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Chili's #0388

Chili's #0388
530 E Merritt Island Cswy
Merritt Island, FL 32952
(321)454-4738

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 5416527
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 04, 2014
Inspection Number: 2451652
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Pico, corn, pickles. **. Repeat Violation**
29-18-4 Basic.Drain cover(s) displaced. Prep area. **Corrected On-Site**
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris.
08B-12-4 Basic.Food stored in holding unit not covered. Pretzel sticks and ribs in reach in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
14-43-4 Basic.Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. Upright freezer by fryers.
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. **. Repeat Violation**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Left unit cut tomatoes 49° pork 49° cut cabbage 50° shredded cheese 47° cut tomatoes 45° sour cream 47° upper diced tomatoes 49° guacamole 49°cut lettuce 49°
01B-26-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 47 degrees Fahrenheit but less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit more than six hours. See stop sale. Left unit cut tomatoes 49° pork 49° cut cabbage 50° shredded cheese 47° cut tomatoes 45° sour cream 47° upper diced tomatoes 49° guacamole 49°cut lettuce 49°
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
14-74-4 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. Zone 3 reach in cooler.

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 5278957
Inspection Date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2394834
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: 19
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tiles missing. Dry storage.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Walk in cooler ambient 47° repairman called, arrived.
36-22-4 Basic.Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Bar.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Freezer **Corrected On-Site**
16-23-4 Basic.Heavy Accumulation of lime scale on the inside of the dishmachine.
36-24-4 Basic.Holes in wall. Wall across from mop sink and above mop sink, by fryers.
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. **. Repeat Violation**
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. Several units in kitchen. **. Repeat Violation**
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Fajita cooler under chip dispenser.
23-12-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler shelves soiled with encrusted food debris.
29-17-4 Basic.Waste line missing at soda gun holster. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Spray oil.
03D-02-4 High Priority.Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Onions from yesterday. Operator discarded.
22-41-4 High Priority.Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. 0 ppm calling repair man, repairman arrived rechecked 100 ppm. **Corrected On-Site**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked onions 47° in walk in cooler.
29-37-4 High Priority.hose at mop sink lower than flood rim of sink.
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Mens room **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 peppers cooked onions.
22-01-4 Intermediate.Soda gun heavily soiled. Bar.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 5258951
Inspection Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Inspection Number: 2387279
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Chips **Corrected On-Site**
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. **. Repeat Violation**
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. **. Repeat Violation**
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. Several units in kitchen.
29-17-4 Basic.Waste line missing at soda gun holster. **. Repeat Violation**
01D-01-4 High Priority.Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. Operator unable to determine, called distributor and they are researching.
02C-01-4 High Priority.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. Cooked pepper mix dated 6/1/14 **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 5040376
Inspection Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Inspection Number: 2343098
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-03-4 Basic.Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. Tile broken by produce zone table
36-25-4 Basic.Door frame rusted at floor leaving a gap, rear door.
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Phone on prep table. **Corrected On-Site**
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. **. Repeat Violation**
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Above fry station.
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. **. Repeat Violation**
08B-14-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in reach in freezer. Cheese sticks, potato skins , raw beef **Corrected On-Site**
29-17-4 Basic.Waste line missing at soda gun holster.
02C-01-4 High Priority.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. Taco slaw from 2/5/14 discarded.
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. Bacon bits

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 5040377
Inspection Date: Monday, October 14, 2013
Inspection Number: 2343099
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-46-4 Basic.4-603. 15(A)
24-06-4 Basic.Clean utensils or equipment stored in dirty rack. Dish srea
28-02-4 Basic.Condensation or other drainage not disposed of according to law. Salad cooler condensation is being absorbed by towels and its causing a drip onto cutting boards
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. Dish area drying rack
14-43-4 Basic.Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. 2 door upright freezer across from fryers
23-05-4 Basic.Heavy Soil and food residue build-up on exterior of the panini press
51-18-4 Basic.No copy of latest inspection report available.
29-35-4 High Priority.No vacuum breaker on 4 way fitting/splitter added to hose bibb.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef over corn dogs in cooler **Corrected On-Site**
22-21-4 Intermediate.Moderate Accumulation of black mold-like substance inside the ice bin. Expo
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Expo station **Corrected On-Site**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 5040377
Inspection Date: Monday, October 14, 2013
Inspection Number: 2343099
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-46-4 Basic.4-603. 15(A)
24-06-4 Basic.Clean utensils or equipment stored in dirty rack. Dish srea
28-02-4 Basic.Condensation or other drainage not disposed of according to law. Salad cooler condensation is being absorbed by towels and its causing a drip onto cutting boards
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. Dish area drying rack
14-43-4 Basic.Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. 2 door upright freezer across from fryers
23-05-4 Basic.Heavy Soil and food residue build-up on exterior of the panini press
51-18-4 Basic.No copy of latest inspection report available.
29-35-4 High Priority.No vacuum breaker on 4 way fitting/splitter added to hose bibb.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef over corn dogs in cooler **Corrected On-Site**
22-21-4 Intermediate.Moderate Accumulation of black mold-like substance inside the ice bin. Expo
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Expo station **Corrected On-Site**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled.

