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China Max

China Max
777 E Merritt Island Cswy
Merritt Square Mall
Suite S-4
Merritt Island, FL 32952
(321)452-3971

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

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

Each of the listed cases involves either a signed stipulation (“settlement”) between the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and China Max 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--2014029741 - On August 01, 2014 China Max, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $200 for violations observed during its April 30, 2014 inspection.

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 5412712
Inspection Date: Friday, December 05, 2014
Inspection Number: 2450525
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: 18
Number of High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
29-18-4 Basic.Drain cover(s) displaced on mop sink. **Corrected On-Site**
08B-49-4 Basic.Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. Crabs in walk in cooler.
10-08-4 Basic.Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Corrected On-Site**
10-04-4 Basic.In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored in a clean, protected location. Fork stored on dirty bucket top.
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Scoop in rice **. Repeat Violation**
25-43-4 Basic.Plastic jug cut in half and reused as scoop. **Corrected On-Site**
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans. **Corrected On-Site**
25-22-4 Basic.Single-service articles stored next to handwash/food preparation sink exposed to splash. Plastic wrap in dish area.
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Big Bucket of sauce. **Corrected On-Site**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **. Repeat Violation**
41-07-4 High Priority.Container of medicine improperly stored. Herbal balm above prep table. **Corrected On-Site**
12A-07-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food.
12A-19-4 High Priority.Employee washed hands with cold water.
12A-20-4 High Priority.Employee washed hands with no soap.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Shelled eggs over sauce in walk in cooler. **. Repeat Violation**
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Bowl **Corrected On-Site**
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Mall men's room. Get with mall management to be in compliance.
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked.

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 5319606
Inspection Date: Monday, September 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2419019
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a container. Scoop in cooked chicken in walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. 2 door low boy.
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
12A-29-4 High Priority.Employee touched soiled surface and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Phone.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shell eggs over sauce. Also over raw shrimp **Corrected On-Site**

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7 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 5257049
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Inspection Number: 2386712
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: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 5238762
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Inspection Number: 2379718
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 5231524
Inspection Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Inspection Number: 2379718
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Rice **Warning**. Can in sugar
35A-03-4 Basic.Dead roaches on premises. Six dead in trap setting on outlet box. **Warning**. 1 dead in tin foil box.
10-09-4 Basic.Ice scoop stored with handle in contact with ice in ice bin. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**. Employee beverage in ice machine bin
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Corn starch. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**. Scoop in rice handle touching product
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning** can in sugar
12A-16-4 High Priority.Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. **Warning**. Employee returned from back area touched box of tin foil then proceeded to touch cut lettuce and carrots.
12A-06-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. **Warning**
35A-05-4 High Priority.Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 2 in dish area above 3 bay sink. **Warning**. Observed 6 live in kitchen near cookline handwash sink.
31A-13-4 Intermediate.Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Front counter **Warning**

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 5220164
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Inspection Number: 2379718
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: 17
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Rice **Warning**
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tile missing and displaced above walk in cooler **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
35A-03-4 Basic.Dead roaches on premises. Six dead in trap setting on outlet box. **Warning**
12B-03-4 Basic.Employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area. **Warning**
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Above rack above 3 bay sink. **Warning**
10-09-4 Basic.Ice scoop stored with handle in contact with ice in ice bin. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Corn starch. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
21-10-4 Basic.In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
12A-16-4 High Priority.Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. **Warning**
12A-06-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. **Warning**
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. **Warning**
35A-05-4 High Priority.Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 2 in dish area above 3 bay sink. **Warning**
31A-13-4 Intermediate.Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Front counter **Warning**
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Kitchen **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
03D-19-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food left at room temperature to cool. **Warning**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Bleach **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 5005170
Inspection Date: Monday, November 25, 2013
Inspection Number: 2318383
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: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 3
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. There is a broken handle on the rice cooker
10-11-4 Basic.In-use rice scoop/spoon stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
08B-14-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer. Coked chicken
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cornstarch 79f
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. See stop sale. Corn starch
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Cooked chicken in the walk in
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Cleaner bottle

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 5005169
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Inspection Number: 2318382
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut cabbage 54f Corrective action taken to reduce the cabbage to fill ine
08A-09-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. There is whole shell eggs over sauce in the walk in

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 4944867
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276508
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 5005169
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Inspection Number: 2318382
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut cabbage 54f Corrective action taken to reduce the cabbage to fill ine
08A-09-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. There is whole shell eggs over sauce in the walk in

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 4944867
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276508
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 4938150
Inspection Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276508
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: 13
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-37-4 Basic.Food stored in a prohibited area. There were unwashed mushrooms over washed ready to eat brocoli **Corrected On-Site**
10-24-4 Basic.In-use scrapers stored in crack between equipment and wall. Corrected on site
10-02-4 Basic.In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. The clean tongs are stored in the dirty container with cleaning equiptment
25-32-4 Basic.Reuse of single-service articles. The half of bottle cut is being used as a scoop. Discarded by operator
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. The wall by rer door is damages
35A-03-4 High Priority.Dead roaches on premises. 1dead roach. Removed by operator
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked cgicken- fried 67f
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. See stop sale. Time marked while on site
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. There is a half bottle in use as a rice scoop with accumulated grease
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. The handsink by line has no papertowels
53B-01-4 Intermediate.No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233.
03F-10-4 Intermediate.No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food. Form given for time

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 4731483
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Inspection Number: 2238713
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cornstarch on line 76f. Time form given to operator
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed raw whole shell eggs over sauces in walk in
09-17-4 Intermediate.Employee using bare hand contact with nonready-to-eat food (such as raw animal food or flour) unnecessarily without the use of gloves, deli paper, scoops, tongs or other utensils. Bowl without a handle is stored in non ready et rice container
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Server on bufftt
14-05-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line food-contact shelves. Old nix used to store food items in walk in
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. White trash can by buffett
36-10-4 Basic.Worn, torn and/or soiled floors/carpeting. Worn grout near dish area to bare concrete
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. By line near handsink
38-04-4 Basic.Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in cooler.

