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Chops Restaurant & Lounge

Chops Restaurant & Lounge
336 S Washington Ave
Titusville, FL 32796
(321)385-2467

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 5449101
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Inspection Number: 2409132
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-21-4 Basic.Can opener blade not readily removable for cleaning or replacement. Badly rusted **Warning**

Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 5305262
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Inspection Number: 2409132
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: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 4
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-21-4 Basic.Can opener blade not readily removable for cleaning or replacement. Badly rusted **Warning**
24-05-4 Basic.Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Clean plates stored in 2 door glass cooler. Not stored protected from food spillage **Warning**
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris. **Warning**
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave soiled with moderately encrusted food debris. **Warning**
31A-02-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to being blocked by grey storage rack of clean dishes. **Warning**
14-80-4 Intermediate.Refrigerator not maintaining potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is capable of maintaining foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. Cook line cooler not in use. Found at 80°. Chef states turns off at night and turns back on Tuesday. Found at 50° towards the end of inspection. **Warning**
53B-05-4 Intermediate.Required employee training expired for all employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. 1-5-12 over 2 yrs **Warning**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 5015938
Inspection Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Inspection Number: 2325805
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters.
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site**
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. Between doors.
10-17-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment. Cook line. **Corrected On-Site**
21-14-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloths used for occasional spills on equipment food- and nonfood-contact surfaces not clean. **Corrected On-Site**
01D-03-4 High Priority.No proof of parasite destruction or aquaculture documentation for cold smoked salmon served raw or undercooked. Fish must be fully cooked until proof is onsite. Serving salmon undercooked. Documentation onsite does not match brand currently in use. Operator called food vendor and they are going to email current documentation.
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Soiled utensil. **Corrected On-Site**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Moderate build up on sliding door tracks
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. At prep hand sink. **Corrected On-Site**
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. Prepared onsite soups.

Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 5015937
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Inspection Number: 2325804
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 8
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12B-03-4 Basic.Employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area. **Corrected On-Site**
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Walk in freezer door, ripped gasket, missing portion of door/ entry causing ice build up. When ice melts it is causing standing water in walk in cooler.
36-22-4 Basic.Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Walk in cooler.
10-17-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment. **Corrected On-Site**
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. Rice scoop. **Corrected On-Site**
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid. **Corrected On-Site**
35B-04-4 Basic.Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Small gap between exterior rear doors. **. Repeat Violation**
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Mild. Kitchen area.
22-01-4 Intermediate.Soda gun soiled. Back bar.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 4694305
Inspection Date: Friday, April 05, 2013
Inspection Number: 2210625
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: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 5
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-24-4 High Priority.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not consumed/sold within 7 days after opening/preparation. See stop sale. French onion soup, 5 quarts.
08B-31-4 Basic.Food stored in undrained ice. Fish, **Corrected On-Site**
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Cutting lemons. **Corrected On-Site**
10-07-4 Basic.In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. 115 **. Repeat Violation**
22-42-4 High Priority.Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. Bar area. **Corrected On-Site**
35B-04-4 Basic.Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Small gap, between back doors.
36-22-4 Basic.Floor area(s) covered with standing water. By ice machine.
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. Walk in cooler , buckling , loose seams.

Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 4694304
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Inspection Number: 2210624
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: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Items in upright Pepsi, salad cooler. Discarded items over 48f, all in cooler over 4 hours, rapid chilled crime brle.
04-01-1 Critical.- Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Upright reach in cooler, operator just restocked other cooler with food. Operator adjusted gauge colder. Re-temp at end of inspection , 41f ambient. **Corrected On-Site**
05-09-1 Critical.- No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Partially cooked bacon, over plates, vegetables. **Corrected On-Site**
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. **Corrected On-Site**
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair reach in cooler door, parts on order.
22-27-1 Critical.- Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Cutting boards
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Handsink. **Corrected On-Site**
25-06-1 Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. Paper towels stored in restroom. **Corrected On-Site**
37-05-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Cook line.
41A-02-1 Critical.- Observed toxic item stored by food. Windex. Bottle over, near tea and clean pitchers

