Ambrosia, 1401 Simonton St, Key West, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Business Info

Name: AMBROSIA
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 1401 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040
License #: 5428049
Total inspections: 15
Last inspection: 09/24/2014

Working hours:
  • Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Monday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Primary contact: Masa Yoshimoto
Cuisine: Japanese
Reservations: Not accepted

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment.Under 3 compartment sink and behind the washer area, next to the mop sink. **Warning**
  • Basic - Grease receptacle not on proper pad/nonabsorbent surface. **Warning**
  • Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees.Bar **Warning**
  • Basic - Paper towel used as liner for food container. Crab container. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Manager lacking proof of food manager certification. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/hr/food-lodging/managercertification.html. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Soil residue in food storage containers.Large white containers soiled on the outside. **Warning**
09/24/2014Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris.
  • Basic - Hood soiled with accumulated grease.
  • Basic - In-use tongs stored on oven door handle. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Paper towel used as liner for food container. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.Large white containers **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory. **Repeat Violation**
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site**
4/21/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer.
  • Basic - Clean knives/utensils stored in crevices between equipment. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - In-use tongs stored on oven door handle. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory.
12/13/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Attached equipment soiled with accumulated food debris.light shields
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
  • Basic - Food stored on floor.potatoes **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated grease.
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food.
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with single-service items.shielashine, alcohol **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Gallon of milk
  • Intermediate - Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink.
  • Intermediate - Ice daquiri machinesoiled/build up of mold-like substance/slime.
  • Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink.dishwash area
2/4/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.BAR
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.BAR
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.BAR Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods.Eggs in walk in
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.Dessert squeeze bottles
8/13/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times.Kitchen handsink in the back.
  • Critical - Observed employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area.Sushi Area
  • Critical - Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits.Potato peelers.
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.Wisk on stove.
  • Critical - Observed soil residue in storage containers.
  • Critical - Observed toxic item stored in food preparation area.Soap dispenser next to food on table.
6/1/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Observed employee handling soiled equipment or utensils then engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands.Dishwasher
  • Observed employee with no hair restraint. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor.Walk-in freezer.
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.Kitchen Corrected On Site.
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Corrected On Site.
12/14/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Observed cloth used as a food-contact surface. ON SUSHI RICE Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor. BUCKETS OF FOODS IN WALK IN FREEZER Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. RAW PORK OVER RTE FOODS Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. IN WALK IN FREEZER
  • Critical - Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed soil residue in storage containers. SOY SAUCE CONTAINER Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
6/21/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machines.
  • Critical - Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. DISHWASHER EMPLOYEE TOUCHING DIRTY DISHWARE THEN CLEAN WITHOUT WASHING HANDS Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. COVERED SOUP IN WALKIN COOLER PROBED AT 84 F Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical - Observed soil residue in storage containers. MILK CONTAINER Corrected On Site.
1/28/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
10/13/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.
  • In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. BAR'S DISHWASHER
  • Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength.
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. IN BAR AREA
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed toxic item stored by food. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle.
8/12/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor.Freezer
  • Critical. Observed cloth used as a food-contact surface.Rice.
  • Critical. Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink.Sushi prep area.
  • Plumbing system in disrepair.Sushi handsink faucet handle for hot water broken
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.Sushi area
6/10/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.Coolers and walk-in
  • Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor.Freezer
  • Critical. Observed cloth used as a food-contact surface.Towel covering food in cooler.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times.Buckets in front of sink by stove. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.Kitchen Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory.Kitchen
  • Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory.Sushi bar. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed unnecessary items on the premise.Tools in kitchen. Corrected On Site.
2/12/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 6/11/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 12/29/2008Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action

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