China Sea Buffet, 2610 - 17th Street, Spirit Lake, IA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Business Info

Name: CHINA SEA BUFFET
Type: Restaurant without liquor
Sub type: Full Service
Address: 2610 - 17th Street, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Owner and phone: ZHENG CHAO ZHENG
(712)336-0973

Total inspections: 17
Last inspection: 9/7/2010

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

No violation noted during this evaluation. 9/7/2010Mail-In
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Cold hold (PHF food not maintained at 41° F or below 3-501.16, pg 82)
      walk in cooler, front buffet table, corrected on site, turned down temps and rechecked.
  • Warewashing
    • Mechanical washing/sanitizing (Sanitization requirement/methods: hot water or chemical 4-702.11, 4-703.11, p 137)
      chlorine not pumping through machine, fixed on site and tested, corrected.
    • Adequate warewashing facilities (Test kit requirement not met 4-501.116, p 128)
      testing of chlorine not being done on regular basis.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Plumbing: installed/maintained (Service or mop sink requirment not met 5-203.13, p 150)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129)
      interior of coolers, knives on the ends of tables hanging not hanging against clean surface, tubs holding food to be prepared not being kept clean.
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces not clean 4-601.11(C), p 129, 4-602.13, p 133)
      most equipment and surfaces not clean, shelving with debris and food splatter throughout kitchen.
    • Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Floors, walls, ceilings installed, are not easily cleanable 6-201.11, p 166)
      flooring in kitchen in need of repair, broken tiles.
  • Other Operations
    • Adequate pest control (Outer openings, protected 6-202.15, p 170)
      Gaps under or around exterior door or windows, back door of kitchen does not seal
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities not kept clean, cleaning done to minimize exposure to food 6-501.12, p 176)
      Debris along wall floor juncture and under most equipment, wallnot kept clean around prep areas.
    • License posted/maintained (Most recent inspection report not posted IAC 481-30.3(3))
8/24/2010Routine
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Misc. sources of contamination 3-307.11, p 72)
      ingredient bins to be moved from closet and proper lids installed.
    • Labeling (Food working containers not identified with common name of food 3-302.12, p 63)
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Plumbing: installed/maintained (Service or mop sink requirment not met 5-203.13, p 150)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Equipment adequate to maintain temperature (Cold & hot holding equip, inadequate in number & design 4-301.11, p 117)
  • Other Operations
    • Adequate pest control (Outer openings, protected 6-202.15, p 170)
      Gaps under or around exterior door or windows
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities, not maintained in good repair 6-501.11, p 176)
      wood to be removed from kitchen, shelving and racks, replaced with metal
10/5/2009Re-Check
No violation noted during this evaluation. 9/16/2009Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 3/21/2008Re-Check
No violation noted during this evaluation. 3/11/2008Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 4/23/2007Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 5/31/2006Routine
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
    • Labeling (Food working containers not identified with common name of food 3-302.12, p 63)
    • Approved Source/Sound Condition (Package integrity 3-202.15, p 54)
    • Cross-Contamination Protection (Inadequate protection from cross-contamination 3-302.11, p 61)
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Accessible/soap & towels provided (Handsink maintained/accessible/restricted use 5-205.11, pg 151)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Food-contact surfaces, designed, maintained 4-202.11, p 105)
    • Food contact surfaces (In-use utensils, between use storage 3-304.12, p 65)
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Wiping cloths, in sanitizing solution, used one purpose 3-304.14, p 66)
    • Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Floors, walls, ceilings installed, are not easily cleanable 6-201.11, p 166)
    • Ventilation (Ventilation system, air ducts, filters not kept clean 6-501.14, p 177)
  • Other Operations
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities, not maintained in good repair 6-501.11, p 176)
5/2/2006Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 8/29/2005Routine
No report available.4/26/2004Routine
No report available.4/8/2004Routine
No report available.3/19/2004Re-Check
No report available.12/4/2003Routine
No report available.12/12/2002Routine
No report available.12/11/2001Routine
No report available.7/17/2000Routine

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