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Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi
455 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(321)452-0507

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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.

Wabi Sabi 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 Wabi Sabi 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--2011050037 - On November 01, 2011 Wabi Sabi, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $1000 for violations observed during its September 21, 2011 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2011059456 - On March 13, 2012 Wabi Sabi, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $1800 for violations observed during its November 30, 2011 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2014012481 - On April 09, 2014 Wabi Sabi, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $160 for violations observed during its February 20, 2014 inspection.

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4 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 5461769
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2445664
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Right door of three door fridge. **Warning**
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Placed cooked noodles on roll. **Warning**. Did not observe

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 5397047
Inspection Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Inspection Number: 2445664
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 High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Right door of three door fridge. **Warning**
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
12A-07-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. **Warning**
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Placed cooked noodles on roll. **Warning**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter 60°added to time as a public health control. Milk 45° **Warning**
03F-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. Tempura, noodles. Both from opening at 11, must discard at 3 pm. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08A-03-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. Raw beef over cooked beef. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
02B-01-4 Intermediate.Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory. **Warning**
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Cook line **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
53B-10-4 Intermediate.Records/documents for required employee training do not contain all of the required information. Some information missing and any new employees must be food safety trained within 60 days of employment. **Warning**

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 5396763
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Inspection Number: 2403836
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning** bought wrong fitting.
53B-13-4 Intermediate.Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 5296675
Inspection Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2403836
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 14
Number of High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 6
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. By slicer. **Warning**
38-12-4 Basic.Light shield for lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing end caps. **Warning**
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. **Warning**
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
25-32-4 Basic.Reuse of single-service articles. Srircha bottles **Warning**
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. Rechecked 50 ppm. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
12A-15-4 High Priority.Food server handling soiled dishes or utensils then clean dishes/utensils without washing hands. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
01D-01-4 High Priority.Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. **Warning**
03F-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. Operator made at 11. **Warning**
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
02B-01-4 Intermediate.Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory. **Warning**
31B-05-4 Intermediate.Paper towel dispenser at handwash sink not working/unable to dispense paper towels. Kitchen unit sometimes works and sometimes does not. **Warning**
53B-13-4 Intermediate.Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 5249508
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Inspection Number: 2356177
Visit Number: 4
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Admin. Complaint Callback Complied - Return visit resulting from an administrative complaint found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 5059130
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Inspection Number: 2356176
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
40-07-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. Back pack on rice **Corrected On-Site**
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Dry storage
29-27-4 Basic.No mop sink or curbed cleaning facility provided. Facility is dumping mop water in employee restroom hand sink. Facility must install mop sink to dispose of mop water. Mop water cannot be dumped onto the ground outside either. Operator asked if they could add a hand sink in employee restroom beside mop sink, that would be ok.
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. Faucet outside south side of building
53A-07-4 Intermediate.No certified food manager for establishment. 3 took test on 2/16/14, no one passed. Sent for AC on 2/20/14

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 5193111
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Inspection Number: 2356177
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. States that he is at the store buying stuff for restaurant **Warning** test scheduled for 3 managers on 2/16/14, saw invoice. Test was taken on 2/16/14, 3 managers, National Registry. Received results, none passed.

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 5154404
Inspection Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Inspection Number: 2356177
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 15
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 9
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-21-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine. **Warning**
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Rice in store room. **Warning**
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Above sink area **Warning**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Bucket **Warning**
10-24-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in crack between equipment and wall. At prep sink **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Foam containers **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. **Warning**
42-01-4 Basic.Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Warning**
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08A-10-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
12A-02-4 High Priority.Server handled soiled dishes or utensils and then picked up plated food, served food, or prepared a beverage without washing hands. **Warning**
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. States that he is at the store buying stuff for restaurant **Warning** test scheduled for 3 managers on 2/16/14, saw invoice.
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. **Warning**
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. **Warning**

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 5059131
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Inspection Number: 2356177
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 High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 9
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-21-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine. **Warning**
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Rice in store room. **Warning**
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Above sink area **Warning**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Bucket **Warning**
10-24-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in crack between equipment and wall. At prep sink **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Foam containers **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. **Warning**
42-01-4 Basic.Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Warning**
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08A-10-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
12A-02-4 High Priority.Server handled soiled dishes or utensils and then picked up plated food, served food, or prepared a beverage without washing hands. **Warning**
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. States that he is at the store buying stuff for restaurant **Warning**
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. **Warning**
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. **Warning**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 4865973
Inspection Date: Friday, April 05, 2013
Inspection Number: 2197516
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 4675727
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Inspection Number: 2197516
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 High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01A-15-4 High Priority.Operator unable to provide documentation for source of fish. See stop sale. No invoices. Tru world provided invoices upon deliver today
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Roe51f. Corrective action taken, just prepped
06-06-4 Basic.Frozen potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food being slacked at room temperature is no longer frozen solid. Tuna at 51f. Cook fish, do not serve raw.
08A-10-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. Raw pork over coked noodles in 2 door cooler. Corrected on site
08B-02-4 High Priority.Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Chicken in target bag
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Sushi being made with bare hands. Corrected on site
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Thereisa scoop without a handle touching the salt
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Serverwith watch on
14-13-4 Basic.Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Cardboard on coler bottom
16-33-4 Intermediate.Chemical test kit not used to ensure proper sanitization of equipment and utensils when using a chemical sanitizer. Oppm cl. Manually wash dishes by hand until sanitizer is proper.
16-34-4 Intermediate.No quaternary ammonium chemical test kit provided when using quaternary ammonium chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
24-05-4 Basic.Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Tomgs are hanging on over handle. Corrected on site
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees.
40-07-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. Purse and phone by chopstix
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling.

