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Chi Lin Chinese Restaurant

Chi Lin Chinese Restaurant
2137 N Courtenay Pkwy
Suite 35
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(321)453-6400

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 5364663
Inspection Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Inspection Number: 2436321
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: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 7
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 sauce in walk in cooler. **. Repeat Violation**
21-32-4 Basic.Cloth used as a food-contact surface. Vegetable dumpling dough.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Jug of oil, bucket of sauce. **. Repeat Violation**
14-45-4 Basic.Newspaper used to line nonfood-contact shelves. Under pans. **. Repeat Violation**
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans. Pooled eggs and at wok station. **. Repeat Violation**
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Dish area. **. Repeat Violation**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
03C-53-4 High Priority.Cooked chicken not reaching a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 155° put back in fryer 178° **Corrected On-Site**
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment.
22-55-4 High Priority.Pots or other cooking equipment not being sanitized. Knife and cutting board.
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 raw pork. **Corrected On-Site**
41-27-4 High Priority.Wiping cloth sanitizer solution exceeds the maximum concentration allowed. Greater than 200 ppm, changed back to white. Remade 200 ppm.
31A-15-4 Intermediate.Employee filled water pitcher/pan at handwash sink.

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 5299649
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014
Inspection Number: 2405435
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: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 9
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 Rice **. Repeat Violation**
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Can of soda
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Tub of raw chicken. **. Repeat Violation**
36-47-4 Basic.Hood soiled with accumulated grease.
14-45-4 Basic.Newspaper used to line nonfood-contact shelves. **. Repeat Violation**
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. Paper bag of salt.
36-27-4 Basic.Walls soiled with accumulated food debris. Throughout kitchen. **. Repeat Violation**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.
12A-17-4 High Priority.Employee rubbed hands together for less than 10-15 seconds while washing hands.
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. Corn starch, made at opening 11am good to 3 pm.
08A-18-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in freezer - all products not commercially packaged. Chicken over shrimp.
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 5211480
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Inspection Number: 2378813
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Rice and corn starch.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Buckets of sauce
14-45-4 Basic.Newspaper used to line nonfood-contact shelves. **. Repeat Violation**
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans.
36-27-4 Basic.Walls soiled with accumulated food debris. By upright freezers.
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. By woks

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 5101775
Inspection Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Inspection Number: 2281450
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-13-4 Basic.Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Newspaper is beingused as a liner **Warning**
35B-04-4 Basic.Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. The rear door has a gap around it **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Broccolli, fried chicken, bean spouts **Warning**. The mushrooms are not covered

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 4952061
Inspection Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Inspection Number: 2281449
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-48-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment not designed and constructed in a durable manner. Tin foil in use on the walls
35B-04-4 Basic.Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. The rear door has a large gap around it
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Cooked mushrooms are not covered
36-28-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated grease. By 3 bin sink
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. There is whole shell eggs over milk
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Bus panis in sink

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 4952062
Inspection Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2281450
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: 9
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Plastic chairs **Warning**
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. The woman's room has a dusty A/C vent **Warning**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. There are 3 containers of sauce stored on the floor in walk in **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
14-13-4 Basic.Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Newspaper is beingused as a liner **Warning**
36-14-4 Basic.Grease accumulated on kitchen floor. Around legs on frezzer **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
14-29-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food. There is chicken in non food grade publix bag **Warning**
35B-04-4 Basic.Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. The rear door has a gar around it **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
25-32-4 Basic.Reuse of single-service articles. There is a cardboard box being reused for to go sauces in walk in **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Sma,ll white freezer **Warning**
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Broccolli, fried chicken, bean spouts **Warning**
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. The wall behind sink has food spatter **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
35A-03-4 High Priority.Dead roaches on premises. There is a dead roach in the light shield **Warning**
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. **Warning**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Dumplings with pork 64f overstocked. Corrective action taken iced while on site **Warning**
03F-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. See stop sale. Corn starch 84f. Corrected on site **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
03B-01-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Fried chicken at 85f made 20 ' Minutes ago. Item put in cooler for quick chill **Warning**
08A-07-4 High Priority.Raw animal food not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. The raw shrimp is next to ready to eat noodles . All freezer items are not hermetically sealed **Warning**
08A-01-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over cooked food. There is raw beef over cooked peas in freezer **Warning**
08A-10-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. There is raw chicken over raw beef in the reach in freezer **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. There is raw cod over ready eat noodles in upright freezer **Warning**
03A-06-4 High Priority.Raw meat/poultry cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Beef 45f. Overstocked in prep box. Corrective action taken and iced while on site **Warning**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Warning**
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. The is heavy accumulation of food on large rice bowl **Warning**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Line prep box **Warning**

