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Cajun Cafe & Grill

Cajun Cafe & Grill
777 E Merritt Island Cswy
Suite 167
Merritt Square Mall
Merritt Island, FL 32952
(321)459-1611

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1 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.

Cajun Cafe & Grill 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 Cajun Cafe & Grill 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--2012020689 - On May 11, 2012 Cajun Cafe & Grill, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $200 for violations observed during its April 10, 2012 inspection.

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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: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 5416687
Inspection Date: Friday, December 05, 2014
Inspection Number: 2451785
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: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
40-07-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. Backpack on sodas. **Corrected On-Site**
25-07-4 Basic.Single-service items stored on floor. Box of cups **Corrected On-Site**
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Mall men's room, contact 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. Pasta

Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 5319603
Inspection Date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2419017
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12B-02-4 Basic.Employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Box of soda **Corrected On-Site**
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
25-32-4 Basic.Reuse of single-service articles. Cardboard box of ketchup packets used for bags for egg rolls and chop sticks. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over cabbage. Walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
31A-09-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Blocked by hand truck and box of soda. **Corrected On-Site**
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Kitchen **Corrected On-Site**
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

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 5259978
Inspection Date: Monday, June 16, 2014
Inspection Number: 2387642
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 High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-45-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. Bag of carrots.
14-20-4 Basic.Ripped/worn tin foil used on char grill.
29-20-4 Basic.Standing water in handwash sink/ handwash sink draining very slowly. Front counter
08B-26-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in chest freezer.
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm. Remade 50 ppm.
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. Foods on front line ranged from 118-125° less than one hour. Reheating.
03E-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food reheated for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 seconds within 2 hours. Chicken dishes up front. Reheating.
03B-01-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Chicken dishes on line.
22-22-4 Intermediate.Heavily Encrusted material on can opener blade.
16-35-4 Intermediate.No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Yellow substance in bottle under sink.

Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 5257034
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Inspection Number: 2386707
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: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 5020129
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Inspection Number: 2328890
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 8
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-24-4 Basic.Buildup of food debris/soil residue on cabinet door handles.
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has heavy cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
08B-49-4 Basic.Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. Crab, fish in two drop in freezers.
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris.
14-29-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food. Raw beef, cabbage
13-09-4 Basic.Server scooping/portioning food (other than ice and beverages) has no hair restraint. **. Repeat Violation**
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Cooked chicken **Corrected On-Site**
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm. Remade 50 ppm. **Corrected On-Site**
35A-09-4 High Priority.Presence of insects, rodents, or other pests. Spider webs on unused equipment.
31B-05-4 Intermediate.Paper towel dispenser at handwash sink not working/unable to dispense paper towels. Front counter

Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 5020128
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Inspection Number: 2328889
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]
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Bracelet on server scooping food
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Cook
08B-37-4 Basic.Food stored in a prohibited area. Cut cabbage in thank you bag
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Thw bottom of the wok s dripping grease

Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 4944924
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276519
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: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 5020128
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Inspection Number: 2328889
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]
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Bracelet on server scooping food
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Cook
08B-37-4 Basic.Food stored in a prohibited area. Cut cabbage in thank you bag
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Thw bottom of the wok s dripping grease

Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 4944924
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276519
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: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 4938165
Inspection Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276519
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: 8
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
29-08-4 Basic.All water to kitchen handsink turned off. Corrected on site
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. The shelf where to go containers are is dirty
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Cook has a bracelet on
36-28-4 Basic.Rear door soiled with accumulated grease.
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. The shelves in walk in are dirty
31A-09-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. There is a chair in front of the kitchen handsink
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.
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Degreaser **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 4731476
Inspection Date: Monday, February 04, 2013
Inspection Number: 2238707
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: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
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. Chicken fried in walk in
03B-01-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Just cooked foods at 117Feggrolls, chicken 109f. Time/temp form given
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. Food put on display at 10:30 **Corrected On-Site**
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. **Corrected On-Site**
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Fried chicken balls

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 4579461
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Inspection Number: 2139781
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 4403594
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Inspection Number: 2139781
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
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). Repeat Violation. 11/16/2011
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. All cooked phf'S in the walkin cooler
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed cooked chicken cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Found at 50F to 53F in walkin cooler. Repeat Violation. 11-16-11
14-31-1 Observed vinegar jug cut to use as a scoop. Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed heavy encrusted material on can opener.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times.
36-13-1 Observed heavy grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle.

Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 4509777
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Inspection Number: 2139782
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 4403595
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Inspection Number: 2139782
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: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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).
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked chicken in the walkin cooler is at 45 degrees fahrenheit and was in thewalkin over night This violation must be corrected by : 11/16/2011.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. The walk in cooler is not holding food at or below 41 degrees fahrenheit This violation must be corrected by : 11/16/2011.

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1 Food Service Inspection for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: CAJUN & GRILL
License Number: 1503456
License ID: 4378923
Inspection Visit ID: 4256247
Inspection Date: Friday, May 27, 2011
Inspection Number: 2049129
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]
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed fried sweet n sour chicken cooling in six inch deep covered plastic tubs in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site. Relocated to uncovered shallow containers in walk in cooler to complete cooling process.
12B-03-1 Critical. Observed employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area. Corrected On Site.

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

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 Cajun Cafe & Grill 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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