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Tropical Inn Resort Breakfast Bar

Tropical Inn Resort Breakfast Bar
4700 Dixie Hwy NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
(321)951-0350

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1 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.

Tropical Inn Resort Breakfast Bar 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 Tropical Inn Resort Breakfast Bar 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--2012050813 - On March 19, 2013 Tropical Inn Resort Breakfast Bar, Palm Bay was ordered to pay $400 for violations observed during its October 18, 2012 inspection.

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No (0) Food Misrepresentation Cases Since March 2006
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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 5491847
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Inspection Number: 2473211
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: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-32-4 Basic.Ceiling in disrepair. / water stained tiles in the kitchen
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **. Repeat Violation**
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. /kitchen **. Repeat Violation**
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. / kitchen or restrooms 73-75° **. Repeat Violation**
16-32-4 Intermediate.Incorrect chemical test kit provided for measuring the concentration of the sanitizer solution used in the three-compartment sink. / has chlorine strips and they are utilizing quatanary sanitation **. Repeat Violation**
05-08-4 Intermediate.No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products. /gave one and educated on how to calibrate **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 5297481
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Inspection Number: 2404287
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
38-12-4 Basic.Light shield for lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing end caps. **. Repeat Violation**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / butter on buffet recommended rapid chill- discussed time as public health control as an alternative **. Repeat Violation**
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. / employee hand wash sink 70 degrees f **. Repeat Violation**
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. / back area **. Repeat Violation**
05-08-4 Intermediate.No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products. **. Repeat Violation**
16-34-4 Intermediate.No quaternary ammonium chemical test kit provided when using quaternary ammonium chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **. Repeat Violation**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 5260276
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Inspection Number: 2387725
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. Kitchen
36-32-4 Basic.Ceiling tiles with water damage in kitchen.
41-09-4 High Priority.Spray bottle of deodorizer stored in food preparation area with potential to cause cross contamination. Next to coffee packets
16-42-4 Intermediate.Incorrect chemical test kit provided for measuring the concentration of the sanitizer solution used in the bar three-compartment sink. Needs quaternary test kit has chlorine **. Repeat Violation**
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.

Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 5014265
Inspection Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
Inspection Number: 2324613
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. / in ice bin **Corrected On-Site**
24-05-4 Basic.Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. / utensils beside coffee machine in bar area
25-10-4 Basic.Coffee filters not stored in a protected manner to prevent contamination. **. Repeat Violation**
08B-49-4 Basic.Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. / in coolers and freezer
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. / using for ice touching food **Corrected On-Site**
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. / stir sticks on bar and at breakfast buffet
25-09-4 Basic.Single-service items for customer self-service not properly protected to prevent contamination. / employee phone and keys stored in container **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 on buffet 1 1/2 hr 62°f, recommended rapid chill
27-23-4 Intermediate.Hot water at handwash sink does not reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. / 71°f
22-20-4 Intermediate.Moderate Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. At sink by refrigerator in back of bar
16-34-4 Intermediate.No quaternary ammonium chemical test kit provided when using quaternary ammonium chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.

Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 5014266
Inspection Date: Monday, August 19, 2013
Inspection Number: 2324614
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **. Repeat Violation**
25-10-4 Basic.Coffee filters not stored in a protected manner to prevent contamination.
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. /,air drying condiment bottles **Corrected On-Site**

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 5014266
Inspection Date: Monday, August 19, 2013
Inspection Number: 2324614
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **. Repeat Violation**
25-10-4 Basic.Coffee filters not stored in a protected manner to prevent contamination.
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. /,air drying condiment bottles **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 4913590
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 09, 2013
Inspection Number: 2269480
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Under the bar
25-13-4 Basic.Case of single-service articles stored on floor in dry storage area. A case of foam plates is on the floor in dry storage
10-12-4 Basic.In-use ice scoop stored on soiled surface between uses. Observed on top of the non sanitized ice machine in the kitchen **. Repeat Violation**
51-18-4 Basic.No copy of latest inspection report available.
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. In the kitcchen **. Repeat Violation**
31A-12-4 Intermediate.No handwash sink for employees. In a back room at an in use 3 bay sink

Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 4677435
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Inspection Number: 2198696
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-12-4 Basic.In-use ice scoop stored on soiled surface between uses. The ice scoop is on the side ledge of the unit on a non clean surface
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. On the mop sink Bibb.
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. In the kitchen at the hand wash sink
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid.
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. The ceilings in the restrooms and food service areas are not smooth.

Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 4828106
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Inspection Number: 2198697
Visit Number: 4
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: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 4793999
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Inspection Number: 2198697
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
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]
53B-08-1 Critical.- Violation: 53B-08-1No proof of required employee training provided. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR?#ontracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 4611155
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Inspection Number: 2161500
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]
22-20-1 Critical.- Observed moderate buildup of slime in the interior lip of the ice machine.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Bar area and storage area
45-12-2 Critical.- Observed trouble/alarm light lighted on fire alarm control panel. /states that the system is in trouble and no batteryFor reporting purposes only.

Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 4337508
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Inspection Number: 2090978
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
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-20-1 Critical. Observed heavy buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable.

Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 4337509
Inspection Date: Friday, July 01, 2011
Inspection Number: 2090979
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]
12A Critical. Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operation plan
15 Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
25 Single service items properly stored, handled, dispensed
27 Critical. Water source safe, hot and cold under pressure
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
35A Critical. Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited
51 Other conditions sanitary and safe operation
8A Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 3942413
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Inspection Number: 1948070
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-20-1 Critical. Observed Moderate buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine on edge of sheild. Repeat Violation.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Bar. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions,soap by 3 bay sink. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 4092518
Inspection Date: Monday, August 09, 2010
Inspection Number: 1838840
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Admin. Complaint Callback Complied - Return visit resulting from an administrative complaint found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: TROPICAL INN RESORT
License Number: 1505680
License ID: 3097628
Inspection Visit ID: 3942414
Inspection Date: Friday, August 06, 2010
Inspection Number: 1948071
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: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
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 beef found at 47F,cooked pasta found at 45F in RIC in kitchen
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. For ice machine
17-09-1 Critical. Lack of use of chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
25-04-1 Observed single-service items stored on floor. Dry storage
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Dishes in the hand sink.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Bar
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions and hand washing sign. Kitchen
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Bar
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Bar
51-13-1 No Heimlich maneuver sign posted. Corrected On Site.

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Tropical Inn Resort Breakfast Bar 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 Tropical Inn Resort Breakfast Bar.

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 Tropical Inn Resort Breakfast Bar 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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