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Ruby Tuesday #4197

Ruby Tuesday #4197
777 E Merritt Island Cswy
Merritt Square Mall
Merritt Island, FL 32952
(321)453-6340

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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.

Ruby Tuesday #4197 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 Ruby Tuesday #4197 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--2010060985 - On January 06, 2011 Ruby Tuesday #4197, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $400 for violations observed during its November 15, 2010 inspection.

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 5416526
Inspection Date: Friday, December 05, 2014
Inspection Number: 2451651
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: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 5278872
Inspection Date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2394794
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: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Hat, coat glasses. **Corrected On-Site**
14-41-4 Basic.Reach -in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Pantry
22-56-4 Intermediate.Hot water sanitizing dishmachine final rinse not reaching proper temperature at manifold. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired. Did not reach 180° called for service. Rechecked 190° **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 5259171
Inspection Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Inspection Number: 2387360
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: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting.
36-17-4 Basic.Floor tiles missing. Entrance to walk in cooler **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 5025253
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2332493
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: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 3
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-21-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine.
13-04-4 Basic.Employee with no beard guard/restraint while engaging in food preparation. Salad prep
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. At entrance of walkin cooler
29-43-4 High Priority.No vacuum breaker on fitting/splitter added to mop sink faucet.
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. Portable white ones.
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. 2 sinks at grill side

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 5025252
Inspection Date: Friday, August 09, 2013
Inspection Number: 2332492
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 8
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Filter on hood is broken
08B-37-4 Basic.Food stored in a prohibited area. There is labels from the outside of the box in product. Corrected on site
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. . There are holes in the wall in the hot water heater area
38-01-4 Basic.Light shield damaged/in disrepair. Server area in kitchen
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Dish area
14-52-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact surfaces not designed and constructed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance. There re old labels on clean containers
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. The side of the fryer
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Employee was filling pitcher

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 5025252
Inspection Date: Friday, August 09, 2013
Inspection Number: 2332492
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 8
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Filter on hood is broken
08B-37-4 Basic.Food stored in a prohibited area. There is labels from the outside of the box in product. Corrected on site
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. . There are holes in the wall in the hot water heater area
38-01-4 Basic.Light shield damaged/in disrepair. Server area in kitchen
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Dish area
14-52-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact surfaces not designed and constructed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance. There re old labels on clean containers
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. The side of the fryer
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Employee was filling pitcher

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 4641685
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Inspection Number: 2175932
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-27-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. Raw shrimp over coked items. Corrected on site raw shrimp over ready to eat
18-04-1 Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. Walk in items
22-27-1 Critical.- Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Ice bin container bottom
37-02-1 Observed hole in wall. Dish area

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 4298816
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Inspection Number: 2066165
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed bags of salt pellets on floor in mechanical room Corrected On Site.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed bag of sugar stored on floor in dry storage area. Corrected On Site.
18-04-1 Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
20B-03-1 Critical. Thermotape failed to turn black to indicate that the sanitization temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit was achieved on the dish surface. MUST MANUALLY SANITIZE DISHES IN 3 BAY SINK
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed oven rollers heavily encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits.
36-15-1 Observed debris accumulated on floor in mechanical room. Repeat Violation.
37-05-1 Observed wall moderatly soiled with accumulated food debris. Prep and cook line

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 4298817
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Inspection Number: 2066166
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
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 the cookline 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. The servers at the bar are cutting lemons bare handed
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. The soda gun holster at the bar has a heavy slimey build up
24-07-1 Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored. In use utensils are stored in room temperature water on the Cook line Corrected On Site.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. At the 'y' connection at the mop sink
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. In the hot water tank room

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 4269706
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Inspection Number: 2052807
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: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed packaged cooked pasta,54 DEGREES F,cooling in eight inch deep container in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site. Transfer to shallow trays in walk-in freezer to complete cooling.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
37-18-1 Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers in kitchen.

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 3944593
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Inspection Number: 1949555
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-12-1 Critical. Observed food [cooked lobster] stored in undrained ice in draw in cook line cooler. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting boards grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable at both cook line coolers. On work order per operator.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on evaporator coil on grill upright refrigerator.
34-10-1 Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster in north parking lot.
38-07-1 Ceiling lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers in hallway between walk in cooler and food storage area.
41A-02-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored by food. Corrected On Site. Relocated by operator.

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 4112485
Inspection Date: Monday, November 15, 2010
Inspection Number: 1949556
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
37-04-1 Violation: 37-04-1Observed walls and coving at base of walls soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
53A-01-2 Critical. Violation: 53A-01-2Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. CB INSPECTION No proof of certification for manager RYAN KREMELBERG placed on warning 9/13/10.
53A-09-1 Critical. Violation: 53A-09-1No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation.

