UNTIL REPAIRED.
06-01-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in an improper manner. Observed frozen ground beef and squid thawing at room temperature in pan on floor below dishmachine. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in upright freezer and 2 door refrigerator.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of white mold-like residue on interior wall of two upright refrigerator.
29-08-1 Plumbing system in disrepair. Hot and cold water shuttoff knobs missing on kitchen handsink. Note:pliers used for turning water on/off.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers in storage room.

Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 3257482
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Inspection Number: 1718875
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fetta cheese 45 degreesF,tiramasu 45 degreesF and milk 50 degreesF in waitress cooler. Corrected On Site.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment [waitress refrigerator] incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures of 41 degrees F. Corrected On Site. Therostat adjusted.
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in waitress refrigerator cold holding unit.
14-33-1 Observed equipment in poor repair. Metal shelves are severly rusted inside two reachin refrigerator.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on 2 door refrigerator cold holding unit in poor repair. Repeat Violation.
21-17-1 Observed sanitizing solution for wiping cloths not free of food debris and visible soil in kitchen.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed heavy encrusted material on can opener. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of black dust and grease soil in hood above coo k line equipment. Repeat Violation.
38-07-1 Several lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers in kitchen. Repeat Violation.
41A-08-1 Critical. Observed toxic item,hydrogen peroxide,drugs stored above utensils at waitress station.
51-13-1 No Heimlich maneuver sign posted.

Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 3257483
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Inspection Number: 1718876
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]
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil,wisks/spoons stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on 2 door storage refrigerator in poor repair.
21-03-1 Observed detergent and sanitizer mixed together improperly and used for wiping cloths. Repeat Violation.
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood filers.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers in kitchen and storeroom. Repeat Violation.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 2878520
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 28, 2008
Inspection Number: 1554852
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]
15-28-1 Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces.
21-03-1 Observed detergent and sanitizer mixed together improperly and used for wiping cloths. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hoodvfilters.
37-13-1 Observed hole in ceiling around ac duct in storeroom.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shields, sleeve coatings or coversnin kitchen and storeroom.

Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 3022913
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Inspection Number: 1554853
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: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
15-29-1 Violation: 15-29-1Observed mop/service sink in disrepair. Hot and cold water shutoff nobs are broken on outside mop sink and hole in fiberglass tub of sink.
15-32-1 Violation: 15-32-1Observed 2 door storage cooler door gaskets torn/in disrepair.
23-06-1 Violation: 23-06-1Observed build-up of food debris, and grease soil on catch pan of gas stove and in cabinets below fryers.
36-14-1 Violation: 36-14-1Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor behind cooking line.
46-09-1 Critical. Violation: 46-09-1Exit signs not properly illuminated above exit doors.
47-04-1 Critical. Violation: 47-04-1Observed frayed electrical wire leading to dough mixer.

Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
License ID: 2751686
Inspection Visit ID: 2878521
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Inspection Number: 1554853
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: 23
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 13
Number of Noncritical Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-13-1 Critical. Consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal products not provided.
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Observed large pan of baked lasgna not date in storeage two door cooler.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed uncookedcheese ravaloi cold holding at 48 degrees F in top of cookline cooler overnight.
03D-05-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food [leftover chicken soup not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours in bottom of cookline cooler. NOTE: allowed to reheat to 165 degrees F for 15 seconds and hot hold minium 135 degrees F. Corrected On Site.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment [cookline cooler] incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Potentially hazardous foods noted 47 to 48 degrees F in cookline cooler.
12A-18-1 Critical. Observed employee dry hands on cloth towel no handwashing was observed.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed cook's open beverage container on a cutting on food preparation table.
13-03-1 Observed employee [cook] with no hair restraint.
15-29-1 Observed mop/service sink in disrepair. Hot and cold water shutoff nobs are broken on outside mop sink and hole in fiberglass tub of sink.
15-32-1 Observed 2 door storage cooler door gaskets torn/in disrepair.
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled cookline reach-in cooler gaskets.
22-25-1 Critical. Observed buildup of old black soiled material on mixer head.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood filters.
23-04-1 Observed build-up of mold-like substance on door surface in two door storage RIC.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on evaporator coil of cookline cooler.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, and grease soil on catch pan of gas stove and in cabinets below fryers.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris/rust on shelves in 2 door food storage cooler.
34-09-1 Observed grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.
36-14-1 Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor behind cooking line.
46-09-1 Critical. Exit signs not properly illuminated above exit doors.
47-04-1 Critical. Observed frayed electrical wire leading to dough mixer.
47-06-1 Critical. Observed extension cord in use for non-temporary period at bar.
47-06-1 Critical. Observed extension cords in use for non-temporary period in kitchen areas.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Inspection Number: 1459278
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
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 risk violation of code 03 which requires:
  • “03a - Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport and cold holding.”
  • “03b - Hot food at proper temperature.”
  • “03c - Foods properly cooked/reheated.”
  • “03d - Foods properly cooled.”
1 risk violation 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 risk violation of code 12 which requires:
  • “12a - Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operating plan.”
  • “12b - Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence.)”
1 violation of code 21 which requires:
  • “Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored”
1 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”
1 critical violation of code 46 which requires:
  • “Exiting system - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 47 which requires:
  • “Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 50 which requires:
  • “Current license, properly displayed.”

Inspection For: VINNIE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501527
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Inspection Number: 1459281
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
1 violation of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
2 risk violations of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
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 Vinne's Italian Restaurant 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 Vinne's Italian Restaurant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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