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Applebee's #088023

Applebee's #088023
100 N Sykes Creek Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(321)455-9898

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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.

Applebee's #088023 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 Applebee's #088023 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--2009009118 - On April 21, 2009 Applebee's #088023, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $400 for violations observed during its February 09, 2009 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2011028074 - On November 08, 2011 Applebee's #088023, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $500 for violations observed during its April 26, 2011 inspection.

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3 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 5395987
Inspection Date: Friday, November 07, 2014
Inspection Number: 2445456
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-12-4 Basic.Floors not constructed to be easily cleanable. Grout missing cook line
14-43-4 Basic.Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. Fry station.
14-59-4 Basic.Hood filters in disrepair. Gap in filters **. Repeat Violation**
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. Soup area.
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. Penne pasta walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 5395489
Inspection Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2427923
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-59-4 Basic.Hood filters in disrepair.
36-24-4 Basic.Several small Holes in walls. Dish area. Dry storage
53B-10-4 Intermediate.Records/documents for required employee training do not contain all of the required information.
47-03-4 Observed electrical wiring in disrepair. For reporting purposes only. Light fixture at tiki bar hanging.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 5332825
Inspection Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Inspection Number: 2427923
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: 14
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-01-4 Basic.Dishmachine has no data plate/operating specifications. **. Repeat Violation**
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
14-59-4 Basic.Hood filters in disrepair.
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. **. Repeat Violation**
10-03-4 Basic.In-use utensil used with moist food stored in running water with insufficient velocity to flush food particles away. **Corrected On-Site**
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Dish area.
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid. **Corrected On-Site**
36-24-4 Basic.Several small Holes in walls. Dish area. Dry storage
36-27-4 Basic.Walls soiled.
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor. **Corrected On-Site**
01B-01-4 High Priority.Dented/rusted cans present. Operator caught before, willingly discarded
12A-06-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site**
35A-07-4 High Priority.Small flying insects in bar area. About 10-12
53B-10-4 Intermediate.Records/documents for required employee training do not contain all of the required information.
47-03-4 Observed electrical wiring in disrepair. For reporting purposes only. Light fixture at tiki bar hanging.

