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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q #46

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q #46
310 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(321)449-9102

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 5402695
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2447376
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. In pre cooked eggs in walk in cooler. **. Repeat Violation**
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Upright single door reach in cooler
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Cook line and rear prep area. **. Repeat Violation**
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. Bottle of soda. **Corrected On-Site**
06-05-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Krab. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
14-20-4 Basic.Ripped/worn tin foil used as food-contact shelf cover.
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. Salad bar walk in.
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw chicken 53° in reach in cooler from overnight.
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Raw chicken 53° from overnight in reach in cooler.
53B-10-4 Intermediate.Records/documents for required employee training do not contain all of the required information. Some missing information. **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 5275522
Inspection Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
Inspection Number: 2392975
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Bowl in seafood salad and chunk ham walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. **. Repeat Violation**
36-24-4 Basic.Holes in wall. Throughout kitchen. **. Repeat Violation**
38-12-4 Basic.Light shield for lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing end caps. Rear prep and cookline. **. Repeat Violation**
06-05-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Krab
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **. 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. Beef used for beans 47° from overnight, operator willing discarded.
53B-16-4 Intermediate.Employee has not received adequate training related to their assigned duties as evidenced by the inability to answer basic food safety questions. Cook not able to tell cook temperature of chicken.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Hand sink by drive thru. **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 5248876
Inspection Date: Friday, May 30, 2014
Inspection Number: 2384396
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: 16
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 11
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32-12-4 Basic.Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom.
16-01-4 Basic.Dishmachine has no data plate/operating specifications.
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting.
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris.
14-43-4 Basic.Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. On 2 door tall freezer
36-24-4 Basic.Holes in walls throughout establishment.
10-08-4 Basic.Ice scoop handle in contact with ice.
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Dish area
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. Several coolers.
14-20-4 Basic.Ripped/worn tin foil used as food-contact shelf cover. Under char grill
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb, at hand wash sink between drive thru and cook area.
22-63-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of mold-like substance on juice/drink dispensing nozzles/equipment. Soda station under side of heads.
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Inside bar, part on order.
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. Cole slaw
53B-10-4 Intermediate.Records/documents for required employee training do not contain all of the required information.

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 4995272
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Inspection Number: 2311402
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: 21
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 15
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-21-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine.
25-10-4 Basic.Coffee filters not stored in a protected manner to prevent contamination. **Corrected On-Site**
32-12-4 Basic.Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom.
16-01-4 Basic.Dishmachine has no data plate/operating specifications.
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. In Drive thru
40-07-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. Jacket on shelf **Corrected On-Site**
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Preparing beans
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris.
36-22-4 Basic.Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Walk in cooler
36-24-4 Basic.Holes in wall. Little holes Drive Thru and throughout kitchen and molding above walkway to dining room and ice machine.
14-70-4 Basic.Ice buildup in walk-in freezer.
10-08-4 Basic.Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. Drive thru **Corrected On-Site**
38-12-4 Basic.Light shield for lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing end caps. Smoker area
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Dish area
08B-14-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in reach in freezer.
08A-01-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over cooked food. Chicken over cooked chicken. **Corrected On-Site**
22-21-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance inside the ice bin at wait station. Around top of wait station ice bin.
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Hot well used for corn
22-23-4 Intermediate.Encrusted, soiled material on slicer.
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Bar
22-16-4 Intermediate.Walk -in cooler shelves soiled with food debris.

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 4995271
Inspection Date: Friday, August 23, 2013
Inspection Number: 2311401
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: 16
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-46-4 Basic.4-603. 15(A) there is old labels stuck on clean lexan
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. **. Repeat Violation**
24-07-4 Basic.Cleaned and sanitized equipment or utensils not properly stored. There is a 20z souflee in use as a scoop in the lettuce
16-55-4 Basic.Dishmachine not washing/rinsing properly. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all dishware, equipment and utensils in three-compartment sink until dishmachine is functioning properly. The dish machine is leaking **. Repeat Violation**
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. 2 drinks on salad table. Corrected on site **. Repeat Violation**
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Servers
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Bartender and cook **. Repeat Violation**
08B-37-4 Basic.Food stored in a prohibited area. The raw ribs were replaced in box without a food grade liner. Corrected on site
08B-36-4 Basic.There is food preparation is being done on top of the trash can
08B-02-4 High Priority.Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. The butter has unwashed mushrooms over ready to eat butter Corrected on site
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. There is raw beef of okra
08A-18-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in freezer _ all products not commercially packaged. There is raw burger over raw fish in upright freezer
01B-03-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Carrot dropped in trash can and removed to prep sink. Corrected on site. Discarded by manager
13-06-4 Intermediate.Employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Server has pink nail polish
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. Tuna, chicken salad missing ending date
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Chemical in to go lane **. Repeat Violation**