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 4616675
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Inspection Number: 2163298
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: 15
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed cooked noodles held at 50 degrees fahrenheit in reach in cooler. Corrective action taken, noodles discarded
08A-04-1 Critical.- Observed unwashed fruits/vegetables stored over washed vegetables
10-01-1 In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Scoop burried in flour container
12A-02-1 Critical.- Observed hand wash sink used for purpose other than washing hands. Dishes stored in hws
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint for all employees
14-50-1 Observed a nonfood-grade basting brush used in food. Metal banded brush
15-28-2 Hood filters over fryer badly damaged. Hole in filter
16-07-1 Critical.- Observed accumulation of debris in three-compartment sink.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Wet cloth stored on counter
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on hood filters
24-06-1 Observed clean utensils/equipment stored on shelves heavily soiled with grease
25-06-1 Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. Styrofoam plates not stored inverted on front line steam table
29-08-1 3 bay sink facet leaking
32-15-1 Critical.- No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Front line hws
32-16-1 Critical.- Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Cook line

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 4579460
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Inspection Number: 2139789
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: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-33-1 Violation: 14-33-1Observed walkin cooler is not working at this time. Operator states broke down yesterday.
15-32-1 Violation: 15-32-1Observed walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Repeat Violation.
37-01-1 Violation: 37-01-1Ceiling tile missing. Above walkin cooler.

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 4403603
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Inspection Number: 2139789
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: 13
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03B-03-1 Critical. Cooked Breaded chicken not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Found at 70F. Recommend to reheat to 165F
08A-05-1 Critical. Vegetables not washed prior to preparation. 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. Corrected On Site.
12A-16-1 Critical. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. Before appling gloves. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
14-33-1 Observed walkin cooler is not working at this time. Operator states broke down yesterday.
15-32-1 Observed walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Repeat Violation.
17-07-1 Critical. No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times.
35A-03-1 Critical. Observed 30 dead roaches on cook line behind equipment Corrected On Site. Swept floor
35A-05-1 Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by 6 live roaches found on cook line This violation must be corrected by : 04/11/12.
37-01-1 Ceiling tile missing. Above walkin cooler.
37-02-1 Observed several holes in wall. Dish area and kitchen. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 4403604
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Inspection Number: 2139790
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
14-50-1 Observed a nonfood-grade basting brush used in food. A paint brush is being used
15-32-1 Observed walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. In use cutting board
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. In the dishroom
34-09-1 Observed grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle. Heavy build up
37-01-1 Ceiling tile missing. Above the walkin cooler
37-02-1 Observed hole in wall. Observed in many areas of the facility. Appears to be old shelving locations
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Ceilinng air vents throughout the facility

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4378934
Inspection Visit ID: 4277043
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Inspection Number: 2054821
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). Corrected On Site.
03D-05-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Observed fried rice noted 58 DEGREES F and precooked chicken 47 DEGREES F,improperly cooled overnight in cook's reach -in cooler. STOP SALE. Corrected On Site.
12A-02-1 Critical. Observed hand wash sink used for purpose other than washing hands. Observed bowls stored in hand wash sink.
13-03-1 Observed employee,cook, with no hair restraint.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
21-14-1 Observed wet wiping cloths used for occasional spills on equipment food- and nonfood-contact surfaces not clean.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory.

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4051868
Inspection Visit ID: 4033941
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 03, 2011
Inspection Number: 2011661
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
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12A-03-1 Critical. Observed food employee (cook, dishwasher, wait staff, etc. ) washing hands in a sink other than an approved hand wash sink. Cook washed hands in triple sink. Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employees with no hair restraint. Corrected On Site.
16-16-1 Critical. Observed equipment and utensils not rinsed between washing and sanitizing. Corrected On Site.
20A-05-1 Critical. Food-contact surfaces and utensils not sanitized properly after cleaning. Three compartment sink found with only soap in first compartment and no clean rinse in second compartment or sanitizier in last compartment of sink. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4051868
Inspection Visit ID: 4033942
Inspection Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Inspection Number: 2011662
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
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-22-1 Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. Raw eggs stored above ready to eat sauces,and raw shrimp thawing above cooked chicken in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
12A-15-1 Critical. Observed handsink used for purposes other than the designated use. Cooks hand sink was found filled with food bowls. Corrected On Site.
22-23-1 Critical. Observed soiled material on cutting boards.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on filters in hood.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4051868
Inspection Visit ID: 3697317
Inspection Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Inspection Number: 1900414
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw shell eggs stored over raw shrimp thawing in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
20A-09-1 Critical. Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing noted at 10 ppm. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503453
License ID: 4051868
Inspection Visit ID: 3697318
Inspection Date: Friday, October 02, 2009
Inspection Number: 1900415
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]
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

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

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

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

In general, High Priority violations are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury. Although the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) uses the term "High Priority", varying degrees of severity and potential risk to the public require inspectors to assess each situation in determining the appropriate action. In addition, while China Max 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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