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Stars And Stripes Cafe

Stars And Stripes Cafe
2280 NE Harris Ave
Unit 6 & 7
Palm Bay, FL 32905
(321)953-5838

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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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1 Food Service Inspection Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: STARS & STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 5471484
Inspection Visit ID: 5327418
Inspection Date: Friday, September 05, 2014
Inspection Number: 2424274
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: 18
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 12
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. **Corrected On-Site**
08B-49-4 Basic.Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. - water in each in **Corrected On-Site**
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. / cups Waite station
38-11-4 Basic.Fifty (50) foot-candles of light not provided at a food working surface or where safety is a factor. / flash light utilized to look under surfaces in kitchen 2 lights out
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in back restroom door
16-03-4 Basic.Moderate Accumulation of debris inside lid warewashing machine.
36-13-4 Basic.Moderate Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. / first rest room
14-47-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. / shelving in dry storage not easily cleanable
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. / raw fish, sliced ham both items still frozen re-educated **Corrected On-Site**
14-20-4 Basic.Ripped/worn tin foil used as food-contact shelf cover. / couple of shelves in kitchen
24-05-4 Basic.pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. **Corrected On-Site**
41-07-4 High Priority.Container of medicine improperly stored. / with waffle iron **Corrected On-Site**
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. Operator stated that the pooled eggs have been out for 1/2 hr will be discarded in the 4 hr time limit
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. / milk
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. / gave copy of the plan **. Repeat Violation**
02B-02-4 Intermediate.Raw/undercooked animal food offered and establishment has no written consumer advisory. Raw animal foods must be fully cooked prior to service. / gave one
29-28-4 Intermediate.Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. **Corrected On-Site**

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: STARS & STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 5471484
Inspection Visit ID: 5239844
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Inspection Number: 2382426
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: 15
Number of High Priority Violations: 6
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-02-4 Basic.Clean cups/glasses not properly air dried - wet nesting. Front counter
14-11-4 Basic.Ice bath method for butter packets ineffective. Recommend surrounding in an ice bath.
16-23-4 Basic.Moderate Accumulation of lime scale on the inside of the dishmachine.
08B-26-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in freezer. **Corrected On-Site**
03A-15-4 High Priority.All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Reaching in cooler: c. H corn beef 47° cod 47° batter 45° recommend rapid chill. Manger placed on an ice bath and placed in the walk in cooler.
03A-13-4 High Priority.Butter/butter blend/clarified butter/whipped butter cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 69° raw whole shell eggs 48° recommend rapid chillFound at 40° **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw Philly meat stored, country fried steak over opened bags of fries. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-02-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in walk-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-17-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in freezer - all products not commercially packaged. **Corrected On-Site**
03A-04-4 High Priority.Shell eggs held at room temperature with an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Found at 48°. Found at 44° **Corrected On-Site**
16-31-4 Intermediate.No proper chemical test kit provided for measuring the concentration of the sanitizer solution used for wiping cloths. Quaternary
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. For eggs
14-77-4 Intermediate.Reach-in cooler not 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. Small cooler by steam table found 50° **. Repeat Violation**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Steam table Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
29-28-4 Intermediate.Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. For ice machine

Inspection For: STARS & STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 5471484
Inspection Visit ID: 5187476
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Inspection Number: 2363573
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: 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]
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. / inside walkin freezer
23-20-4 Basic.Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of ice machine

Inspection For: STARS & STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 5471484
Inspection Visit ID: 5069346
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Inspection Number: 2363573
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: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. / inside walkin freezer
23-20-4 Basic.Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of ice machine
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid.
21-16-4 Basic.Wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. 0. Ppm, cos 300 ppm **Corrected On-Site**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / butter pats 48°f after 2 hours, recommended rapid chill
01B-26-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 47 degrees Fahrenheit but less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit more than six hours. See stop sale. / product in RIC overnight, diced ham 54°f, lettuce 49°f, feta cheese 49°f, cut potatoes 51°f, tuna salad 51°, cut melon 48°f, cole slaw 52°f
08A-21-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in freezer/ chicken over beef
14-74-4 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. / front cooler and RIC in kitchen

Inspection For: STARS & STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 5471484
Inspection Visit ID: 5092392
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Inspection Number: 2363574
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: STARS & STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 5471484
Inspection Visit ID: 5069347
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Inspection Number: 2363574
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: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-11-4 Basic.Cook line cooler found at 60° **Warning**
03A-15-4 High Priority.All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook line reach in cooler 52°to 53° no documentation provided. **Warning**
03A-13-4 High Priority.Butter/butter blend/clarified butter/whipped butter cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 71° recommend rapid chill. **Warning**
01B-26-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 47 degrees Fahrenheit but less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit more than six hours. See stop sale. **Warning**
08A-17-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in freezer _ all products not commercially packaged. Zip lock bags of raw chicken over beef **Warning**
27-03-4 High Priority.Water supply does not meet the requirements of a public water supply. Facility is on a boil water notice. Provided operator with the boil water notice guide lines. **Warning**

