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China Star Chinese Restaurant

China Star Chinese Restaurant
89 E Merritt Ave
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(321)454-9668

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NoticeThe Division of Hotels and Restaurants conducts regular inspections of public food service establishments to assure compliance with state sanitation and safety laws.

China Star Chinese Restaurant either allowed conditions to exist that pose an immediate threat to the public's health and safety or repeatedly did not correct non-critical violations noted during routine and call-back inspections, despite being given oral and written warnings and ample time to do so.

Each of the listed cases involves either a signed stipulation (“settlement”) between the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and China Star Chinese Restaurant or a Final Order issued after a formal administrative hearing has been conducted. Section 509.261, Florida Statutes, authorizes the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to fine, suspend or revoke the license of establishments that do not comply with state health and safety laws.


Case Number: 4--2011023637 - On June 01, 2011 China Star Chinese Restaurant, Merritt Island was ordered to pay $200 for violations observed during its April 15, 2011 inspection.

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 5389000
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Inspection Number: 2443370
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 18
Number of High Priority Violations: 6
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-15-4 Basic.Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink.
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Containers of flour, corn starch, etc. **. Repeat Violation**
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. **. Repeat Violation**
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **. Repeat Violation**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Buckets in walk in cooler. **. Repeat Violation**
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Scoop handle in rice.
10-07-4 Basic.In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice scoops. **. Repeat Violation**
21-10-4 Basic.In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board.
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans. **. Repeat Violation**
08B-54-4 Basic.Uncovered food stored near sink exposed to splash. Rice by hand wash sink. **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. Took order grabbed food to cook. **. Repeat Violation**
12A-27-4 High Priority.Employee cracked raw shell eggs and then handled ready-to-eat food and/or clean equipment or utensils without washing hands. **. Repeat Violation**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over sauce in walk in cooler
08A-03-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. Raw pork over cooked pork in white upright freezer.
01B-13-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Rice covered by apron and cooked chicken covered with dirty towel in walk in cooler. * repeat from 3/12/14. Admin Complaint** **Admin Complaint** **. Repeat Violation**
41-02-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Greased lightning by raw chicken at sink. **Corrected On-Site**
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Lid stored on sink.
43-08-4 Intermediate.Unnecessary persons in the food preparation, food storage, or warewashing area. Child running in kitchen **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 5317488
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Inspection Number: 2417620
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: 18
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
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. Bowl in sugar. **. Repeat Violation**
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Containers of flour, corn starch etc. **. Repeat Violation**
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. **. Repeat Violation**
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **. Repeat Violation**
08B-12-4 Basic.Food stored in holding unit not covered. Upright freezer. **. Repeat Violation**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Bucket of sauce, jugs of oil,
23-09-4 Basic.Heavily Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
36-47-4 Basic.Hood heavily soiled with accumulated grease. **. Repeat Violation**
10-11-4 Basic.In-use rice scoop/spoon stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. 86°
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans. **. Repeat Violation**
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. **Corrected On-Site**
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor.
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-27-4 High Priority.Employee cracked raw shell eggs and then handled ready-to-eat food and/or clean equipment or utensils without washing hands.
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
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. Bok choy temperature of 45°, facility opens at 11, 11:45 took temp.
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Rice residue.
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. Pork **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 5238888
Inspection Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Inspection Number: 2382251
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: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 15
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. **. Repeat Violation**
14-71-4 Basic.Duct tape used to repair nonfood-contact surface. Inside upright white freezer
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Lid held together with wood, wood should be painted or sealed. **. Repeat Violation**
08B-12-4 Basic.Food stored in holding unit not covered. Upright freezer.
14-42-4 Basic.Hood filter missing from automatic fire suppression/exhaust system. Gap in filter system
36-47-4 Basic.Hood heavily soiled with accumulated grease.
10-07-4 Basic.In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Scoops **Corrected On-Site**
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. **. Repeat Violation**
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. 2 door lowboy on cookline
25-35-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use articles. Cardboard cut up **. Repeat Violation**
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. **. Repeat Violation**
08B-54-4 Basic.Uncovered food stored near sink exposed to splash. Big bowl of rice **Corrected On-Site**
23-12-4 Basic.Walk-in freezer shelves soiled with heavily encrusted food debris.
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 5205537
Inspection Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Inspection Number: 2360082
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: 7
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
14-36-4 Basic.Interior of drop in freezer in disrepair/has exposed insulation. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning** fixed with wood strips, suggest painting or sealing wood.
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
25-33-4 Basic.Single-use containers (boxes and/or cans) reused for the storage of food. Cardboard boxes cut down. **Warning**
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Egg rolls etc **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) heavily stained/soiled. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 5064373
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2360082
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: 23
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 15
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-15-4 Basic.Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. Dried rice **Warning**
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Bowl in rice **Warning**
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Containers for flour, rice, corn starch etc. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-30-4 Basic.Food stored in dry storage area not covered. Flour, corn starch etc. **Warning**
14-36-4 Basic.Interior of drop in freezer in disrepair/has exposed insulation. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
51-18-4 Basic.No copy of latest inspection report available. **Warning**
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
25-33-4 Basic.Single-use containers (boxes and/or cans) reused for the storage of food. Cardboard boxes cut down. **Warning**
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Handwash sink handles **Warning**
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Egg rolls etc **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Warning**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Flour, corn starch etc. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
01B-01-4 High Priority.Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. 3 cans of baby corn **Warning**
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage - direct contact with food. Flour, corn starch, rice, sugar. **Warning**
01B-13-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. 10 lbs of rice found covered with apron **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) heavily stained/soiled. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
31A-09-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Pans covering and blocking. **Warning**
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. **Warning**
03F-10-4 Intermediate.No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food. Can only find page 2, emailed new form to operator. **Warning**
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. **Warning**