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 3944594
Inspection Date: Monday, September 13, 2010
Inspection Number: 1949556
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: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-24-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food held under time as a public health control without time marking indicating 4-hour limit on garlic butter. Manager discarded. Corrected On Site.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Pork cold holding at 52 DF in cook line draw cooler. Corrected On Site.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed bagged cooked pasta in sealed portion bags at 56-58 DF and cooked linguine in deep coverd lexan pan at 58 DF stacked together in walk in cooler,also eight inch deep sealed containers of freshly made salads were cooling in 4 door refrigerator at 65 DF. Corrected On Site.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures in cook draw cooler.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on filters above flat grills.
34-10-1 Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
37-04-1 Observed walls and coving at base of walls soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
37-20-2 Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge above flat grills. For reporting purposes only.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.
53A-08-1 Critical. No list of certified food service managers available at the establishment.
53A-09-1 Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation.
53B-08-1 Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 3895936
Inspection Date: Friday, May 07, 2010
Inspection Number: 1838786
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: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 3608715
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 06, 2010
Inspection Number: 1838786
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]
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw hamburger in covered wrapped pan stored above containers of pickles/sauces in cooks upright refrigerator.
14-30-1 Multiuse food-contact surface not smooth, free of breaks/cracks/chips/pits/crevices. Observed broken/cracked lid on salad container in refrigerator. Corrected On Site.
17-03-1 Critical. Observed inaccurate/damaged gauges on dishmachine. The final rinse gauge was showing 195 degrees Farenheit and thermotape failed to show 160 degrees Farenheit on plate surface.
19-02-1 Wash solution in spray type hot water sanitizing dishmachine not reaching proper temperature according to manufacturer's specifications. Data plate requires 160 degrees Farenheit and gauge on dish machine registering 120 degrees Farenheit.
20B-03-1 Critical. Thermotape failed to turn black to indicate that the sanitization temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit was achieved on the dish surface. Observed final rinse temperature gauge was showing 195 degrees Farenheit after running dish machine through several wash/rinse cycles but theromtape failed to turn black. Until repaired set up sink to hand sanitizie in 50-100 ppm chlorine and then air dry.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin on back wall in drink station B. Corrected On Site.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb with black hose attached at loading end of dish machine.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory opposite ice machine.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area below dish machine.
53A-09-1 Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 3608716
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Inspection Number: 1838787
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: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food,box of wild rice in holding unit/dry storage area. Corrected On Site.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair on 4 door refrigerator/freezer on line.
37-03-1 Observed wall/coving in disrepair at beginning of cook line.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment a/c vents soiled with accumulated dust in kitchen.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 3561951
Inspection Date: Monday, May 11, 2009
Inspection Number: 1822203
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on bottom upright line cold holding unit in poor repair.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted at cook line.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb at dishmachine. Repeat Violation.
36-08-1 Observed floor and wall junctures not coved. Observed broken/missing coving tile by mop/utility sink.
37-09-1 Wall not smooth and easily cleanable. Observed peeling paint behind meat upright refrigerator at end cook's line. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 3169517
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Inspection Number: 1657525
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed packages of hot chicken meat cooling in deep container in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site. Packages laid flat on sheet pan to cooler in walkin freezer.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb at dishmachine.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair with peeling paint behind upright refrigerator at end of cookline.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 3169518
Inspection Date: Monday, July 28, 2008
Inspection Number: 1657526
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on bottom for raw meats at cook line cold holding unit in poor repair.
18-04-1 Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. Observed old date labels stuck to working containers of salads in walkin cooler.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 2924724
Inspection Date: Monday, February 18, 2008
Inspection Number: 1586077
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: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb at dishmachine. Repeat Violation.
37-01-1 One ceiling tile missing by walkin cooler.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
License ID: 2135115
Inspection Visit ID: 2924725
Inspection Date: Friday, October 19, 2007
Inspection Number: 1586078
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
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 bison hamburger noted 50 degrees 1 lb discarded by manager.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw hamburger meat noted at50 degrees F overnight in cookline RIC. Manager discarded.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures at cookline RIC. FOODS NOTED 50 degrees F. Unit not to be used until repaired;manager now using adjacent equipment for cold holding.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin. Corrected On Site.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb at dishmachine.
45-15-1 Critical. No placard placed near Class K portable fire extinguisher stating the fire suppression system must be activated prior to use of the portable extinguisher.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
Inspection Date: Monday, February 26, 2007
Inspection Number: 1488989
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
1 critical violation of code 20 which requires:
  • “20a - Sanitizing concentration.”
  • “20b - Sanitizing temperature.”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
2 risk violations of code 32 which requires:
  • “Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with hand soap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles.”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 violation of code 40 which requires:
  • “Employee lockers provided and used, clean”
1 risk violation of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”

Inspection For: RUBY TUESDAY #2140
License Number: 1504355
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Inspection Number: 1488987
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: 20
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 12
Details
1 risk violation of code 03 which requires:
  • “03a - Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport and cold holding.”
  • “03b - Hot food at proper temperature.”
  • “03c - Foods properly cooked/reheated.”
  • “03d - Foods properly cooled.”
1 risk violation of code 08 which requires:
  • “08a - Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation.”
  • “08b - Cross-contamination, equipment, personnel, storage.”
  • “08c - Potential for cross-contamination, storage practices; damaged food segregated.”
2 violations of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
3 violations of code 15 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 violation of code 24 which requires:
  • “Storage/handling of clean equipment, utensils”
2 violations of code 29 which requires:
  • “Plumbing installed and maintained”
1 risk violation of code 32 which requires:
  • “Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with hand soap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles.”
1 violation of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 violation of code 38 which requires:
  • “Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded”
1 critical violation of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 46 which requires:
  • “Exiting system - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 47 which requires:
  • “Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 risk violation of code 53 which requires:
  • “53a - Food management certification valid.”
  • “53b - Employee training verification.”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Ruby Tuesday #4197 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 Ruby Tuesday #4197.

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 Ruby Tuesday #4197 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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