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 5101775
Inspection Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Inspection Number: 2281450
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-13-4 Basic.Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Newspaper is beingused as a liner **Warning**
35B-04-4 Basic.Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. The rear door has a gap around it **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Broccolli, fried chicken, bean spouts **Warning**. The mushrooms are not covered

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 4952061
Inspection Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Inspection Number: 2281449
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-48-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment not designed and constructed in a durable manner. Tin foil in use on the walls
35B-04-4 Basic.Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. The rear door has a large gap around it
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Cooked mushrooms are not covered
36-28-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated grease. By 3 bin sink
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. There is whole shell eggs over milk
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Bus panis in sink

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 4952062
Inspection Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2281450
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: 10
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 11
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Plastic chairs **Warning**
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. The woman's room has a dusty A/C vent **Warning**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. There are 3 containers of sauce stored on the floor in walk in **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
14-13-4 Basic.Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Newspaper is beingused as a liner **Warning**
36-14-4 Basic.Grease accumulated on kitchen floor. Around legs on frezzer **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
14-29-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food. There is chicken in non food grade publix bag **Warning**
35B-04-4 Basic.Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. The rear door has a gar around it **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
25-32-4 Basic.Reuse of single-service articles. There is a cardboard box being reused for to go sauces in walk in **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Sma,ll white freezer **Warning**
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Broccolli, fried chicken, bean spouts **Warning**
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. The wall behind sink has food spatter **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
35A-03-4 High Priority.Dead roaches on premises. There is a dead roach in the light shield **Warning**
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. **Warning**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Dumplings with pork 64f overstocked. Corrective action taken iced while on site **Warning**
03F-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. See stop sale. Corn starch 84f. Corrected on site **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
03B-01-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Fried chicken at 85f made 20 ' Minutes ago. Item put in cooler for quick chill **Warning**
08A-07-4 High Priority.Raw animal food not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. The raw shrimp is next to ready to eat noodles . All freezer items are not hermetically sealed **Warning**
08A-01-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over cooked food. There is raw beef over cooked peas in freezer **Warning**
08A-10-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. There is raw chicken over raw beef in the reach in freezer **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. There is raw cod over ready eat noodles in upright freezer **Warning**
03A-06-4 High Priority.Raw meat/poultry cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Beef 45f. Overstocked in prep box. Corrective action taken and iced while on site **Warning**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Warning**
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. The is heavy accumulation of food on large rice bowl **Warning**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Line prep box **Warning**

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 4682140
Inspection Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Inspection Number: 2201694
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
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cornstarch and water 72f **Corrected On-Site**
08A-24-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Obserced frozen chicken over beef in freezer
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed food stored on floor. Containers of sauce on floor in walkin
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. To go cup in cornstarch **. 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. To go cup in rice. No handle on rice scoop or cornstarch cup
12A-15-1 Critical.- Observed food preparation sinks, handsinks or warewashing machine used for purposes other than the designated use. Pot in handsink. Pot in handsink **Corrected On-Site**
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Cook
14-41-1 Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Board under rice cooker not cleanable
15-35-1 Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Wood knife rack **. Repeat Violation**
22-27-1 Critical.- Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits.
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Reuse cardboard box
35B-04-1 Critical.- Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Rear door has large gaps around frame **. Repeat Violation**
36-14-1 Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor. Under freezer and upright coler
37-05-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. By handsink
53B-08-1 Critical.- No proof of required state approved employee training provided. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPRs contracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Book on site but card not filled out for brother