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 5064374
Inspection Date: Thursday, November 07, 2013
Inspection Number: 2360083
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: 18
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 15
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom.
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Bottled water
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Buckets of sauce **. Repeat Violation**
14-43-4 Basic.Gaskets/seals on holding units in poor repair.
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
36-47-4 Basic.Hood soiled with heavy accumulated grease. **. Repeat Violation**
14-36-4 Basic.Interior of chest freezer in disrepair/has exposed insulation. Lid
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. **. Repeat Violation**
02D-06-4 Basic.Packaged food has no English labeling. Rice
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans.
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Outsides of bins for sugar, flour, etc.
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Egg rolls, raw chicken. **. Repeat Violation**
42-01-4 Basic.Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry.
21-10-4 Basic.Wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board.
08A-10-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. Chest freezer pork over spring rolls. **. Repeat Violation**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
31A-13-4 Intermediate.Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Rice

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 4919372
Inspection Date: Monday, June 10, 2013
Inspection Number: 2271040
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: 22
Number of High Priority Violations: 7
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters.
24-05-4 Basic.Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. There are large pots on floor in storage area
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. Rer door
08B-19-4 Basic.Food contaminated by unsanitized equipment. See stop sale. Fried chicken on used bag. Corrected on site
08B-47-4 Basic.Food not stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. Several bulk containers of sauces
08B-37-4 Basic.Food stored in a prohibited area. Crab claws in yellow pages recycled bag
14-13-4 Basic.Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Menu under cook line items is dirty
35B-05-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected during operation and vermin and/or environmental cross contamination present. Mosquito present. Corrected on site
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. Rer screen door
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. The shelf under bulk bins with red lids is dirty
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Egg rolls and meat in walk in are not covered
38-10-4 Basic.Twenty (20) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in bathroom area.
35A-08-4 High Priority.Live flies in kitchen. 1 live mosquito
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fried chicken 88f
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed raw chicken over ready to et soy sauce **. Repeat Violation**
08A-04-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in chest freezer ' not all products commercially packaged. There is raw beef over ready to eat fries
08A-20-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit based upon minimum required cooking temperature. Observed raw chicken over raw beef in upright freezer
03A-19-4 High Priority.Raw fish cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw shrimp 45f. Overstocked. Corrective action taken
01B-03-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Fried chicken on old bag
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. The corn starch bulk bin is dirty
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
03D-15-4 Intermediate.Food being cooled by nonapproved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. Fried chicken laying on counter. Corrective action taken , foor returned to refigerator

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 4726449
Inspection Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Inspection Number: 2234995
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: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical.- Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Eggrolls in walk in
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cornstarch and water 72f. Time form given
03D-06-1 Critical.- Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours.
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed raw chicken over carrots infreezer
08A-29-1 Critical.- Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Egg rolls in walk in **. Repeat Violation**
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. Cup in rice **. Repeat Violation**
09-05-1 Critical.- Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Rice has to go cup as cups coop **. Repeat Violation**
12A-15-1 Critical.- Observed food preparation sinks, handsinks or warewashing machine used for purposes other than the designated use. Sink has bucket in it **Corrected On-Site**
14-33-1 Observed equipment in poor repair. Scoop for rice is half of old bottle **. Repeat Violation**
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Rice bin
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Egg cartons used to put containers on **. Repeat Violation**
36-13-1 Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Ceiling dusty in dining room
37-13-1 Observed hole in ceiling. Around pipes
40-04-1 Observed personal care item stored with food. Advair by juice

