Checker's Drive Inn Restaurant, 4400 Curry Ford Rd., Orlando, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: CHECKER'S DRIVE INN RESTAURANT
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 4400 Curry Ford Rd., Orlando, FL 32812
License #: 5808011
Total inspections: 23
Last inspection: 09/11/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Reach in freezer
  • Basic - Ceiling tile missing. Openings in ceiling by front of prep line
  • Basic - Drain cover(s) missing. Mop sink cover not over drain **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris.
  • Basic - Food debris accumulated on walk in cooler floor.
  • Basic - Grease accumulated under cooking equipment. Under fryers
  • Basic - Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. Raw chicken bites over fries in reach in freezer at cook line **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in walk-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. Open box of raw bacon on top of hamburger buns **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Hand sink on grill side of cook line **Corrected On-Site**
09/11/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. On front line **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Front line **Warning**
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Powdered sugar **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food. Explained and emailed the Time As A Public Health Control Procedure form. **Warning**
5/5/2014Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Basic - Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. By three compartment sink **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Ice scoop stored with handle in contact with ice in ice bin. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. On front line **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Clear plastic to go dome lids and black foam containers **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Front line **Warning**
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Powdered sugar **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Shredded lettuce 51,sliced tomatoes 52,hot dogs 46 f in reach in oiler on front line. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Chicken bites 125 **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance inside the ice bin. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Manager lacking proof of food manager certification and no other certified food service manager employed at this location. **Admin Complaint** **Repeat Violation**
  • Intermediate - No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. **Admin Complaint** **Repeat Violation**
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No quaternary ammonium chemical test kit provided when using quaternary ammonium chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food. Explained and emailed the Time As A Public Health Control Procedure form. **Warning**
5/1/2014Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Basic - Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. By drive in window
  • Basic - Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.
  • Basic - Employee personal food not properly segregated from food to be served to the public. Stored on shelf above food. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. On cook line
  • Basic - Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination.
  • Basic - Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Cinnamon sugar **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. American cheese 45 f in reach in cooler on cook line. Less than an hour in this cooler. Mgr moved to walk in cooler. Heavy ice buildup on reach in cooler coils .( only two items in cooler cheese and lettuce. Lettuce at 42 f.) **Repeat Violation**
  • Intermediate - Cook line Reach-in cooler 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.
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
  • Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. **Corrected On-Site**
12/26/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
11/1/2013Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Basic - White Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **Warning**
  • Basic - Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. By dt **Warning**
  • Basic - Ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers had accumulation of mold-like substance. **Warning**
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Cinnamon and seasoning containers **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Manager lacking proof of food manager certification. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. By mop sink **Corrected On-Site** **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. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled properly. Filled with glass cleaner and labeled as degreaser **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
9/23/2013Routine - FoodCall Back - Extension given, pending
  • Basic - White Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **Warning**
  • Basic - Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. By dt **Warning**
  • Basic - Ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers had accumulation of mold-like substance. **Warning**
  • Basic - Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. In wic **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Basic - Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Cook wearing wrist watch **Warning**
  • Basic - Food stored on floor. Red onions in bucket stored on floor in wic **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Cinnamon and seasoning containers **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to being blocked by empty mop bucket. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Manager lacking proof of food manager certification. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. By mop sink **Corrected On-Site** **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. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled properly. Filled with glass cleaner and labeled as degreaser **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
7/18/2013Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Basic - Attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust.fanguard in wic
  • Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer.
  • Basic - Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area.hat on bread **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Grease accumulated on kitchen floor.
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.in the kitchen
  • Basic - Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
  • Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
  • Basic - Working container of food not labeled in English. Cinnamon
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in walk-in freezer y not all products commercially packaged. Bag of raw chicken on top op box of bread **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
  • Intermediate - Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of foodborne illnesses and symptoms of illness that would prevent an employee from working with food, clean equipment and utensils, and single-service items. Reviewed **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233.
2/22/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Violation: 05-09-1 No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.IN RIC ON COOKLINE
  • Critical - Violation: 22-20-1 Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Violation: 37-02-1 Observed hole in wall.CORNER OF 3 C SINK
  • Violation: 37-19-1 Observed WHITE moldy LIKE SUBSTANCE ON ceiling AND WALL IN WALK IN COOLER
  • Violation: 37-19-1 Observed moldy ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.
10/12/2012Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Floors not constructed easily cleanable. Female Repeat Violation.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
  • Critical - Observed heavy buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Observed hole in ceiling. Dishmachine area Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods -beefand ready-to-eat foods- bread in walkin cooler.
  • Critical - Observed moderately encrusted material on can opener.
  • Critical - Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Milk in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed unnecessary, guest cloths items on the premise. Dry storage
  • Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Repeat Violation.
8/16/2012Routine - FoodCall Back - Extension given, pending
  • Critical - Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. REACH IN COOLER ON COOKLINE AMBIENT AIR AND FOOD TEMPRATURE 47 F. ONLY ONE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD STORED ON BOTTOM SIDE. MGR MOVED CHEESE IN WIC This violation must be corrected by : 08/10/2012.
  • Critical - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. BLOCKED BY MOP BUCKET AND AC REPAIRMANS TOOL BOX Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. This violation must be corrected by : 10/09/2012.
  • Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.IN RIC ON COOKLINE
  • Critical - No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. This violation must be corrected by : 10/10/2012.
