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China Inn
215 Crockett Blvd
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(321)455-1580

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 5368123
Inspection Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Inspection Number: 2437309
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
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. Bottled water, phone, keys. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Jug of oil. **Corrected On-Site**
10-17-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment. Table and reach in cooler **Corrected On-Site**
10-07-4 Basic.In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice spoons 81° water. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. **. Repeat Violation**
25-37-4 Basic.Reuse of ridged single-use container. Cardboard used for to go orders.
14-06-4 Basic.Wood food-contact surface not properly sealed. Walk in cooler.
01B-01-4 High Priority.Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. 5 cans of hoisin sauce.
12A-16-4 High Priority.Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. Cashier after ringing up order grabbed to go cartons for order. **. Repeat Violation**
08A-21-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler. Raw chicken over shell rggs. **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 5278857
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Inspection Number: 2394783
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 High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed. **Corrected On-Site**
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site**
40-07-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. Phones on shelf with restaurant food. **. Repeat Violation**
14-10-4 Basic.Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed for food. Paint mixer wand attached to drill used to mix food.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Jugs of oil buckets of sauce. **. Repeat Violation**
10-22-4 Basic.In-use utensil stored in water between uses. 85° water, rice scoop. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors.
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans.
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **. Repeat Violation**
41-07-4 High Priority.Container of medicine improperly stored. Above prep table **Corrected On-Site**
12A-16-4 High Priority.Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands.
12A-19-4 High Priority.Employee washed hands with cold water.
22-45-4 High Priority.Food-contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning, before use. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. Dishes being done by hand not sanitized.
08A-21-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler. Raw chicken over shell eggs
22-23-4 Intermediate.Heavy Encrusted, soiled material on slicer. **. Repeat Violation**
03D-19-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food left at room temperature to cool. Cooked chicken. 115°-120°**Corrected On-Site**
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Egg rolls, chicken.
45-02-4 Portable fire extinguisher gauge in red zone. For reporting purposes only. Silver by registers.

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 5211598
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Inspection Number: 2378833
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Flour
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Cell phone above prep table
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Oil, buckets of sauce
36-47-4 Basic.Hood soiled with accumulated grease.
10-07-4 Basic.In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice scoop **Corrected On-Site**
21-10-4 Basic.In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board.
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Foam to go containers
42-04-4 Basic.Storage of tools on shelf above or with food.
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Cut vegetables **. Repeat Violation**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor. **Corrected On-Site**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Flour, sugar, salt
29-45-4 High Priority.Hose attached to faucet at mop sink eliminating required air gap.
41-08-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with clean or in-use utensils. Butane
03D-19-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food left at room temperature to cool. Egg rolls 120° placed in walkin.
22-07-4 Intermediate.Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris.

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 4949139
Inspection Date: Friday, October 04, 2013
Inspection Number: 2279600
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside.
32-02-4 Basic.The bathroom is not designated with signage

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 5103994
Inspection Date: Friday, October 04, 2013
Inspection Number: 2279599
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: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 4949138
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 01, 2013
Inspection Number: 2279599
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: 24
Number of High Priority Violations: 7
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-05-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line food-contact shelves. Corrected on site
24-14-4 Basic.Clean utensils stored between equipment and wall.
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. The bathroom vent is dusty
08B-12-4 Basic.Food stored in holding unit not covered. Eggrolls in walk in **. Repeat Violation**
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Ther is a scoop without a handle in the rice . Corrcted on site
25-32-4 Basic.Reuse of single-service articles. Egg cartons are used for utensil storage. Corrected on site **. Repeat Violation**
25-05-4 Basic.Single-service articles improperly stored. The clean to go containers are in a old busch beer box. Correctedon site
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. The trash can by the rer door is dirty
08B-26-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in chest freezer. Frozen wontons **. Repeat Violation**
38-04-4 Basic.Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in cooler.
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. The wall by the rear door is dirty
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. Cutting vegetables peas and broccoli
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage _ direct contact with food. Salt
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. 3 cans of raid by rear door
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. See stop sale. Noodles 64f, bean sprouts 86f **. Repeat Violation**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. There is raw chicken over ready to eat vegetables in walkin
08A-21-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler. There is raw chciken over raw beef in walk in in un hermetically sealed containers
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Stop sale rice 104f, Bean sprout 77f for undetermined time
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. The knives on the clean rack are dirty. The rack is by the 3 bin sink
11-03-4 Intermediate.Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of employee health policy and health requirements. Mailed handout to operator
53A-09-4 Intermediate.Establishment has no procedures for employees to follow in response to a vomiting or diarrheal event where the vomit or diarrhea is discharged onto surfaces in the establishment.
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. New Form emailed to operator. Plan only includes corn starch and bean sprouts **. Repeat Violation**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Large sprayer not labeled

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 4949139
Inspection Date: Friday, October 04, 2013
Inspection Number: 2279600
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside.
32-02-4 Basic.The bathroom is not designated with signage

