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Marion County restaurant inspections, April 26-May 1: 10 with high violations, 4 with none

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These are recent restaurant inspection reports for Marion County — from April 26 to May 1 — filed by state safety and sanitation inspectors.

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation describes an inspection report as “a ‘snapshot’ of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day, an establishment may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at the establishment.

Please note that some more recent, follow-up inspections may not be included here.

Beef O Brady's

11100 SW 93 Ct Road, Suite 12, Ocala

Complaint inspection April 28.

Met standards.

Eight total violations, with five high-priority violations:

-- High Priority - Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. In walk-in cooler, rice cooked around 11:00am, 91°, rice placed in a deep covered container.

-- High Priority - Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within two hours. See stop sale. In walk-in cooler, rice cooked around 11:00am, 91°, rice placed in a deep covered container.

-- High Priority - Raw animal food stored over or with ready-to-eat food in a freezer - not all products commercially packaged. Freezer at the cook line, raw burgers containers above French fries, Employee moved and stored properly. **Corrected On-Site**

-- High Priority - Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse. Reach-in cooler at the cook line, coleslaw 55°.

-- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Reach-in cooler at the cook line, slaw 55°, cut tomatoes 50° and 45°, Manager moved to cooler the cut tomatoes. **Corrective Action Taken**

-- Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Opened employee drink on prep table, Manager discarded. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Basic - Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken. Plastic lids cracked (at the cook line). **Repeat Violation**

-- Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. One wet cloth on cutting board, Manager moved. **Corrected On-Site**

Wiseguys Pizzeria

2653 NE 35 St, Ocala

Routine inspection April 30.

Follow-up needed: High-priority violations found, and administrative action recommended.

14 total violations, with 4 high-priority violations:

-- High Priority - Employee touched soiled apron/clothes and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Male employee touched shirt then continued to open butter without washing hands. Also, female employee did not use hand sanitizer after washing hands as indicated in AOP

-- High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Three live flies in kitchen area.

-- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. In reach in make table: shrimp 55°. Chicken 55°. Cheese 57°. Reach in unit has an ambient temperature of 55°F. All items placed in unit today. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

-- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking. Pizza and sauce at front counter from 20 minutes. Added time to products. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

-- Intermediate - Cold holding equipment not maintained in good repair. Do not store time/temperature control for safety food in this unit until the unit is repaired. Reach in unit on cookline has an ambient temperature of 55°.

-- Intermediate - Ice chute on self-service drink machine soiled/build up of mold-like substance/slime. On Pepsi machine. **Repeat Violation**

-- Intermediate - No hand antiseptic and/or nail brushes provided at handwash sink in area(s) where bare hand contact occurs in an establishment utilizing an Alternative Operating Procedure for bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food that requires the use of hand antiseptic and/or nail brushes as control measures. Sink in kitchen area has no sanitizer. Operator refilled **Corrected On-Site**

-- Intermediate - Operator is not properly tracking/marking the number of days opened commercially processed, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food was held at refrigeration temperatures prior to freezing in order to properly date mark the food when it is thawed and held at refrigeration temperatures again. Lunchmeat sliced then frozen. No date mark once removed from freezer

-- Intermediate - Required employee training provided by a third-party employee training program and operator unable to provide original certificate for employees trained. Two certificates are photocopies.

-- Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. On make table with rolls.

-- Basic - Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Male employee wearing bracelet. Male employee wearing watch

-- Basic - Food stored on floor. Bin of bread on floor near pizza oven.

-- Basic - Sanitizer bucket stored with food, equipment, utensils, linens, single-service, or single-use articles. On side of make table.

-- Basic - Standing water in bottom of reach-in-cooler. In unit near pizza make table. In reach in cooler on cookline.

Turnpike Mike's At Summerglen

1450 SW 154 St Road, Ocala

Routine inspection April 28.

Follow-up needed: High-priority violations found, and administrative action recommended.

13 total violations, with 4 high-priority violations:

-- High Priority - Ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. At the bar area cocktail shrimps date marked 4/13/2021 **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

-- High Priority - Ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food not consumed/sold within 7 days after opening/preparation. See stop sale. At the bar area cocktail shrimps date marked 4/13/2021 **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

-- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Reach-in cooler at the cook line, potato salad 47°, pasta salad 46°, Manager moved to freezer, all other products 38°-40°. **Corrective Action Taken**

-- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. At the sandwich station, alfredo sauce 118°, Manager moved to oven to reheated **Corrective Action Taken**

-- Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. Mold like substance on reflector plate.

-- Intermediate - Commercially processed ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. At the cook line, hot dogs no date marked, Employee date marked 4/24/21, also milk in walk-in cooler no date marked, Manager date marked. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Intermediate - Food manager certification expired. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/hotels-restaurants/food-lodging/food-manager/ Operator (360 training certificate expired 03/24/2021), also male kitchen manager (ServSafe expired 11/18/2020)

-- Intermediate - No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans and plan review application to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 2601 Blair Stone Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. Plans on file showed no storage or server station at the dining area (wall against office). At the inspection time, observed single service, coffee cups, napkins, utensils packets and Mayo packets. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

-- Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. At the bar area, employee labeled. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. At the server and bar area. **Repeat Violation**

-- Basic - Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken. At the cook line, ground beef lid cracked.

