Grandpa's Steak House, 3660 W King St, Cocoa, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: GRANDPA'S STEAK HOUSE
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 3660 W King St, Cocoa, FL 32926-4127
License #: 1501838
Total inspections: 21
Last inspection: 10/30/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Food stored on floor. Buckets of oil in kitchen, bucket of soup in walk in cooler. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Wall not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. By hand wash sink.
  • High Priority - Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Soup 46°-56° in walk in cooler. 3 buckets. Repeat from 12/11/13 **Admin Complaint** **Repeat Violation**
  • High Priority - Cooked/heated potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within six hours. See stop sale. Soup 46°-56° in walk in cooler. 3 buckets repeat from 12/11/13 **Admin Complaint** **Repeat Violation**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Soup 46-56° in walk in cooler.
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. Country fried steak over cake. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**
  • Intermediate - Employee filled water pan/cup at handwash sink.
  • 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.
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Soups, cold salads **Repeat Violation**
  • Intermediate - Required employee training provided by a third-party employee training program and operator unable to provide original certificate for employees trained. Photocopies.
10/30/2014Routine - FoodAdministrative complaint recommended
  • Basic - Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Food stored on floor. Jugs of oil and buckets
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
  • Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Kitchen.
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. Pastas **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Soda gun soiled. Bar **Corrected On-Site**
08/04/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Build-up of grease on exterior of flour tubs in kitchen
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. In kitchen coffee cup, red coke plastic cup on proper table in kitchen
  • Basic - Wall not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation by handwashing sink in kitchen **Repeat Violation**
3/13/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **Warning**
  • Basic - Wall by kitchen dish machine with light accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Wall not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable by handwash sink in kitchen. **Warning**
12/12/2013Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Basic - Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. Kitchen soap and paper towel dispenser heavily soiled **Warning**
  • Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. Tubs of stew in walkin cooler **Warning**
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **Warning**
  • Basic - Ripped/worn paper and towels as food-contact shelf cover. **Warning**
  • Basic - Wall by kitchen dish machine with light accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Wall not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable by handwash sink in kitchen. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooked/heated yesterday/on a previous day not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within a total of 6 hours. Food has been cooling overnight. Beef stew and baked potatoes **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 47 degrees Fahrenheit but less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit more than six hours. See stop sale. Beef stew 10 gallons found at 570 and 20 pounds of baked potatoes found at 47°. Both items prepared at 8:30 pm on Tuesday evening. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef steaks over rte foods in white refrigerator in kitchen **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink.kitchen area **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No probe thermometer provided to kitchen staff to measure temperature of food products. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. **Warning**
12/11/2013Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Intermediate - Tall Reach-in cooler shelves moderately soiled with food debris./ side prep area **Corrected On-Site**
6/12/2013Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above./ white gravy 116 degrees f recommended rapid reheat. No warning issued due to only item out of temperature.
  • High Priority - Wiping cloth sanitizer solution exceeds the maximum concentration allowed. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Heavy Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles./ server station
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked./ cooked ribs, beef tips
6/12/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine.
  • Basic - All Cutting boards has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
  • Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food./ sugar **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
  • Basic - Heavy Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. / bar area
  • Basic - Heavy Soil residue build-up mop bucket
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers./ kitchen area a couple of shield/ sleeves missing
  • Basic - Moderately soiled wall with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
  • Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit./ in several units
  • Basic - Outside of bulk storage containers heavily soiled
  • Basic - Wall in disrepair/ hole starting in wall not smooth or easily cleanable side grill prep area/ back by the back door
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name./ bulk product
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles./ bar area
  • Intermediate - Heavily Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink./ bar area **Corrected On-Site**
  • 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.
  • Intermediate - Tall Reach-in cooler shelves moderately soiled with food debris./ side prep area **Corrected On-Site**
3/28/2013Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Drain cover(s) missing./outside mop sink Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink./hand washing sink restrooms
  • Critical - Observed moderate soil buildup inside ice bin./drive thru area
11/2/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Violation: 36-12-1 Floors not constructed easily cleanable. walk in floor. Repeat Violation.
  • Violation: 37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Repeat Violation. still in caulk.
5/2/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Violation: 36-12-1 Floors not constructed easily cleanable. walk in floor. Repeat Violation.
  • Violation: 37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Repeat Violation. still in caulk.
1/11/2012Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical - Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors. mens restrooms. Repeat Violation.
  • Floors not constructed easily cleanable. walk in floor. Repeat Violation.
