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Al-Houda Restaurant

Al-Houda Restaurant
4651 Babcock St NE
Suite 10
Palm Bay, FL 32905
(321)676-8905

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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.

Al-Houda 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 Al-Houda 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--2013049899 - On January 03, 2014 Al-Houda Restaurant, Palm Bay was ordered to pay $200 for violations observed during its October 29, 2013 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: AL HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 5669376
Inspection Visit ID: 5412781
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Inspection Number: 2450583
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable/green portable board
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. /drinks in hallway
23-15-4 Basic.Heavy Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. / kitchen area
36-47-4 Basic.Hood soiled with accumulated heavy grease.
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. / beef- still frozen re-educated **Corrected On-Site**
36-28-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated grease. Under hand wash sink
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. / making hummus- re- educated **Corrected On-Site**
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. / soiled equipment kitchen area

Inspection For: AL HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 5669376
Inspection Visit ID: 5335247
Inspection Date: Monday, September 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2429485
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. / portable board operator switched out **Corrected On-Site**
14-38-4 Basic.Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken.
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. / boxed of pita bread **Corrected On-Site**
23-15-4 Basic.Moderate Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. / back kitchen area
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
21-32-4 Basic.Paper towel used as a food-contact surface. / in parsley
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. / spices above reach in
02C-01-4 High Priority.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. / operator states that it old labels on containers- one had proper date on the other side - re- educated
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. / back area **Corrected On-Site**

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: AL HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 5669376
Inspection Visit ID: 5202731
Inspection Date: Friday, March 07, 2014
Inspection Number: 2369996
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: AL HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 5669376
Inspection Visit ID: 5127450
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 06, 2014
Inspection Number: 2369996
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: 7
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
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. **Warning**
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave heavily soiled with encrusted food debris. **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. 2 door storage cooler raw chicken 50° curry chicken 56° lentil soup 77° lamb shank broth 57° raw chicken 54° **. Repeat Violation**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw beef kabobs stored over ready-to-eat foods in the cook line cooler. **Warning**
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. 2 door storage cooler raw chicken 50° curry chicken 56° lentil soup 77° lamb shank broth 57° raw chicken 54° no documentation taken **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.All Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. **Warning**
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. Yogurt **Warning**

Inspection For: AL HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 5669376
Inspection Visit ID: 5190914
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Inspection Number: 2369995
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: AL HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 5669376
Inspection Visit ID: 5147738
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2369995
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. / deli case not maintaining TCS foods at 41 degrees f or below/ deli case isn't maintaining the TCS at 42 degrees f or below
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / raw chicken out side deli case 48-50 degrees''Can''t determine the amount of time product out of temperature stop sale/ raw chicken 67 degrees f in the deli case

Inspection For: AL HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 5669376
Inspection Visit ID: 5127449
Inspection Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Inspection Number: 2369995
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: 13
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 6
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02D-10-4 Basic.Bag/container of unrecognizable prepared food not identified by common name. / almonds for retail sale
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. / deli case not maintaining TCS foods at 41 degrees f or below
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. / light fixture in prep area
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. / thawing frozen beef at room temp **Corrected On-Site**
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Containers stored by handsink
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. / container of yogurt , yogurt salad not labelled
03D-01-4 High Priority.Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours.
01B-01-4 High Priority.Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. / can of badly dented can of olives, discarded by owner **Corrected On-Site**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / raw chicken out side deli case 48-50 degrees'Can't determine the amount of time product out of temperature stop sale
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.
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in freezer soiled with accumulation of food residue.
03D-20-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooled in quantity deeper than 4 inches. / rice in deep plastic pans
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 onions in prep cooler

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: AL-HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 4094392
Inspection Visit ID: 4892359
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Inspection Number: 2265618
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: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-39-4 Basic.Attached equipment soiled with accumulated grease. Hood filters
36-68-4 Basic.Hood ventilation system inadequate as evidenced by grease accumulation on walls/ceiling.
51-18-4 Basic.No copy of latest inspection report available.
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Reach in cooler

Inspection For: AL-HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 4094392
Inspection Visit ID: 4892360
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Inspection Number: 2265619
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: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
05-05-4 Intermediate.Ambient air thermometer in holding unit not accurate within plus or minus 3 degrees Fahrenheit. In the back reach in cooler
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
36-14-4 Basic.Grease accumulated on kitchen floor. Under the equipment moderate build up
36-39-4 Basic.Attached equipment soiled with accumulated grease. Heavy build up on the filters

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: AL-HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 4094392
Inspection Visit ID: 4377933
Inspection Date: Friday, February 17, 2012
Inspection Number: 2120851
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. /1 can beans operator discarded
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. /raw beef over raw shrimp reach in cooler Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface.
24-05-1 Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. /pots
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. / front line Corrected On Site.
37-05-1 Observed wall moderately soiled with accumulated food debris. /by grill
37-16-1 Observed ceiling soiled with moderate accumulated grease. /kitchen

Inspection For: AL-HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 4094392
Inspection Visit ID: 4377934
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Inspection Number: 2120852
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-04-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. /hummus,hamburger 37-40 degrees f Corrected On Site.
22-09-1 Critical. Food-contact surfaces not cleaned after being contaminationed. /cutting boards different foid debris Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on hoods
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. /defrosting Corrected On Site.
39-05-2 Ventilation inadequate as evidenced by heavy smoke in kitchen area. For reporting purposes only.
40-04-1 phone on cutting board/sandwich line Corrected On Site.
53B-08-1 Critical. Observed employee certification has most of the information just need birthdate and employee start date

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: AL-HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 4094392
Inspection Visit ID: 4281386
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Inspection Number: 2056021
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Corrected On Site.
17-08-1 Critical. Observed incorrect chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. /establishment utilizes chlorinne and has quatanery strips
24-05-1 Clean utensils, not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
37-04-1 cove molding under 3 compartment sink heavily soiled
37-06-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated grease. /by grill
37-18-1 Observed heavy,dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.

Inspection For: AL-HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 4094392
Inspection Visit ID: 3972215
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Inspection Number: 1968759
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
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 rice,chicken. Operator discarded. Repeat Violation.
10-01-1 In-use utensil in potentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Spoon in contact cooked rice and chicken
24-09-1 Observed clean large pan stored on floor. Kitchen
37-20-2 Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. For reporting purposes only.

Inspection For: AL-HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 4094392
Inspection Visit ID: 3972216
Inspection Date: Monday, August 16, 2010
Inspection Number: 1968760
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]
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 rice,hummus,cooked chicken. Repeat Violation.
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. Suffle cup used to scoop sugar. Corrected On Site.
41A-08-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored by utensils. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: AL-HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 4094392
Inspection Visit ID: 3803043
Inspection Date: Monday, April 12, 2010
Inspection Number: 1920966
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 14
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice).
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Ypogurt
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked chick peas in a collander under sink over night.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Cooked rice 106F. Recommend to reheat
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed individual bagged rawl chicken stored opened containers of ice in RIF.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Bag of oinons. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted front line
14-50-1 Observed a nonfood-grade basting brush used in food. Metal banded
14-51-1 Observed plastic garbage bag being used for food storage bag for raw beef in the storage RIC
35A-08-1 Critical. Observed several live flies in kitchen.
37-08-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated food debris. Hood system
40-04-1 Observed personal care item stored with food on prep table in kitchen. Corrected On Site.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

Inspection For: AL-HOUDA INC
License Number: 1506198
License ID: 4094392
Inspection Visit ID: 3788141
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Inspection Number: 1919560
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: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Al-Houda 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 Al-Houda 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 Al-Houda 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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