  • Critical - No proof of required employee training provided. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. This violation must be corrected by : 1 0/10/2012.
  • Observed WHITE moldy LIKE SUBSTANCE ON ceiling AND WALL IN WALK IN COOLER
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water. IN WIC
  • Observed hole in wall.CORNER OF 3 C SINK
  • Critical - Observed live flies in kitchen. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed moldy ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. AMERICAN CHEESE 45-47 IN RIC ON LINE. AS PER OPERATOR LESS THAN AN HOUR. ADVISED TO MOVE TO COOLER TO COOL QUICKLY TO 41 OR COLDER WITHIN 3 HRS. DISCARD ANY POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD HELD ABOVE 41 F FOR FOUR HOURS Repeat Violation.
  • Observed water draining onto floor surface. INBWIC FROM CEILING
8/9/2012Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Mop wringer portion of mop bucket stored in handsink.
  • Critical - Hotel and Restaurant current license not properly displayed.
  • Critical - Observed a few live flies in kitchen.
  • Observed grease/residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Under hot hold units/underside of unit over make table.
  • Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Under handsink.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese slices 56F in make table. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed water dripping from hot hold units [hot dog tray with water inside]. Water splashes out of hot dog container and drips into make table below. Water makes contact with unclean stainless steel surface while dripping. Corrected On Site. Containers on make table covered.
6/6/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Violation: 03A-07-1 Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit - cheese slices at 45F on prep line - stored less than 30 minutes. This violation must be corrected by : 2-23-12. Repeat Violation. Call back inspection 02-23-12: no cheese slices stored in cold hold prep table at time of call back inspection. Administrative complaint recommended based on repeat violation. On 09-12-11, cheese was 45F, in line reach in cooler.
  • Critical - Violation: 03A-07-1 Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit - hot dogs, roast beef slices in reach in cooler - stored less than 4 hours - transferred to walk in cooler for cooling to 41F. Operator unsure when whipped cream was placed in cooler therefore discarded by operator. This violation must be corrected by : 02-23-12. Repeat Violation. Call back inspection 22-23-12: no food stored in reach in cooler at time of inspection. Administrative complaint recommended based on repeat violation. On 09-12-11, hot dogs were 46F in reach in cooler.
  • Critical - Violation: 22-20-1 Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. Repeat Violation. Call back inspection 02-23-12: some cleaning done but residue build up still observed, as shown to manager.
2/23/2012Routine - FoodCall Back - Admin. complaint recommended
  • Critical - Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures - reach in cooler under prep line - air temperature of 49F and product temperature of 48-50F. No potentially hazardous food must be stored in this cooler until unit is capable of maintaining 41F or below. This violation must be corrected by : 02-23-12.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit - cheese slices at 45F on prep line - stored less than 30 minutes. This violation must be corrected by : 2-23-12. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit - hot dogs, roast beef slices in reach in cooler - stored less than 4 hours - transferred to walk in cooler for cooling to 41F. Operator unsure when whipped cream was placed in cooler therefore discarded by operator. This violation must be corrected by : 02-23-12. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface - fan covers in walk in cooler.
  • Critical - Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above - burgers that will be used for chili at 90F - stored less than 4 hours.
2/22/2012Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried./ pans still wet on storage shelf
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers./ walk in cooler Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable./ white small board on hand sink.
  • Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor./ walk in cooler, behind ice machine.
  • Critical - Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food./ bracelette Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits./ burger freezer
  • Critical - Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits./ inside stand up freezer.
  • Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair/ stand up freezer
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit./wht cheese 45f in line ric, also hot dogs 46f in same cooler
  • Critical - Observed soil buildup inside ice bin./ on DT soda machine around lid of ice bin. Repeat Violation.
9/12/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Hot water shut off at employee hand wash sink. handsink by back door.
  • Critical - Observed an employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. employee preparing french fries. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of soil in the upper interior of ice machine.
  • Critical - Observed employee switch from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing hands. grill cook handled raw hamburgers changed gloves and handled buns no handwashing. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed single-service articles handled, dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. fry cups handled by inside of cup not outside.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. cooked burgers and chili not date marked.
2/22/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. cooked ground meat in ziploc bag.
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. items in reach in cooler inder prep table. Corrected On Site. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. reach in cooler under prep table.
  • Critical. Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. employee wearing wrist bands preparing sandwiches.
  • Critical. Observed food employee touch bridge of nose and eyeglasses then engage in food preparation without washing hands. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed employee switch from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing hands. employee handled raw meat then handled buns. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed employee with ineffective hair restraint. hair sticking out way above top of visor.
  • Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength.
  • Critical. Observed live flies in kitchen.
  • Observed moldy air conditioning vent cover. Near ice machine.
7/27/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled, after touching trash can. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice.
  • Critical. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands, putting new set of gloves. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface, outside of squeeze bottles.
  • Critical. Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation, main door had a gap under door.
2/26/2010Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled.
  • Critical. Reach-in freezer not cleaned prior to accumulation of soil residue by drive thru window.
  • Critical. Observed soiled walk-in cooler shelves. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine, had pink build up on white shield. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer, inside walk in cooler.
  • Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust and mold over 3 compartment sink.
9/16/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 5/26/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 1/6/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 10/2/2008Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
No report available. 7/24/2008Routine - FoodWarning Issued

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