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Divine Grace Caribbean Restaurant

Divine Grace Caribbean Restaurant
214 Emerson Dr NW
Suite 5
Palm Bay, FL 32907
(321)724-8765

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No (0) Emergency Closure Orders Since October 2008
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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.

Divine Grace Caribbean 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 Divine Grace Caribbean 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--2011039323 - On September 07, 2011 Divine Grace Caribbean Restaurant, Palm Bay was ordered to pay $400 for violations observed during its June 27, 2011 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2011052334 - On January 17, 2012 Divine Grace Caribbean Restaurant, Palm Bay was ordered to pay $800 for violations observed during its October 07, 2011 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: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 5398330
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Inspection Number: 2446103
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 10
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. **. Repeat Violation**
21-32-4 Basic.Cloth used as a food-contact surface. - towel laying over cut tomatoes **Corrected On-Site**
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.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. - jugs of oil on kitchen floor
14-69-4 Basic.Ice buildup in reach-in freezer. - white freezer
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. **. Repeat Violation**
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature.
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. - aluminum pans **Corrected On-Site**
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. - bottom of reach in freezer **. Repeat Violation**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. - flour **Corrected On-Site**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. - raw chicken over vegetables
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 chicken, macaroni salad, rice **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 5316627
Inspection Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2417005
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: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 6
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.
14-13-4 Basic.Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. - reuse of a phone container that has ridges and bumps
33-19-4 Basic.Garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
10-07-4 Basic.In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. - 88°f **Corrected On-Site**
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in storage area- black beans **Corrected On-Site**
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. - cleaning towels
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in freezer soiled with accumulation of food residue.
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. - pasta salad made 8/16

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 5004801
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2318143
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 High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 6
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-05-4 Basic.Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. / large bowls on shelf above sink
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
33-19-4 Basic.Garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid.
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. / flour containers
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage - direct contact with food. / bulk containers **. Repeat Violation**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / raw chicken in bottom of unit with air flow blocked 47°f

Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 5004802
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Inspection Number: 2318144
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. / raw beef re- educated **Corrected On-Site**
14-20-4 Basic.Ripped/worn tin foil used as food-contact shelf cover. / under prep table
36-28-4 Basic.Wall moderately soiled with accumulated grease. / kitchen area
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage _ direct contact with food. / for bulk product
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. / raw eggs on top of rice refrigerator
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 beef,pork

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 5004802
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Inspection Number: 2318144
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. / raw beef re- educated **Corrected On-Site**
14-20-4 Basic.Ripped/worn tin foil used as food-contact shelf cover. / under prep table
36-28-4 Basic.Wall moderately soiled with accumulated grease. / kitchen area
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage _ direct contact with food. / for bulk product
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. / raw eggs on top of rice refrigerator
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 beef,pork

Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 4723461
Inspection Date: Friday, April 05, 2013
Inspection Number: 2232730
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-03-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer not all products commercially packaged. Raw fish is below raw chicken **Corrected On-Site**
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **. Repeat Violation**
14-20-4 Basic.Ripped/worn tin foil used as a cover for the reach in cooler handle
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
36-56-4 Basic.Large amount of grease on wall/ceiling above cooking equipment that does not have a hood ventilation system. The portable electric fryer is not under the hood system

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 4603737
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Inspection Number: 2159594
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]
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. /raw chicken over cooked beef reach in cooler
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. /bulk rice storage
41A-07-1 Critical.- Observed container of medicine improperly stored. /vitamins /asprin Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 4393052
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Inspection Number: 2132121
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03B-03-1 Critical. Turkey not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Found at 124F recommend to reheat to 165F
11-06-1 Critical. Observed employee with open burns handling food. Corrected On Site.
12A-16-1 Critical. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. When appling gloves
21-11-1 Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Over 200ppm Corrected On Site.
24-07-1 Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, not properly stored where only handles are touched.
35A-08-1 Critical. Observed 2 live flies in kitchen.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Hot box on front line
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed chlorine sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. Corrected On Site.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 4548613
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Inspection Number: 2132122
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: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 4485968
Inspection Date: Friday, October 07, 2011
Inspection Number: 2043718
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Admin. Complaint Callback Not Complied - Corrections to violations that resulted in an administrative complaint were not completed at the time of inspection. Violations may not be noted again on these inspection reports.
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
1 53-01-2establishment has no proof of management certification /retook test in September and results still not back

Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 4393053
Inspection Date: Friday, October 07, 2011
Inspection Number: 2132122
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: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32-04-1 Critical. Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors. /loose hinges causing the door to stick
38-10-1 Light not functioning. /hallway by restroom
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. /there was no proof of management certification

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 4232941
Inspection Date: Monday, June 27, 2011
Inspection Number: 2043718
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
53A-01-2 Critical. Violation: 53A-01-2Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. This violation must be corrected by : 06/27/2011. No certification
53B-08-1 Critical. Violation: 53B-08-1No 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. No proof

Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 4232940
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Inspection Number: 2043718
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: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-04-1 Critical. Observed raw pork shoulder thawed at room temperature.
12A-18-1 Critical. Observed employee dry hands on cloth after washing.
14-51-1 Observed walmart plastic bags used as food storage bags in chest freezer
22-19-1 Critical. Observed interior of microwave moderatly soiled.
24-05-1 Clean utensils not stored inverted or in a protected manner where only handles are touched.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Cook line
36-13-1 Observed heavy grease/dirt accumulated under cooking equipment.
50-08-1 Critical. Establishment operating without a current Hotel and Restaurant license.
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. This violation must be corrected by : 06/27/2011.
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

Inspection For: DIVINE GRACE CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1505772
License ID: 4323217
Inspection Visit ID: 4162469
Inspection Date: Monday, January 24, 2011
Inspection Number: 2034727
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: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. In 2 door RIC
15-35-1 Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Wooden shelf.
17-07-1 Critical. No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. FOR CHLORINE
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. Has 60 days from license inspection
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. HAS 60 DAYS FROM LICENSE INSPECTION

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