-- Basic - Single-service articles improperly stored. At the dry storage room, paper towels on floor, also at the server area, togo containers not inverted, manager inverted. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Basic - Standing water in bottom of reach-in-cooler. At the bar area, beer cooler with empty pitchers. **Repeat Violation**

Antonio's Made In Italy

22050 US Highway 441, Micanopy

Complaint inspection April 30.

Met standards.

Nine total violations, with four high-priority violations:

-- High Priority - Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with food. Thank you bags holding bread in steam table and reach in cooler. Employee removed. **Repeat Violation**

-- High Priority - Raw animal food stored over or with ready-to-eat food in a freezer - not all products commercially packaged. In reach in freezer: Dish with raw chicken on shelf over mussels and clams. Moved during this inspection. **Corrected On-Site**

-- High Priority - Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse. Butter 55° in cooler located in server station.

-- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter 55° in reach in cooler in server station. Stop sale issued.

-- Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.

-- Intermediate - Commercially processed ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Milk in reach in cooler, opened yesterday. Added date. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**

-- Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Pan on top of sink in kitchen. Moved. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Bottle of sanitizer labeled as simple green. Employee labeled bottle. Bottle of window cleaner no label. Employee labeled. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Basic - In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment. Knife and spatula between tables. Tongs on side of rack. **Repeat Violation**

River Run At Rainbow Springs

19330 SW 83 Place Road, Dunnellon

Routine inspection April 26.

Follow-up needed: High-priority violations found, and administrative action recommended.

12 total violations, with 3 high-priority violations:

-- High Priority - Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse. Baked potatoes 112-115°.

-- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Reach-in cooler at the cook line, (make table): crab 46°, cut tomatoes 48°, boiled eggs 48°, coleslaw 47°, chicken salad 49°, Manager moved to walk-in cooler. Also reach-in cooler next to pizza station cooler, crab and spinach dip 44°, Manager moved to walk-in cooler **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

-- High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. At the cook line, backed potatoes (3) 112°-115°, cooked at 10;30-11:00 **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

-- Intermediate - Cold holding equipment not maintained in good repair. Do not store time/temperature control for safety food in this unit until the unit is repaired. Reach-in cooler at the cook line, frozen unit **Warning**

-- Intermediate - Food service manager not certified within 30 days of employment. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/hotels-restaurants/food-lodging/food-manager/ One female manager on site

-- Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for employee hired more than 60 days ago. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. For two employees

-- Intermediate - No quaternary ammonium chemical test kit provided when using quaternary ammonium chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.

-- Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Reach-in cooler at the cook line, bowl no handle inside coleslaw, employee moved. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**

-- Basic - Food stored on floor. Dry storage area behind bar, soda syrup cases on floor under table.

-- Basic - Ice buildup in walk-in freezer. On floor under unit

-- Basic - No copy of latest inspection report available.

-- Basic - Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. At the cook line Container with double date marked. **Repeat Violation**

Lugo's Grill

20583 W Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon

Routine inspection April 29.

Met standards.

Seven total violations, with two high-priority violations:

-- High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit. Raw chicken stored above pork in back reach in cooler. Item moved during inspection **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**

-- High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. In small storage room between front kitchen and dish area. Oil stored in pallet under shelving containing chemicals. Item moved during inspection **Corrected On-Site**

-- Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. In storage room next to dish area.

-- Basic - Ice scoop stored on top of dirty ice machine between uses. On top of ice machine in storage room Item moved during inspection. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Basic - In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Utensils in water on cook line. Operator removed at start of inspection **Corrected On-Site**

-- Basic - Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. Open bottle of water in reach in cooler in front kitchen area.

-- Basic - Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. Front door.

Gruffs Tap & Grill

12084 S Williams St, Dunnellon

Routine inspection April 30.

Met standards.

Six total violations, with one high-priority violation:

-- High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature when stored in a freezer - not all products commercially packaged. Raw beef above raw shrimps tray Manager moved and stored properly. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for employee hired more than 60 days ago. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. One male employee (cook).

-- Basic - Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area, food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. At the server station, cigarettes next to sugar, Manager moved. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Basic - Gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up. Reach-in coolers at the cook line.

-- Basic - No copy of latest inspection report available.

-- Basic - Standing water in bottom of reach-in-cooler. Reach-in cooler at the cook line, Manager cleaned. **Corrected On-Site**

Rainbow Cafe

19170 SW 81 Pl Road, Dunnellon

Routine inspection April 30.

Follow-up needed: Warning issued.

