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China Max
160 Malabar Rd SW
Palm Bay Shopping Plaza
Suite 117
Palm Bay, FL 32907
(321)723-4666

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 5370441
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Inspection Number: 2438198
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-38-4 Basic.Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken. **Corrected On-Site**
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
14-69-4 Basic.Ice buildup in reach-in freezer.
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. **Corrected On-Site**
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. - rice **Corrected On-Site**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. - reach in freezer, raw pork over wonton shells **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 5311099
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Inspection Number: 2413161
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. **Corrected On-Site**
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. -under grill
10-06-4 Basic.In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food and rim of the container. - tongs on chicken wings **Corrected On-Site**
24-18-4 Basic.Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. - walkin in cooler **Corrected On-Site**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 5017611
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2327110
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-68-4 Basic.Ice buildup in tall chest freezer.
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. / cook line
25-37-4 Basic.Reuse of ridged single-use container. / cans utilized for clean serving utensils in the server area and cooks line
36-10-4 Basic.Worn, torn floors in the kitchen area by the walk in cooler

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 5017610
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Inspection Number: 2327109
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-38-4 Basic.Attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. / ceiling light shield one in kitchen area and one in dry storage
23-24-4 Basic.Buildup of food debris/soil residue on equipment door handles. / around the outside of the fish freezer back storage area
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. / chef
08B-30-4 Basic.Noodles server station not covered

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 5017610
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Inspection Number: 2327109
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-38-4 Basic.Attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. / ceiling light shield one in kitchen area and one in dry storage
23-24-4 Basic.Buildup of food debris/soil residue on equipment door handles. / around the outside of the fish freezer back storage area
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. / chef
08B-30-4 Basic.Noodles server station not covered

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 4708506
Inspection Date: Monday, January 14, 2013
Inspection Number: 2221383
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 4
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03F-10-4 Intermediate.No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food. / worked with operator wrote out a plan **Corrected On-Site**
08B-36-4 Basic.Noodles in individual bowls in Waite station **Corrected On-Site**
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. /held kitchen area
14-71-4 Basic.Duct tape used to repair nonfood-contact surface. Utilized on handle of brown rice pot
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. /cart n going into kitchen **Corrected On-Site**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 4373390
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Inspection Number: 2117303
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]
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. /duck in standing water (still frozen) Corrected On Site.
08A-15-1 Critical. Food not stored in a clean/dry location that is not exposed to splash/dust. /noodles in bowls side of ice machine not covered Corrected On Site.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. / foods in walk in and freezer
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. /on bus table Corrected On Site.
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. /wiping cloths. Repeat Violation.
45-38-2 Critical. Portable fire extinguisher not fully charged/in hallway For reporting purposes only.

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 4373391
Inspection Date: Friday, October 21, 2011
Inspection Number: 2117304
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A Critical. RAW BEEF AND RAW CHICKEN NOT PROPERLY SEPARATED IN THE REFRIGERATOR - COS.
41A Critical. RAID BUG SPRAY NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE.
41B Critical. TOXIC CHEMICAL BOTTLE NOT LABELED (BLEACH) - COS.
41B Critical. WIPING CLOTH SANITIZATION 200PPM - COS

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 3987042
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Inspection Number: 1979126
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]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Cooked pork ribs. Corrected On Site.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked breaded chicken 46F over fill rim on cook line RIC. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 3987043
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Inspection Number: 1979127
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]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fresh garlic oil 82Fand corn starch 84F on cook line. Recommend rapid chill Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Corrected On Site.
37-09-1 Wall paper in ladies restroom is badly peeling.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 3653081
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Inspection Number: 1869670
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: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-04-1 Critical. Observed cloth used as a food-contact surface. Cloth used to cover dry noodles Corrected On Site.
15-14-1 Nonfood-contact surfaces not designed and constructed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance. In dry storage area
15-31-1 Observed door entering into kitchen with large holes
16-01-1 Critical. Observed missing/inaccurate warewashing machine data plate. Repeat Violation.
21-03-1 Observed detergent and sanitizer mixed together improperly and used for wiping cloths. Corrected On Site.
21-11-1 Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Over 200 ppm. Corrected On Site.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with heavy soil deposits. Corn starch container
37-09-1 Wall not smooth and easily cleanable. Waitstaff
37-18-1 Observed heavy dust on ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Kitchen
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. Corrected On Site.
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 4026279
Inspection Visit ID: 3653082
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Inspection Number: 1869671
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: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12A Critical. Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operation plan
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
16 Critical. Dishwashing facilities designed, constructed, operated1. Wash 2. Rinse 3. Sanitize
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
36 Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved
37 Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 2134682
Inspection Visit ID: 3257545
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Inspection Number: 1718919
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
36-08-1 Observed floor and wall junctures not coved. Variuos areas of the kitcken
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair. At the urinal in the mens restroom
50-07-1 Critical. Observed incorrect information on Hotel and Restaurant license. The AB&T license and the DBPR license have different owners listed. At renewal do an owner change to have the same owner on both licenses

