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Green Tea Chinese Restaurant

Green Tea Chinese Restaurant
1831 Palm Bay Rd NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
(321)722-9288

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Emergency Closure Orders Since October 2008

Notice According to Florida Statute 509.035; an emergency closure is not a disciplinary action, but rather an action taken to mitigate conditions that pose an elevated risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public or the establishment's employees. The licensee is closed until the conditions are corrected. Examples of conditions warranting immediate closure include: lack of approved utilities or hot water, sewage backups or overflows, fire damage, pest infestation or inadequate refrigeration.

A 24-hour callback inspection will be performed after an emergency closure or emergency suspension of license. The establishment may reopen only when a division inspection shows that all critical violations that caused the suspension are corrected.


Green Tea Chinese Restaurant, Palm Bay was ordered Closed on April 13, 2010 due to Roach Activity and was allowed to Reopen on April 14, 2010

Green Tea Chinese Restaurant, Palm Bay was ordered Closed on October 12, 2010 due to Roach Activity and was allowed to Reopen on October 13, 2010

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2 Disciplinary Activity Orders Since January 2007

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

Green Tea Chinese Restaurant 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 Green Tea Chinese Restaurant 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--2005048797 - On April 30, 2007 Green Tea Chinese Restaurant, Palm Bay was ordered to pay $1500 for violations observed during its June 28, 2005 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2008061716 - On January 29, 2010 Green Tea Chinese Restaurant, Palm Bay was ordered to pay $1150 for violations observed during its October 28, 2008 inspection.

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No (0) Food Misrepresentation Cases Since March 2006
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1 Food Service Inspection Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 5786820
Inspection Visit ID: 5338002
Inspection Date: Monday, September 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2431239
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: 22
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 8
Number of Basic Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-71-4 Basic.All Floor drains/drain covers heavily soiled.
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food.
29-18-4 Basic.Drain cover(s) missing. / mop sink **Corrected On-Site**
08B-12-4 Basic.Food stored in holding unit not covered. / walk in cooler cooked chicken, egg rolls , cabbage
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. / buckets of sauce walk on cooler
23-09-4 Basic.Heavily Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. / flour
25-43-4 Basic.Plastic jug cut in half and reused as scoop.
14-20-4 Basic.Ripped/worn tin foil used as food-contact shelf cover. / shelf by grill
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **. Repeat Violation**
12A-07-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. / re- educated **Corrected On-Site**
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. With loe mein re- educated **Corrected On-Site**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / corn starch 78 degrees f- recommended rapid chill
29-37-4 High Priority.Spray hose at dish sink lower than flood rim of sink. **Corrected On-Site**
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. S tiring paper goods **. Repeat Violation**
22-26-4 Intermediate.Moderate Buildup of soiled material on racks in the reach-in cooler.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. / at either hand wash sink **Corrected On-Site**
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. **. Repeat Violation**
03D-19-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food left at room temperature to cool. / chicken 1. 15 minutes recommended to put in walk in- re temp 20 minutes later
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 egg rolls, cooked chicken walk on cooler
53B-09-4 Intermediate.Required employee training provided by a third-party employee training program and operator unable to provide original certificate for employees trained. / observed test in books certifications not filled out
22-18-4 Intermediate.Soil residue in and outside food storage containers. / flour

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 5786820
Inspection Visit ID: 5228067
Inspection Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Inspection Number: 2380424
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler shelves with heavy rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage - direct contact with food. Plastic storage containers used for raw foods in the reach in freezer **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate. Cook line Cutting board(s) badly stained/soiled. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**

Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 5786820
Inspection Visit ID: 5225771
Inspection Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Inspection Number: 2380424
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: 20
Number of High Priority Violations: 6
Number of Intermediate Violations: 7
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32-07-4 Basic.Bathroom facility not clean. **Warning**
12B-12-4 Basic.Employee beverage container in a food preparation/clean dishware area does not have a lid and a straw or equivalent dispensing mechanism to prevent hand contact with lip contact area of drink container. Opened an of Pepsi on prep table **Warning**
14-29-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food. For raw beef in the reach in freezer **Warning**
08B-26-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in reach in freezer. **Warning**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler shelves with heavy rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Warning**
02D-07-4 Basic.Working container of food not labeled in English. Blue Bulk storage containers **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. **Warning**
01B-32-4 High Priority.Food stored in a container that previously held a toxic substance. See stop sale. **Warning**
14-03-4 High Priority.Galvanized metal in contact with acidic foods. Ketchup **Warning**
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage - direct contact with food. Plastic storage containers used for raw foods in the reach in freezer **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. C. H raw beef 53° raw chicken 54° cooked diced BBQ pork 53° cooked wonton 51° cooked shrimp 53° raw shrimp 50° ect in cooler over night **Warning**
08A-01-4 High Priority.Raw chicken food stored over cooked chicken in the walk in cooler **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate. Cook line Cutting board(s) badly stained/soiled. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
14-77-4 Intermediate.Cook line 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. Found at 52° over night **Warning**
22-27-4 Intermediate.Food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Rice cooker **Warning**
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Rice containers in hand sink on front line, plastic. Bucket in hand sink by 3 bay. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
22-22-4 Intermediate.Heavy Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Warning**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler heavily soiled with accumulation of food residue. Front line **Warning**
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 5786820
Inspection Visit ID: 5189943
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2376891
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: 24
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 9
Number of Basic Violations: 11
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-05-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line food-contact shelves. Walk in cooler and cook line cooler **Corrected On-Site**
36-13-4 Basic.Heavy Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
36-47-4 Basic.Hood heavily soiled with accumulated grease.
10-24-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in crack between equipment and wall.
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
22-08-4 Basic.Interior of oven has heavy accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris.
08B-38-4 Basic.Plastic buckets of sauces stored on floor. Kitchen
08A-26-4 Basic.Raw whole shell eggs stored above unwashed produce in the walk in cooler **Corrected On-Site**
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans. For food in coolers
36-28-4 Basic.Walls heavily soiled with accumulated food/ grease.
14-11-4 Basic.Wooden shelf not sealed
12A-16-4 High Priority.Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. **Corrected On-Site**
03A-27-4 High Priority.Fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter or product containing fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter mixture held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 88°
08A-03-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezers not all products commercially packaged. Sheet pans of raw chicken stored over sheet pans of raw beef in the reach in freezer located in the back. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-19-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in freezer - all products not commercially packaged. Front line reach in freezer **Corrected On-Site**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
31A-02-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to being blocked by stuff being in the hand sink **Corrected On-Site**
22-02-4 Intermediate.Heavy Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Rice cooker
27-23-4 Intermediate.Hot water at handwash sink does not reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 80°
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. All cook line coolers
16-35-4 Intermediate.No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Cook line **Corrected On-Site**
05-08-4 Intermediate.No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products.
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Cook line **Corrected On-Site**