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 4397166
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Inspection Number: 2135191
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 14
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 11
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical.- Observed 6 badly dented cans. Assortment of products.
01B-25-1 Critical.- Observed chicken in RIF not protected in direct contact with freezer racks and completely covered in ice. Freezer burned
02-22-1 Critical.- Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. All cooked foods in the walk in cooler
03D-01-1 Critical.- Observed cooked breaded chicken cooling in deep pot. 85 degrees after 1 1/2 hours. Placed on sheet pan temp 60 degrees in total 2 hrs Corrected On Site.
08A-16-1 Critical.- Observed employee foods stored with foods for service.
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw pork and chicken stored over ready-to-eat onions and sauce in the reach in cooler.
08A-29-1 Critical.- Observed raw chicken in reach in freezer in direct contact with freezer racks. Severely covered in ice.
10-05-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in unclean water at or above 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
12A-03-1 Critical.- Observed food employee (cook, dishwasher, wait staff, etc. ) washing hands in a sink other than an approved hand wash sink. Corrected On Site.
15-32-1 Observed cook line reach in cooler gaskets torn/in disrepair.
22-28-1 Critical.- Observed interior of all reach-in coolers moderately soiled with accumulation of food residue.
31-12-1 Critical.- Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Heavy food debris in hws.
41B-01-1 Critical.- Observed sanitizing solution in chlorine bucket exceeding 200 ppm. Corrected On Site. 100 ppm
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 4521958
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Inspection Number: 2135192
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 4397167
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Inspection Number: 2135192
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: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-15-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Observed cooked food stored on dirty cardboard egg crates and soiled raw chicken cardboard boxes. Also,cook was using bare hands to handle cooked foods.
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 fried egg rolls,cooked white chicken meat and bbq pork in walk-in cooler. Repeat Violation.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed bbq pork cooling at room temperature between 80-117 DEGREES F in deep containers on prep tables for2 and 1/2 hours. Corrected On Site. Foods placed on shallow pans in walk-in cooler by fans to rapidly cool.
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. Observed raw chicken and raw shrimp thawing in standi g water in separate containers at triple sink.
08A-07-1 Critical. Unpackaged food not protected from environmental sources of contamination during preparation. Observed bbq pork and egg rolls stored on dirty,used chicken boxes and cardboard egg crates during cooling process of cooked foods. STOP SALE ISSUED.
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Cooks using barehands for bbq pork and fried egg rolls. STOP SALE ISSUED.
12A-02-1 Critical. Observed hand wash sink used for purpose other than washing hands. Used for storing of equipment at ar cook line hand sink.
12A-16-1 Critical. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands.

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 4422586
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011
Inspection Number: 2032108
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Admin. Complaint Callback Complied - Return visit resulting from an administrative complaint found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 4192214
Inspection Date: Friday, April 15, 2011
Inspection Number: 2032108
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
53B-08-1 Critical. Violation: 53B-08-1No 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 proof within 60 days of hiring that training has been completed.

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 4292935
Inspection Visit ID: 4135942
Inspection Date: Friday, February 18, 2011
Inspection Number: 2032108
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: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fried batter pork,chicken found cold holding overnight in fry cooler.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Cooked rice ambient cooling stored in 6 inch deep covered container to recool in walk in cooler at 52 DF.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment,fry cooler incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures of 41 DF or below.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw chicken unpackaged stored above pork and beef in walk in cooler.
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food in upright freezer.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Corrected On Site. Ooerator discarded.
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 proof within 60 days of hiring that training has been completed.

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE REST
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 2135934
Inspection Visit ID: 4033948
Inspection Date: Monday, September 13, 2010
Inspection Number: 2011666
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]
08A-04-1 Critical. Observed unwashed fruits/vegetables stored with other ready-to-eat food. Corrected On Site.
15-32-1 Observed fry and cook's cooler gaskets torn/in disrepair.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses at fry cooler.
37-12-1 Ceiling tiles not smooth and easily cleanable in cooking/food prep areas of kItchen.
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed chlorine sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed in towel buckets. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE REST
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 2135934
Inspection Visit ID: 3697335
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Inspection Number: 1900428
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
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 chopped bbq pork in walkin cooler. Repeat Violation. 1/9/09.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw repackaged chicken found stored on top shelves in two upright freezers with repackaged raw pork and beef stored below chicken. Repeat Violation. 10/26/09
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food in walkin cooler. Repeat Violation. 10/26/09. Corrected On Site.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Observed uncovered buckets of washed vegetables and sauces in walkin cooler.
12A-15-1 Critical. Observed food preparation sinks, handsinks or warewashing machine used for purposes other than the designated use. Hanwash used for storing of cooking equipment at south end of cook line. Corrected On Site.
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair;door liner and gasket in disrepair on chest food freezer.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on exterior of deep fryer.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease and dripping off filters in hood.
37-12-1 Ceiling tiles not smooth and easily cleanable. Observed ruff,non smooth accoustical ceiling tiles in kitchen.
37-16-1 Observed ceiling tiles soiled with accumulated grease in kitchen.

