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Checkers Drive-In Restaurant

Checkers Drive-In Restaurant
4840 Babcock St NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
(321)591-2808

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No (0) Emergency Closure Orders Since October 2008
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No (0) Disciplinary Activity Orders Since January 2007
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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: CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506314
License ID: 4425311
Inspection Visit ID: 5421323
Inspection Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Inspection Number: 2418455
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: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-69-4 Basic.Ice buildup in reach-in freezer. **Warning**/cleaned needs little more detail

Inspection For: CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506314
License ID: 4425311
Inspection Visit ID: 5318761
Inspection Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Inspection Number: 2418455
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: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35A-03-4 Basic.Dead roaches on premises. / 3 dead roaches in restroom- manger cleaned up- NO DEAD OR ANY ACTIVITY OBSERVED IN RESTAURANT **Warning**
14-69-4 Basic.Ice buildup in reach-in freezer. **Warning**
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
41-15-4 Basic.Wiping cloth solution stored in a location that could result in the cross contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, single-service, or single-use articles. / stored on shelf above strawberry topping and next to sugar **Warning**
53B-10-4 Intermediate.Records/documents for required employee training do not contain all of the required information. / observed program utilizing certifications not filled out **Warning**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506314
License ID: 4425311
Inspection Visit ID: 5005231
Inspection Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Inspection Number: 2318429
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: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. **. Repeat Violation**
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site**
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor. **Corrected On-Site**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / cheesecake filling 47°f, manager discarded, chili in walkin 44-47°f
08A-02-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in walk-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. / open case of bacon over fruit pies **Corrected On-Site**
22-24-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles. / both sides **. Repeat Violation**
03D-21-4 Intermediate.Pans of cooling potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods stacked on top of one another. / containers of chili prepared yesterday 44-47°f, pans deep and covered
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled.

Inspection For: CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506314
License ID: 4425311
Inspection Visit ID: 5120077
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Inspection Number: 2369110
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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 High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Corrected On-Site**
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. / metal cambros
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. / walk in freezer **Corrected On-Site**
14-59-4 Basic.Hood filters not tight fitting **Corrected On-Site**
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. / strip beef still frozen re- educated **Corrected On-Site**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. / hanging by 3 compartment sink / and sandwich line
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. To 50 ppm **Corrected On-Site**
22-42-4 High Priority.Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. To 50 ppm
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / discarded
03A-11-4 High Priority.Cut tomatoes cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / discarded **Corrected On-Site**
03F-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. Lettuce/ tomato front line manager discarded
22-24-4 Intermediate.Moderate Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles.
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. / certified manager came back
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. / chili in walk in cooler **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506314
License ID: 4425311
Inspection Visit ID: 5120077
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Inspection Number: 2369110
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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 High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Corrected On-Site**
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. / metal cambros
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. / walk in freezer **Corrected On-Site**
14-59-4 Basic.Hood filters not tight fitting **Corrected On-Site**
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. / strip beef still frozen re- educated **Corrected On-Site**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. / hanging by 3 compartment sink / and sandwich line
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. To 50 ppm **Corrected On-Site**
22-42-4 High Priority.Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. To 50 ppm
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / discarded
03A-11-4 High Priority.Cut tomatoes cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / discarded **Corrected On-Site**
03F-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. Lettuce/ tomato front line manager discarded
22-24-4 Intermediate.Moderate Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles.
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. / certified manager came back
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. / chili in walk in cooler **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506314
License ID: 4425311
Inspection Visit ID: 4885227
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Inspection Number: 2264930
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chili in the walk in cooler is at 43
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. In the walk in cooler
14-72-4 Basic.Exhaust system operated with filters removed. No means to capture grease and/or condensation to prevent dripping. One of the hood filters is not tight fitting
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Front low counter mild build up
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid.
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. A cell phone is on the paper towels dispenser at the back hand wash sink

Inspection For: CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506314
License ID: 4425311
Inspection Visit ID: 4730096
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Inspection Number: 2237656
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Next to the back door

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506314
License ID: 4425311
Inspection Visit ID: 4612808
Inspection Date: Friday, June 08, 2012
Inspection Number: 2162040
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed food stored on floor. /walk in freezer
15-28-2 Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only.
30-02-1 Critical.- Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. /in dumpster area
34-09-1 Observed heavy grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.

Inspection For: CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506314
License ID: 4425311
Inspection Visit ID: 4436209
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 08, 2011
Inspection Number: 2142113
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. /walk in cooler
12A-09-1 Critical. Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food.
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. /management
51-13-1 No Heimlich maneuver sign posted.

Inspection For: CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
License Number: 1506314
License ID: 4425311
Inspection Visit ID: 4274294
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Inspection Number: 2053997
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: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-13-1 No Heimlich maneuver sign posted.
51-29-1 Observed no child labor law poster.
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. New establishment 60 days to train

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