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Taco Bell #20161

Taco Bell #20161
4855 Babcock St NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
(321)724-8826

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NoticeThe Division of Hotels and Restaurants conducts regular inspections of public food service establishments to assure compliance with state sanitation and safety laws.

Taco Bell #20161 either allowed conditions to exist that pose an immediate threat to the public's health and safety or repeatedly did not correct non-critical violations noted during routine and call-back inspections, despite being given oral and written warnings and ample time to do so.

Each of the listed cases involves either a signed stipulation (“settlement”) between the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and Taco Bell #20161 or a Final Order issued after a formal administrative hearing has been conducted. Section 509.261, Florida Statutes, authorizes the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to fine, suspend or revoke the license of establishments that do not comply with state health and safety laws.


Case Number: 4--2010061260 - On January 13, 2011 Taco Bell #20161, Palm Bay was ordered to pay $650 for violations observed during its November 17, 2010 inspection.

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1 Food Service Inspection Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 5275530
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2392981
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-03-4 Basic.Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. / rethermolizer
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed.
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has moderate cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
29-18-4 Basic.Drain cover(s) missing. / under prep sink
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. / cold line # 1 and 2
27-04-4 Intermediate.Cold water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. / by 3 compartment sink

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 5260275
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Inspection Number: 2387724
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. Drive thru
51-18-4 Basic.No copy of latest inspection report available.
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Diced tomatoes and corn salsa found at 46° 47° recommend rapid chill. Item must be discarded at 5. Fresh stock at 12:45
14-80-4 Intermediate.Refrigerator 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. Drive thru side cooler found at 48° ambient read. Called refrigeration company this morning when they found the unit at 43° 44°

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 5040310
Inspection Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Inspection Number: 2343052
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]
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. **Corrected On-Site**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 5040311
Inspection Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Inspection Number: 2343053
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-03-4 Basic.Heavy Build-up of grease on back splash on fryer
47-02-4 Observed craked/broken electrical outlet. / Behind fryerFor reporting purposes only.

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 5040311
Inspection Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Inspection Number: 2343053
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-03-4 Basic.Heavy Build-up of grease on back splash on fryer
47-02-4 Observed craked/broken electrical outlet. / Behind fryerFor reporting purposes only.

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 4896752
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Inspection Number: 2266088
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Inside right door cold unit
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. On the floor juncture to the left of the 3 bay sink and along the lower front of the walk in cooler
50-06-4 High Priority - License expired within 30 days after expiration date.

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 4634443
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Inspection Number: 2171225
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-18-1 Critical.- Observed soil residue in storage containers. / brown sugar bulk container

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 4819733
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Inspection Number: 2171226
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: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 4634444
Inspection Date: Friday, October 12, 2012
Inspection Number: 2171226
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: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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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. /gaucomole and corn blend in icebath front line manager took corrective action to rapid chill lesd than 4 hrs
04-01-1 Critical.- Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. / front line side 2 establishment has compresdor on order-is utilizing ice bath for pe k periods re-educated on ice bath to ensure product maintaining 41 degrees f or below establishment also has other means to maintain product at 41 degrees f or below

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 4624598
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Inspection Number: 2165843
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
29-03-1 Observed water draining onto floor surface. Under 3 compartment Corrected On Site.
32-16-1 Critical.- Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. /employee handwashing sink by 3 compartment sink Corrected On Site.
53A-10-2 Critical.- Food Service Manager not certified after 30 days of employment. /manager states has certification from another location but they wouldn't give it to her must have copy of it by next unannounced or

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 4291090
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 05, 2012
Inspection Number: 2061135
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]
15-28-2 Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only.
36-10-1 Observed heavily soiled floor walk in freezer

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 4291091
Inspection Date: Monday, September 26, 2011
Inspection Number: 2061136
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]
23-05-1 Observed mild residue/gunk build-up on back of ice shoot dinning area
24-08-1 Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. /cambo's sink area

