Chow Time Grill & Buffet, 2345 Martin Luther King Blvd, Panama City, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: CHOW TIME GRILL & BUFFET
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 2345 Martin Luther King Blvd, Panama City, FL 32405
License #: 1305382
Total inspections: 5
Last inspection: 10/21/2010

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Inspection findings

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  • Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Milk in reach in cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Shellstock tags not maintained in chronological order correlated to the date or dates during which the shellstock were sold or served.
  • Critical. Fish containers not properly labeled with idenity of fish product at sushi bar.
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Snapper fish observed at 52 degrees Fahrenhiet in cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Sushi Rice observed at 129 degrees Fahrenhiet. Not out of temperature for more than 4 hours. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Unpackaged food not protected from environmental sources of contamination during preparation. Observed three fly strips with more than 20 dead flies on strips hanging over food preparation table in waitstation. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed bucket of mixed vegetables stored on floor in reach in cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed potatoes stored on floor in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor.
  • Critical. Observed soy sauce stored on floor in walk in cooler.
  • Critical. Observed cloth, paper towel used as a food-contact surface Covering over fish and then wrapped in plastic at sushi reach in cooler. 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. Crispy noodles in large white can in waitstation, quarter stainless steel pan being used. Corrected On Site.
  • In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Bulk sugar. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in unclean water behind grill line. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.3/18/10.
  • Observed tongs hanging half in sanitize water bucket with wiping cloths and other half sidevof tongs touching the floor in waitstation.
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in unclean water at or above 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Knifes at sushi bar. Repeat Violation.3/18/10
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Observed bulk sugar in plastic storage tote in waitstation.
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Bulk sugar, salt, and brollion, cornstarch, super cornstarch, flour in kitchen.
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Pork Appetitizor in walk in freezer.
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage, Bulk rice, and flour in outside dry storage room.
  • Critical. Lack of use of chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Sanitizer was empty. Corrected On Site.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Behind grill area on counter.
  • Observed sanitizing solution for wiping cloths not free of food debris and visible soil. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed build-up of dust or dirt on shelving in outside storage.
  • Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Observed glassware in waitstation stacked wet.
  • Observed knife stored in crevices between equipment on cookline. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.3/18/10.
  • Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times in waitstation. Observed blocked by cart and can of crispy noodles. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.3/18/10.
  • Garbage in receptacles not protected from insects and rodents. Observed one side of lid not attached to dumpster.
  • Observed non-bagged garbage in dumpster.
  • Observed grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.
  • Critical. Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Observed gapsvand green plants coming through gaps in rear exit door by restrooms.
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or coversbat cookline.
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers in outside dry storage
  • Observed employees purses stored on top of single service articles in cabinet behind sushi bar. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. Observed at above 200 ppm. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed obstructed exits, stairs, hallways or egress at rear exit by restrooms. Blocked with shop vacuums, chairs, highchairs. For reporting purposes only. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed expired Food Manager Certification. Jiaquan Lin, expired 8/16/10.
10/21/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
07/26/2010Complaint FullCall Back - Complied
  • No Violations Were Observed
5/18/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Nonexempt fish has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be served cooked or discarded. Talipia at sushi bar. This violation must be corrected by : 5-18-10.
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Salt Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Ice cream cones, green onions and chips at buffet. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed raw shrimp behind krab stick in opentop cooler. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Spoon for rice in kitchen.
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. Pizza preparation room.
  • Critical. Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. Outback at splitter.
  • Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Cart and garbage can in front of sink in kitchen. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed objectionable odors in waitress station.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • 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. This violation must be corrected by : 5-18-10.
3/18/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Sugar Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed beef ribs at 109 on buffet line. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Bacon bits, croutons and ice cones at buffet.
  • Critical. Observed raw pooled eggs in a bowl over cut peppers in reachin cooler.
  • Critical. Observed raw chicken and pork stored over ice cream in walkin freezer.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Flour Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Sugar in waitress station. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Rice in dry storage room.
  • Observed in-use utensil used with moist food not stored in running water of sufficient velocity.
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Waitress station.
  • Critical. Observed soiled pan on handwash sink in kitchen. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. Sushi bar preparation eating fried shrimp.
  • Observed clean utensils/equipment stored in dirty drawers, racks, vestibules or toilet rooms, or between equipment/walls.
  • Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Repeat Violation.
  • Ceiling tile missing. Dry storage (2)
3/4/2010Complaint FullAdministrative complaint recommended

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