The Conch Shack, 118 Duval St, Key West, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: THE CONCH SHACK
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 118 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
License #: 5402698
Total inspections: 15
Last inspection: 09/10/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Cardboard used on floor as anti-slip measure not replaced every day or when heavily soiled, whichever comes first.
  • Basic - Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair.Thresh hold missing.
  • Basic - Grease accumulated on kitchen floor.
  • Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in reach-in cooler.
  • Basic - Outer openings not protected during operation . Air curtain turned off. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Wall in disrepair.Water leaking on threshold to bathroom causing hole in bathroom wall.
09/10/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
  • Basic - Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - In-use tongs stored on oven door handle.
  • Basic - In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in reach-in cooler.
  • Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Kitchen
  • Basic - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Frozen drink mix. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Salad RIC
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler gaskets soiled with slimy/mold-like build-up.
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly.
  • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Food-contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning, before use. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Pork, cut tomatoes , butter , corrective action taken, move to inside of RIC.
  • High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb.
  • Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade.
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Used for dumping BAR
4/3/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - In-use tongs stored on equipment door handle between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Outer openings not protected during operation.
  • Basic - Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface.tray shelf
  • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food.
11/26/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • 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. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
  • Basic - Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris.
6/25/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
  • Critical - Hood suppression system tag out-of-date. For reporting purposes only.
  • In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location.ice scoop in dry storage room
  • Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor.
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical - Observed soil buildup inside ice bin.
  • Critical - Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Critical - Observed toxic item improperly stored. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Critical - Portable fire extinguisher not fully charged. For reporting purposes only.Dry storage out back.
12/10/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
  • Critical - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times.
  • Observed ceiling soiled with accumulated grease.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
  • Observed unnecessary items on the premise.fryers outside
7/24/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
4/3/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Wet mop not hung to dry.
1/20/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
6/17/2011Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical - Hood suppression system tag out-of-date. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime/soil on ice dispensing machine. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 20 PLUS SEMIFRESH RODENT DROPPINGS FOUND IN DRY FOOD STORAGE AREA BEHIND COOLERS and FREEZERS
  • Critical - Portable fire extinguisher tag out-of-date. For reporting purposes only.
6/16/2011Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • 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. FOR CARRIE MCDEARMAN
  • Critical - Observed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. CONCH MEAT
  • Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. FRENCH FRIES IN BACK COOLER
1/27/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Violation: 02-26-1 Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. SQUEEZE BOTTLES, SPICES ETC.
  • Critical. Violation: 03A-07-1 Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical. Violation: 04-01-1 Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures.
  • Critical. Violation: 53A-20-2 Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification and no one certifed at this location. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Violation: 53B-08-1 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. Pro Repeat Violation.
8/3/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Admin. complaint recommended
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. SQUEEZE BOTTLES, SPICES ETC.
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures.
  • Critical. Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and the establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed sewage/waste/grease water on kitchen's floor from failed grease trap.
  • Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
  • Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor.
  • Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water.
  • Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification and no one certifed at this location. Repeat Violation.
  • 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. Pro Repeat Violation.
8/2/2010Routine - FoodAdministrative complaint recommended
  • Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening.
  • Critical. Required consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal food not provided.
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area.
  • Observed reach in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle.
  • Critical. Observed flammable material stored around water heater. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification and no one certifed at this location. This violation must be corrected by : 07/26/2010.
  • 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. Pro Repeat Violation.
5/26/2010Routine - FoodAdministrative complaint recommended
  • Critical. NO PROOF OF REQUIRED EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROVIDED.
8/28/2009Food-Licensing InspectionInspection Completed - No Further Action

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