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Pepper Tree Sandwich Shop

Pepper Tree Sandwich Shop
2672 Palm Bay Rd NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
(321)724-8800

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1 Food Service Inspection Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 5298253
Inspection Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Inspection Number: 2404663
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
21-32-4 Basic.Paper towel used in the bacon container
02C-03-4 Intermediate.Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. / opened deli meat-

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 5263184
Inspection Date: Monday, June 30, 2014
Inspection Number: 2388508
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-32-4 Basic.Ceiling tile in dry storage room has water stains and bowing due to a old leak
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. Cooked chicken breasts and chili made Thursday in the walk in cooler **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 5059520
Inspection Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Inspection Number: 2356406
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Lower section of drywall missing in storage closet by restrooms.
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken and fish over bread in walk in freezer.
02C-03-4 Intermediate.Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Chubs of meat

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 5059521
Inspection Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Inspection Number: 2356407
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
27-23-4 Intermediate.Hot water at handwash sink does not reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. / water temping at 87 degrees f

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 5059521
Inspection Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Inspection Number: 2356407
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
27-23-4 Intermediate.Hot water at handwash sink does not reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. / water temping at 87 degrees f

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 4930339
Inspection Date: Monday, June 17, 2013
Inspection Number: 2274508
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-22-4 Intermediate.Encrusted material on can opener blade.

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 4679298
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Inspection Number: 2199792
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-47-4 Basic.Food not stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. In the walk in cooler, one Sheila with food is about2 inches off the floor
22-22-4 Intermediate.Encrusted material on can opener blade.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 4624620
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Inspection Number: 2165847
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: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 4339609
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Inspection Number: 2092213
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]
22-22-1 Critical. Observed moderately encrusted material on can opener.
47-04-2 Critical. Observed frayed/spliced electrical wires for steamer For reporting purposes only.

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 4339610
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Inspection Number: 2092214
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
21-11-1 Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. /prep area Corrected On Site.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 3987135
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Inspection Number: 1979204
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: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03B-03-1 Critical. Cooked beef not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Found at 129F. Corrected On Site. Start to reheat to 165F
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Corrected On Site. Washed hands applied gloves
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 4124834
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Inspection Number: 1979205
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: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 3987136
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Inspection Number: 1979205
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: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-04-1 Critical. Observed raw chicken thawed at room temperature. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. On y connection for green hose
53A-19-1 Critical. Observed expired Food Manager Certification. For Angela Coram 08/05.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 3653120
Inspection Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Inspection Number: 1869704
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-20-1 Critical. Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Pepper bar
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed Bag of carrots stored on floor of WIC. Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed moderate encrusted material on can opener.
25-05-1 Observed platter lids improperly stored.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker miising on the y connection at hose bibb of mop sink.

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 3653121
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Inspection Number: 1869705
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]
14-33-1 Observed walkin cooler shelves heavily rusted.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 3572743
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Inspection Number: 1825069
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. /ground beef over salads freezer Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. /cook. Repeat Violation.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed mildly encrusted material on can opener.
37-09-1 Wall not smooth and easily cleanable. /behind 3 compartment sink-shelf also rusting-operater has stuff to repair just hasn't had a chance

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 3198834
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Inspection Number: 1677985
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: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-02-1 Observed employee with ineffective hair restraint. Front counter cook
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. On theprep cook in the kitchen
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. On the front line cooler
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair the storage rack above the 3 comp sink is rust and not sealed
20A-09-1 Critical. Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. Tested at 0 ppm Corrected On Site.
33-16-1 Observed open dumpster lid.
37-09-1 Wall not smooth and easily cleanable. Peeling paint on the wall above the 3 comp sink

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 3198835
Inspection Date: Monday, October 27, 2008
Inspection Number: 1677986
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]
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. Sandwich make cooler for drive thru

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 2958072
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Inspection Number: 1608715
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]
02-07-1 Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Deli meats in walkin cooler

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
License ID: 3198939
Inspection Visit ID: 2958073
Inspection Date: Friday, November 09, 2007
Inspection Number: 1608716
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Tuna44Fand chicken salad 47F in deli case
14-53-1 Can opener blade not kept sharp - observed heavy rust build up

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 01, 2007
Inspection Number: 1482414
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
1 risk violation of code 02 which requires:
  • “02 - Original container; properly labeled, date marking, shell stock tags.”
  • “02-11 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked oysters.”
  • “02-13 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked animal products.”
1 risk violation of code 12 which requires:
  • “12a - Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operating plan.”
  • “12b - Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence.)”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 29 which requires:
  • “Plumbing installed and maintained”
1 violation of code 52 which requires:
  • “False/misleading statements published or advertised relating to food/beverage”

Inspection For: THE PEPPER TREE SANDWICH SHOP
License Number: 1501147
Inspection Date: Monday, August 21, 2006
Inspection Number: 1482416
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
1 risk violation of code 02 which requires:
  • “02 - Original container; properly labeled, date marking, shell stock tags.”
  • “02-11 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked oysters.”
  • “02-13 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked animal products.”
1 violation of code 13 which requires:
  • “Clean clothes, hair restraints”
1 violation of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 violation of code 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 33 which requires:
  • “Containers covered, adequate number, insect and rodent proof, emptied at proper intervals, clean”
1 violation of code 40 which requires:
  • “Employee lockers provided and used, clean”
2 risk violations of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
1 violation of code 52 which requires:
  • “False/misleading statements published or advertised relating to food/beverage”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Pepper Tree Sandwich Shop in Palm Bay 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 Palm Bay's Pepper Tree Sandwich Shop.

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 Pepper Tree Sandwich Shop 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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