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6 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 5246845
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Inspection Number: 2383876
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: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
16-01-4 Basic.Dishmachine has no data plate/operating specifications.
16-55-4 Basic.Dishmachine not washing/rinsing properly. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all dishware, equipment and utensils in three-compartment sink until dishmachine is functioning properly.
13-04-4 Basic.Employee with no beard guard/restraint while engaging in food preparation.
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting.
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. Scoops in rice, cheese etc **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. **. Repeat Violation**
29-17-4 Basic.Waste line missing at soda gun holster both units at bar. **. Repeat Violation**
27-04-4 Intermediate.Cold water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Dish area **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 5212263
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Inspection Number: 2378916
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Phone on containers of salt **Corrected On-Site**
10-08-4 Basic.Ice scoop handle in contact with ice.
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. Rice in dry storage.
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with debris in dishwashing area.
29-17-4 Basic.Waste line missing at soda gun holster inside and outside bar and cup in gun holster missing at bar.
12A-07-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food.
27-04-4 Intermediate.Cold water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Dish area.
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 5068217
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Inspection Number: 2362769
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
28-02-4 Basic.Condensation or other drainage not disposed of according to law. Dumpster area
36-73-4 Basic.Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris. Bar area
36-24-4 Basic.Holes in wall by 3 compartment sink
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Rear prep area by stove
22-24-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles. Inside bar
08A-28-4 Intermediate.Partially cooked raw animal food is not separated from ready-to-eat food. Wings. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 5070371
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276527
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: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 5068218
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2362770
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-09-4 Basic.Heavily Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. / cooks line
10-06-4 Basic.In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food and rim of the container. / TCS foods in the cooks line draw handle laying in the product
16-48-4 Basic.Old food stuck to clean dishware/utensils. / clean dishes by dishmachine
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. / several cooks line/ outside bar
36-26-4 Basic.Wall moderately soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. / spray oil on cooks line
22-63-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of mold-like substance on juice/drink dispensing nozzles/equipment. / outside bar oasis machine
03C-96-4 Intermediate.Establishment conducts non-continuous cooking of raw animal foods without monitoring and documenting initial heating time and temperature, cooling times and temperatures, cold holding temperature and final cooking temperature. / establishment does this with their chicken re- educated wings must fill out procedure and have documentation in place by the next unannounced inspection
22-20-4 Intermediate.Moderate Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 4948539
Inspection Date: Monday, July 01, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276527
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
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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6 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 5070371
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276527
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: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 5068218
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2362770
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-09-4 Basic.Heavily Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. / cooks line
10-06-4 Basic.In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food and rim of the container. / TCS foods in the cooks line draw handle laying in the product
16-48-4 Basic.Old food stuck to clean dishware/utensils. / clean dishes by dishmachine
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. / several cooks line/ outside bar
36-26-4 Basic.Wall moderately soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. / spray oil on cooks line
22-63-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of mold-like substance on juice/drink dispensing nozzles/equipment. / outside bar oasis machine
03C-96-4 Intermediate.Establishment conducts non-continuous cooking of raw animal foods without monitoring and documenting initial heating time and temperature, cooling times and temperatures, cold holding temperature and final cooking temperature. / establishment does this with their chicken re- educated wings must fill out procedure and have documentation in place by the next unannounced inspection
22-20-4 Intermediate.Moderate Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 4948539
Inspection Date: Monday, July 01, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276527
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 4938182
Inspection Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276527
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: 21
Number of High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 6
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-10-4 Basic.Clean knives/utensils stored in crevices between equipment. Pizza whele is stuck between cracks **Corrected On-Site**
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. Bar shaker cups were left wet and stored over night
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. The floor tile by the bulk ice bin are broken
14-38-4 Basic.Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken. There are cracked lexan on clean rack
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. 2 oz souflee cup is stuck in the chili . Corrected on site
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Bar has no handwash sign
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Single service food picks have food contact end up
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. There is heavy grease on the table below pasta maker
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Potatos. Corrected on site
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
03A-14-4 High Priority.Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese 55f, cooked artichokes 53f on large make table by grill. Manager threw out the items
08B-02-4 High Priority.Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. The sour mix at the bar has flies in it
35A-02-4 High Priority.Live, small flying insects in food preparation area. 1 live
35A-07-4 High Priority.Small flying insects in bar area. 1live
01B-03-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. There was a live fly in the sour mix left uncovered overnight
22-24-4 Intermediate.Accumulation mold-like substance on/around dispensing nozzles for iced tea units
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. The soda machine has flies and heavy soil buildup on waitress station
53A-01-4 Intermediate.Manager lacking proof of food manager certification.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Dish area
53B-13-4 Intermediate.Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Safe staff
22-05-4 Intermediate.The glasses at the bar are dirty on the rack. Corrected on site

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 4749365
Inspection Date: Monday, April 01, 2013
Inspection Number: 2251379
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: 17
Number of High Priority Violations: 6
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Stop sale on Swiss cheese
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese CH 50fcorrective action taken. Discarded **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
03A-13-4 High Priority.Butter/butter blend/clarified butter/whipped butter cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter overstocked 50f. Corrected on site, top discarded
03A-14-4 High Priority.Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Swiss cheese 53f. Large prep frozen up. Cheese discarded by operator
03A-27-4 High Priority.Fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter or product containing fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter mixture held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. May be shelf stable. 92 f. Provide documentation from manufacturer
03D-15-4 Intermediate.Food being cooled by nonapproved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. Potatos in bulk bin. Corrected on site
04-01-4 Intermediate.Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is capable of maintaining foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. Top of line cooler not holding cheese at proper temp. **. Repeat Violation**
08B-02-4 High Priority.Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Ice has blender bottom and utensils in it
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Servers **. Repeat Violation**
13-06-4 Intermediate.Employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Nail polish on servers **. Repeat Violation**
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Servers **. Repeat Violation**
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Sauce. Corrected on site **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
24-05-4 Basic.Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Scoop handle in bread container
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. On bar corrected on site **. Repeat Violation**
29-08-4 Basic.Plumbing system in disrepair. Handle missing on spray nozzel
33-19-4 Basic.Garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Small holes observed by prep handwash sink