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 4641824
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Inspection Number: 2176006
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-37-4 Basic.Food stored in a prohibited area. Bug attractant unit within 5 feet of prep area
14-38-4 Basic.Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken. Rice bin in storage has broken lexan lid
22-41-4 High Priority.Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. Manually sanitize dishes until fixed
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Knife rack
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Skewers in dirty portion cup **Corrected On-Site**
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid.
35A-07-4 High Priority.Small flying insects in bar area. I fly. Corrected on site
36-11-4 Basic.Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Grout worn done allowing water to stand in bar
53A-01-4 Intermediate.Manager lacking proof of food manager certification. Test results on site, no certification

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 4641825
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Inspection Number: 2176007
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: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
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. 2 oz souflee in sour cream Corrected On Site.
12A-09-1 Critical.- Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Watche/bracelet on cook preparing food
12A-09-1 Critical.- Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Bar
12A-26-1 Critical.- Observed an employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Bartender
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Bartender with long hair Corrected On Site.
22-27-1 Critical.- Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Beer cooler
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Mop sink
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair. Tioe broken in prep
41B-03-1 Critical.- Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Cleaner by dish unit. Repeat Violation.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 4298962
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Inspection Number: 2066241
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10 Observed handle of scoop laying in cheese and condiment cup used as a coop in garlic and oil
12A Critical. Observed employee wearing rope band bracelet
22 Critical. Can opener heavily soiled
22 Critical. Observed slicers not cleaned after use (lemon, tomato)
22 Critical. Chip warmer moderate to heavy soiled interior and exterior
23 Extreme build up around outside of drink nozzles at drink station
33 Dumpster lid open
34 Grease and debris around dumpster - moderate to heavy

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 4298963
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Inspection Number: 2066242
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Precook chicken n rice on ice ,cold holding 30 minutes at soup line noted 49 DEGREES F,removed and rechill rapidly in freezer.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable at salad/nacho station. . Repeat Violation. Note:manager has order new boards.
15-32-1 Observed reach-in cooler door gaskets torn/in disrepair salad/nacho cooler.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site. Changed bucket,noted 100 ppm chlorine.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime on soda gun dispensing nozzle at bar. Corrected On Site.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 4274685
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Inspection Number: 2054121
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]
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed ambient cooling of repackaged precooked baby back ribs,noted 50-52 DEGREES F,placed 4 packages deep in deep container to recool. Corrected On Site. Packages of ribs placed on sheet pans in freezer to ambient cool.
14-37-1 Observed expo andvgrill cutting boards grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside waitress ice bin. Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed heavy encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces ,expo and grill cutting boards encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Corrected On Site.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of dust or dirt on bottom shelf for storing of clean containers opposite dish machine.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees in men's restroom.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on floor below waitress ice bin.
37-05-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris behind dish machine.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment,fan covers soiled with accumulated dust in walk-in cooler.
37-18-1 Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers in prep area.
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle at dish line. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 3944595
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Inspection Number: 1949557
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 14
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Buttermilk ranch dressing cold holding 44 DF at waitress cooler. Corrected On Site. Chilled with ice.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Sautee onions hot holding 110 DF. Corrected On Site. Manager discarded approximate 2 oz.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Suatee onions hot holding at 110 DF on steam table at cook line. Corrected On Site. Onions discarded,steam table turned on and stocked.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Waitress cooler.
04-03-1 Critical. Hot holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Cook's steam table was turned off and food improperly hot holding. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on waitress station food preparation table. Corrected On Site.
13-02-1 Observed female,employee with ineffective hair restraint placing toppings on soup.
21-08-1 Observed dry wiping cloth used for raw animal food stored with cloths used for other purposes at serving line for ready to eat foods. RECOMMEND SEPARATE LABEL or COLORED BUCKETS.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime on door ledge of ice machine.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on ice cream dipper well insert container. Corrected On Site.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated brown debris in dishwashing area.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in bar area above drink ice bin at end of bar.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment,fan covers soiled with accumulated dust in walk in cooler.
37-18-1 Observed dusty intake or air conditioning vent covers in kitchen.

