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El Tucan Restaurant

El Tucan Restaurant
225 N Sykes Creek Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(321)453-7501

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 5364636
Inspection Date: Monday, October 06, 2014
Inspection Number: 2436301
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Bag of onions in dry storage. **Corrected On-Site**
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid. **Corrected On-Site**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **. Repeat Violation**
29-37-4 High Priority. hose at mop sink lower than flood rim of sink. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 5293191
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Inspection Number: 2401767
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 11
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-21-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine. **Corrected On-Site**
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit.
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid.
38-04-4 Basic.Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in freezer. Bulb out, **Corrected On-Site**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **. Repeat Violation**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Flour **Corrected On-Site**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
31A-14-4 Intermediate.Employee rinsed utensil in handwash sink.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Bar
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Bar
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 5058407
Inspection Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Inspection Number: 2355663
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 3
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 flour **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
25-02-4 Basic.Unwrapped single-service utensils not presented so that only the handles are touched. Straws
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. Freezer

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 5181476
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Inspection Number: 2376107
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Flour has a bowl in it. Corrected on site
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Server
21-10-4 Basic.In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Corrected On-Site**
08B-19-4 Basic.The tomatoes are washed and put back in dirty box. Corrected on site
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut lettuce 60f. Emailed time/ temp form to manager
13-06-4 Intermediate.Employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Nail polish on server,
29-28-4 Intermediate.Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions.

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 5058408
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Inspection Number: 2355664
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site**
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling.
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Purple bottle **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 4668236
Inspection Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Inspection Number: 2192352
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 11
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 5
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-07-4 Basic.Cleaned and sanitized equipment or utensils not properly stored. Plates by dirtyaprons
21-32-4 Basic.Dirty cloth under cutting board. Corrected on site
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Severs have watches on
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Chicken in cooler. Cooler on floor
25-09-4 Basic.Single-service items for customer self-service not properly protected to prevent contamination. Straws in splash range of handsink corrected on site
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Beef 46f. On line box, cheese 46f. On top of box. Beef and cheese put in freezer and new items brought out
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. Cook line box is not maintaining 41f. Refrigeration man called
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. Line boaird
13-06-4 Intermediate.Employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Server with nail polish on
53B-13-4 Intermediate.Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPRys contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Some new employees
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Blue cleaner

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 4821211
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Inspection Number: 2192353
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: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-36-1 Violation: 14-36-1Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. /in several reach in coolers/on order
14-37-1 Violation: 14-37-1Observed cutting board heavily grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. /sandwich line

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 4668237
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Inspection Number: 2192353
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: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical.- Observed dented/rusted cans. /3 cans tomatoes sauce. Repeat Violation.
01B-16-1 Critical.- Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). Repeat Violation.
03D-01-1 Critical.- Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. / black beans in extremely large pot. Repeat Violation.
03D-05-1 Critical.- Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. /black beans. Repeat Violation.
05-06-1 Critical.- Food thermometer not accurate within +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit. /stem like thermometer off by 12 degrees f not able to calibrate no tool accessible
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. /in several reach in coolers
14-37-1 Observed cutting board heavily grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. /sandwich line
17-07-1 Critical.- No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 4327259
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Inspection Number: 2083856
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: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical.- Stop Sale issued on pinto beans cooked night before at 50 degrees fahrenheit.
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 walkin cooler
02-26-1 Critical.- Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. All sour cream containers used as food storage containers in walkin cooler and server cooler
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked ground beef found in cook line make cooler 46F to 47F. Recommend rapid chill
03D-01-1 Critical.- Observed beans being cooled by nonapproved method. Cooled in deep metal pots. No warning issued, Corrected On Site. Operator placed in shallow containers and placed on ice.
03D-05-1 Critical.- Cooked before not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Found 50F cooling over night
08B-09-1 Critical.- Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled.
12A-13-1 Critical.- Observed server handling soiled dishes then return to job without washing hands Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 4327260
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Inspection Number: 2083857
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]
33-10-1 Observed inside/outside of dumpster not clean.
33-13-1 Observed non-bagged garbage in dumpster.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 4264808
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Inspection Number: 2051187
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food,raw shrimp thawed in standing water of 55 DEGREES F. Corrected On Site. Completed thawing in running.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor in walk-in cooler. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 4033961
Inspection Date: Friday, February 18, 2011
Inspection Number: 2011677
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]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). Corrected On Site. Manager discarded.
03D-05-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Cooked rice cooled overnight in walkin cooler at 45 DF. STOP SALE. Manager discarded.
12B-02-1 Critical. Observed employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. Plate of employee ice cream cake on shelf in walk in freezer. Corrected On Site, discarded.
15-30-1 Two shelving units attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Shelves with rust,peeling paint.
23-07-1 Observed gaskets with some food soil build-up on gaskets of cook line cooler.