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 4342796
Inspection Date: Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Inspection Number: 2094355
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: 26
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 15
Number of Noncritical Violations: 11
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical.- Observed an assortment of badly dented can.
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed corn starch mixture held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 64 F
08A-15-1 Critical.- salt not stored in a clean/dry location that is not exposed to splash/dust. Next to hand wash sink on cook line
08A-26-1 Critical.- Bags of frozen raw chicken stored over ready to eat foods in chest freezer.
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed food stored on floor in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
08B-04-1 Critical.- Observed wet cloth used under cutting board.
08B-05-1 Critical.- Observed strainer of cooked noodles stored on egg carton in the walkin cooler to absorb moisture
12A-16-1 Critical.- Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. When changing gloves and after handling money.
12B-07-1 Critical.- Observed an open beverages on a food preparation tables.
14-35-1 Observed ripped/worn cardboard used as shelf cover in reach in cooler and freezers.
14-51-1 Observed clear garbage bag liners used to store uncooked rice.
21-14-1 Observed wet wiping cloths used for occasional spills on equipment food- and nonfood-contact surfaces not clean. Cooks line.
22-21-1 Critical.- Observed moderate soil buildup inside ice bin.
22-28-1 Critical.- Observed interior of all reach-in coolers heavily soiled with accumulation of food residue.
23-05-1 Observed heavy residue build-up inside steam table.
23-06-1 Observed heavy build-up of food debris, dust or dirt in mop sink.
23-06-1 Observed heavy build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on exterior of all shelving throughout facility.
23-06-1 Observed heavy build-up of food debris, dust or dirt in cooks line handwashing sink.
25-02-1 Unwrapped single-service utensils not presented so that only the handles are touched.
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Metal cans used for food storage in walkin and reach in coolers.
27-16-1 Critical.- Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. Took longer than 20 seconds. Corrected On Site.
31-09-1 Critical.- Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Corrected On Site.
36-13-1 Observed heavy grime accumulated under all equipment.
41A-07-1 Critical.- Observed container of medicine stored in prep area.
41B-09-1 Critical.- Insecticide/rodenticide use not in compliance with regulations. Assortment of several brands.
42-03-1 Wet mop not hung to dry.

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 4342797
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Inspection Number: 2094356
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-22-1 Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. Raw shell eggs were stored adjacent to uncovered wash,sliced mushrooms and sliced celery in walk-in cooler.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food,washed,sliced produce in walk-in cooler.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease and food soil on sides and between fryer/stove and wok line.
32-07-1 Critical. Observed bathroom facility not clean. Observed encrusted food soil on shutt off knobs on hand sink by cook's line.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees at cook line.
36-14-1 Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor Below cooking equipment.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 4271698
Inspection Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Inspection Number: 2053471
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-05-1 Critical. Fruits/vegetables not washed prior to preparation. Observed dirty, soiled celery being sliced before washing. Corrected On Site.
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. Cook cutting washed produce with bare hands. Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employee,cook, with no hair restraint.
20A-05-1 Critical. Food-contact surfaces and utensils not sanitized properly after cleaning. Observed food tray washed in first compartment of triple sink,rinsed off and then stored to air dry;no sanitizie step performed by worker. Corrected On Site.
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. *Training has expired.

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 4018979
Inspection Date: Monday, February 28, 2011
Inspection Number: 2001305
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]
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding in wa in cooler. Corrected On Site.
14-31-1 Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a durable manner. Observed plastic grocery bags used for storing raw meat in chest freezer. Repeat Violation.
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Observed the reusing of empty tin cans for food storage at cook line.
49-06-2 Critical. Observed flammable material stored around water heater. For reporting purposes only.

