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Tijuana Flats Burrito Company

Tijuana Flats Burrito Company
76 E Merritt Island Cswy
Suite 104
Merritt Island, FL 32952
(321)735-6039

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3 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 5442936
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Inspection Number: 2437766
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: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 5369204
Inspection Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Inspection Number: 2437766
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
29-18-4 Basic.Drain cover(s) missing. Under 3 bay sink.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Walk in cooler ambient 52°. Repairman called.
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **. Repeat Violation**
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. **. Repeat Violation**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw steak 44° made salsa 45° cooked chicken 46° cooked beef 45° cooked chicken 47° butter 54°

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 5298477
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Inspection Number: 2404762
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tile displaced. Sink area. **Corrected On-Site**
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site**
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **. Repeat Violation**
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Corner of kitchen **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 5212350
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Inspection Number: 2378926
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: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside.
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has heavy accumulation of dust/debris.
14-42-4 Basic.Hood filters missing from automatic fire suppression/exhaust system. Not put back after cleaning.
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Prep area
51-18-4 Basic.No copy of latest inspection report available.
31A-15-4 Intermediate.Employee filled water water bottle at handwash sink.
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. Green and purple liquids **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4958355
Inspection Date: Monday, December 30, 2013
Inspection Number: 2285998
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: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Server
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. There are holes in the wall by the mop sink **. Repeat Violation**
10-19-4 Basic.In-use tongs stored on fryer door handle. **Corrected On-Site**
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Line sink by fryer
12A-25-4 High Priority.Employee touched face/hair and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Employee touched hair and proceeded to get customer drinks
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheddar 45f, Corrective action taken
13-06-4 Intermediate.Employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Nail polish
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Missing ending date on walk in items
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Pink cleaner on the line **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4958356
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 01, 2013
Inspection Number: 2285999
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: 20
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-05-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line food-contact shelves.
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tile missing. There is a tile missing above the mop sink
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Employee purse in food prep area. Corrected on site
40-07-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. 2 dirty aprons on cup shelf. Corrected on site
36-15-4 Basic.Food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. There is slight buildup on the floor in corners
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. 3bottles of hot sauce in dry storage. Corrected on site
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. There are small holes above the dish area
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Scoop handle is in salt. Corrected on site
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. Small upright in server area missing thermometer **Corrected On-Site**
36-70-4 Basic.Objectionable odor in establishment. There is an odor by the mop sink area
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Sauce containers in the basket on the shelf
14-13-4 Basic.There is food trays on the ground. Corrected on site
03A-14-4 High Priority.Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Shedded cheese in prep box 46f overnight. Discarded by operator. All other items at 41f in prep box
35A-02-4 High Priority.Live, small flying insects in food preparation area. 1live fly in prep area. Corrected on site
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Cheese 46f overnight discarded by operator
41-02-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. There is deodorizer spray on food shelf that wascorrected on site
53A-09-4 Intermediate.Establishment has no procedures for employees to follow in response to a vomiting or diarrheal event where the vomit or diarrhea is discharged onto surfaces in the establishment.
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. There is a scrubbie in the handsink **Corrected On-Site**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Sanitizer. **Corrected On-Site**
29-29-4 Intermediate.Water filter not changed according to manufacturer's instructions.
47-03-4 Observed electrical wiring in disrepair. For reporting purposes only. There is a missing plate cover behind chip machine

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4958356
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 01, 2013
Inspection Number: 2285999
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: 20
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-05-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line food-contact shelves.
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tile missing. There is a tile missing above the mop sink
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Employee purse in food prep area. Corrected on site
40-07-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. 2 dirty aprons on cup shelf. Corrected on site
36-15-4 Basic.Food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. There is slight buildup on the floor in corners
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. 3bottles of hot sauce in dry storage. Corrected on site
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. There are small holes above the dish area
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Scoop handle is in salt. Corrected on site
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. Small upright in server area missing thermometer **Corrected On-Site**
36-70-4 Basic.Objectionable odor in establishment. There is an odor by the mop sink area
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Sauce containers in the basket on the shelf
14-13-4 Basic.There is food trays on the ground. Corrected on site
03A-14-4 High Priority.Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Shedded cheese in prep box 46f overnight. Discarded by operator. All other items at 41f in prep box
35A-02-4 High Priority.Live, small flying insects in food preparation area. 1live fly in prep area. Corrected on site
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Cheese 46f overnight discarded by operator
41-02-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. There is deodorizer spray on food shelf that wascorrected on site
53A-09-4 Intermediate.Establishment has no procedures for employees to follow in response to a vomiting or diarrheal event where the vomit or diarrhea is discharged onto surfaces in the establishment.
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. There is a scrubbie in the handsink **Corrected On-Site**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Sanitizer. **Corrected On-Site**
29-29-4 Intermediate.Water filter not changed according to manufacturer's instructions.
47-03-4 Observed electrical wiring in disrepair. For reporting purposes only. There is a missing plate cover behind chip machine