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 4995271
Inspection Date: Friday, August 23, 2013
Inspection Number: 2311401
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: 16
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-46-4 Basic.4-603. 15(A) there is old labels stuck on clean lexan
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. **. Repeat Violation**
24-07-4 Basic.Cleaned and sanitized equipment or utensils not properly stored. There is a 20z souflee in use as a scoop in the lettuce
16-55-4 Basic.Dishmachine not washing/rinsing properly. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all dishware, equipment and utensils in three-compartment sink until dishmachine is functioning properly. The dish machine is leaking **. Repeat Violation**
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. 2 drinks on salad table. Corrected on site **. Repeat Violation**
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Servers
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Bartender and cook **. Repeat Violation**
08B-37-4 Basic.Food stored in a prohibited area. The raw ribs were replaced in box without a food grade liner. Corrected on site
08B-36-4 Basic.There is food preparation is being done on top of the trash can
08B-02-4 High Priority.Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. The butter has unwashed mushrooms over ready to eat butter Corrected on site
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. There is raw beef of okra
08A-18-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in freezer _ all products not commercially packaged. There is raw burger over raw fish in upright freezer
01B-03-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Carrot dropped in trash can and removed to prep sink. Corrected on site. Discarded by manager
13-06-4 Intermediate.Employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Server has pink nail polish
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. Tuna, chicken salad missing ending date
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Chemical in to go lane **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 4894443
Inspection Date: Friday, June 07, 2013
Inspection Number: 2171046
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: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-03-4 Basic.Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. By meat walk in cooler **Warning**
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. The door to the outside from the smoker room has a large air gap underneath **Warning**
36-11-4 Basic.Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Broken tiles in dish area **Warning**
36-28-4 Basic.Wall soiled with fingerprints by the mop sink **Warning**

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 4634209
Inspection Date: Friday, April 05, 2013
Inspection Number: 2171046
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 17
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12A-07-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. **Warning**
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Warning**
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Prep **Warning**
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. In dry storage. The cardboard is not the original container **Warning**
16-55-4 Basic.Dishmachine not washing/rinsing properly. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all dishware, equipment and utensils in three-compartment sink until dishmachine is functioning properly. Leaking at catch basin **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Wiping cloth on food storage shelf is wet **Warning**
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Grey lid containers by rear door have slight dirty buildup **Warning**
31A-14-4 Intermediate.Employee rinsed utensil in handwash sink. Coffee pot **Warning**
33-17-4 Basic.Garbage can soiled. By rear door, outside of can **Warning**
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. The door to the outside from the smoker room has a large air gap underneath **Warning**
36-03-4 Basic.Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. By meat walk in cooler **Warning**
36-11-4 Basic.Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Broken tiles in dish area **Warning**
36-28-4 Basic.Wall soiled with fingerprints by the mop sink **Warning**
41-11-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with single-service items. Blue cleaner by to go cups attorney go cup window **Warning**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Blue cleaner by to go window **Warning**
53B-05-4 Intermediate.Required employee training expired for all employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPRs contracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **. Repeat Violation** **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 DBPRs contracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Several new employees **Warning**

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 4634210
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Inspection Number: 2171047
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]
06-05-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. /krab product still frozen re-educated 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. /bowl to scoop cole slaw
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. /drive thru ice bin
15-35-1 shelf holding trays to carry foid not smoith durable or easily cleanable/waite station
16-03-1 Critical.- Observed moderate accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment. /around top of unit and the piping
23-06-1 Observed heavy build-up of food debris in cooks line draws
24-08-1 Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. /glasses waite station-gray and plastic food bins in dishmachine area
31-12-1 Critical.- Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. /waite station employee hand washing sink utilizing for utensils
36-10-1 Observed broken floor tile in front of ice bin waite station and a couple in dishmachine kitchen area
40-04-1 Observed purse stored on prep table also purse and jacket stored on shelf storage room with condiments
41A-10-1 Critical.- Observed toxic item improperly stored. /windex stored on top of coffee maker waite station
53B-08-1 Critical.- observed employees trained but all have expired must have recertified by next inspection

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 4290835
Inspection Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Inspection Number: 2060942
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed sheet pans raw pork stored over sheet pan of cooked pulled pork Corrected On Site.
16-03-1 Critical. Observed HEAVY accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed heavy buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzles.
25-01-1 Observed single-service articles handled, displayed, or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Suffle cups
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. Y connection at mop sink
36-11-1 Floors tiles broken in dishmachine area causingbwater to stand.

