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Crew Connection

Crew Connection
123 E Merritt Ave
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(321)269-0420

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No (0) Emergency Closure Orders Since October 2008
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3 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: CREW CONNECTION OF NORTH AMERICA INC
License Number: 1506452
License ID: 5649500
Inspection Visit ID: 5335672
Inspection Date: Thursday, November 06, 2014
Inspection Number: 2429746
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
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. Cup in rice. **Corrected On-Site**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Bucket of rice. **Corrected On-Site**
25-09-4 Basic.Single-service items for customer self-service not properly protected to prevent contamination. Unwrapped straws in use, operator removed. **Corrected On-Site**
05-08-4 Intermediate.No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products. **Corrected On-Site**
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. Soup, meats, etc.

Inspection For: CREW CONNECTION OF NORTH AMERICA INC
License Number: 1506452
License ID: 5649500
Inspection Visit ID: 5404830
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Inspection Number: 2389002
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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]
14-06-4 Basic.Wood food-contact surface not properly sealed. Prep table shelf. **Warning** not sealed. Must be sealed by next inspection.

Inspection For: CREW CONNECTION OF NORTH AMERICA INC
License Number: 1506452
License ID: 5649500
Inspection Visit ID: 5267851
Inspection Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Inspection Number: 2389002
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Phone on prep table **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Front sink **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Warning**
14-06-4 Basic.Wood food-contact surface not properly sealed. Prep table shelf. **Warning**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Flour. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
51-16-4 Intermediate.No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 1940 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. **Warning**
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. **Warning**

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CREW CONNECTION OF NORTH AMERICA INC
License Number: 1506452
License ID: 5649500
Inspection Visit ID: 5264804
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Inspection Number: 2389002
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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: 7
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Phone on prep table **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Front sink **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Warning**
14-06-4 Basic.Wood food-contact surface not properly sealed. Prep table shelf. **Warning**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Flour. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
51-16-4 Intermediate.No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 1940 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. **Warning**
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. **Warning**

Inspection For: CREW CONNECTION OF NORTH AMERICA INC
License Number: 1506452
License ID: 5649500
Inspection Visit ID: 5231241
Inspection Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2381067
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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: 16
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
1 risk violation 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.”
3 risk violations 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 violation of code 10 which requires:
  • “In use food dispensing utensils properly stored”
1 violation of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 critical violation of code 16 which requires:
  • “Dishwashing facilities designed, constructed, operated”
1 risk violation of code 32 which requires:
  • “Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with hand soap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles.”
1 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”
3 violations of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 violation of code 38 which requires:
  • “Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded”
1 risk violation of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
1 critical violation of code 47 which requires:
  • “Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 50 which requires:
  • “Current license, properly displayed.”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”

Inspection For: CREW CONNECTION OF NORTH AMERICA INC
License Number: 1506452
License ID: 5649500
Inspection Visit ID: 5214293
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Inspection Number: 2379113
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: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
25-13-4 Basic.Case of single-service articles stored on floor in dry storage area/kitchen/wait station. Foam cups **Corrected On-Site**
50-06-4 High Priority - License expired within 30 days after expiration date.
16-35-4 Intermediate.No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Dish area **Corrected On-Site**
05-08-4 Intermediate.No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products.
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Dish area **Corrected On-Site**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Bleach. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: CREW CONNECTION OF NORTH AMERICA INC
License Number: 1506452
License ID: 5649500
Inspection Visit ID: 5108403
Inspection Date: Friday, January 17, 2014
Inspection Number: 2367950
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tile missing. Storage area
36-15-4 Basic.Food debris accumulated on kitchen floor.
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Ham sandwiches 45f. Corrective action taken.

Inspection For: CREW CONNECTION OF NORTH AMERICA INC
License Number: 1506452
License ID: 5649500
Inspection Visit ID: 5107827
Inspection Date: Friday, August 09, 2013
Inspection Number: 2367865
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32-21-4 Basic.Bathroom door not self-closing. Womans and mens room doors
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Mthere are several small holes in the wall in the kitchen
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. . Corrected on site

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1 Food Service Inspection for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CREW CONNECTION OF NORTH AMERICA INC
License Number: 1506452
License ID: 5649500
Inspection Visit ID: 5107827
Inspection Date: Friday, August 09, 2013
Inspection Number: 2367865
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32-21-4 Basic.Bathroom door not self-closing. Womans and mens room doors
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Mthere are several small holes in the wall in the kitchen
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. . Corrected on site

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

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 Crew Connection 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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