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 5355059
Inspection Visit ID: 4749366
Inspection Date: Monday, September 24, 2012
Inspection Number: 2251380
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: 17
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 11
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical.- Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. Cheese 49f,rice 48f went in box at 11am
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Several items on top of box. Discarded by operatorBottom of cooler working correctly
04-01-1 Critical.- Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Prep box on line
09-01-1 Critical.- Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. 2 oz souflee in slaw Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
12A-09-1 Critical.- Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Bartender
12A-26-1 Critical.- Observed an employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Fake finger nails on bartender
12A-26-1 Critical.- Observed an employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Nail lush on servers
12A-26-1 Critical.- Observed an employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Nail polish bartender
12B-07-1 Critical.- Observed an beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. 0ncutting board Corrected On Site.
13-02-1 Observed employee playing with hair behind bar,no restraint
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Bartender
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Ice cream lid
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Plumbing under bar sink
25-06-1 Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. Open straws on bar Corrected On Site.
32-15-1 Critical.- No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Dish
32-15-1 Critical.- No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Bar
36-12-1 Floors not constructed easily cleanable. Grout worn

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 4593864
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Inspection Number: 2156870
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: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03a Critical.- Shreaded cheese and cooked rice was held at 50-54F in the middle drawer make-line. Recommended rapid chill (less than 4 hours).
04 Critical.- Reach-in drawer on sandwich make line not maintaining PHF's at 41F or below. Establishment has sufficient number of working units to utilize during repair.
14 All cutting boards heavily grooved/pitted and no long cleanable.
16 Critical.- Moderate buildup of soil on dishmachine and associated equipment.
20a Critical.- Dish machine sanitizer at 0ppm. Must manually sanitize until proper PPM is dispensing.
22 Critical.- Reach-in cooler in wait station moderately soiled.
22 Critical.- Interior bottom of ice bin rust like substance observed (cleaned).
22 Critical.- Observed onion slicer was heavily soiled (cleaned).
23 Observed heavy build-up behind drink nozzle in wait station - COS.
24 Observed wet nesting in cambros stored on shelf in storage area.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 4364571
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Inspection Number: 2110495
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03C-09-1 Critical. Reheated food for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Baked potatoes reheating 1 hour in the steam table found at 90F recommend to reheat rapidly to 165Fchecked baked potatoes in steamer found at 145F in 15 minutes
08B-04-1 Critical. Observed employee drinks stored above food and clean plates in RIC at exbo
10-03-1 Observed in-use utensil used with moist food not stored in running water of sufficient velocity.
14-31-1 Observed suffle cups used to scoop sauces. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed ALL individual cutting boards grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
16-03-1 Critical. Observed moderate accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.
18-05-1 Observed old food stuck to clean dishware/utensils.
22-19-1 Critical. Observed interior of microwave moderately soiled.
22-23-1 Critical. Observed heavy encrusted, soiled material on lemon slicer.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of all reach-in coolers moderately soiled with accumulation of food residue.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up inside hand sink by 3 bay
24-08-1 Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 4364572
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 08, 2011
Inspection Number: 2110496
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed shredded cheese and cooked rice cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Found at 46F. Recommend rapid chill. Corrected On Site. Manager discarded
03B-03-1 Critical. Baked potatoes not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Found at 123F
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cook line cutting board badly grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
18-04-1 Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
30-11-1 Critical. Observed spray hose at dish sink lower than flood rim of sink.
37-02-1 Observed hole in wall. Mop sink

