Applebees #4314, 1803 E West Parkway, Fleming Island, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: APPLEBEES #4314
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 1803 E West Parkway, Fleming Island, FL 32003
License #: 2001127
Total inspections: 12
Last inspection: 4/3/2013

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Soda gun holster with accumulated slime/debris.
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Beef 52 x4, chicken 51, cheese 52, ribs 53. All in drawer cooler on cook line, corrective action moved to walk in
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of white mold-like substance on/around beer dispensing nozzles.
  • Intermediate - Ambient air thermometer in holding unit not accurate within plus or minus 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Replaced **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Cold holding equipment incapable of 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. Drawer cooler ambient air temp 52?. Maintenance person working on cooler, items inside moved to walk in. Establishment has adequate refrigeration.
4/3/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. reach-in on cookline (salad prep unit) ambient air temp 46'F. *Do not use this cooler for Potentially hazardous foods until it's maintaining 41'F or below* Repeat Violation.
  • Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a manner consistent with the food code. scoop without handle used in bulk salt
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site.
  • In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. multiple
  • 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 Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food with mold-like growth. strawberries
  • Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up. on cookline
  • Observed personal care item stored with food. jacket on condiment containers
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 7 cups of spinach dip 45'F, one container of chicken 46'F in reach-in on cookline. items discarded. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed slime in the interior of ice machine. top, light
10/18/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Front reach in cooler, no good temperatures found. Corrective action- All phf removed to another cooler. Unit will be monitored.
  • In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous food and the container, observed some scoop handles in product.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrective action- ribs discarded, half rack. Creamers discarded also.
  • Wall not smooth and easily cleanable. Pegboard installed.
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Metal pan of salt.
5/29/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
12/2/2011Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical - Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours.AFTER ASKING PREPARATION EMPLOYEE QUESTIONS REGARDING PREPARATION OF MASH POTATOES INSIDE WALKIN COOLER ,improper cooling was determined MASH POTATOE made at 10:30 am was found at 12:20 pm at 83f PROPER COOLING TO 70F WAS NOT ACHIEVED (STOP SALE ISSUED).
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.DISHWASHER AREA. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed Clean glasses,mugs INSIDE BAR REACHIN FREEZER stored along side MULTIPLE broken glasses ,pieces of glass throughout interiors of freezer NEED TO REMOVE BROKEN GLASS and clean ,debris ,WASH UN BROKEN GLASSES.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.SEVERAL CUTTING BOARDS in cooks line NEED TO BE CLEANED OR RESURFACED .
  • Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.EXCESSIVE DIRT/DUST vents and ceiling tiles SERVICE GALLEY/KITCHEN . Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands.COOKS LINE went from cooks line to waLKIN cooler and returned to food preparation without removing gloves or washing hands . Repeat Violation. 01/11/11.
  • Critical - Observed employee switch from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing hands.FEMALE COOKS LINE employee ,handled RAW BACON to cook on grill ,than took of glove ,and put new gloves WITHOUT WASHING HANDS. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.01/11/11
  • Critical - Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method.PASTAS ,MASH POTATOE ,covered while COOLING. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food.SERVERS ,BARTENDER,AND COOKS, wearing bracelets ,rubberbands,etc. ( NOT ALLOWED) please read TEXT BELOW. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed food with mold-like growth.LEMONS inside BOX in WALKIN COOLER were found containing MOLD LIKE GROWTH ( DISCARD MOLDY LEMON AND WASH OTHERS IN BOX before using.) Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.01/10/11.
  • Critical - Observed interior of microwave soiled.5th unit near FRYER ,interiors dirty DROP DOWN and clean.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.FOUND PASTAS INSIDE INDIVIDUAL BAGGIES held in cold hold unit cooks line at 54/55 degrees (PRODUCT OVERSTOCKED ) . Corrected On Site.
  • Wet mop not hung to dry.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
11/17/2011Routine - FoodAdministrative complaint recommended
  • Cleaned and sanitized BLACK RAMEKINS stacked prior to properly air drying FOUND water nesting inside ramekins.
  • Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried.MIXING BOWLS in dish rack area ,and ICE BUCKETS both need to be inverted to properly air dry and prevent water nesting .
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.SERVER GALLEY missing towels.
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.DISHWASHER AREA lighting fixture missing shields.
  • Observed ICE CREAM SCOOPS in bar area DIPPER WELL on standing water dipper well not turned on.CLEAN AND SANATIZE prior to use.
  • Observed WALKIN COOLER /BEER unit gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of OLD SYRUP DEBRIS on soda dispensing nozzles.BAR SODA GUNS.
  • Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.HEAVY DUST DIRT on service galley area vent.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb ESTABLISHMENT using triple 3 way splitter at mop sink NEED HOSE BIBB vacuum breakers on 2 of 3 EXPLAINED TO MANAGEMENT .
5/18/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed food with mold-like growth. LEMONS/LIMES Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. ICE CREAM Corrected On Site.
  • 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
  • Observed reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Critical. Observed toxic item improperly stored. CLEANERS STORED WITH SINGLE SERVICE ITEMS IN BAR Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Corrected On Site.
1/18/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. BUTTER 57'F AT SERVER LINE ON COUNTER Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed ambient air thermometer not located in the warmest part of the holding unit. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. IN REACH-IN DRAWER UNIT
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in an improper manner. SOUPS THAWING IN KITCHEN AT ROOM TEMP. ABOVE TRIPLE SINK Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Food not stored in a clean location. BAGGED FOOD IN SOILED TUBS: DRY STORAGE AREA Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed cloth used as a food-contact surface. UNDER CUTTING BOARD Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. SOUFFLE CUP IN DRESSING Corrected On Site.
  • In-use utensil for food not stored in a clean location. KNIVES ON TOP OF PREP UNIT (SURFACE SOILED) Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed employee fail to wash hands between glove changes. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed employee improperly washing hands. PAPERTOWEL NOT USED TO TURN OFF WATER Corrected On Site.
  • Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. FILTER ABOVE ICE MACHINE NOT REPLACED ANNUALLY: DATED 2-20-09
  • Critical. Quaternary ammonium sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. BAR TRIPLE SINK Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Food-contact surfaces not cleaned after being contaminated. ICE SCOOPS IN DIRTY WATER ON TOP OF ICE MACHINE Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. REACH-IN DRAWERS Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food debris. INSIDE PREP UNITS AT BOTTOM/BACK
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. HANDLE OF WALK-IN COOLER Corrected On Site.
  • Observed build-up of dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. FAN COVERS IN WALK-IN COOLER
  • Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored. GLASSES IN CHILLER AT BAR: GLASS SHARDS IN BOTTOM OF COOLER
  • Observed single-service items stored on floor. BOX OF CUPS IN OFFICE
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. WOMENS RESTROOM
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. SERVER LINE AND BAR
  • Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. SERVER LINE AND BAR
  • Observed open dumpster lid. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed live flies in kitchen.
  • Ceiling tile missing. ABOVE 4-DOOR REFRIGERATOR: REPAIR IN PROGRESS
6/22/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening, milk.
  • Observed employee with no hair restraint.
  • Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed, quarternary triple sink.
11/23/2009Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food.
  • Critical. Observed food preparation sinks, handsinks or warewashing machine used for purposes other than the designated use- knife and cutting board in bar handwash sink. Corrected On Site.
  • Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried, stacked wet. Repeat Violation.
  • Plumbing system in disrepair, front handwashing sink issue when used at same time as another sink.
  • Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times, blocked from use. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Incompleted 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. No date on training.
9/23/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 6/10/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 1/27/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action

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