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Ethel & Freds Entree Restaurant

Ethel & Freds Entree Restaurant
3016 W New Haven Ave
West Melbourne, FL 32904
(321)725-6855

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1 Food Service Inspection Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 5309848
Inspection Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Inspection Number: 2412295
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. / kitchen shelf
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has heavy cut marks and is no longer cleanable. / reach in cooler
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site**
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. / cups on front line **. Repeat Violation**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. / storage area- sugar/ potatoes
14-47-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable/ under hand wash sink sink- shelf not easily cleanable
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. / hand wash sink separating from wall / by 3 compartment sink
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. / paneling coming lose and there is a hole in one of the panels
03A-13-4 High Priority.Butter/butter blend/clarified butter/whipped butter cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / butter in ice bath at 65 degrees f- re- educated on how to do an ice bath properly, butter out less than4 hrs recommended rapid chill
03D-15-4 Intermediate.Food being cooled by nonapproved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. / potatoes tightly covered and in the cooling process- re- educated **Corrected On-Site**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 5032564
Inspection Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Inspection Number: 2337517
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: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
25-10-4 Basic.Coffee filters not stored in a protected manner to prevent contamination.
14-09-4 Basic.Cook line Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. Recommend resurfacing
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Cook line
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Cook line
24-18-4 Basic.Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up. **Corrected On-Site**
24-17-4 Basic.Wet nest cups stored on a soiled towel. **Corrected On-Site**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Several sour cream or white containers throughout coolers
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. Operator states pulled out at 7 am **Corrected On-Site**
22-16-4 Intermediate.Reach-in cooler shelves soiled with food debris where clean glasses are stored. **Corrected On-Site**
53B-09-4 Intermediate.Required employee training provided by a third-party employee training program and operator unable to provide original certificate for employees trained. Copies of certificates.

Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 5032565
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2337518
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. / several areas in kitchen
14-71-4 Basic.Duct tape used for shelf left side cooks line
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. / tall reach in cooler by 3 compartment sink not maintaining TCS at 41 degreesf or below- establishment has ample refrigeration for TCS and repair on the way
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. / beans
33-20-4 Basic.Heavy Grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. - paneling separating from wal
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / turkey, ham, potatoes,pasta,cabbage, roast beef, chicken soup 50-55 degrees f can't determine when it went out of temperature stop sale- operator discarded
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 5032565
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2337518
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. / several areas in kitchen
14-71-4 Basic.Duct tape used for shelf left side cooks line
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. / tall reach in cooler by 3 compartment sink not maintaining TCS at 41 degreesf or below- establishment has ample refrigeration for TCS and repair on the way
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. / beans
33-20-4 Basic.Heavy Grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. - paneling separating from wal
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / turkey, ham, potatoes,pasta,cabbage, roast beef, chicken soup 50-55 degrees f can't determine when it went out of temperature stop sale- operator discarded
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse.

Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 4705821
Inspection Date: Monday, February 04, 2013
Inspection Number: 2219302
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: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-47-4 Basic.Food not stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. Potatoes and onions in dry storage
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. Moderate
16-54-4 Intermediate.Wash solution in spray type hot water sanitizing dishmachine not reaching proper temperature according to manufacturer''s specifications. Under 160 per test strip
23-11-4 Basic.Walk-in freezer gaskets soiled with slimy/mold-like build-up. Moderate build up
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. In the mens employee used restroom

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 4370220
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 29, 2011
Inspection Number: 2114835
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]
06-01-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in an improper manner. Raw ground beef was thawing in standing water, still under 41 degrees fahrenheit Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable. In the kitchen

Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 4370221
Inspection Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
Inspection Number: 2114836
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Hash browns and home fries I=on the stove at 56 d f, rapid chilled to below 41 df during the inspection
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. Raw shell eggs stored aver rte food in the reach in cooler Corrected On Site.
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. Used the customer cup to scoop drink ice
12A-22-1 Critical. Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and the establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Bare hand contact with toast Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. On a prep table
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
37-10-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated grease. Moderate build up on the hood system
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable. Incorect ceiling tiles in the kitchen area

