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    11 Duval County restaurants fail inspection

    By Staff reports,

    2024-06-11
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    You can use the database to search by county or by restaurant name.

    Florida's restaurant owners are not required to post restaurant inspection results where guests can see them. So every week, we provide that information for you.

    For a complete list of local restaurant inspections, including violations not requiring warnings or administrative action, visit our Duval County restaurant inspections site.

    Here's the breakdown for recent health inspections in Duval County, Florida, for the week of June 3-9, 2024. Please note that some more recent, follow-up inspections may not be included here.

    Disclaimer: 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.

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    For full restaurant inspection details, visit our Duval County restaurant inspection site.

    Which Duval County restaurants got perfect scores on their health inspections?

    These restaurants met all standards during their June 3-9 inspections and no violations were found.

    ** Restaurants that failed an inspection and aced a follow-up inspection in the same week

    Which Duval County restaurants had high-priority violations?

    Domu

    4852 Town Center Pkwy Ste 101, Jacksonville

    Routine Inspection on June 3

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    8 total violations, with 3 high-priority violations

    • 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. Dishwasher (Chlorine 0ppm) operator changed out empty bucket of sanitizer and reran a couple of cycles. Res tested at 100 ppm **Corrected On-Site**
    • High Priority - Employee handled soiled equipment or utensils and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Employee using cell phone, then put on gloves without washing hands and started to work with soup. Discussed with operator
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. cooked potatoes (48F - Cold Holding) in top of flip top reach-in cooler at closed end of cookline. Observed potatoes stored above chill line of cooler. Operator removed items and placed in bottom of reach-in cooler to chill. Retemped at end of inspection at 43F. Also, cut melon (45F - Cold Holding) in walk-in-cooler. Operator stated walk-in-cooler was in defrost mode a little earlier and employees coming in and out preparing for shift.. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

    Dunkin Donuts

    12740 Atlantic Blvd Ste 200, Jacksonville

    Routine Inspection on June 5

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    11 total violations, with 4 high-priority violations

    • High Priority - Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. Observed employee enter back door of restaurant and place cigarette lighter in back pocket and return back to taking orders and then handling donuts and placing in bag without washing hands. Reviewed with manager
    • High Priority - Employee touched bare body part and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Observed employee touching clothing and face multiple times and then preparing food without washing hands. Reviewed with manager
    • High Priority - Operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license. Operator license expired June 1, 2024.
    • High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet or on fitting/splitter added to mop sink faucet. Missing back flow preventer at splitter on non chemical side at mop sink **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

    Honest Restaurant

    9865 Baymeadows Rd Ste 8, Jacksonville

    Routine Inspection on June 3

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    5 total violations, with 1 high-priority violation

    • High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet or on fitting/splitter added to mop sink faucet. Missing vacuum breaker at hose bibb at mop sink. Person in charge states has ordered.

    Izakaya Ko

    1198 Beach Blvd Ste 9, Jacksonville Beach

    Food-Licensing Inspection Inspection on June 5

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    4 total violations, with 2 high-priority violations

    • High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 1 live roach in warehouse washing area. **Warning**
    • High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet or on fitting/splitter added to mop sink faucet. Observed mop sink with splitter add without a back flow device on non chemical side of splitter. Manager removed splitter from mop sink. **Corrected On-Site**

    Jax Juice Bar

    11901 Atlantic Blvd Suite 800, Jacksonville

    Routine Inspection on June 4

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    8 total violations, with 1 high-priority violation

    • High Priority - Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with food. Cut frozen prep bananas stored in direct contact in non food grade bag in back kitchen reach in freezer. Employee properly stored **Corrected On-Site**

    KFC

    8761 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville

    Complaint Inspection on June 3

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    5 total violations, with 1 high-priority violation

    • High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet or on fitting/splitter added to mop sink faucet. Vacuum breaker in incorrect place at mop sink. Needs to be added to non chemical side of splitter. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

    La Michoacana Al Natural

    11757 Beach Blvd Ste 14, Jacksonville

    Routine Inspection on June 3

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    8 total violations, with 3 high-priority violations

    • High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Served one flying insect next to steamtable on front line. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
    • High Priority - Operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license. Establishment license expired 6-1-22 **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
    • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical improperly stored. Container of toxic substance/ chemical stored next to container of cheese sauce on storage shelf next to mop sink. Operator removed container of sanitizer to properly store. **Corrected On-Site**

