Popeye's Lousiana Kitchen, 3210 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: POPEYE'S LOUSIANA KITCHEN
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 3210 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33711
License #: 6213850
Total inspections: 22
Last inspection: 10/16/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • No Violations Were Observed
10/16/2014Routine - FoodAdmin. Complaint Callback Complied
  • Basic - Bathroom door not self-closing.
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Bulk container lid, kitchen
  • Basic - Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Beef in Pizza make reach in cooler-moved to walk in cooler for quick cool down **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.
07/17/2014Routine - FoodEmergency Order Callback Complied
  • Basic - Dead roaches on premises. 3 dead behind hot hold cabinet in back prep area.
  • Basic - Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. In dish area.
  • Basic - Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Throughout kitchen.
  • Basic - Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris. Under hot hold cabinet in back prep area.
  • Basic - Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. Tile coving cracked/chipped in area of floor beside walk in freezer. Metal wall trim peeling back in same area.
  • Basic - Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
  • High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 11 live roaches found behind hot holding cabinet in prep area. 1 live found beside 2 door cooler on chicken cooking line.
  • 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.
  • 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.
07/16/2014Routine - FoodEmergency order recommended
  • Basic - Employee beverage container in a food preparation/clean dishware area does not have a lid and a straw or equivalent dispensing mechanism to prevent hand contact with lip contact area of drink container. On top of cold hold unit behind fryers.
  • Basic - Floor area(s) covered with standing water. By microwave.
  • Intermediate - Food being cooled by nonapproved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. Two large batches of rice 81° in large plastic containers with lids about to miss 2 hour time window. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink missing in food preparation room or area. Hands ink in dish area currently inoperable. Only one handsink at front area working at time of inspection.
11/1/2013Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
10/9/2013Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Basic - Clean knives/utensils stored in crevices between equipment. Chicken prep area in front of fryers. Spatulas against wall/table
  • Basic - Garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
  • Basic - Open dumpster lid.
  • 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.
8/9/2013Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Basic - Employee beverage container in a food preparation/clean dishware area does not have a lid and a straw or equivalent dispensing mechanism to prevent hand contact with lip contact area of drink container.to go side station.
  • Basic - In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.scoops at the hot holding areas.One corrected by turning the water on at the dipper well and second putting scoop in available dipper well. **Corrected On-Site**
6/20/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters.Fry area
  • Basic - Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting.Clean utensil rack
  • Basic - Floors not constructed to be easily cleanable.Grout missing between floor tiles in food preparation area in the kitchen.
  • Basic - Food stored in a location that is exposed to splash/dust.Shrimp breaking in the kitchen area stored under soda boxes with lid not closed tightly.
  • Basic - Food stored under dripping water line.French fries in the walk in freezer stored under ice on the side of cooling unit that will drain at defrost cycle.
  • Intermediate - Ice chute soiled/build up of mold-like substance/slime. Self serve soda fountain in the dining room area
1/24/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Observed employee with open burn handling food. Corrected On Site.Covered the burn with bandage.
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed in-use utensil used with moist food not stored in running water of sufficient velocity. Corrected On Site.
7/9/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried.Food containers on storage racks
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.Kitchen area.
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.To go window. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - License expired within 30 days after expiration date.
  • Observed clean utensils/equipment stored in dirty pan on storage racks.
  • Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture.Observed drain pipe under triple sinks broken.
  • Plumbing system in disrepair.Faucet at triple sinks leaking and will not turn off.
  • Utensils not properly air-dried or stored.Utensils in a plastic pan with the bottom filled with dirty water
2/20/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried.Wet nesting in stainless food containers on clean equipment shelves.
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.Area for hot holding near the drive through window.
  • Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only.Fry area.
  • Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair.Reach in cooler at food preperation area.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.Birds scattering trash.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface.Handle to the walkin cooler door.
10/10/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Light not functioning.Walk in cooler.
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.Food preperation area.
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container next to clean equipment/utensils.
  • Observed dumpster overflowing garbage.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • Observed scoop with handle in contact with flour in bin.
  • Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area.Liquid butter in reachin cooler.
  • Observed utensils in poor condition.Fryer baskets on cookline.
5/4/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed toilet functioning improperly.Observed urinal out of order.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • Critical. Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation.Back door to outside from.
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated dust.Flour dust on wall behind the ice machine.
1/7/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
  • Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair.Walkin freezer Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.Food preperation area.
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface.Metro shelves in walkin cooler.
  • Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried.Wet nesting in clean dish storage.
  • Floors not constructed easily cleanable.Floor under cookline missing tiles.
9/22/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Violation: 50-08-1 Establishment operating without a current Hotel and Restaurant license. license expired 02/01/10
7/9/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Admin. complaint recommended
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrected On Site.
  • Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in freezer gaskets near deep fat fryers.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Critical. Observed soil buildup inside deflector shield of ice bin.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of water condensation at floor of reach-in cooler.
  • Observed build-up of mold-like substance on the gaskets of the walkin cooler.
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on the shelves in walkin cooler
  • Observed single-service articles handled, displayed, or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. lids stored food contact surface up @ drive thru window
  • Observed food & water debris accumulated on kitchen floor.
  • Critical. Establishment operating without a current Hotel and Restaurant license. license expired 02/01/10
  • Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. This violation must be corrected by : 06/23/10.
4/26/2010Routine - FoodAdministrative complaint recommended
  • No Violations Were Observed
12/29/2009Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Reheated food for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. rice Corrected On Site.
  • Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. shelving near three compartment sink.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. liquid margarine storage cooler
  • Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of water residue.
  • Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up. reachin freezer
  • Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. lids at drive thru window.
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions near prep table.
12/29/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Violation: 53A-09-1 No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation.
12/8/2009Routine - FoodCall Back - Extension given, pending
  • Critical. Quaternary ammonium sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. greater than 300 ppms
  • Wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. greater than 300 ppms
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets ion cookline.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime & black substance build up on the interior deflector shield and walls of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed interior side reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue .
  • Observed build-up of mold-like substance on surface of the reachin freezer
  • Observed single-service articles handled, displayed, or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. drink lids at drive thru window.
  • Critical. Air gap not installed at ice machine.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
  • Critical. Observed live flies in dumpters.
  • Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
  • Observed food debris accumulated on walkin cooler floor.
  • Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation.
10/6/2009Routine - FoodWarning Issued
No report available. 6/11/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 1/6/2009Food-Licensing InspectionInspection Completed - No Further Action

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