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Steak 'n Shake #276

Steak 'n Shake #276
790 E Merritt Island Cswy
Merritt Island, FL 32952
(321)453-0922

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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.

Steak 'n Shake #276 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 Steak 'n Shake #276 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--2009053236 - On December 11, 2009 Steak 'n Shake #276, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $250 for violations observed during its September 28, 2009 inspection.

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 5404987
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2448062
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. **. Repeat Violation**
36-12-4 Basic.Floors not constructed to be easily cleanable. Grout missing in back area.
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
31B-05-4 Intermediate.Paper towel dispenser at handwash sink not working/unable to dispense paper towels. Front line **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 5275067
Inspection Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Inspection Number: 2392699
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. **. Repeat Violation**
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. Operator discarded. **. Repeat Violation**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **. Repeat Violation**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Shake cooler.

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 5220455
Inspection Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Inspection Number: 2379647
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: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. **Warning**
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. Pasta **Warning**. Hash browns 45° covered in walk in cooler.

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 5219514
Inspection Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Inspection Number: 2379647
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: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-21-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine. **Warning**
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Shake mixers **Warning**
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. **Warning**
10-02-4 Basic.In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. Above grill in grease trough. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. By fryers and ice cream station. **Warning**
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. **Warning**
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. Pasta **Warning**
05-06-4 Intermediate.Probe thermometer not accurate within plus or minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit. 2 dial thermometers off 6° **Warning**
29-29-4 Intermediate.Water filter not changed according to manufacturer's instructions. Says replace 12/13 **Warning**

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 4979418
Inspection Date: Monday, December 30, 2013
Inspection Number: 2300741
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 5
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. The side of the McCall freezer has slight grease buildup
23-19-4 Basic.Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of reach-in cooler/refrigerator. The sundae station is dirty inside the cooler
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. The large salad prep box is dirty
23-10-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler gaskets soiled with slimy/mold-like build-up. Upright Ice cream freezer
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut lettuce 50f. **. Repeat Violation**
03A-11-4 High Priority.Cut tomatoes cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Salsa 48f, cut red cabbage 48f. Corrected on site. Discarded by operator
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut lettuce 5of in the prep box. Corrective action taken
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. There is food accumulation on fudge pump
22-23-4 Intermediate.Encrusted, soiled material on slicer. The dicer has food debris in it
22-27-4 Intermediate.Food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. There is food accumulation on the shake mixer
22-07-4 Intermediate.Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris.

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 4979417
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Inspection Number: 2300740
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-55-4 Basic.Raw fruits/vegetables not washed prior to cutting/shredding. Tomatoes
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Dish area. Please sanitize dishes in 3 bin sink until fixed
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut lettuce 48f
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Creamer 50f, Cream cheese 50f. Corrective action taken
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling.
03F-10-4 Intermediate.No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food. Emailed form

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 4979417
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Inspection Number: 2300740
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-55-4 Basic.Raw fruits/vegetables not washed prior to cutting/shredding. Tomatoes
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Dish area. Please sanitize dishes in 3 bin sink until fixed
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut lettuce 48f
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Creamer 50f, Cream cheese 50f. Corrective action taken
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling.
03F-10-4 Intermediate.No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food. Emailed form

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 4938190
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Inspection Number: 2276529
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. There are small holes in wall s in several places
38-01-4 Basic.Light shield has excess water buildup by a/c vent over ice cream station.
03A-14-4 High Priority.Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Creamer 45at server station. Time form emailed. Creamersiced while on site
35A-08-4 High Priority.Live flies in kitchen. 1 live fly in kitchen. Corrected on site
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream cheese 51f. Corrected on site by icing small packates
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. The ice cream topping unit
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Ice cream cooker
29-29-4 Intermediate.Water filter not changed according to manufacturer's instructions. Coffee area
47-03-4 Observed electrical wiring in disrepair. For reporting purposes only. Outlet cover plate missing by game machine

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 4291453
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Inspection Number: 2061411
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12A-16-1 Critical. Observed servers bringing back soiled dishes and not washing hands when handling clean utensils Corrected On Site.
22-19-1 Critical. Observed interior of microwave moderatly soiled. Corrected On Site.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Fountain cooler Corrected On Site.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. Y connection on mop sink for orange hose
41A-02-1 Critical. Observed opened jug of degreaser stored next to bags of salt pellets for water softner Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 4291454
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Inspection Number: 2061412
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
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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. Food worker observe wrapping washed produce with bare hands. Corrected On Site.
18-04-1 Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris,on interior doors of dish machine.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 4254314
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Inspection Number: 2048615
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw bacon cold holding at 56 DEGREES F for two hours on cook's line cooler,sitting on ice in plastic container. Corrected On Site. Rapidly chilled in ice. NOTE:All foods are being cold holding in ice bath.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Cook line cooler not operating;ice bath being used in unit to maintain temperatures of cold potentially hazardous foods.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside waitress front ice bin. Corrected On Site.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debrison french fry heat lamp station,and between ff station and microwave prep table.