Three total violations, with one high-priority violation:

-- High Priority - Ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. Reach-in cooler at the line, beef tacos and pepperoni tacos date marked wrong, employee fixed dates. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Intermediate - Required employee training provided by an unapproved provider. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. One certificate available from ServSafe. **Warning**

-- Basic - Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area, food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. At the front entrance, purse, jacket and keys on top of soda bottles, employee moved all. **Corrected On-Site**

Pavarotti's Pizza & Restaurant

19449 SW Rainbow Lakes Blvd, Dunnellon

Licensing inspection April 28.

Met standards.

Two total violations, with one high-priority violation:

-- High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Reach-in cooler at the cook line, raw chicken breast above cooked shrimps, Manager moved. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. At the dry storage area, cup no handle inside garlic powder, Manager removed. **Corrected On-Site**

Dp Subs

16620 16620 Hwy 40, Ocala

Routine inspection April 30.

Met standards.

Two total violations, with one high-priority violation:

-- High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Reach-in cooler at the entrance, raw burgers above cooked ground beef, also raw shell above cooked sausage, Manager moved. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Reach-in cooler at the entrance, ground beef, cut tomatoes and sausage no date marked.

Country Bar-B-Que

24 NW 8 St, Ocala

Routine inspection April 30.

Follow-up needed: High-priority violations found, and administrative action recommended.

Five total violations, with no high-priority violations.

-- Intermediate - Food manager certification expired. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/hotels-restaurants/food-lodging/food-manager/ Two certifications on site, expired 05/16/2020 **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

-- Intermediate - Manager or person in charge lacking proof of food manager certification and no other certified food service manager employed at this location. Male manager **Warning**

-- Intermediate - Required employee training expired for all employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. All cards expired 11/2020 **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

-- Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. Soiled, employee cleaned. **Corrected On-Site**

-- Basic - Wet wiping cloths stored in detergent and sanitizer mixed together. Sanitizer bucket soap and bleach (50 ppm), employee media a fresh solution, 50 ppm. **Corrected On-Site**

River Run At Rainbow Springs

19330 SW 83 Place Road, Dunnellon

Routine inspection April 29.

Met standards; earlier problems corrected.

Three total violations, with no high-priority violations.

-- Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for employee hired more than 60 days ago. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. For two employees - From follow-up inspection 2021-04-29: No new certificates, on site. **Time Extended**

-- Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - No quaternary ammonium chemical test kit provided when using quaternary ammonium chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. - From follow-up inspection 2021-04-29: No change. **Time Extended**

-- Basic - - From initial inspection : Basic - Food stored on floor. Dry storage area behind bar, soda syrup cases on floor under table. - From follow-up inspection 2021-04-29: Onions and oil on floor **Time Extended**

Rainbow's End Golf Club

20650 SW 80 Pl Road, Dunnellon

Routine inspection April 30.

Met standards.

Two total violations, with no high-priority violations.

-- Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Handwash sink at the kitchen area.

-- Basic - Well water testing report/documentation is not available upon request. Report available dated 04/07/2020

Smokin Swamp BBQ

5015 Jacksonville Road, Ocala

Routine inspection April 30.

Met standards.

Two total violations, with no high-priority violations.

-- Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Bottle of degreaser with no label.

-- Basic - Current well water testing report/documentation is not available upon request. Water report 1/29/20.

Turnpike Mike's At Summerglen

1450 SW 154 St Road, Ocala

Routine inspection April 28.

Follow-up needed: Administrative complaint recommended.

One violation, with no high-priority violations.

-- Intermediate - - From initial inspection : Intermediate - No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans and plan review application to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 2601 Blair Stone Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. At the dining area (wall against office) Operator add a ice cream station, no handwash sink available, station not on plans. - From follow-up inspection 2021-02-17: At the new station area located at the dining area (carpet floor), servers serving Hot soup and adding shredded cheese and bacon, also, tea machine and coffee machine, no Handwash sink available/installed. **Time Extended** - From follow-up inspection 2021-03-24: Application submitted 03/13/21. On March 15, operator re sent attachments for the application (remodel plan review) **Time Extended** - From follow-up inspection 2021-04-28: No new plans on file. At the inspection time, single service, coffee cups, napkins, utensils packets and Mayo packets stored at the new storage space located in the dining area, (wall against office). **Admin Complaint**

The Pizza Joint

10125 SE Sunset Harbor Road, Summerfield

Licensing inspection April 28.

Met standards.

No violations were found.

Kuntry Boys BBQ & Katerin' 

407 SW 16th Street, Ocala

Routine inspection April 26.

Met standards.

No violations were found.

Holiday Inn Express

5360 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs

Routine inspection April 30.

Met standards; earlier problems corrected.

No violations were found.

The Blue Gator Of Dunnellon 2

12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon

Routine inspection April 26.

Met standards; earlier problems corrected.

No violations were found.

This article originally appeared on Ocala Star-Banner: Marion County restaurant inspections, April 26-May 1: 10 with high violations, 4 with none

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