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 4279022
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Inspection Number: 2055440
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: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 4279021
Inspection Date: Monday, June 27, 2011
Inspection Number: 2055440
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: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
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).
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed cooked portion chicken 51 DEGREES F. ,and corned beef portions at 51 DEGREES F, cold holding overnight in walk-in cooler.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed cooked pasta at 80 DEGREES F cooling in eight inch deep covered lexan pan to complete cooling in walk-in cooler. Corrected On Site. Pasta removed and placed in shallow pans uncovered to cool in walk-in freezer.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Walk-in cooler cooler not maintaining potentially hazardous foods at 41 DEGREES F or below;foods noted 45 to 51 DEGREES F.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor in walk-in freezer. Corrected On Site.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Observed souffle cup used to dispense cooked readt to eat food at salad station. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Wet towel noted on storeoom shelf. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on filters in both hood systems.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris,on storage shelves in wa-in cooler.
41A-10-1 Critical. Observed toxic item improperly stored. Commerial insecticide found stored with cleaners. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 4194809
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Inspection Number: 2021862
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03C-09-1 Critical. Violation: 03C-09-1Reheated food for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Loaded mashed potatoes from wa in cooler not reaching 165 DF,noted 98 DF after 1 hour on steam table. Corrected On Site. Removed and reheated to 165 DF in microwave oven. CALL BACK INSPECTION NOT COMPLIED MASHED POTATOES REHEATING TWO HOURS IN STEAMER NOTED126 DEGREES F.
14-37-1 Violation: 14-37-1Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable at taco cooler. CALL BACK INSPECTION NOT COMPLIED.
15-32-1 Violation: 15-32-1Observed several line cooler gaskets torn/in disrepair. Repeat Violation. CALL BACK INSPECTION NOT COMPLIED ,SEVERAL LINE COOLER GASKETS FOUND TORN AND IN DISREPAIR
35A-07-1 Critical. Violation: 35A-07-1Observed small flying insects in bar area and kitchen line and dish washing areas. Repeat Violation. CALL BACK INSPECTION NOT COMPLIED,SMALL FLIES NOTED IN DISHWASHING AREA,BAR AREA,KITCHEN WAITRESS STATION AREA AND WEST DINING ROOM.
36-08-1 Violation: 36-08-1Observed floor and wall junctures broken/missing coveing tiles in kitchen areas. CALL BACK INSPECTION OBSERVED BROKEN FLOORTILE BELOW MIDDLE AND FRY COOK LINE,ALSO BROKEN COVING TILE BEHIND LINE FREEZER, BACK HALLWAY IN KITCHEN AND REHEATING STOVE AND DISH MACHINE LINE.
36-11-1 Violation: 36-11-1Floors not maintained smooth and durable in kitchen.
36-15-1 Violation: 36-15-1Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. CALL BACK INSPECTION NOTED DEBRIS BELOW SERVING LINE AND DISH WASHERS HAND SINK.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 4048710
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Inspection Number: 2021862
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: 22
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 13
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 packaged potatoes cold holding 51 DF in upright line refrigerator. [STOP SALE].
03C-09-1 Critical. Reheated food for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Loaded mashed potatoes from wa in cooler not reaching 165 DF,noted 98 DF after 1 hour on steam table. Corrected On Site. Removed and reheated to 165 DF in microwave oven.
03D-05-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Observed precooked pasta from yesterday placed in plastic bags on trays to finish cooling in walk in cooler,temperatures 45-47 DF [STOP SALE]. Repeat Violation from 5/10/10.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Upright line refrigerator noted cold holding potentially hazardous foods at 51 DF.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food on line draw. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on top of dish machine. Corrected On Site. Removed from area.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable at taco cooler.
15-32-1 Observed several line cooler gaskets torn/in disrepair. Repeat Violation.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted black material on green cutting boards. Corrected On Site. GM cleaned boards.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on top of dish machine.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on wire food shelves in walk in cooler.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust on shelves containing clean bowls/trays in kitchen.
34-09-1 Observed grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle. Repeat Violation.
34-10-1 Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
35A-07-1 Critical. Observed small flying insects in bar area and kitchen line and dish washing areas. . Repeat Violation.
36-08-1 Observed floor and wall junctures broken/missing coveing tiles in kitchen areas.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable in kitche.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor.
37-05-1 Observed walls soiled with accumulated food debris in walk in cooler.
37-18-1 Observed dusty intake air conditioning vent covers in kitchen.
44-02-1 Soiled cloths, linen, aprons, coats, or other uniform apparel not kept in a suitable container prior to laundering. Soiled linen towels found stored in mop floor sink. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 4048711
Inspection Date: Friday, October 08, 2010
Inspection Number: 2021863
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]
15-32-1 Observed middle cook line cooler gaskets torn/in disrepair.
21-16-1 Wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site.
34-09-1 Observed grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle running into parking lot.
35A-07-1 Critical. Observed a few small flying insects in bar area.
36-22-1 Observed floor bar area partial covered with standing water.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment,fan covers moderate soiled with accumulated dust.