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 4004128
Inspection Date: Friday, January 21, 2011
Inspection Number: 1990979
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
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-25-1 Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on milk dispenser head and splash ledge on door of bulk milk cooler. Corrected On Site.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior bottom of sundae reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Corrected On Site.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor behind dish machine. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 4004129
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Inspection Number: 1990980
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on interior of dipper well and shuttoff handle of dipper well. Corrected On Site.
32-07-1 Critical. Observed bathroom facility not clean,men's urinal. Corrected On Site.

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 3871725
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Inspection Number: 1879895
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: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
15-32-1 Violation: 15-32-1Observed fry freezer door gasket torn/in disrepair. CB TIME EXTENSION TILL NEXT INSPECTION.

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 3667714
Inspection Date: Monday, March 29, 2010
Inspection Number: 1879895
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: 15
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
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. Cottage Cheese at 58 degrees Farenheit cold holding 2 hours in top of unit and half n half creamers at 58 degrees Farenheit overnight cold holding in bottom of waitress salad cooler.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Cooked spahetti found wrapped still warm in plastic bags stacked in walk in cooler to finish cooling in walkin cooler and cooked onions covered in lexan pan left to cool at room temperature on prep table for several hours. Corrected On Site.
03D-05-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Improperly cooled cooked onions noted 70 degrees Farenheit and cooked spaghetti noted 45-47 degrees Farenheit not cooled to 41 degrees Farenheit in six hours on prep table and walkin cooler. STOP SALE ISSUED. Corrected On Site.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures in waitress salad make line cooler. Note ambient air temperature in unit noted 60 degrees Farenheit.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food [bulk bag of opened salt] in holding unit/dry storage area. 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 bulk salt in storeroom. Corrected On Site.
12B-02-1 Critical. Observed employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed waitress salad line cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
15-32-1 Observed fry freezer door gasket torn/in disrepair.
21-16-1 Wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site.
22-19-1 Critical. Observed interior of microwave soiled at waitress station and build up encrusted milk soil on spindle heads on milk shake mixer.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of dust or dirt on evaporator coil of salad make line cooler.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris on silicone sealler between stainless steel splash panels in dishwashing area.
50-09-1 Critical. Hotel and Restaurant license not properly displayed.

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 3830352
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Inspection Number: 1879896
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: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 3667715
Inspection Date: Monday, September 28, 2009
Inspection Number: 1879896
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). Operator discarded approximately 2 ponds of raw hambuger meat cold holding at 52-54 overnight intop of grill meat cooler. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw ground beef found cold holding at 52-54 degrees Farenheit in well cooler by grill. Corrected On Site. Operator discarded 2 lbs of raw ground beef and instucted staff again to only store potentially hazardous foods in bottom of unit. Repeat Violation.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Top section of grill meat cooler is not maintaining potentially hazrdous foods at 41 degrees Farenheit or below. This section of cooler is not to be used.
10-01-1 In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Handle of scoop observed touchi g cole slaw in container in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed black soil buildup inside ar wall ice bin by drive thru window.
34-10-1 Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 3508113
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Inspection Number: 1688243
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: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-36-1 Violation: 14-36-1Observed gaskets/seals on reachin linr freezer cold holding unit in poor repair.