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 3957341
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Inspection Number: 1958440
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]
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. By fryers
36-22-1 Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water. Walkin cooler

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 4115517
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Inspection Number: 1958441
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
15-32-1 Violation: 15-32-1Observed walk-in freezer gasket torn/in disrepair.
22-21-1 Critical. Violation: 22-21-1Observed soil buildup inside ice shoot in lobby. Still moderatly soiled with black substance
53A-09-1 Critical. Violation: 53A-09-1No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. This violation must be corrected by : 11/17/2010. No proof of food manager while 4 employee's are working

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 3957342
Inspection Date: Friday, September 17, 2010
Inspection Number: 1958441
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-26-1 Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Blue and yellow bins
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Front line RIC's
15-32-1 Observed walk-in freezer gasket torn/in disrepair.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice shoot in lobby
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Front line
53A-09-1 Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. This violation must be corrected by : 11/17/2010.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 3623796
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 25, 2010
Inspection Number: 1849312
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]
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered apple pies in the walk9n freezer. Corrected On Site.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on exterior of ice shoot in lobby.
24-08-1 Observed pans for taco shells stored in the walkin cooler not inverted. Water still in pans

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 3623797
Inspection Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009
Inspection Number: 1849313
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]
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 3572739
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Inspection Number: 1825066
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
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
15-35-1 formica chip on counter
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. /walk in cooler

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 3184305
Inspection Date: Monday, November 17, 2008
Inspection Number: 1667846
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-26-1 Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. /cinammon,rice salt container
38-10-1 Light not functioning. /walk in cooler. Repeat Violation.
46-05-2 Critical. Observed obstructed exits, stairs, hallways or egress. Back door blocked by trash For reporting purposes only.

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 3184306
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008
Inspection Number: 1667847
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered taco shells on shelf in dry storage area. Corrected On Site.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Sufflet cup in container of cinnimon sugar. Corrected On Site.
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Filter for bag n the box
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. 2 door hot box located by safe.
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. RIC counter run and drive thru RIC
37-17-1 Observed several ceiling soiled with accumulated water stains in the dining area. New ceiling tiles ordered.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Walkin cooler. Repeat Violation.
47-16-2 Critical. Electrical outlet cover plate broken behind fryers. For reporting purposes only.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 2935999
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Inspection Number: 1593724
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]
37-02-1 Observed hole in wall. Small holes where old shelves were removed
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Both lights in the walkin cooler
38-10-1 Light not functioning. In the freezer

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
License ID: 2135684
Inspection Visit ID: 2936000
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Inspection Number: 1593725
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: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Soda station bnb
15-28-1 Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. 1 inch gap
36-14-1 Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor. Under fryers
45-36-1 Critical. Hood suppression system tag out-of-date. 04/07
45-41-1 Critical. Portable fire extinguisher tag out-of-date. ABC in dining room
45-41-1 Critical. Portable fire extinguisher tag out-of-date. K class in kitchen

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Inspection Number: 1440376
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: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
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 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 critical violation of code 30 which requires:
  • “Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow”
1 violation of code 38 which requires:
  • “Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded”
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 47 which requires:
  • “Electrical wiring - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”

Inspection For: TACO BELL #20161
License Number: 1505016
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 27, 2006
Inspection Number: 1440377
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: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 11
Details
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 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
2 violations of code 25 which requires:
  • “Single service items properly stored, handled, dispensed”
1 critical violation of code 31 which requires:
  • “Toilet and hand washing facilities, number, convenient, designed, installed.”
1 violation of code 33 which requires:
  • “Containers covered, adequate number, insect and rodent proof, emptied at proper intervals, clean”
2 violations of code 34 which requires:
  • “Outside storage area clean, enclosure properly constructed”
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 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 Taco Bell #20161 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 Taco Bell #20161.

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 Taco Bell #20161 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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