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7 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 4616569
Inspection Date: Friday, June 15, 2012
Inspection Number: 2163241
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-31-1 Violation: 14-31-1cups with no handles used as scoops throught facility.
36-14-1 Violation: 36-14-1Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor behind equipment.

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 4616555
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Inspection Number: 2163241
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: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01A-03-1 Critical.- Observed 2 dozen eggs from customers hens stored in dry storage area at room temperature. Operator states personal use
01B-15-1 Critical.- Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Beef bone stew at 64 degrees fahrenheit.
02-26-1 Critical.- Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.
02-27-1 Critical.- Failure to maintain freezing records on nonexempt fish for 90 days. No invoices on site all non exempt fish with norecord of parasite destruction must be cooked to the minnimum cooking temperature
03D-05-1 Critical.- Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Beef bone stew found at 64 degrees fahrenheit in reach in cooler. Stop sale issued
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw beef in zip tied bags stored over ready-to-eat food in reach in freezer.
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw beef and chicken stored over beef broth
12A-03-1 Critical.- Observed dish washer use three compartment sink as a hand washing sink
12A-17-1 Critical.- Observed employee improperly washing hands. Used sanitizer instead of soap.
14-31-1 cups with no handles used as scoops throught facility.
36-14-1 Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor behind equipment.

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 4572280
Inspection Date: Monday, April 16, 2012
Inspection Number: 2089685
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: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 4335637
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Inspection Number: 2089685
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: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Cooked rice from yesterday found hot holding at 124 DEGREES F in rice pot. Repeat Violation.
03C-09-1 Critical. Reheated food for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Observed cooked rice leftover from yesterday and reheating in rice warming pot since 8 AM today,found at 124 DEGREES F, at 11:30 AM. STOP SALE 4 LBS OF COOKED RICE.
51-16-1 No plan review submitted and renovations in progress for sushi bar in dining room. Repeat Violation.
53A-09-1 Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. Observed six employees,two waitresses and four food workers in kitchen with no certified food manager present. Repeat Violation.
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. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 4514781
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Inspection Number: 2089686
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Admin. Complaint Callback Not Complied - Corrections to violations that resulted in an administrative complaint were not completed at the time of inspection. Violations may not be noted again on these inspection reports.
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
1 3) 51-16-1 NO PLAN WAS SUBMITTED AND APPROVED FOR THE NEWLY ADDED SUSHI BAR IN THE DINING ROOM. CALL BACK INSPECTION NOT COMPLIED,NO PLANS WERE SUBMITTED OR APPROVED BY TALLAHASSEE PLAN REVIEW OFFICE.

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 4335638
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Inspection Number: 2089686
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: 13
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 11
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-13-2 Critical. Required consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal food not provided. NOTE:POSTED ADVISORY IN DINING ROOM,BUT MENU ENTREES ARE NOT SPECIFIC TO RAW OR UNDERCOOKED MEAT PROTEIN.
02-24-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food [sushi rice] held under time as a public health control without time marking indicating 4-hour limit. Repeat Violation.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw salmon cold holding 47 DEGREES F. For 15 minutes , in sushi display cooler. Corrected On Site. All seafood rapidly childed in ice in unit.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Smoked eel cold holding 47 DEGREES F in below sushi counter refrigerator. Foods in black refrigerator removed fron cooler.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Cooked white rice hot holding at 126 DEGREES F at serving line. Corrected On Site. Removed and reheated to 165 DEGREES F.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Two small black refrigerators below sushi counter cold holding at 47 DEGREES F. Both units have heavy ice buildup and need to be defrosted. Corrected On Site. Manager removed food to another working unit and defrosted coolers.
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometers in sushi cold holding units.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw repackaged chicken stored above repackaged beef and scallops in chest freezer. Repeat Violation.
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. Waiter used bare hands to touch cut lemons for beverages. Corrected On Site. Using tongs.
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice scoop stored on soda drip tray.
51-16-1 No plan review submitted and renovations in progress for new added sushi bar in dining room. Repeat Violation.
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. Provide training for all new employees hired after sixty days.

Inspection For: WABI SABI
License Number: 1504658
License ID: 2980546
Inspection Visit ID: 4456147
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Inspection Number: 1949575
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Admin. Complaint Callback Not Complied - Corrections to violations that resulted in an administrative complaint were not completed at the time of inspection. Violations may not be noted again on these inspection reports.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
1 1] 02-24-1 THE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD (SUSHI RICE) WAS HELD UNDER TIME AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CONTROL WITHOUT THE TIME MARKING INDICATING THE FOUR LIMIT. CALL BACK INSPECTION SUSHI RICE NOTED WITH NO 4 HOUR DISCARD TIME AND HOLDING AT 74 DEGREES FARENHEIT AT SUSHI BAR.
1 4] 08A-24-1 and 08A-27-11) RAW REPACKAGED WAS BEING STORED ABOVE REPACKAGED BEEF IN CHEST FREEZER ON 9/21/11. 2) COMPLIED
1 6] 51-16-1 PLANS WE NOT SUBMITTED AND APPROVED FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A NEW SUSHI BAR ADDED TO THE DINING ROOM,AS OF 09/21/11.

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Wabi Sabi 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 Wabi Sabi.

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 Wabi Sabi 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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