  • In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. ice scoop by ice machine in dirty bucket.
  • Critical - Observed accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. reach in cooler.
  • Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated grease. cook line.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime on soda dispensing gun. bar.
  • Critical - Observed dented/rusted cans. 2 cans, 3 lbs , olives, marinara sauce. heavily dented, on seams.
  • Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener. heavy. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water. by walk in cooler.
  • Critical - Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. soup cooling in deep buckets, walk in cooler. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed food debris accumulated on walk in floor.
  • Critical - Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. prepping salads, bracelets.
  • Observed grease/ debris accumulated under cooking equipment.
  • Observed hole in ceiling. by back door, ice machine.
  • Observed hole in wall. by hand sink. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed soil buildup inside ice bin. wait station.
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated grease. by fryers.
  • Critical - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). soup cooling overnight . Repeat Violation.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
10/26/2011Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical - Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors.
  • Critical - Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. soup on buffet, no lid or sneezeguard. Repeat Violation.
  • Floors not maintained smooth and durable. walk in.
  • Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. rusted shelves. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed employee with no hair restraint.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener. mild.
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor. bag of carrots. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. beef.
  • Critical - Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. towel bucket 400 ppm. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
4/26/2011Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors.
  • Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
  • Critical - Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. buckets of soups, 54-55 from 10 pm last night. stop sale issued.
  • Critical - Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. soup urn on buffet not covered. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. ric. Corrected On Site.
  • Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. reach in shelves rusty.
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
  • Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. walk in fans.
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. heavy.shelving.
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. walk in cooler, shelving.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime ice bin in wait station.
  • Critical - Observed employee switch from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing hands. cook. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. deep, covered pans. soup.
  • Observed grease/ debris accumulated under equipment. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed hole in wall/ by sink. throughout coving.
  • Critical - Observed interior of reach-in coolers heavily soiled with accumulation of food residue.
  • Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. not inverted, throughout .
  • Observed wall, baseboards.. soiled with accumulated food debris. kitchen
  • Critical - Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above.gravy, Corrected On Site. heated.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.cooked meat, soups, desserts, potatoes .
  • Critical - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). cooling, 5 gallons soup. calibrated thermometer.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
3/15/2011Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. soup urn.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. raw non packaged beef over french fries, upright freezer. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. raw eggs over milk, walk in.
  • Observed employee with no hair restraint. cook.
  • Observed ripped/worn tin foil used as shelf cover. bottom of prep table.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. buffet. plates.
  • Observed heavy grease/ debris accumulated under cooking equipment. corners, edges of floors.
  • Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. walk in cooler.
  • Observed ceiling in disrepair. walk in cooler, possible contamination to food below, loose seam in sealing.
  • Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
10/13/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Self-service soup bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed equipment in poor repair.Wire food storage shelves in meat and salad 2 door refrigerators in disrepair. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed black soil buildup on sliding door and inside ice bin at wait station in dining room car.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime in soda gun dispensing nozzle at bar. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
  • Observed slight black mold substance along curved walls in dining room car.
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers in kitchen ceiling flourescent bulbs.
4/9/2010Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination.No cover for soup kettle. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed equipment in poor repair;shelves rusting in 2 door meat cooler. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on evaporator coils of salad and meat coolers.
  • Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floo alongside of stove.
  • Observed ceiling in disrepair.Observed separating metal panel on ceiling in walk in cooler.
  • Critical. Observed chlorine sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed;noted above 300 ppm in towel bucket. Corrected On Site.
10/30/2009Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
8/31/2009Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked for cooked rice and sliced roast beef in beef refrigerator.
  • Critical. Observed raw beef stored over cooked food rice etc.. in beef refrigerator..
  • Critical. Observed food,potatoes and carrots stored on floor in walkin cooler.
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in walkin cooler.
  • Observed equipment in poor repair.Observed rusted shelves in 2 door salad cooler and beef cooler. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of black moldlike substace in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin at train car waitress station..
  • Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed interior of salad and beef bottom and shelves reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
  • Observed black residue build-up on plastic webbing material used in storage of wine glasses at bar. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed waste line missing for soda gun at bar. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. No handwashing signs provided at a handsink used by food employees in public/employee restrooms.
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions and soap at bar handsink.
  • Exhaust fan inoperable in middle bathroom. Repeat Violation.
8/17/2009Routine - FoodWarning Issued
No report available. 3/11/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 9/4/2008Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action

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