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Hooters Of Merritt Island

Hooters Of Merritt Island
125 N Sykes Creek Blvd
Merritt Island, FL 32952
(321)449-0752

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 5937643
Inspection Visit ID: 5412806
Inspection Date: Friday, December 05, 2014
Inspection Number: 2450600
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-03-4 Basic.Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. Inside back door, frame and base.
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Kitchen.
36-24-4 Basic.Holes in walls, dish area **. Repeat Violation**
12A-06-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food.
01C-03-4 Intermediate.Clam/mussel/oyster tags not marked with last date served.

Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 5937643
Inspection Visit ID: 5390030
Inspection Date: Monday, September 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2443741
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-23-4 Basic.Accumulation of lime scale on the inside of the dishmachine.
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. Throughout kitchen and sink area.
36-24-4 Basic.Holes in walls. Several in sink area.
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor. **Corrected On-Site**
22-41-4 High Priority.Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly.
12A-06-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food.
41-11-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with single-service items. Stainless polish in storage area next to plastic to go ramekins. **Corrected On-Site**
31A-13-4 Intermediate.Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Bar.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND LLC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 4383044
Inspection Visit ID: 5261553
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Inspection Number: 2387983
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-23-4 Basic.Accumulation of lime scale on the inside of the dishmachine. **. Repeat Violation**
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. Throughout kitchen. **. Repeat Violation**
36-03-4 Basic.Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. Inside rear door. And wall behind flat grill. **. Repeat Violation**
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. **. Repeat Violation**
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Jug of oil **Corrected On-Site**
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
36-24-4 Basic.Holes in wall. Several throughout facility.
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor. **Corrected On-Site**
41-02-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Spray bottle by packaged crackers **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND LLC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 4383044
Inspection Visit ID: 5020495
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2329134
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-23-4 Basic.Accumulation of lime scale on the inside of the dishmachine.
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. Throughput kitchen.
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting.
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. Corner by flat grill, behind bar
22-24-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles. Dining room station.

Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND LLC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 4383044
Inspection Visit ID: 5020494
Inspection Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Inspection Number: 2329133
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: 13
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Mop sink has mold buildup
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Servers
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Chicken boxes on the floor
36-31-4 Basic.Hole in ceiling. There are holes around piping going into ceiling
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. There are holes in the by the 3 bin sink
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid.
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Mop wall is soiled with heavy buildup
36-02-4 Basic.Unsealed concrete floor in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area. Floor in mop area
35A-07-4 High Priority.Small flying insects in bar area. 1 live
13-06-4 Intermediate.Employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Servers
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.
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. **Corrected On-Site**
29-28-4 Intermediate.Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Dated 1/2012

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND LLC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 4383044
Inspection Visit ID: 5020494
Inspection Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Inspection Number: 2329133
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: 13
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Mop sink has mold buildup
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Servers
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Chicken boxes on the floor
36-31-4 Basic.Hole in ceiling. There are holes around piping going into ceiling
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. There are holes in the by the 3 bin sink
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid.
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Mop wall is soiled with heavy buildup
36-02-4 Basic.Unsealed concrete floor in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area. Floor in mop area
35A-07-4 High Priority.Small flying insects in bar area. 1 live
13-06-4 Intermediate.Employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Servers
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.
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. **Corrected On-Site**
29-28-4 Intermediate.Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Dated 1/2012

Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND LLC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 4383044
Inspection Visit ID: 4746670
Inspection Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
Inspection Number: 2249495
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Cheeses and cooked onions in line 4 drawer cooler are greater than 41f. Discarded by operator. Refrigeration man called
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Provolone 61f , cheddar 60f and 2 shredded cheeses 60f and cooked onions 60f
04-01-4 Intermediate.Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is capable of maintaining foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. 4drawer cooler on line not holding product at 41f
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Servers behind food counter playing with their hair
13-06-4 Intermediate.Employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Several severs with fake nails **. Repeat Violation**
13-09-4 Basic.Server scooping/portioning food (other than ice and beverages) has no hair restraint. Cutting lemons behind bar
29-18-4 Basic.Drain cover(s) missing. Floor drain
36-02-4 Basic.Unsealed concrete floor in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area. Back storage area
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. By walk in door