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 4074120
Inspection Visit ID: 3880797
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Inspection Number: 1930527
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Emergency Order Callback Time Extension - Return visit indicates establishment operator is attempting to comply, but is unable at this time due to circumstances beyond control. Violations may not be noted again on these inspection reports.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 4074120
Inspection Visit ID: 3880372
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Inspection Number: 1930527
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Emergency order recommended - Conditions have been found that endanger the health and safety of the public requiring immediate closure of the establishment.
Total Number of Violations: 19
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 17
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32-16-1 Critical.- Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. /restroom
50-06-1 Critical.- License expired within 30 days after expiration date/ must submitted renewal fee + $50. 00 late fee to bring establishment into current active status
35A-03-1 Critical.- Observed dead roaches on premises. /approximately 100 dead throu out facility
01B-14-1 Critical.- Observed dented/rusted cans. /5 dented cans ground bean sauce
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed food stored on floor. /prep area Corrected On Site.
09-05-1 Critical.- Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. /dry storage
29-11-1 Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. / hot water heater
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. /bulk storage
35A-05-1 Critical.- Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found/ 50 in 3 compartment sink area
35A-05-1 Critical.- Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found/ approximately 50 live roaches behind poster on the walk in cooler
35A-05-1 Critical.- Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found/ hundreds live roaches in dry food storage area
35A-05-1 Critical.- Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found/ in all piping around cooking equipment
35A-05-1 Critical.- Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found/30 live roaches in mop sink area
35A-05-1 Critical.- Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found/50 live roaches in the emergency light above 3 compartment sink
35A-05-1 Critical.- Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found/approximately 2 dead roaches in ice and 3 live roaches in ice
35A-05-1 Critical.- Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found/hundreds live roaches found in food prep area
35A-05-1 Critical.- Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found/hundreds live roaches on front wall by microwave
35A-05-1 Critical.- Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found/live roaches in ice bin
01B-15-1 Critical.- Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. /roaches in ice

Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 4074120
Inspection Visit ID: 3770990
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010
Inspection Number: 1917973
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: 18
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 11
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32-16-1 Critical.- Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site.
53A-09-1 Critical.- No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. Corrected On Site.
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. Pro
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed bag of oinons on the floor in kitchen
32-07-1 Critical.- Observed bathroom facility not clean. Repeat Violation.
09-01-1 Critical.- Observed bowl with out a handle being used as scoops for cooked meat and clean dice vegitables in the walkin cooler
16-13-1 Critical.- Observed equipment and utensils not washed, rinsed and sanitized in the correct order in three-compartment sink. Corrected On Site.
12A-22-1 Critical.- Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and the establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Corrected On Site.
23-07-1 Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up. All
22-17-1 Critical.- Observed heavily soiled reach-in cooler gaskets with mold like substance.
09-05-1 Critical.- Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Bowks used as scoop for uncooked rice,flour,corn starch
33-16-1 Observed open dumpster lid.
08A-24-1 Critical.- Observed sheet pans raw chicken over sheet pans of raw beef in RIF.
24-10-1 Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. Meat cleaver
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair. Under drive thru window
14-51-1 Observed walmart grocery bags being used for food storage bags for raw beef,raw chicken in the 2 door RIF
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
14-41-1 wooden shelves in the walkin cooler not easily cleanable. Absorbs moisture

Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 4074120
Inspection Visit ID: 3758299
Inspection Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Inspection Number: 1916821
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: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32-07-1 Critical.- Observed bathroom facility not clean.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
23-07-1 Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up. All observed
36-14-1 Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor. Under the kitchen equipment
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken in a stock pot on the grill left over night at 74 degress fahrenheit Corrected On Site.
22-18-1 Critical.- Observed soil residue in storage containers.
01B-16-1 Critical.- Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice).