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 3944596
Inspection Date: Monday, October 18, 2010
Inspection Number: 1949558
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Cooked pasta found packaged still warm and packaged in pladtic bags and stored stacked in deep ss container in walk in cooler to com[lete cooling. Corrected On Site.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength,after running several wash/rinse cycles. Until repaired,set up triple sink to wash,rinse and sanitizie. NOTE:MANAGER IMMEDIATELY CALLED REPAIRMAN.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime on soda gun nozzle at bar by mixers.
24-08-1 Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Corrected On Site.
28-15-1 Critical. Observed liquid waste leakage from dumpster onto ground/dumpster pad.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 3608717
Inspection Date: Monday, May 10, 2010
Inspection Number: 1838788
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. Cream soup noted 45 degrees Farenheit in thaw sink. Corrected On Site.
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair;broken door hinge on crisper cooler.
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair;hood's drain trough support mechanism in disrepair.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin and door at waitress station. Corrected On Site.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report from 11/2009.

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 3608718
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Inspection Number: 1838789
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]
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
18 Pre-flushed, scraped, soaked
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
24 Storage/handling of clean equipment, utensils

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 3584823
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Inspection Number: 1828023
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]
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 ,blue cheese dressing. Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 3169519
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Inspection Number: 1657527
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food [assorted raw meats]cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit in grill line draw cooler. Corrected On Site. Meats ice down;must use in 4 hours then discard.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment [draw cooler at grill station] incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures of 41 degrees F.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength of 50 ppm. Note:until repaired set up triple sink with sanitizier of 50 ppm chlorine or 200 ppm QA sanitizier and dip for 10 seconds and then air dry all dishware and utensils. Corrected On Site. Operator corrected before inspector left establishment.
21-11-1 Wiping cloth quaternary ammonia sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength of 200 ppm. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 3414653
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Inspection Number: 1657528
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: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 3169520
Inspection Date: Monday, July 28, 2008
Inspection Number: 1657528
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw chicken noted 46 degrees F at breading line and top of grill station cooler. DO NOT USE DRIP PAN IN CONTAINER ,COLD NOT TRANSFERING. Corrected On Site. Chicken ice down.
15-12-1 Nonfood-contact equipment not designed and constructed in a durable manner. Observed n door does seal tightly or insulated for wain cooler. This violation must be corrected by : 8/28/2008.
15-28-1 Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces above deep fryers.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside waitress ice bin.
41A-09-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored in food preparation area. Observed QA sanitizer bucket stored adjacent to salad make line cooler. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 2924726
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 28, 2008
Inspection Number: 1586079
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]
08B-05-1 Critical. Observed employee wipe cleaver on apron at cookline. Corrected On Site. Cleaver washed,rinse and sanitized.
14-37-1 Observed two small white cutting boards grooved/pitted/badly stained and no longer cleanable used at cookline.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood filters above cookline.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of dust or dirt on filters in hood above boiling kettle.

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
License ID: 2135182
Inspection Visit ID: 2924727
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 18, 2007
Inspection Number: 1586080
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12B-03-1 Critical. Observed employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting boards grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable at cooklines.
17-07-1 Critical. No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink at bar.
20A-08-1 Critical. Quaternary ammonium sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing at bar. Corrected On Site.
22-14-1 Critical. Equipment in chilled room not cleaned often enough. Shake machine observed cleaning every week; must be done daily.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin at waitress station.
29-17-1 Waste line missing at soda gun holster at bar.
37-01-1 Ceiling tile missing in hot water heater room.
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: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Inspection Number: 1488935
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
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 10 which requires:
  • “In use food dispensing utensils properly stored”
2 risk violations of code 12 which requires:
  • “12a - Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operating plan.”
  • “12b - Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence.)”
1 violation of code 14 which requires:
  • “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.”
2 critical violations of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
2 violations of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”

Inspection For: CHILI'S MERRITT ISLE FL #388
License Number: 1504451
Inspection Date: Thursday, November 30, 2006
Inspection Number: 1488938
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: 13
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
1 risk violation of code 02 which requires:
  • “02 - Original container; properly labeled, date marking, shell stock tags.”
  • “02-11 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked oysters.”
  • “02-13 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked animal products.”
1 risk violation of code 03 which requires:
  • “03a - Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport and cold holding.”
  • “03b - Hot food at proper temperature.”
  • “03c - Foods properly cooked/reheated.”
  • “03d - Foods properly cooled.”
1 critical violation of code 04 which requires:
  • “Facilities to maintain product temperature.”
1 risk violation of code 08 which requires:
  • “08a - Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation.”
  • “08b - Cross-contamination, equipment, personnel, storage.”
  • “08c - Potential for cross-contamination, storage practices; damaged food segregated.”
1 violation of code 13 which requires:
  • “Clean clothes, hair restraints”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
2 violations of code 40 which requires:
  • “Employee lockers provided and used, clean”
2 critical violations of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 47 which requires:
  • “Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 50 which requires:
  • “Current license, properly displayed.”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Chili's #0388 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 Chili's #0388.

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 Chili's #0388 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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