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 4290836
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Inspection Number: 2060943
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]
12A-26-1 Critical. Observed an employee with nail polish working with exposed food ,scooping ice without wearing intact gloves. Corrected On Site.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb on south side of extetior of building by front door.
35B-04-1 Critical. Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation bottom rear kitchen door opening along threshold.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Tile on floor in waitress area in disrepair and floor drain by drive thru.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 4259346
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 02, 2011
Inspection Number: 2049883
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03C-09-1 Critical. Reheated food for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Observed pulled bbq chicken at 68 DEGREES F after reheating in front line steam table for 2 hours. Steam table was not on during this time. Operator removed and rapidly reheated in steamer to 165 DEGREES F. Corrected On Site.
03C-11-1 Critical. Commercially processed food not reheated to 135 degrees Fahrenheit for hot holding. Commerical process frozen potato soup noted 120 DEGREES F,reheating in soup kettle for 2 hours. Corrected On Site. Soup rapidly reheated to 165 DEGREES F,then hot held at 135 DEGREES F.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shell eggs stored above cole slaw in drive thru refrigerator. Corrected On Site.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed cases of food stored on floor in salad walk in cooler.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside back wall inside ice bin by drive thru.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable around floor drain at main waitress station.

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 4018991
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Inspection Number: 2001315
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food,raw chicken thawed in standing water at 60 DF. Corrected On Site. RAPIDLY CHILLED TO 41 DF with ice.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered bbq meats food in walk in cooler cold holding. 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/cooked egg. Corrected On Site.
10-06-1 In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous food and the container. Corrected On Site.
12A-12-1 Critical. Observed employee switch from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing hands. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable at meat slicer.
34-10-1 Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster. Repeat Violation.
37-18-1 Observed dusty air conditioning vent cover in waitress station area.
38-07-1 Several lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers in kitchen.

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 4018992
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Inspection Number: 2001316
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. Stew vegetable packages found thawing in standing water for 2 hours,noted 75 DEGREES FARENHEIT. Corrected On Site. Mix rapidly chilled in walk in freezer.
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Waitress ice scoop stod on soda drip tray. Corrected On Site.
12A-26-1 Critical. Observed an employee with artificial nails/nail polish scooping ice without wearing intact gloves. Corrected On Site.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on dish machine and scale on interior of machine.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees at bar and waitress station.
34-10-1 Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager,Scott Wessner lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 3682394
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Inspection Number: 1890050
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: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food cooling on top speed rack in wa;k in cooler. Corrected On Site.
08A-35-1 Critical. Observed food contaminated by unsanitized equipment. Observed salad person rinsing dirty bowls in two compartment foood prep sink and knives and tongs stored in this rwo compartment sink. 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 [cut lemons]. Corrected On Site.
10-06-1 In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous food [chicken salad] and the container in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
12A-15-1 Critical. Observed food preparation sinks, handsinks or warewashing machine used for purposes other than the designated use. Wipe cloth,dirty mug stored in bar hand sink. Corrected On Site.
13-02-1 Observed woman employee with ineffective hair restraint at drive thru.
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Door flaps on big walk-in cooler. On oder per manager.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate buildup of black residue in the interior ceiling of ice machine.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on metal food storage shelves in walk in cooler.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees at bar.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions at bar. Corrected On Site.
34-09-1 Observed grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 3773498
Inspection Date: Friday, September 11, 2009
Inspection Number: 1918194
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
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/cole slaw in salad walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
21-11-1 Wiping cloth quaternary ammonia sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength;noted 100 ppm. Minimum 200 ppm. Corrected On Site.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate buildup of black residue on the interior ceiling of ice machine.
29-08-1 Plumbing system in disrepair. Observed antisiphon valve broken on faucet at utility/mop sink. Repeat Violation.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 3578749
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Inspection Number: 1826561
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 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). Corrected On Site.
03D-05-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Observed cooked bbq pork,beans and soup improperly cooled in deep covered containers in salad walkin cooler overnight noted with internal temperatures of 50 degrees F. Corrected On Site. Operator discarded 10 lbs of food in trash.
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Plastic door curtain found torn innsalad walkin cooler.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of black moldlike substance in the interior ceiling of ice machine. Repeat Violation.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside sliding doors ice bins at waitress stations. Corrected On Site.
29-08-1 Plumbing system in disrepair. Observed antisiphon valve broken on utility/mop sink.