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 3633868
Inspection Visit ID: 3184287
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Inspection Number: 1667830
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 28
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 21
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
37-01-1 Ceiling tile missing above chest freezer exposing the outside.
32-16-1 Critical.- Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Dish room
32-17-1 Critical.- Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Dish area
32-17-1 Critical.- Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Kitchen
32-15-1 Critical.- No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Dish room.
22-20-1 Critical.- Observed moderate buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
01B-14-1 Critical.- Observed 8 swolen cans of soy sauce stored on shelf.
14-50-1 Observed a nonfood-grade basting brush used in food. Metal bande brush.
32-07-1 Critical.- Observed bathroom facility not clean. Repeat Violation.
01B-14-1 Critical.- Observed dented cans. 2 chest nut and 1 bamboo.
33-14-1 Observed dumpster overflowing garbage.
12A-17-1 Critical.- Observed employee improperly washing hands. Used 3 bay sink.
16-13-1 Critical.- Observed equipment and utensils not washed, rinsed and sanitized in the correct order in three-compartment sink. Corrected On Site.
28-14-1 Critical.- Observed evidence of a BAD sewer smellin the public restrooms. Repeat Violation. 10-28-08
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed food stored on floor in the walkn cooler. Sprouts,cooked chicken. Repeat Violation.
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed food stored on nthe floor. Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical.- Observed heavy encrusted material on can opener blade.
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. Bowl in cooked rice Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation. 10/28/08.
14-51-1 Observed metal cans being reused to store cooked beef and raw pork in storage RIF.
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw eggs 50F,and sprouts 50F on the cook line. Corrected On Site. Recommended quick chill. Repeat Violation.
06-04-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. Raw chicken and raw beef.
08A-27-1 Critical.- Observed raw chicken and raw beef stored over diced vegitables that were uncovered in the walkin coler. Repeat Violation. 10-28-08
08A-22-1 Critical.- Observed raw chicken over raw beef in the walkin cooler. Repeat Violation. 10-28-08
25-04-1 Observed single-service items stored on floor.
36-08-1 Observed tile used as cove molding broken. Located by walkin cooler
08A-29-1 Critical.- Observed uncovered diced vegitables and sprouts located in the walkin cooler. Repeat Violation. 10-08-08
02-26-1 Critical.- Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Flour container

Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 3633868
Inspection Visit ID: 3184288
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Inspection Number: 1667831
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 20
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 12
Number of Noncritical Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
37-20-1 Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge.
41B-09-1 Critical.- Insecticide/rodenticide use not in compliance with regulations. Jug of home defense by the gas hot water tank
34-10-1 Observed heavy garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
28-13-1 Critical.- Observed a bad smell of sewer gas in thepublic restrooms and in the kitchen
12B-07-1 Critical.- Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment heavyly soiled with accumulated dust and mold like substance fanguards in the walkin cooler.
32-05-1 Critical.- Observed bathroom facility in disrepair. Womens restroom
14-51-1 Observed grocery bags being used as food storage bags in the 2 door freezer and chest freezers. Repeat Violation.
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on hood filters.
09-05-1 Critical.- Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Uncooked rice Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice scoop
14-31-1 Observed milk jug being reused for a scoop for cooked rice.
33-13-1 Observed non-bagged garbage in dumpster.
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Coked yellow rice 64F
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw shrimp stored over a case of bell peppers and shell intact eggs over shredded lettuce in the walkin cooler. Repeat Violation.
08A-29-1 Critical.- Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Flour Corrected On Site.
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed uncovered raw chicken,raw beef,vegitables in the walkin cooler. Repeat Violation.
03B-03-1 Critical.- Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Egg drop soup 124F. Recommended reheat Corrected On Site.
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 chicken,cooked eggrolls,cooked pork in the walkin cooler and frontline storage RIC. Repeat Violation.
02-26-1 Critical.- Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Container of flour

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 3633868
Inspection Visit ID: 3123633
Inspection Date: Thursday, April 03, 2008
Inspection Number: 1593706
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: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 3633868
Inspection Visit ID: 2935981
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Inspection Number: 1593706
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: 17
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 13
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32 Critical.- Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with handsoap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles
46 Critical.- Exiting system - adequate, good repair
45 Critical.- Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient
45 Critical.- Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient
45 Critical.- Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
08a Critical.- Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
08a Critical.- Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
08a Critical.- Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
08a Critical.- Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
09 Critical.- Foods handled with minimum contact
02 Critical.- Original container: properly labeled, date marking
51 Other conditions sanitary and safe operation
42 Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles. Cleaning and maintenance equipment properly stored. Kitchen restricted to authorized personnel
05 Critical.- Thermometers provided and conspicuously placed
41 Critical.- Toxic items properly stored, labeled and used

Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
License ID: 3633868
Inspection Visit ID: 2935982
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Inspection Number: 1593707
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: 28
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 15
Number of Noncritical Violations: 13
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
04-01-1 Critical.- Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Cookline RIC is not to be used till repaired
32-17-1 Critical.- Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. At all handsinks. Repeat Violation.
32-17-1 Critical.- Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Back kitchen sink. Repeat Violation.
38-10-1 Light not functioning. Under hood. Repeat Violation.
17-07-1 Critical.- No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
05-09-1 Critical.- No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. In RIC on cookline. Repeat Violation.
45-35-1 Critical.- No current hood fire suppression system inspection report available.
14-50-1 Observed a nonfood-grade basting brush used in food. Metal banded brush for bbq sauce Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
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. Cutting vegatables with bare hands
13-03-1 Observed employee's with no hair restraint.
47-04-1 Critical.- Observed frayed/spliced electrical wires. On sign for outside. Corrected On Site.
23-04-1 Observed heavy build-up of mold-like substance on fan guard in WIC
22-20-1 Critical.- Observed heavy buildup of mold like substance in the interior of ice machine.
23-04-1 Observed heavy build-up of mold-like substance on shelves in WIC
23-04-1 Observed heavy build-up of mold-like substance on surface of soda drip pan
34-09-1 Observed heavy grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.
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. Cooked rice in rice cooker Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
36-14-1 Observed moderate grease accumulated on kitchen floor. Under fryers
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Grocery bags being used for food storage bags in RIF located next to drive thru window. All RIF
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Using new mop buckets for food storage container for raw chicken,raw beef and cooked chicken in WIC
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Pork,beef and chicken in RIC on cookline at 47F to 49F
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over cooked pork in walkin cooler. Repeat Violation.
08A-29-1 Critical.- Observed uncovered food in WIC. Chicken,beef and cooked chicken
08A-29-1 Critical.- Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Egg rolls and drop noodles in RIF located drive thru window. Repeat Violation.
34-08-1 Observed unnecessary items stored in garbage enclosure. Old paint pan and shelf locsted in bushes lOcated by restrooms
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 and cooked chicken in WIC
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. For icemachine no date. Repeat Violation.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Inspection Number: 1535624
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Food-Licensing Inspection
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: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Inspection Number: 1535624
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Food-Licensing Inspection
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: 19
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 16
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
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.”
2 risk violations of code 08 which requires:
  • “08a - Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation.”
  • “08b - Cross-contamination, equipment, personnel, storage.”
  • “08c - Potential for cross-contamination, storage practices; damaged food segregated.”
1 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 critical violation of code 17 which requires:
  • “Thermometers, gauges, test kits provided”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 25 which requires:
  • “Single service items properly stored, handled, dispensed”
1 critical violation of code 28 which requires:
  • “Sewage and wastewater disposed properly.”
1 critical violation of code 31 which requires:
  • “Toilet and hand washing facilities, number, convenient, designed, installed.”
2 risk violations 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 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 46 which requires:
  • “Exiting system - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 50 which requires:
  • “Current license, properly displayed.”
1 risk violation of code 53 which requires:
  • “53a - Food management certification valid.”
  • “53b - Employee training verification.”

Inspection For: GREEN TEA
License Number: 1505452
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Inspection Number: 1488400
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: 20
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 11
Number of Noncritical Violations: 9
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 critical violation of code 17 which requires:
  • “Thermometers, gauges, test kits provided”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 25 which requires:
  • “Single service items properly stored, handled, dispensed”
1 critical violation of code 28 which requires:
  • “Sewage and wastewater disposed properly.”
1 critical violation of code 31 which requires:
  • “Toilet and hand washing facilities, number, convenient, designed, installed.”
3 risk violations 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 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 46 which requires:
  • “Exiting system - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 50 which requires:
  • “Current license, properly displayed.”
1 risk violation of code 53 which requires:
  • “53a - Food management certification valid.”
  • “53b - Employee training verification.”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Green Tea Chinese Restaurant 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 Green Tea Chinese Restaurant.

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 Green Tea Chinese Restaurant 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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