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 5103994
Inspection Date: Friday, October 04, 2013
Inspection Number: 2279599
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: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 4949138
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 01, 2013
Inspection Number: 2279599
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: 24
Number of High Priority Violations: 7
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-05-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line food-contact shelves. Corrected on site
24-14-4 Basic.Clean utensils stored between equipment and wall.
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. The bathroom vent is dusty
08B-12-4 Basic.Food stored in holding unit not covered. Eggrolls in walk in **. Repeat Violation**
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Ther is a scoop without a handle in the rice . Corrcted on site
25-32-4 Basic.Reuse of single-service articles. Egg cartons are used for utensil storage. Corrected on site **. Repeat Violation**
25-05-4 Basic.Single-service articles improperly stored. The clean to go containers are in a old busch beer box. Correctedon site
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. The trash can by the rer door is dirty
08B-26-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in chest freezer. Frozen wontons **. Repeat Violation**
38-04-4 Basic.Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in cooler.
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. The wall by the rear door is dirty
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. Cutting vegetables peas and broccoli
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage _ direct contact with food. Salt
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. 3 cans of raid by rear door
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. See stop sale. Noodles 64f, bean sprouts 86f **. Repeat Violation**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. There is raw chicken over ready to eat vegetables in walkin
08A-21-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler. There is raw chciken over raw beef in walk in in un hermetically sealed containers
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Stop sale rice 104f, Bean sprout 77f for undetermined time
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. The knives on the clean rack are dirty. The rack is by the 3 bin sink
11-03-4 Intermediate.Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of employee health policy and health requirements. Mailed handout to operator
53A-09-4 Intermediate.Establishment has no procedures for employees to follow in response to a vomiting or diarrheal event where the vomit or diarrhea is discharged onto surfaces in the establishment.
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. New Form emailed to operator. Plan only includes corn starch and bean sprouts **. Repeat Violation**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Large sprayer not labeled

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 4641249
Inspection Date: Monday, December 31, 2012
Inspection Number: 2175714
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical.- Observed dented/rusted cans. 2 dented cans manager discarded
02-24-1 Critical.- Potentially hazardous food held under time as a public health control without time marking indicating 4-hour limit. / corn starch mixture will discard at 3 pm just made- gave the time as public health control form
06-01-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in an improper manner. Raw pork on speed rack prep area temp at 30 degrees f re- educated on defrosting processes
08A-15-1 Critical.- Food not stored in a clean/dry location that is not exposed to splash/dust. / observed make shift shelf strainer on trash can with a strainer of cut cabbage on top
08A-29-1 Critical.- Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. / uncovered dumplings in long freezer
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. / for bulk rice
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. / observed an egg crate utilized as a utensil liner on shelf under the sop **Corrected On-Site**
37-14-1 Observed ceiling in disrepair. / men's room back of restaurant severe water damage **. Repeat Violation**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 4298349
Inspection Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
Inspection Number: 2065935
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed corn starch and water at 77 F and bean sprouts at 76 F Less than 4 hrs recommend rapid chill. Corrected On Site. Time as a public health control. Repeat Violation.
03D-01-1 Critical.- Observed cooked noodles cooling while covered containers. Was with in proper cooling perameters. Corrected On Site. Uncovered
08A-24-1 Critical.- Observed raw beef stored over seafood in walk in cooler.
08A-24-1 Critical.- Observed raw beef stored over seafood in chest freezer.
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw foods stored over cooked chicken, cooked,noodles and sauces in the walkin cooler
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. In walkin cooler and chest freezer
15-30-1 Shelves in walk-in cooler not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable.
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Reuse of metal cans

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 4298350
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Inspection Number: 2065936
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]
03A-06-1 Critical. Shell eggs held in a unit maintaining an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Shell eggs found stored at room temperature of 80 DEGREES F at cook line. Eggs still cold to touch. Rapidly chilled to freezer and stored in cook's cooler. Corrected On Site.
03D-06-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Obseved fried chicken [GEN CHOW],cooling at 85 DEGREES F,for two hours,in deep container at pp area. Corrected On Site. Chicken placed on slaalow tray to rapidly cool. Note chicken cooled to internal temperate of 52 DEGREES F in 35 minutes.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Observed brown paper bags from single service containers being used as food liner for draining of fried egg rolls. Corrected On Site. Operator using paper towels ,on top of bags.

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 4277039
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Inspection Number: 2054818
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: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-19-1 Single-service containers not constructed with the required characteristics. Observed no 10 food cans being reused for cut ,washed vegetables.
15-35-1 Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Observed empty egg cartons in use for lining shelves for containers of food in walk-in cooler.
23-07-1 Observed fry and cook's cooler door gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up.