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND LLC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 4383044
Inspection Visit ID: 4401834
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Inspection Number: 2138518
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: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed container of raw chicken stored over containers of soups in the walkin cooler Corrected On Site.
16-03-1 Critical. Observed moderate accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. Y connection at the mop sink. Repeat Violation.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Bar
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. By 3 bqy sink
36-08-1 Observed floor and wall junctures not coved. By RIC on cook line
41A-10-1 Critical. Observed toxic item improperly stored on top of icemachine. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND LLC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 4383044
Inspection Visit ID: 4401835
Inspection Date: Friday, November 04, 2011
Inspection Number: 2138519
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
25-06-1 Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. A bucket of clean knives is stored under the hand dry towels at the wait station Corrected On Site.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. At the hose bibb on the 'y' connection at the mop sink
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. And at the 3 bay sink

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND LLC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 4383044
Inspection Visit ID: 4257514
Inspection Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Inspection Number: 2049360
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: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12A-18-1 Critical. Observed cook/employee dry hands on clothes/apron after washing. Corrected On Site.
13-02-1 Observed employee,bar tender with ineffective hair restraint slicing fruit.
25-06-1 Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. Corrected On Site.
36-14-1 Observed grease accumulated on outside storeroom floor.

Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND INC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 2135988
Inspection Visit ID: 4048698
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Inspection Number: 2021852
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: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions for dish machine and ice machine in over a year.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable for large white cutting board at salad/sandwich line cooler.
15-32-1 Observed salad dressing reach in refrigerator gasket torn/in disrepair.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with moderate accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.

Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND INC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 2135988
Inspection Visit ID: 4048699
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Inspection Number: 2021853
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-11-1 Critical. Food-contact surfaces in contact with potentially hazardous food not cleaned at least every four hours for large white cut board at salad/sandwich line cooler.
29-08-1 Plumbing system in disrepair. Observed sewer gas odor in women's restroom. NOTE: Last inspection noted odor in mens restroom. GM has had several plumbing companies trying to find cause of problem.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND INC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 2135988
Inspection Visit ID: 3711934
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Inspection Number: 1910596
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
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. Ice scoop noted on drip tray at soda fountain. Corrected On Site.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair;on line cooler draw and fry food unit.
17-09-1 Critical. Lack of use of chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. Test kit for bar's triple sink sanitizier does not measure strength of sanitizier.
20A-09-1 Critical. Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing bar's triple sink. Corrected On Site.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of mold substance behind soda dispensing nozzles at waitress station. Corrected On Site.
29-08-1 Plumbing system in disrepair. Observed a strong odor of sewer gas eminating from floor drain in men's restroom.
29-17-1 Waste line missing at soda gun holster. Corrected On Site.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable below fryers. . Repeat Violation.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
37-20-2 Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge on make up air filters in hood. For reporting purposes only.

Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND INC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 2135988
Inspection Visit ID: 3711935
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Inspection Number: 1910597
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]
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Observed inline water filters on dishmachine and post mix soda station dated 7/2008.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Observed broken floor tiles below fry line.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND INC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 2135988
Inspection Visit ID: 3154757
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Inspection Number: 1647251
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed raw meats [hamburgers] etc. Cold holding at 50 degrees F in grill cooler drawers. Corrected On Site. Food ice down.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment grill draw coole incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures at 41 degrees F. Corrected On Site. Manager rapidly chilled foods with ice.
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Drawers on grill cooler and fry draw freezer donot seal tightly. Door tracks in need of repair.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderatebbuildup of red slime in the interior plastic shield of ice machine.
33-10-1 Observed inside of dumpster not clean with heavy accumulation of old wet garbage.
45-07-2 Critical. Observed misalignment of hood suppression system nozzles above fryers. For reporting purposes only. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND INC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 2135988
Inspection Visit ID: 3409675
Inspection Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Inspection Number: 1647252
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: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND INC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 2135988
Inspection Visit ID: 3154758
Inspection Date: Friday, July 18, 2008
Inspection Number: 1647252
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
15-28-1 Hood filters are not in go0d repair and spaces noted between baffles. Repeat Violation.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood filters.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Observed floor covering seperating in front of cook/fry line and rear dishmachine room;causing grease and food soil to accumulate below floor covering. Repeat Violation.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report from 3/25/2008.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND INC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 2135988
Inspection Visit ID: 2913443
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Inspection Number: 1578384
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03C-09-1 Critical. Reheated food for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours for left over beans. Corrected On Site.
05-08-1 Critical. No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product. Dial needs to read 0 to 220 degrees F.
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions for ice machine since 2/01/07. Repeat Violation.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on salad dressing upright cold holding unit in poor repair.
15-28-1 One hood filter are not in good repair above fryer.
17-09-1 Critical. Lack of use of chlorine chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at dishmachine machine. Repeat Violation.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood filters.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable in kitchen areas. Rubber coating is seperating and allowing food and water to build up. NOTE:NEW MANAGER PROVIDED BID FOR REPLACING FLOOOR WITH QUARRY TILE IN NEXT TWO WEEKS. FAILURE TO HAVE COMPLETED BY NEXT UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION MAY RESULT IN ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION.
53A-08-1 Critical. No list of certified food service managers available at the establishment. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND INC
License Number: 1505339
License ID: 2135988
Inspection Visit ID: 2913444
Inspection Date: Thursday, November 15, 2007
Inspection Number: 1578385
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: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Last inspection record on inline water filter at ice machine dated 4/06.
17-09-1 Critical. Lack of use of chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
20A-08-1 Critical. Quaternary ammonium sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing at bar sink. Corrected On Site.
20A-09-1 Critical. Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for dishmachine warewashing;until repaired set up triplle sink for sanitizing at 50 ppm chlorine for ten seconds.
29-11-1 Observed leaking pipe at three compartment sink at bar.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times;found with coffee cup and silverware. Corrected On Site.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable [seperating] in front of deep fryers and rear kitchen by dishmachine and mop sink. Repeat Violation from 1/22/07.
45-15-1 Critical. No placard placed near Class K portable fire extinguisher stating the fire suppression system must be activated prior to use of the portable extinguisher. Repeat Violation.
45-40-1 Critical. Portable K fire extinguisher with no approved inspection tag.
46-09-1 Critical. Exit signs not properly illuminated above rear door.
53A-08-1 Critical. No list of certified food service managers available at the establishment.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND INC
License Number: 1505339
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Inspection Number: 1440528
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 17
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 9
Details
1 risk violation of code 08 which requires:
  • “08a - Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation.”
  • “08b - Cross-contamination, equipment, personnel, storage.”
  • “08c - Potential for cross-contamination, storage practices; damaged food segregated.”
1 risk violation of code 12 which requires:
  • “12a - Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operating plan.”
  • “12b - Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence.)”
1 violation of code 13 which requires:
  • “Clean clothes, hair restraints”
1 violation of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 violation of code 21 which requires:
  • “Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored”
3 violations of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
2 violations of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 violation of code 25 which requires:
  • “Single service items properly stored, handled, dispensed”
1 violation of code 29 which requires:
  • “Plumbing installed and maintained”
1 critical violation of code 30 which requires:
  • “Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow”
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.”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 violation of code 38 which requires:
  • “Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded”
1 critical violation of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”

Inspection For: HOOTERS OF MERRITT ISLAND INC
License Number: 1505339
Inspection Date: Monday, January 22, 2007
Inspection Number: 1440529
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
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 09 which requires:
  • “Foods handled with minimum contact.”
1 violation of code 10 which requires:
  • “In use food dispensing utensils properly stored”
1 risk violation of code 12 which requires:
  • “12a - Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operating plan.”
  • “12b - Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence.)”
1 violation of code 15 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
2 violations of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
2 violations of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 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)”

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

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 Hooters Of Merritt Island 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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