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 4018980
Inspection Date: Friday, October 08, 2010
Inspection Number: 2001306
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]
13-03-1 Observed male employee with no hair restraint. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
14-31-1 Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a durable manner. Observed plastic grocery bags used for food storage. Repeat Violation.
14-37-1 Observed tan colored cook's cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of cook's reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue in top and bottom. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed chlorine sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed in towel bucket. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 3682369
Inspection Date: Monday, May 10, 2010
Inspection Number: 1890027
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]
02-08-1 Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food opened and frozen, not properly date marked for bbq pork in chest freezer.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed fried chicken cooling uncovered in deep bowl in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employee/cook with no hair restraint while cooking/preparing food.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate buildup of slime on plastic shield inside interior of ice machine.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of cook's reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue on top and botto of unit. Corrected On Site.
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Observed reuse of plastic grocery shopping bags for storage of foods in freezer.

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 3682370
Inspection Date: Monday, November 23, 2009
Inspection Number: 1890028
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in upright freezer cold holding unit/during preparation. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food,cut washed produce in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food in upright freezer. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of cooks reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food and moldlike residue. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 3550301
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Inspection Number: 1819566
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: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
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 fried sweet n sour chicken at 62 degrees F and raw sliced chicken in deep bowl at 67 degrees F in kitchen. Corrected On Site.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Observed raw chicken stored above raw pork and raw beef in upright freezer. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. Observed raw marinated chicken on shelf above fried chicken and cooked lomein noodles in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
09-05-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food [uncooked rice]that is not ready-to-eat.
13-03-1 Observed employee/cook with no hair restraint. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses on cook line cutting board.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of cooks reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Repeat Violation.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on filters in hood.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory at cook line.

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 3227968
Inspection Date: Friday, December 19, 2008
Inspection Number: 1698348
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Observed raw scallops stored above unwashed brocoli and spices stored adjacent to raw chicken and shell eggs in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed male cook, employee with no hair restraint. Repeat Violation.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of cook line reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Observed container of dried mushrooms rehydratedin deep container stored in handsink by triple sink. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 3227969
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 17, 2008
Inspection Number: 1698349
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]
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on green metal shelves in walkin cooler.
35A-08-1 Critical. Observed live flies in kitchen.
35B-05-1 Critical. Outer openings not protected and [flies]vermin present.
37-05-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris by handsink and triple sink.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 2848464
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Inspection Number: 1541822
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. Observed raw shrimp stored above and adjacent to cooked bbq pork. Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable at cookline. Repeat Violation.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on walkin cooler.
53A-19-1 Critical. Observed expired Food Manager Certification 1/16/2008. Manager is scheduled to retakevexam 2/28/08.

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
License ID: 2431546
Inspection Visit ID: 2848465
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Inspection Number: 1541823
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 6
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 for fried boneless chicken in walkin cooler.
02-25-1 Critical. Observed packaged fish types food not labeled in sushi cooler as specified by law.
14-37-1 Observed tan colored cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Repeat Violation.
16-13-1 Critical. Observed equipment and utensils not washed, rinsed and sanitized in the correct order in three-compartment sink. Observed no sanitizer in use after multi use utensils washed and rinsed in three compartment sink. Corrected On Site.
20A-05-1 Critical. Food-contact surfaces and utensils not sanitized properly after cleaning. Corrected On Site.
22-25-1 Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on mixer head.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood filters above woks.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease/food soil on exterior surfaces of sides of fryer and bottom of wok cookline and catch pan of gas stove.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, grease soil on exterior of dumpling cooking pot.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris on metal shelves in WIC.
36-14-1 Observed grease and food soil accumulated on kitchen floor below cooking line.
37-10-1 Observed attached equipment:fire suppression pipes and interior of hood with heavy accumulated grease soil.
46-09-1 Critical. Exit signs not properly illuminated.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 14, 2007
Inspection Number: 1499633
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
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 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 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 risk violation of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”

Inspection For: CHILIN CHINESE FOOD
License Number: 1505601
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Inspection Number: 1499634
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: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
2 risk violations 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.”
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”
2 violations of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 violation 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 critical violation of code 47 which requires:
  • “Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”

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