    McDonald's

    11900 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville

    Routine Inspection on June 4

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    3 total violations, with 1 high-priority violation

    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Deli ham, liquid eggs, cooked egg patties, raw beef and raw shell eggs (66-68F - Cold Holding), all items stored in both top and bottom reach in drawer cooler next to grill area and was place there around 8am as per manager from walk in cooler. Unit was turned off and manager turned unit on. Manager place all items in walk in cooler to bring down temperature. 2nd re-temp dropping 50-61F **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

    Sarku Japan

    10300 Southside Blvd #3130, Jacksonville

    Complaint Inspection on June 3

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    11 total violations, with 4 high-priority violations

    • High Priority - Employee touched face/hair and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Observed employee handle hat with gloved hands, then handle food. Also, observed employee wash hands in prep sink. Person in charge spoke to employee during inspection. **Corrective Action Taken**
    • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over or with unwashed produce. Observed prepped raw chicken stored over unwashed cucumbers in walk in cooler. Of raw steak stored over 2oz containers of chili sauce in cookline drawers. Person in charge began rearranging. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food reheated for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 seconds within 2 hours. Establishment added frozen vegetables to rice, then reheats in warmer. Has been reheating for 2 hours per person in charge. Rice at 122F during inspection. Person in charge moved to time during inspection. Added to time paperwork. **Corrective Action Taken**
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food, other than whole meat roast, hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Shrimp on cookline at 95F. Person in charge discarded. **Corrective Action Taken**

    Tacos Bella

    Mobile food dispensing vehicle

    Routine Inspection on June 4

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    8 total violations, with 2 high-priority violations

    • High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Observed one flying insect in kitchen of truck.
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Sitting on counter, raw ground beef (58F - Cold Holding). Operator stated meat was out of refrigeration for less than 20 mins, lunch rush came and didn't realize it was still out. Operator placed beef back in reach in cooler. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

    Tim Wah Dimsum Restaurant

    8358 Point Meadows Dr #11, Jacksonville

    Complaint Inspection on June 4

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    12 total violations, with 4 high-priority violations

    • 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. Dishmachine testing at 0ppm. Person in charge states has call in the service dishmachine. In use during inspection with no triple sink set up. Person in charge will utilize triple sink with bleach until repaired. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
    • High Priority - Employee touched face/hair and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Observed employee touch face, use toothpick, then handle clean utensils. Also, observed employee utilizing triple sink to wash hands.
    • High Priority - Raw animal food stored in same container as ready-to-eat food. Observed bag of raw beef stored in same container as bag of cooked chicken. Person in charge separated. **Corrected On-Site**
    • High Priority - Shell eggs not stored at an ambient air temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit or less. Shell eggs in lowboy cooler at 50F ambient. Person in charge states has been in and out of unit today. Moved to other unit holding temperature. Also, pork on cart at 59F. Person in charge states had out to cut, not observed during inspection. Person in charge moved to cooler. **Corrective Action Taken**

    What agency inspects restaurants in Florida?

    Routine regulation and inspection of restaurants is conducted by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The Department of Health is responsible for investigation and control of food-borne illness outbreaks associated with all food establishments.

    How do I report a dirty restaurant in Florida?

    If you see abuses of state standards, report them and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation will send inspectors. Call the Florida DBPR at 850-487-1395 or report a restaurant for health violations online.

    Get the whole story at our restaurant inspection database.

    What does all that terminology in Florida restaurant inspections mean?

    Basic violations are those considered against best practices.

    A warning is issued after an inspector documents violations that must be corrected by a certain date or within a specified number of days from receipt of the inspection report.

    An administrative complaint is a form of legal action taken by the division. Insufficient compliance after a warning, a pattern of repeat violations or existence of serious conditions that warrant immediate action may result in the division initiating an administrative complaint against the establishment. Says the division website: "Correcting the violations is important, but penalties may still result from violations corrected after the warning time was over."

    An emergency order — when a restaurant is closed by the inspector — is based on an immediate threat to the public. Here, the Division of Hotels and Restaurants director has determined that the establishment must stop doing business and any division license is suspended to protect health, safety or welfare of the public.

    A 24-hour call-back inspection will be performed after an emergency closure or suspension of license.

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