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 4264775
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Inspection Number: 2051195
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: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. /1-small can mushrooms ;operator discarded. Repeat Violation.
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 ham,turkey,ground beef potatoes reach in cooler
02-24-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food held under time as a public health control without time marking indicating 4-hour limit.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. /pooled eggs ice bath recommended to add ice so container propetly submerged to get temperature to 41 degrees f
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Potatoes /hash browns establishment utilizing time not on product. Will discard at 11. 30 a. M
08A-05-1 Critical. Fruits/vegetables not washed prior to preparation. /cabbage Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Repeat Violation.
21-11-1 Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site. To 50 ppm's
22-22-1 Critical. Observed moderately encrusted material on can opener.
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. /waite station cleaning coffee pots
32-10-1 Critical. Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom. Repeat Violation.
36-10-1 Observed worn, torn and/or soiled carpeting. /dinning area
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable.
41A-03-1 Critical. First aid supplies improperly stored. /burn spray over prep area Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 4133255
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 23, 2010
Inspection Number: 2011694
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: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 4033978
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 23, 2010
Inspection Number: 2011693
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: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. /1 badly dented can of tuna fish
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on dented can of tuna fish
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. /walk in cooler
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. 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. / before putting on gloves
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint.
24-05-1 Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. /storage
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not easilyaccessible for employee use at all times. ONLY 1 HANDSINK IN THE KITCHEN AREA BY 3 COMPARTMENT SINK IF A HISTORY OF HANDWASHING VIOLATIONS ARE OBSERVED AN ADDITIONAL HANDSINK SHALL BE REQUIRED
32-10-1 Critical. Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom.
35A-03-1 Critical. Observed 2 dead roaches on premises. /under shelf in back area operator cleaned Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 4033979
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Inspection Number: 2011694
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: 15
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-24-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food held under time as a public health control without time marking indicating 4-hour limit. Corrected On Site.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. / cook stated out gor 1 hr-recommended rpid chill or reheat to 165 degrees f Corrected On Site.
05-06-1 Critical. Food thermometer not accurate within +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit. /thermometer at 0 degrees f-3 other thermometers are wrong thermometer
06-04-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. /soup still frozen Corrected On Site.
14-35-1 Observed ripped/worn tin foil used as shelf cover. /on several shelves through out kitchen
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. /couple of items in reach in cooler Corrected On Site.
15-35-1 Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. /shelving through out kitchen also heavily soiled
22-19-1 Critical. Observed interior of microwave heavily soiled.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed moderately soil buildup inside ice bin. Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed moderately encrusted material on can opener.
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on shelf above stove and under flat grill
37-04-1 Observed wall heavily soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area and by the employee handsink
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable.
40-04-1 Observed cigarettes stored on top of freezer with condiments
41A-04-1 Critical. Observed toxic item on premise that is not required for the operation of establishment. /black flag bug spray

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 3694741
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 07, 2010
Inspection Number: 1898606
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]
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. /flour dry storage
12A-12-1 Critical. Observed employee switch from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing hands. Corrected On Site.
12A-26-1 Critical. Observed an employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves.
21-11-1 Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. /prep table
22-19-1 Critical. Observed interior of microwave moderatly soiled.

Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 3694742
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Inspection Number: 1898607
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: 16
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-12-1 Critical. Observed shell eggs in use or stored with cracks or broken shells.
08A-22-1 Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. /stand alone freezer-ground salmon patty over fry's Corrected On Site.
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. /small ice bin/waite station
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. /ice bin Corrected On Site.
12A-02-1 Critical. Observed hand wash sink used for purpose other than washing hands. /as prep sink for hash browns Corrected On Site.
12A-16-1 Critical. After breaking eggs not switching gloves Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint.
13-04-1 Observed employee with no beard guard/restraint. /cook. Cooks line
14-35-1 Observed ripped/worn tin foil used as shelf cover. /several areas through out kitchen
14-37-1 Observed cutting board heavily grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. /sandwich make line
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. /front counter Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed moderatly encrusted material on can opener.
25-04-1 Observed single-service items stored on floor. /condiment cups
41A-04-1 Critical. Observed toxic item on premise that is not required for the operation of establishment. /black flag insect spray
41A-07-1 Critical. Observed container of medicine improperly stored. /in cup with stemlike thermometer Corrected On Site.
41A-07-1 Critical. Observed container of medicine improperly stored. On dry storage food shelf

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1 Food Service Inspection for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: ETHEL & FREDS ENTREE RESTAURANT
License Number: 1501765
License ID: 3967832
Inspection Visit ID: 3499240
Inspection Date: Monday, March 30, 2009
Inspection Number: 1813024
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. Raw shell eggs being held at room temp in grill area. No time marking procedure in place.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
17-11-1 Critical. Observed no chlorine test kit provided to test sanitizer levels in wiping cloth buckets.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Wet wiping cloths found on prep tables and cuttingboards in kitchen.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed light buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
28-02-1 Critical. Condensation or other drainage not disposed of according to law. Condensation leaking in walkin cooler.

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Ethel & Freds Entree Restaurant in West Melbourne 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 West Melbourne's Ethel & Freds Entree 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 Ethel & Freds Entree 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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