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Basil Pizza & Pasta

Basil Pizza & Pasta
727 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(321)338-4333

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No (0) Emergency Closure Orders Since October 2008
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No (0) Disciplinary Activity Orders Since January 2007
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No (0) Food Misrepresentation Cases Since March 2006
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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: BASIL PIZZA & PASTA INC
License Number: 1506367
License ID: 5359644
Inspection Visit ID: 5439275
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Inspection Number: 2458742
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: BASIL PIZZA & PASTA INC
License Number: 1506367
License ID: 5359644
Inspection Visit ID: 5325743
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Inspection Number: 2423163
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors.
14-55-4 Basic.Uncleanable knife block in use to store knives. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef over cooked pasta.
27-04-4 Intermediate.Both hot and cold water valve turned off at food prep hand wash sink in kitchen. **Corrected On-Site**
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Bowl stored in it. **Corrected On-Site**
51-10-4 Intermediate.Interference/obstruction with the inspector's right of entry and access at any reasonable time. Operator was hostile from the moment we walked through the door. We purposely waited to inspect establishment after lunch rush. Upon arrival there were a total of 4 customers in facility. The owner remained belligerent the entire time we were in his establishment (about 10 minutes). It proceeded to get worse when the inspector pulled out the thermometer to sanitize it and take temperatures. He said do not put that thing in my food and then told us to leave his establishment, preventing us from doing the inspection. He was so excited and loud, we felt he may get physical next and we departed. After the operator spoke to Ms Freeman he allowed us to complete the inspection unimpeded. **Corrected On-Site**
05-08-4 Intermediate.No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products. **Corrected On-Site**
31B-03-4 Intermediate.Unable to dispense soap at handwash sink in dish area. Dispenser would not pump. **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: BASIL PIZZA & PASTA INC
License Number: 1506367
License ID: 5359644
Inspection Visit ID: 5220169
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Inspection Number: 2379723
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: 3
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. Bag of flour **Corrected On-Site**
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed. **Corrected On-Site**
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
14-29-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food. Garlic knots
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid. **Corrected On-Site**
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. Bottled water.
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. **. Repeat Violation**
12A-16-4 High Priority.Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. Made transaction then made pizza.
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Storage container.
16-35-4 Intermediate.No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
05-08-4 Intermediate.No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products.

Inspection For: BASIL PIZZA & PASTA INC
License Number: 1506367
License ID: 5359644
Inspection Visit ID: 4992867
Inspection Date: Friday, January 03, 2014
Inspection Number: 2309704
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors.
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Prep box has peeling paint

Inspection For: BASIL PIZZA & PASTA INC
License Number: 1506367
License ID: 5359644
Inspection Visit ID: 4992866
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Inspection Number: 2309703
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over lunch meat in freezer with non hermetically sealed items

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: BASIL PIZZA & PASTA INC
License Number: 1506367
License ID: 5359644
Inspection Visit ID: 4992866
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Inspection Number: 2309703
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over lunch meat in freezer with non hermetically sealed items

Inspection For: BASIL PIZZA & PASTA INC
License Number: 1506367
License ID: 5359644
Inspection Visit ID: 4912175
Inspection Date: Monday, May 13, 2013
Inspection Number: 2269121
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: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Handsink **Corrected On-Site**
50-05-4 High Priority - License expired more than 30 days, but not more than 60 days, after expiration date.
08B-02-4 High Priority.Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Sausage has box bottom on the foor. Corrected on site
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Mozzerella cheese 74f. Time formon wall
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. Cheese. Time marked on site
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Corrected onsite
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Customer bathroom. Corrected on site

Inspection For: BASIL PIZZA & PASTA INC
License Number: 1506367
License ID: 5359644
Inspection Visit ID: 4750011
Inspection Date: Monday, March 18, 2013
Inspection Number: 2251798
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: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Bagged mozzarella 46 in 2 door cooler by rear door. Owner relocated mozzarella.
03A-14-4 High Priority.Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese 66f in make table. Cheese put in make table 1 hr ago. Put in freezer to cool down
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. 2 door cooler in rear of facility
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. AOP form given to operator
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Bottom of cooler
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Thawing pasta in sink
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. Rear door
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Small holes above 3 bin sink
53B-14-4 Intermediate.Required employee training expired for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPRs contracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233.

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1 Food Service Inspection for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: BASIL PIZZA & PASTA INC
License Number: 1506367
License ID: 5359644
Inspection Visit ID: 4601959
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Inspection Number: 2159123
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Food-Licensing Inspection
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]
05-08-1 Critical.- No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product. Operator will obtain a new one
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable in food prep area. Operator will swap tiles with smooth tiles. Will not hold up license due to tiles not being smooth easily cleanable.
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. Has 60 days from liscensing inspection.

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Basil Pizza & Pasta 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 Basil Pizza & Pasta.

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 Basil Pizza & Pasta 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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