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 3711950
Inspection Date: Monday, May 10, 2010
Inspection Number: 1910610
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Hot foods foind placed by door in front section of walkin cooler to cool. RECOMMEND USING WALKIN FREEZER OR REAR COLDEST PART OF WALKIN COOLER.
14-33-1 Observed equipment in poor repair. Observed some rust on ceiling inside dish machine.
15-28-2 Hood filters are not in good repair,leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only. ON ORDER
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair;rust on metal interior of dish machine hood.
15-32-1 Observed bottom doorgasket torn/in disrepair on chip line cooler.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on dish machine. Corrected On Site.
35A-07-1 Critical. Observed small flying insects at soda gun hoslter in bar area and a few in dish machine room.
36-15-1 Observed black soil accumulated on bar floor/drains. Corrected On Site.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Corrected On Site.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment,fan covers soiled with accumulated dust in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 3711951
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Inspection Number: 1910611
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]
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Salt used for potable water softner was stored on floor in water heater room. Corrected On Site.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Plastic cup was being used to dispense drink mix from bulk container in beer WIC. Corrected On Site.
14-33-1 Observed equipment in poor repair. Observed rust on interior surfaces of ice machine.
15-28-2 Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only.
22-15-1 Critical. Top sides on line reach-in coolers not cleaned prior to accumulation of black soil residue. Corrected On Site.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin wait station. Corrected On Site.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees in mens restroom. Corrected On Site.
34-09-1 Observed grease on the ground on pad around grease receptacle.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor below dishwashing area.
36-15-1 Observed food/black soil accumulated in bar floor drains.
37-04-1 Observed walls soiled with moderate accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 3501022
Inspection Date: Monday, February 09, 2009
Inspection Number: 1802552
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35A-07-1 Critical. Violation: 35A-07-1Observed numerous live small flying insects in bar area. Repeat Violation. CALL BACK INSPECTION NOT IN COMPLIANCE;OBSERVED NUMEROUS LIVE SMALL FLYING INSECTS AT BAR.
36-15-1 Violation: 36-15-1Observed food debris accumulated on bar/kitchen floor behind and below equipment. CALL BACK INSPECTION NOT IN COMPLIANCE;OBSERVED BUILDUP OF BLACK SOIL ON COVING BELOW BAR'S DRINK BIN AND SILVERWARE BEHIND BEER COOLER.
36-15-1 Violation: 36-15-1Observed food debris accumulated in bar and kitchen floor drains. CB INSPECTION OBSERVED A BUILD UP OF SOIL IN DRAINS AT BAR.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 3409786
Inspection Date: Monday, January 26, 2009
Inspection Number: 1802552
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
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. Observed employee slicing/touching washed tomatoes with bare hands. Corrected On Site. Hands washe gloves in use.
12A-13-1 Critical. Observed employee handling soiled equipment or utensils with gloves then handle clean equipment or utensils, without removing gloves washing hands. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on top of dishmachine.
14-37-1 Observed two large broiler station cutting boards grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair;broken hood filter above salamander.
17-09-1 Critical. Lack of use of chlorine chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at warewashing machine.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Observed 0 ppm and sanitizier bucket empty. NOTE: Until repaired set up sink with quaternary ammonia sanitizier 200 ppm and dip 10 seconds and air dry.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate black residue of slime in the interior rear wall and surface rust on interior of ice machine.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, or dirt on exterior drink ice bin lip at kitchen waitress station.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt in bottom of kitchen waste containers.
35A-07-1 Critical. Observed numerous live small flying insects in bar area. Repeat Violation.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Observed broked tiles on floor at cook line.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated in bar and kitchen floor drains.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on bar/kitchen floor behind and below equipment.
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle on shelf below dish line.
51-13-1 No Heimlich maneuver sign posted.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

Inspection For: APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
License Number: 1504315
License ID: 3863806
Inspection Visit ID: 3409787
Inspection Date: Friday, August 15, 2008
Inspection Number: 1802553
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food [shrimp] thawed in standing water.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding units in poor repair. Repeat Violation. Operator stated new refrigerators ordered.
14-41-1 Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Observed rusting surface on ceiling and wall trim inside ice machine.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin at Tiki bar.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on outside ofvice well at main bar.
29-17-1 Waste line missing at soda gun holster at bars. Corrected On Site.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb with hose under pressure.
30-11-1 Critical. Observed spray hose at dish sink lower than flood rim of sink.
35A-07-1 Critical. Observed small flying insects in bar area. Repeat Violation.
36-15-1 Observed heavy black food debris accumulated on tiki bar floor and main restaurant bar.

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Applebee's #088023 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 Applebee's #088023.

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 Applebee's #088023 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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