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 3944589
Inspection Date: Monday, February 28, 2011
Inspection Number: 1949551
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food ,[raw pork] thawed in standing water. Corrected On Site. Water running into containers and spilling over side into drain of sink.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food,washed produce in pails in walk in cooler Corrected On Site.
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil,rice scoops stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrected On Site.
14-31-1 Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a durable manner. Reusing plastic grocery bags for storing of meats in freezer.
37-19-1 Observed moldy ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers in dining room. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 3944590
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Inspection Number: 1949552
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01A-04-1 Critical. Observed fish [blue fish] recreationally caught and stored in walk in cooler and freezer. Operator stated "fish given to him from customer. Fish is only for his personal use". No invoice available for fish. Operator informed fish is stop saled and must be removed from establishment. Corrected On Site.
03A-06-1 Critical. Shell eggs held in a unit maintaining an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Shell eggs found stored at room temperature at cook line. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on filters in hood.
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Empty plastic jug found cut in half being used as food scoop. Corrected On Site.
37-18-1 Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers in dining and kitchen.

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 3895935
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Inspection Number: 1838782
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

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 3608711
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 06, 2010
Inspection Number: 1838782
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: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-08-1 Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food opened and frozen, not properly date marked for bbq spare ribs and bbq pork meat. Repeat Violation.
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked for boiled shrimp and diced bbq pork in walkin cooler. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Boiled shrimp and white meat chicken were found cold holding 44-47 degrees Farenheit in cook line cooler. Foods in unit 3 hours must be discarded after four hours. Corrected On Site.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed cooked rice,chicken cooling in covered deep containers in walkin cooler.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment,cook line cooler incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures of 41 degrees Farenheit or below. Operator adjusted thermostat to lower setting and temperature dropping before end of inspection. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food,washed,cut produce in open buckets in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in cold holding walkin cooler. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
08B-04-1 Critical. Observed cloth used as a food-contact surface to cover foods in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Observed reuse of lomein plastic bags for storing cooked lobster and Walmart shopping bags used for foods dtored in freezer.
50-09-1 Critical. Hotel and Restaurant current license not displayed.
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 required training to all new employees and employees with expired training certificates.

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 3608712
Inspection Date: Monday, November 23, 2009
Inspection Number: 1838783
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: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-05-1 Critical. Observed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on-site and frozen not properly date marked for bbq pork and dumplings removed for thawi g and cold holding in walkin cooler.
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked for egg rolls etc. . In walkin cooler.
02-25-1 Critical. Observed packaged food not labeled as specified by law. Package of cooked frozen foods not identified in walkin cooler.
08A-04-1 Critical. Observed unwashed fruits/vegetables stored with other ready-to-eat food,washed vegetables in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shrimp stored above ready to eat washed and cut broccoli. Corrected On Site.
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice scoop found stored in standing water of 88 degrees Farenheit. Repeat Violation.
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Observed plastic grocery bags used for bbq pork in freezer and plastic food jugs reused for storing raw chicken etc. In walk in freezer.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 3169511
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Inspection Number: 1657519
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed fried rice cooling in eight inch deep container in walkin cooler.
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil [rice scoops] stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrected On Site.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Establishment observed using plastic grocery bags for food storage in walkin freezer.
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed chlorine sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed; noted above 200 ppm chlorine in towell buckets. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 3169512
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Inspection Number: 1657520
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Observed cleaver stored between table and work cooler. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses at prep table. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 2924718
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Inspection Number: 1586071
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Observed cleaver stored in crevice between cooler and table. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil [large rice scoop] stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Repeat Violation.
12B-04-1 Critical. Observed a designated employee eating/drinking area located in a food storage area. Observed employees drink cups/tea pot/food bowls on food storage shelves in rear kitchen. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses;observed on cookline cooler. Corrected On Site.
35A-07-1 Critical. Observed small flying insects in rear kitchen area.

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
License ID: 2135766
Inspection Visit ID: 2924719
Inspection Date: Monday, October 29, 2007
Inspection Number: 1586072
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A Critical. Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
09 Critical. Foods handled with minimum contact
10 In use food dispensing utensils properly stored
10 In use food dispensing utensils properly stored
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
41A Critical. Toxic items properly stored

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
Inspection Date: Friday, June 08, 2007
Inspection Number: 1488538
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
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 08 which requires:
  • “08a - Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation.”
  • “08b - Cross-contamination, equipment, personnel, storage.”
  • “08c - Potential for cross-contamination, storage practices; damaged food segregated.”
2 violations of code 10 which requires:
  • “In use food dispensing utensils properly stored”
1 violation 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 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”

Inspection For: CHINA INN
License Number: 1505100
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 28, 2006
Inspection Number: 1488541
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: 15
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
3 risk violations of code 08 which requires:
  • “08a - Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation.”
  • “08b - Cross-contamination, equipment, personnel, storage.”
  • “08c - Potential for cross-contamination, storage practices; damaged food segregated.”
1 violation of code 10 which requires:
  • “In use food dispensing utensils properly stored”
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 risk violation of code 32 which requires:
  • “Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with hand soap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles.”
2 violations of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 violation of code 40 which requires:
  • “Employee lockers provided and used, clean”
1 risk violation of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
1 critical violation of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
2 critical violations of code 50 which requires:
  • “Current license, properly displayed.”

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

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 China Inn 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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