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 4356790
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Inspection Number: 2104646
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]
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw noncommercially packaged beef over pasta, wif. Corrected On Site.
12A-15-1 Critical. Observed food preparation sinks, handsinks or warewashing machine used for purposes other than the designated use. Storing utensils. Prep room hand sink. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Salad ric.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. Mild.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Walk in cooler.
38-10-1 Light not functioning. Walk in freezer.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 4356791
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011
Inspection Number: 2104647
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]
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw non commercially packaged chicken over vegetables , rif. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw steak, over spaghetti. Corrected On Site.
14-31-1 Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a durable manner. Reach in cooler lid.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Non food grade towel on aged beef.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. Back machine.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Salad reach in.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair. Corner by dish room.
38-11-1 Fifty (50) foot-candles of light not provided at a food working surface or where safety is a factor. Kitchen,bulbs out.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 4160495
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Inspection Number: 1958065
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: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 3956891
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Inspection Number: 1958064
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
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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). Butter. Operator discarded.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter, wait station mini refrigerator. Corrected On Site. Rapidly chilled or discarded.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Wait station refrigerator.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw eggs over sauces, vegetables. Walk in. Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Mild.
24-05-1 Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Plates, outside seating, wait station.
37-05-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Mild, kitchen.
37-15-1 Observed ceiling soiled with accumulated food debris. Mild.

Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 3956892
Inspection Date: Friday, December 17, 2010
Inspection Number: 1958065
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 18
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter. Dining room. Corrected On Site. Out less than hour, rapid chilled.
08A-23-1 Critical. Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. Raw beef over raw fish, walk in. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Open bottled drinks on top shelf of reach ins.
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Ice machine filter not dated
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. Back machine. Repeat Violation.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Very heavy, hood filters.
25-01-1 Observed single-service articles handled, displayed, or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Straws for customer service,on bar
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Bar area.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Wine room.
36-08-1 Observed floor and wall junctures not coved. Throughout.
36-13-1 Observed debris accumulated under equipment.
37-02-1 Observed hole in wall. Large, by ice machine, back room.
37-15-1 Observed ceiling soiled with accumulated mold like debris in walk in.
38-10-1 Light not functioning. Dry storage.
38-10-1 Light not functioning. Upright reach in
51-13-1 No Heimlich maneuver sign posted.
53A-09-1 Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. Five plus employees engaged in prep.
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. Management out sick, current staff not aware of location.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 3623678
Inspection Date: Monday, January 04, 2010
Inspection Number: 1849220
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 light buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
32-10-1 Critical. Covered waste receptacle not provided in employee bathroom.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.

Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 3623679
Inspection Date: Monday, August 10, 2009
Inspection Number: 1849221
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Items in walk-in cooler temping at 44F. Advised.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw eggs stored over soup, walk-in cooler.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food, boxed vegetables, stored on walk-in freezer floor.
22-19-1 Critical. Observed interior of microwave soiled.
35A-09-1 Critical. Observed the presence of insects at outside bar. Corrected On Site.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide tank not adequately secured. Outside bar.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 3184190
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Inspection Number: 1667752
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]
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink in warewashing area lacking proper hand drying provisions.
41A-10-1 Critical. Observed toxic item improperly stored. Cleansers stored over three compartment sink.

Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 3184191
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Inspection Number: 1667753
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Salad table.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Hood filters.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. Handsink.
32-10-1 Critical. Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom. Employee restroom.
41A-02-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored by food. Cleanser stored on top of ice machine.
41A-10-1 Critical. Observed toxic item improperly stored. Cleansers stored above three compartment sink.

Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 3117057
Inspection Date: Monday, July 14, 2008
Inspection Number: 1627746
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

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 3043325
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 08, 2008
Inspection Number: 1627746
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: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Crumbled cheese, dressing, in prep table. Advised.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut melons, cookline. Advised. Operator voluntarily discarded. Corrected On Site.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Chicken over fish, walk-in cooler. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw eggs over fruit, walk-in cooler. Raw shrimp over condiments, pepsi cooler.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
32-04-1 Critical. Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors. Handicapped accessible restroom.
53A-07-1 Critical. No proof of Certified Food Manager for establishment. This violation must be corrected by : 7/7/2008.
53B-08-1 Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. This violation must be corrected by : 7/7/2008.

Inspection For: CHOPS
License Number: 1506058
License ID: 3702294
Inspection Visit ID: 3041421
Inspection Date: Monday, December 03, 2007
Inspection Number: 1627443
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Food-Licensing Inspection
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of surface rust in the interior of ice machine.
27-04-1 Critical. Cold water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Employee restroom. Corrected On Site.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Bar.
49-06-1 Critical. Observed flammable material stored around water heater.
53A-01-1 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.
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.

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Chops Restaurant & Lounge in Titusville 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 Titusville's Chops Restaurant & Lounge.

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 Chops Restaurant & Lounge 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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