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 4033962
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 02, 2010
Inspection Number: 2011678
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]
12B-02-1 Critical. Observed employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Corrected On Site. Operator using other side.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 3697355
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Inspection Number: 1900440
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-07-1 Critical. Unpackaged food not protected from environmental sources of contamination during preparation. Observed salsa being made in triple sink with soap/detergent in adjacent compartment. Corrected On Site.
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food in two door refrigerator. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable at cook line cooler. Repeat Violation.
15-30-1 Shelves attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Shelves rusting in walkin coolet. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 3697356
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Inspection Number: 1900441
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]
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 flan custard.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted at cook line cooler.
14-41-1 Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Shelves in walkin cooler are rusting.
35A-07-1 Critical. Observed small flying insects in bar area.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 3521794
Inspection Date: Monday, March 09, 2009
Inspection Number: 1815315
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03C-09-1 Critical. Reheated food for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Observed reheated chili at 122 degrees F on steam table. Corrected On Site. Reheated to 165 degrees F rapidly. Repeat Violation.
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Observed ice scoops stored on soda drip tray. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 3242794
Inspection Date: Friday, January 09, 2009
Inspection Number: 1708633
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: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food refried beans not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above on steam table;noted 120 degrees F. Corrected On Site. Beans made this morning reheat to 165 degrees F.

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 3242795
Inspection Date: Friday, July 11, 2008
Inspection Number: 1708634
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]
03D-05-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Observed cooked pork at 45 degrees F from last in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site. Operator informed to reheat one time to 165 degrees F, serve once and discard leftoverx.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on 2 door cold holding unit in poor repair.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 2855469
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Inspection Number: 1544503
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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 burritos,enchildas,taco meat cold holding at 50 degrees F. Manager states foods made at 9:00 am. No time marked on products;must use all foods within 6 hours or discard. Recommend rapid chill in walkin freezer. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Observed refried beans hot holding at 90 degrees F. Manager stated beans were cooked at 10:45 am but no time marked on product. Must use within 4 hours and discard. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
License ID: 2464284
Inspection Visit ID: 2855471
Inspection Date: Monday, July 30, 2007
Inspection Number: 1544504
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: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-13-1 Critical. Consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal products not provided. Corrected On Site.
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 flan and other potentially hazardous foods. Corrected On Site.
02-26-1 Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name in WIC.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Enchilidias were found holding at 67 degrees for less than 2 hours at cookline,below double pan of ice. Must either maintain at 41 degrees F or Below or mark with 4 hour duscard time from removal of WIC. Corrected On Site.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Observed refried beans hot holding at 107 degrees on steam table for less than 2 hours;allow one time rapid reheating to 165 degrees F in two hours and hold minimum 135 degrees F on steam table.
13-03-1 Observed employees with no hair restraints handling ready to eat foods.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable at cookline prep cooler.
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Inspection Number: 1495775
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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.”
2 risk violations of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
2 risk violations of code 53 which requires:
  • “53a - Food management certification valid.”
  • “53b - Employee training verification.”

Inspection For: EL TUCAN
License Number: 1505635
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 07, 2006
Inspection Number: 1522136
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 16
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
2 risk violations of code 03 which requires:
  • “03a - Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport and cold holding.”
  • “03b - Hot food at proper temperature.”
  • “03c - Foods properly cooked/reheated.”
  • “03d - Foods properly cooled.”
1 critical violation of code 04 which requires:
  • “Facilities to maintain product temperature.”
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 09 which requires:
  • “Foods handled with minimum contact.”
2 risk violations 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 15 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 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 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 46 which requires:
  • “Exiting system - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”
1 violation of code 56 which requires:
  • “Copy of Chapter 509, Florida Statutes, available (no longer used per Chapter 2008-55, Laws of Florida)”

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