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 3227983
Inspection Date: Friday, January 09, 2009
Inspection Number: 1698362
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-04-1 In-use large ice scoop/utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Corrected On Site.
12A-09-1 Critical. Observed food employee wearing watch other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while handling/preparing ribs. Corrected On Site.
12B-02-1 Critical. Observed employee cook eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. Corrected On Site.
13-04-1 Observed employee with no beard guard/restraint.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Observed sanitizier container empty and 0 ppm of chlorine residual on plate surface. Corrected On Site.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate black buildup of residue in the interior of ice machine.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair in dry storeroom above door.
37-14-1 Observed ceiling in disrepair. Observed hole in ceiling above two compartment prep sink. Repeat Violation.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers in two ceiling fixtures in kitchen.
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle of glass cleaner at wait station. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 3227984
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Inspection Number: 1698363
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved and no at meat slicer table serving area.
15-30-1 Shelves attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Shelves in disrepair in salad walkin cooler and meat walkin cooler. Repeat Violation.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup ofblack moldlike substance in the interior of ice machine.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable along outside wall of freezer inside walkin cooler. Observed broken floor tile and standing water in meat walkin cooler.
37-13-1 Observed two holesin ceiling in dishwashing room.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 2891229
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Inspection Number: 1563313
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]
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in walkin cooler;when cooling cooked meatsbrequires cover pan on top of shelveing racks. Corrected On Site.
15-30-1 Shelves attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable in [one] meat walkin cooler and [three] in salad wain cooler. Repeat Violation.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin at drive thru and waitress station. Corrected On Site.
46-09-1 Critical. Exit signs not properly illuminated by back dining room door and rear kitchen door.

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
License ID: 2135646
Inspection Visit ID: 2891230
Inspection Date: Monday, October 22, 2007
Inspection Number: 1563314
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: 28
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 15
Number of Noncritical Violations: 13
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02 Critical. Original container: properly labeled, date marking
02 Critical. Original container: properly labeled, date marking
03A Critical. Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport, and cold holding
08A Critical. Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
10 In use food dispensing utensils properly stored
12A Critical. Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operation plan
12A Critical. Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operation plan
12B Critical. Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence)
13 Clean clothes, hair restraints
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
15 Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
15 Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
15 Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
17 Critical. Thermometers, gauges, test kits provided
18 Pre-flushed, scraped, soaked
20A Critical. Sanitizing concentration
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
23 Non-food contact surfaces clean
23 Non-food contact surfaces clean
30 Critical. Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow
35A Critical. Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited
37 Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean
37 Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean
40 Employee lockers provided and used, clean

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 14, 2007
Inspection Number: 1440378
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
1 violation of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 critical violation of code 30 which requires:
  • “Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow”
1 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 07, 2007
Inspection Number: 1440378
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 13
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
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.”
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”
3 violations of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 critical violation of code 28 which requires:
  • “Sewage and wastewater disposed properly.”
1 critical violation of code 30 which requires:
  • “Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow”
2 critical violations of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”
1 violation of code 40 which requires:
  • “Employee lockers provided and used, clean”
1 violation of code 42 which requires:
  • “Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles. Cleaning and maintenance equipment properly stored. Kitchen restricted to authorized personnel”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”

Inspection For: SONNYS BAR B Q OF MERRITT ISL
License Number: 1504978
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 28, 2006
Inspection Number: 1528160
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
1 risk violation of code 07 which requires:
  • “Unwrapped or potentially hazardous food not re-served.”
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 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 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 29 which requires:
  • “Plumbing installed and maintained”
2 violations of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 violation of code 38 which requires:
  • “Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded”
1 critical violation of code 46 which requires:
  • “Exiting system - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 47 which requires:
  • “Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q #46 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 Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q #46.

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 Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q #46 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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