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4679438
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Inspection Number: 2199884
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Servers on counter
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Servers at counter
10-19-4 Basic.In-use tongs stored on fryer door handle between uses.
10-07-4 Basic.In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Scoop for beans waterv87ff. Corrected on site
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. On line
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
03A-14-4 High Priority.Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese 44f. Corrected on site
12A-25-4 High Priority.Employee touched face/hair and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Server on counter. Corrected on site
41-28-4 High Priority.Sanitizer not used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Quat over proper limit on sanitizer 500plus ppm
13-06-4 Intermediate.Employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Nail polish on counter person. Corrected on site

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4815020
Inspection Date: Friday, October 05, 2012
Inspection Number: 2257301
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: 9
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12A-02-1 Critical.- Observed hand wash sink used for purpose other than washing hands. FRY baskets
12A-09-1 Critical.- Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food.
12A-09-1 Critical.- Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Jewelry on server /arm bans etc
12A-26-1 Critical.- Observed an employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Fake nails on servers getting drinks
14-41-1 Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Cutting board on large prep
29-11-1 Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Mop sink
32-15-1 Critical.- No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Line
32-15-1 Critical.- No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Dish
41B-03-1 Critical.- Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Purple cleaner

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4621719
Inspection Date: Friday, June 22, 2012
Inspection Number: 2165014
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical.- Violation: 03A-07-1Observed shreaded cheese at 56 degrees fahrenheit in reach in cooler cook line. Cheese removed from ric and placed in wicobserved shreaded cheese ranging from 46 to 50 degrees fahrenheit operator states cooler stocked at 11am recommend rapid chill has 1 hr to reach 41 degrees fahrenheit
04-01-1 Critical.- Violation: 04-01-1Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Cook line reach in at 56 degrees fahrenheitambient temperature 47 degrees fahrenheit
12A-12-1 Critical.- Violation: 12A-12-1Observed employee fail to wash hands in between changing gloves. Observed cook double gloved. Took first set of gloves off with gloved hands and put on new pair without removing all the gloves.
14-37-1 Violation: 14-37-1Observed cook line cutting board badly grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Time extended until next routine inspection
29-08-1 Violation: 29-08-1Plumbing system in disrepair. /foul odor coming from floor drain time extended until next routine inspection
41A-08-1 Critical.- Violation: 41A-08-1Observed toxic item stored by utensils. Oven cleaner stored by clean dishes observed oven cleaner stored with clean dishes.
53B-08-1 Critical.- Violation: 53B-08-1No proof of required employee training provided. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR?#ontracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Time extended 60 days

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4621718
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012
Inspection Number: 2165014
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: 17
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 13
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical.- Observed 4 6 lb cans badly dented cans of salsa.
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed shreaded cheese at 56 degrees fahrenheit in reach in cooler cook line. Cheese removed from ric and placed in wic
03D-01-1 Critical.- Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Chicken in containers covered by plastic wrap and a lid found at 56 degrees fahrenheit after 3 hrs. Operator uncovered and placed on rack in wic. Must discard if product does not reach 41 degrees or below by 6 pm
04-01-1 Critical.- Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Cook line reach in at 56 degrees fahrenheit
04-01-1 Critical.- Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Walk in cooler at 46 degrees fahrenheit
05-05-1 Critical.- Ambient air thermometer in holding unit not accurate within +/- 3 degrees Fahrenheit. 22 degrees negative
08A-05-1 Critical.- Fruits/vegetables not washed prior to preparation. Lemons not washed before cutting
12A-12-1 Critical.- Observed employee fail to wash hands in between changing gloves
14-37-1 Observed cook line cutting board badly grooved/pitted and no longer 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. Shelves for clean food containers heavily rusted
22-22-1 Critical.- Observed encrusted material on can opener. Heavy
24-08-1 Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Wet nesting
29-08-1 Plumbing system in disrepair. /foul odor coming from floor drain
31-09-1 Critical.- Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Blocked by bucket
32-16-1 Critical.- Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions and soap
41A-08-1 Critical.- Observed toxic item stored by utensils. Oven cleaner stored by clean dishes
53B-08-1 Critical.- No proof of required employee training provided. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR?#ontracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233.

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4339766
Inspection Date: Monday, December 19, 2011
Inspection Number: 2092313
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: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
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 scoops stored on soda fountain drip trays. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting boards grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable for yellow,red and white boards used at prep table.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable at waitress station cooler. Note:recommend using other side of board.
36-08-1 Observed floor and wall juncturescoving/baseboard in disrepair along rear wall adjacent to triple sink.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Make air vents on hood.