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE REST
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 2135934
Inspection Visit ID: 3697336
Inspection Date: Monday, October 26, 2009
Inspection Number: 1900429
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed General Chow chicken made at 11:00 am found cold holding at 80 degrees Farenheit at 1:05 pm. Corrected On Site. Now using time as public health control of 4 hours then discarding.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in walkin coler,holding unit/during preparation. Corrected On Site.
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on filters in hood.
37-20-2 Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. For reporting purposes only.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE REST
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 2135934
Inspection Visit ID: 3242770
Inspection Date: Friday, January 09, 2009
Inspection Number: 1708617
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
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 bbq pork made on 1/7/09.
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Observed food worker cutting washed/clean brocoli with bare hands. Corrected On Site. Gloves in use.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cook line cold holding unit in poor repair. Repeat Violation.
16-13-1 Critical. Observed equipment and utensils not washed, rinsed and sanitized in the correct order in three-compartment sink. Repeat Violation.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on metal food storage shelves in walkin cooler.
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Observed rice cover blocking/stored in kitchen handsink/ Corrected On Site.
47-06-2 Critical. Observed extension cord in use for chest freezer non-temporary period. For reporting purposes only. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE REST
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 2135934
Inspection Visit ID: 3242771
Inspection Date: Monday, July 14, 2008
Inspection Number: 1708618
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]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Sweet n sour chicken 47 degrees F and dumplings 49 degrees F in 2 door fry cooler. Foods must be used in 4 hours;cooler not to be used until repaired.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment,2 door fry cooler incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures at 41 degrees F or below.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cookline cooler,cold holding unit in poor repair.
16-13-1 Critical. Observed equipment and utensils not washed, rinsed and sanitized in the correct order in three-compartment sink. Observed rice pot being washed in middle compartment of three basin sink.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood filters.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on evaporator coil on 2 door fry cooler.
37-20-1 Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. Observed ease soil adherring to hood surfaces and dripping from hood onto cooking line.
47-06-2 Critical. Observed extension cord in use for non-temporary period on chest freezer. For reporting purposes only.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE REST
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 2135934
Inspection Visit ID: 2902511
Inspection Date: Monday, January 28, 2008
Inspection Number: 1570989
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 14
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 11
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
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 cooked egg rolls made on 1/25/08 in WIC.
02-26-1 Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Bourbon chicken was noted cold holding at 64 degrees F since 11 am;no discard ti e was marked on meat.
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food [raw shrimp] thawed in standing water. Corrected On Site.
08A-23-1 Critical. Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods in walkin cooler.
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food in walkin cooler.
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 [fried boneless sweet n sour chicken].
09-05-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat[raw flour].
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits between cookline tabke and steam table. Repeat Violation.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on filters in hood system and sides of deep fryers.
37-05-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris behind work table adjacent to triple sink.
41A-04-1 Critical. Observed toxic item "RAID" insecticide on premise that is not required for the operation of establishment. Corrected On Site.
47-06-1 Critical. Observed extension cord in use for non-temporary period on freezer by WIC. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE REST
License Number: 1505282
License ID: 2135934
Inspection Visit ID: 2902512
Inspection Date: Monday, August 27, 2007
Inspection Number: 1570990
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food [open bulk bags of dry ingredredients] in holding unit/dry storage area.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease soil deposits between cookline table and steam table.
23-03-1 Observed moderate build-up of grease soil on exterior of deep fryer.
26-02-1 Observed reuse of dry bulk rice bags for food storage in chest freezer.
47-06-1 Critical. Observed extension cord in use for non-temporary period on freezer by WIC and power strip lacking circuit breaker fuse by cookline.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE REST
License Number: 1505282
Inspection Date: Monday, February 12, 2007
Inspection Number: 1440538
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
1 risk violation of code 02 which requires:
  • “02 - Original container; properly labeled, date marking, shell stock tags.”
  • “02-11 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked oysters.”
  • “02-13 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked animal products.”
1 risk violation of code 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 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE REST
License Number: 1505282
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Inspection Number: 1440539
Visit Number: 2
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: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: CHINA STAR CHINESE REST
License Number: 1505282
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 27, 2006
Inspection Number: 1440539
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 16
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
4 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”
3 violations of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 violation of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 violation of code 29 which requires:
  • “Plumbing installed and maintained”
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 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 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 critical violation of code 46 which requires:
  • “Exiting system - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 risk violation of code 53 which requires:
  • “53a - Food management certification valid.”
  • “53b - Employee training verification.”

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

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 Star Chinese Restaurant 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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