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 3213434
Inspection Date: Monday, February 09, 2009
Inspection Number: 1688243
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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). Improper cooling of approximately 12 lbs. Chili overnight in walkin cooler 52-82 degrees F.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Liquid eggs,raw beef patties,cooked sausage patties in top section of grill cooler at 52-54 degrees F,held more than 4 hours in unit. Sautee onions and cooked mushrooms in 6 oz. Souffle cups in top of sandwich make cooler held more than four hours at 52-54 degrees F. STOP SALE. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site. Manager discarded product and restocked with fresh food wit ice under pans at grill station. This violation must be corrected by : 02/10/09.
03D-05-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Observed cooked chili improperly cooled ,8 hours,overnight in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on reachin linr freezer cold holding unit in poor repair.
22-25-1 Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on shake mixer's heads/spindles. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 3213435
Inspection Date: Monday, September 08, 2008
Inspection Number: 1688244
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-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed assorted Cheeses at 55 degrees F and ground beef patties at 64 degrees F in top right section of cook grill line cooler. NOTE: foods put in section at 7 am ;must use within 4 hours and discard remaining food. Corrected On Site.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment [cook's grill cooler incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures of 41 degrees F or below ;noted cheeses at 54 degrees F and ground beef 63 degrees F. Corrected On Site. Operator using ice on restocked fresh food products inntop of cooler.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on ashelf above food preparation table. Corrected On Site.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Observed 10 ppm chlorine on plate surface residual after 4 runs in dishmachine.
22-19-1 Critical. Observed interior ceiling of microwave soiled at coo line.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on exterior of reachin freezer and exterior of deep fryer and splash aa on heat lamp for french fries.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood filters above fryers.
32-05-1 Critical. Observed men's bathroom facility in disrepair;left stall commode not flushing.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees in middle of kitchen and womens restroom.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor below dishmachine,fryers,soda box rack and waitress line.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 3111187
Inspection Date: Monday, April 28, 2008
Inspection Number: 1635013
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed black soil buildup inside ice bin at waitress station.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of black mold-like substance behind soda dispensing nozzles at waitress station.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees in men's restroom.
34-08-1 Observed unnecessary items stored in garbage enclosure.
34-10-1 Observed trash/cardborad on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
35A-07-1 Critical. Observed small flying insects in dishmachine area.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor below equipment and in fllor drains =.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated rust in hood above reheating kettle. Repeat Violation.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers in dry paper/food storeroom.
38-10-1 Light not functioning in walkin freezer and missing light shield in freezer ].
45-35-1 Critical. No current hood fire suppression system inspection report available. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site. Report dated 2/29/08 lists no violations.

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 2969306
Inspection Date: Monday, December 24, 2007
Inspection Number: 1616376
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]
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered raw hamburger/ food in walkin cold holding unit.
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food,[slicing tomatoes for sandwiches] by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Corrected On Site.
10-02-1 In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment;observed ladels storedhanging from lip of dirtt hood at chili preparation area.
12A-22-1 Critical. Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and the establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table. Corrected On Site.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength or reaching 160 degrees F on plate surface in dishmachine. NOTE:UNTIL PAIRED SANITIZE IN 50 ppm in compartment of triple sink for 10 seconds and air dry.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses at cookline.
22-19-1 Critical. Observed interior door of microwave oven soiled at waitress station.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed black soil buildup inside walls waitress ice bin.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood filters in fryer hood.
25-01-1 Observed single-service articles handled, displayed, or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination by drive thru.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor beneath cookline,sundae station and waitress station.
37-20-1 Hood and metal shelf attached to wall not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with rust andblack soil.
45-35-1 Critical. No current hood fire suppression system inspection report available fom 8/07.
53A-01-1 Critical. Manager AMANDA MARQUIS lacking proof of Food Manager Certification at this location and transfered from Melbourne store.
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. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
License ID: 2135245
Inspection Visit ID: 2969307
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Inspection Number: 1616377
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]
15-13-1 Nonfood-contact surfaces not free of unnecessary ledges, projections and crevices. Observed broken door threshold lip for upright ice cream freezer.
21-16-1 Wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood fikters above deep fryers.
23-05-1 Observed food residue build-up on interior Bottoms of both upright icre cream storage freezers.
25-01-1 Observed single-service articles handled, displayed, or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination By drive thru.
33-14-1 Observed dumpster overflowing garbage.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor below equipment.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment coil on rear of fan blower soiled with some dust buildup.
49-09-1 Critical. Observed oily rags in plastic container stored in boiler room. Corrected On Site.
53A-19-1 Critical. Observed expired Food Manager Certification for general manager. NOTE: scheduled for exam this month.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 22, 2007
Inspection Number: 1440125
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 8
Details
1 critical violation of code 06 which requires:
  • “Potentially hazardous food properly thawed.”
1 violation of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
2 violations of code 15 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
2 violations of code 21 which requires:
  • “Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored”
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 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
2 risk violations of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”

Inspection For: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
Inspection Date: Monday, October 16, 2006
Inspection Number: 1440124
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: STEAK N SHAKE #276
License Number: 1504537
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 14, 2006
Inspection Number: 1440124
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: 16
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 11
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
1 risk violation of code 01 which requires:
  • “01a - Food obtained from approved source.”
  • “01b - Wholesome, sound condition.”
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.”
2 risk violations 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 09 which requires:
  • “Foods handled with minimum contact.”
1 risk violation 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 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 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”
1 violation of code 38 which requires:
  • “Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded”
1 risk violation of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
1 critical violation of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 violation of code 56 which requires:
  • “Copy of Chapter 509, Florida Statutes, available (no longer used per Chapter 2008-55, Laws of Florida)”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Steak 'n Shake #276 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 Steak 'n Shake #276.

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 Steak 'n Shake #276 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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