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 2134682
Inspection Visit ID: 3257546
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Inspection Number: 1718920
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: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
33-12-1 Observed dumpster rusted out on bottom.
33-16-1 Observed open dumpster lid. Corrected On Site.
36-08-1 Observed floor and wall junctures not coved. /torn or missing in several area of facilities

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 2134682
Inspection Visit ID: 2946912
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Inspection Number: 1601151
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. 0ppm. Must use 3 comp sink
21-11-1 Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Over 200 ppm. Repeat Violation.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Kitchen
37-06-1 Observed wall heavyly soiled with accumulated grease. Wok on cook's line. Repeat Violation.
37-07-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated dust. Wall behind dish machine
37-18-1 Observed heavy dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Kitchen
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. Over 200 ppm
53B-08-1 Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment. Expired

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
License ID: 2134682
Inspection Visit ID: 2946913
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Inspection Number: 1601152
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-12-1 Critical. Observed food stored in undrained ice; shrimp in walkin cooler stored in undrained ice.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken stored over vegetable in walkin cooler.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable; tile broken in front of dishmachine.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair; water damage in waitress station.
37-05-1 Observed wall soiled with heavy accumulated food debris to the right of wok on cook's line.
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed; found chlorine at +200 ppm in wiping cloth bucket at waitress station.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
Inspection Date: Friday, February 16, 2007
Inspection Number: 1462418
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: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
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 07 which requires:
  • “Unwrapped or potentially hazardous food not re-served.”
1 violation of code 15 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 violation of code 21 which requires:
  • “Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored”
2 violations of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
2 violations of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
3 violations of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 critical violation of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”

Inspection For: CHINA MAX
License Number: 1503594
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 20, 2006
Inspection Number: 1364913
Visit Number: 1
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: 33
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 16
Number of Noncritical Violations: 17
Details
1 risk violation of code 01 which requires:
  • “01a - Food obtained from approved source.”
  • “01b - Wholesome, sound condition.”
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 03 which requires:
  • “03a - Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport and cold holding.”
  • “03b - Hot food at proper temperature.”
  • “03c - Foods properly cooked/reheated.”
  • “03d - Foods properly cooled.”
1 critical violation of code 05 which requires:
  • “Thermometers provided and conspicuously placed.”
1 risk violation of code 09 which requires:
  • “Foods handled with minimum contact.”
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 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 critical violation of code 16 which requires:
  • “Dishwashing facilities designed, constructed, operated”
1 violation of code 19 which requires:
  • “Wash, rinse water clean, proper temperature”
1 violation of code 21 which requires:
  • “Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 violation of code 24 which requires:
  • “Storage/handling of clean equipment, utensils”
1 critical violation of code 31 which requires:
  • “Toilet and hand washing facilities, number, convenient, designed, installed.”
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 violation of code 33 which requires:
  • “Containers covered, adequate number, insect and rodent proof, emptied at proper intervals, clean”
1 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”
1 violation of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 violation of code 38 which requires:
  • “Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded”
1 violation of code 40 which requires:
  • “Employee lockers provided and used, clean”
1 risk violation of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
1 violation of code 42 which requires:
  • “Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles. Cleaning and maintenance equipment properly stored. Kitchen restricted to authorized personnel”
1 critical violation of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 46 which requires:
  • “Exiting system - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 49 which requires:
  • “Flammable/combustible materials - properly stored (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”
1 risk violation of code 53 which requires:
  • “53a - Food management certification valid.”
  • “53b - Employee training verification.”
1 violation of code 56 which requires:
  • “Copy of Chapter 509, Florida Statutes, available (no longer used per Chapter 2008-55, Laws of Florida)”

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

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 China Max 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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