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: STARS & STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 5471484
Inspection Visit ID: 5092392
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Inspection Number: 2363574
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: STARS & STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 5471484
Inspection Visit ID: 5069347
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Inspection Number: 2363574
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: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-11-4 Basic.Cook line cooler found at 60° **Warning**
03A-15-4 High Priority.All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook line reach in cooler 52°to 53° no documentation provided. **Warning**
03A-13-4 High Priority.Butter/butter blend/clarified butter/whipped butter cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 71° recommend rapid chill. **Warning**
01B-26-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 47 degrees Fahrenheit but less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit more than six hours. See stop sale. **Warning**
08A-17-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in freezer _ all products not commercially packaged. Zip lock bags of raw chicken over beef **Warning**
27-03-4 High Priority.Water supply does not meet the requirements of a public water supply. Facility is on a boil water notice. Provided operator with the boil water notice guide lines. **Warning**

Inspection For: STARS & STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 5471484
Inspection Visit ID: 4835831
Inspection Date: Monday, November 19, 2012
Inspection Number: 2259647
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: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
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. Cooked potatoes are at 78 on the cook line. Rapid chill to 41 **Corrected On-Site**
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
15-14-1 Nonfood-contact surfaces not designed and constructed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance. Cardboard is being used as a floor cover in the walk in cooler and is not changed daily
22-17-1 Critical.- Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
22-22-1 Critical.- Observed encrusted material on can opener. **Corrected On-Site**
53B-08-1 Critical.- No proof of required state approved employee training provided. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPRs contracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Must have all employees food safe trained with in 60 days of hire

Inspection For: STARS & STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 5471484
Inspection Visit ID: 4878996
Inspection Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Inspection Number: 2264239
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: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-13-2 Critical.- Required consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal food not provided. Corrected on site.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. On the front counter area reach in cooler.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
22-17-1 Critical.- Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
22-22-1 Critical.- Observed encrusted material on can opener- moderate buildup.
23-06-1 Observed buildup of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. On top of dish machine.
50-08-1 Critical.- Establishment operating without a current Hotel and Restaurant license.
53b-08-1 Critical.- No proof of required state approved employee training provided. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866. 372. 7233.

Inspection For: STARS & STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 5471484
Inspection Visit ID: 4879018
Inspection Date: Monday, November 12, 2012
Inspection Number: 2264239
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

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: STARS AND STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 4402852
Inspection Visit ID: 4602368
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Inspection Number: 2159310
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. /cooked potatoes cooks line out 1 hr recommended rapid chill to 41 degrees f -cook took corrective actionretemped potatoes between 41-42 degrees f Corrected On Site.
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed food stored on floor. /walk in freezer Corrected On Site.
14-33-1 Observed cambro lids cracked/broken covering steam table product
14-37-1 Observed cutting board moderately grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. /sandwich line
14-53-1 Can opener blade not kept sharp - observed metal shavings.
15-28-2 Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces/couple of bent filters leaving small gaps For reporting purposes only.
16-03-1 Critical.- Observed accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment. /top of machine and dish racks
22-20-1 Critical.- Observed moderate buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. Repeat Violation. X 2
30-02-1 Critical.- Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. /split y on mop sink
36-13-1 Observed moderate grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
53B-08-1 Critical.- observed employee training is done expired 8/11-must have updated by next unannounced inspection

Inspection For: STARS AND STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 4402852
Inspection Visit ID: 4399837
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Inspection Number: 2137133
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]
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. / on top of dishmachine Corrected On Site.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed heavy buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. Repeat Violation.
22-23-1 Critical. Observed moderately encrusted, soiled material on slicer.
24-08-1 Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. /cups in waite station
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. /storing soiled container Corrected On Site.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair. /right side of wall by back door
37-11-1 Observed fan blade walk in freezer mild dust/plastic stuck in grate
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. /wiping cloths Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: STARS AND STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 4402852
Inspection Visit ID: 4399838
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Inspection Number: 2137134
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: 14
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. /bacon chef put in reach in to rapid chill
08B-04-1 Critical. Observed utilizing old egg cartons as shelve liner cooks line Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. /prep table Corrected On Site.
14-53-1 Can opener blade not kept sharp - observed metal shavings.
15-28-2 Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. /badly dented hoods For reporting purposes only.
15-31-1 Observed front door of fryer off exposing the flames of unit
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. /cooks line
22-20-1 Critical. Observed heavy buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
24-05-1 Clean bowls,dishes not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
35A-08-1 Critical. Observed a couple live flies in kitchen/dinning area
37-18-1 Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. /throughout
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. /wiping cloths waite station
42-03-1 Wet mop not hung to dry.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

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1 Food Service Inspection for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: STARS AND STRIPES CAFE
License Number: 1504826
License ID: 4402852
Inspection Visit ID: 4261716
Inspection Date: Friday, June 03, 2011
Inspection Number: 2050396
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
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-09-1 Critical. Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. After cracking eggs Corrected On Site.
12A-09-1 Critical. Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food.
12A-26-1 Critical. Observed an employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves.
14-37-1 Observed cook line cutting board badly grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
21-03-1 Observed detergent and sanitizer mixed together improperly and used for wiping cloths. Cook line
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed heavy buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris on handles of walkin cooler and freezer
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. Mop sink

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Stars And Stripes Cafe 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 Stars And Stripes Cafe.

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 Stars And Stripes Cafe 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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