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4339767
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 07, 2011
Inspection Number: 2092314
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]
12A-12-1 Critical. Observed employee switch from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing hands prior to changing gloves. Corrected On Site.
22-15-1 Critical. Cutting board stained with food soil residue at waitress salad unit.
25-01-1 Observed single-service articles handled, displayed, or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Cups extending past cup dispensers at bar. Repeat Violation.
50-09-1 Critical. Hotel and Restaurant license not properly displayed.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4228997
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Inspection Number: 2042957
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-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in cooling process in walk in cooler. Repeat Violation.
25-01-1 Observed single-service articles handled, displayed, or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Cups extending past cup dispenser at bar.
41A-02-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored by food. Sanitizier bucket stored on food storage shelf in rear kitchen. Corrected On Site. Bucket removed.
50-06-1 Critical. License expired within 30 days after expiration date. Operator owes $273. 00 plus $50. 00 late fee. RENEWAL ONLINE at www. MyFloridalicense. Com or call call center 850-487-1395 ,wait for request to make complaint to speak to person to renew with credit card.
53A-08-1 Critical. No list of certified food service managers available at the establishment.

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4004143
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Inspection Number: 1990991
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-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered cooked hot food cooling in walk in cooler with no overhead protection on shelves.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on shelf above food preparation table. Corrected On Site. Manager discarded beverage.
40-04-1 Observed personal care item stored with food. Inuse,soiled aprons stored from food shelves. Corrected On Site. Aprons moved to designated hooks.
53A-08-1 Critical. No list of certified food service managers available at the establishment.

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 4004144
Inspection Date: Monday, August 30, 2010
Inspection Number: 1990992
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]
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Cheese sauce at 126 DF waitress station. Corrected On Site.
12A-15-1 Critical. Observed handsink used for purposes other than the designated use;storing clean utensils on sheet pan by triple sink. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 3667730
Inspection Date: Monday, April 26, 2010
Inspection Number: 1879907
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]
14-37-1 Observed sandwich make line cutting board pitted and no longer cleanable. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with black moldlike stain on blue and yellow colored cutting board. Corrected On Site.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees in mens restroom and front bar handwash sinks.
33-16-1 Observed open dumpster lid.
41A-02-1 Critical. Observed toxic item,[quaternary ammonia sanitizier] stored by food. Corrected On Site.
53A-19-1 Critical. Observed expired Food Manager Certification for TRACY BREWER dated,12/1/2004.

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 3667731
Inspection Date: Friday, October 16, 2009
Inspection Number: 1879908
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]
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice scoops at fountains were being stored on dirty soda drip trays. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable for blue and tan boards. Large white cutting board on sandwich line observed with deep cuts in surface. All boards noted need resurfacing or replacing.
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager,STEVE V. Lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 3553006
Inspection Date: Monday, April 27, 2009
Inspection Number: 1820031
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
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Shredded cheeses noted cold holding 44 degrees F in lexan containers in top section of sandwich make cooler. Recommend using deeper metal containers to hold cheese in unit.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Cooked chicken observed in sealed /covered two inch pan placed in walkin cooler. Pans are not to sealed with plastic material and metal cover until food reaches 41 degrees F. Corrected On Site.
03D-05-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Blackened cooked chicken in sealed covered two metal pan noted at 47 degrees F after six and half hours cooling in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
08A-22-1 Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. Observed raw chicken stored adjacent to cooked chicken in walkin cooler.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Observed raw Chicken stod adjacent raw beef in walkin cooler.

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 3213450
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Inspection Number: 1688255
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: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Corrected On Site. Manager flipped using other sidemthat is smooth and cleanable.

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 3213451
Inspection Date: Monday, July 14, 2008
Inspection Number: 1688256
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Corrected On Site.
12B-04-1 Critical. Observed a designated employee drinking area located in a food preparation area. Corrected On Site.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 2969308
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Inspection Number: 1616378
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]
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop in contact with soda drip tray. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on filters in hood.
27-16-1 Critical. Hot water shut off at front employee hand wash sink.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times by cookline. Observed blocked by trash barrel and taco rack. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
License ID: 3209760
Inspection Visit ID: 2969309
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Inspection Number: 1616379
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]
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable on sandwich cooler. Note:other side of cutting board can be used.
41A-10-1 Critical. Observed toxic item"RAID" improperly stored.

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1 Food Service Inspection for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: TIJUANA FLATS BURRITO CO.
License Number: 1505872
Inspection Date: Monday, February 05, 2007
Inspection Number: 1483623
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
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 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 critical violation of code 20 which requires:
  • “20a - Sanitizing concentration.”
  • “20b - Sanitizing temperature.”
1 risk violation of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
2 critical violations 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 Tijuana Flats Burrito Company 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 Tijuana Flats Burrito Company.

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 Tijuana Flats Burrito Company 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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