Rodent droppings in rice and raw sewage backing up into the kitchen are just some of the violations found last week by Inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

State records show 11 South Florida restaurants were ordered shut to violations that could be hazardous to your health.

Below is a list and some of the violations.

***RED LANTERN

805 WEST SAMPLE ROAD

DEERFIELD BEACH

54 VIOLATIONS

"Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on hand wash sink. Rodent droppings on HANDWASH sink by walk in cooler."

"Presence of insects, rodents, or other pests. 2 lizard droppings on wall by back door."

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 70 dry rodent droppings by water heater, 30 fresh rodent droppings on top of bag of rice, 1 fresh rodent dropping on top of rice container, 1 dry rodent dropping inside rice container, 22 fresh rodent dropping by HANDWASH sink next to prep table where chicken is being prepared, 1 dry by chest freezer, 1 fresh rodent dropping on shelving above cook line prep table, 1 fresh rodent dropping by walk in cooler, about 100 dry rodent droppings under the prep table at cook line, 15 dry rodent droppings under Wok line , 1 fresh rodent dropping under Wok line, 63 dry rodent droppings in front counter area, 5 fresh rodent droppings in front counter area with a very strong odor emanating from this area, and 3 dry rodent droppings in restroom. Gnaw marks observed on oil container cardboard box next to walk-in cooler."

"Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. 25 lbs or rice contaminated by rodent dropping inside of storage container."


***CRYSTAL RESTAURANT

7895 WEST SAMPLE ROAD

CORAL SPRINGS

10 VIOLATIONS

"Dead roaches on premises. 4 under and next to the worldwide reach-in cooler behind the front counter. 4 inside the empty soap dispenser reservoir at the hand sink behind the front counter. At least 50 in a glue trap under the steam table behind the front counter. 8 inside a cabinet used to store dishes and flatware behind the front counter. 5 on a shelf under the prep table. Over 20 under the hand sink in the prep area. 3 on a cart used for storing pans in the prep area. Over 20 on the floor and under shelving in the rear prep area. 1 on the lid of a container used for storing dry corn in the rear storage area. 3 inside an upright reach in freezer."

"Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Spray can of roach spray in the prep area and a gallon container of roach spray in the rear storage area."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 on the floor in front of the True upright reach in cooler in the prep area, 1 live running across the dining area floor, 2 live on the prep table in the prep area, 2 live under the microwave oven in the prep area, 2 on the floor next to the Worldwide reach in cooler behind the front counter."

**SAIGON DELI

1392 NORTH S.R.7

MARGATE

12 VIOLATIONS

"Dead roaches on premises, 7 in kitchen between Hobart and True Freezer."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 12 live roaches found in kitchen next to True Freezer, 4 live roaches in kitchen next to Kitchen Aid Mixer, 5 live roaches in kitchen next to Ice Machine."

**EL BRINCO RESTAURANT

590 EAST HIALEAH DRIVE

HIALEAH

12 VIOLATIONS

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 50 plus live roaches found in kitchen."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present."

***ANTOJITOS EMERALDA

7802 WILES ROAD

CORAL SPRINGS

9 VIOLATIONS

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 15 or more live roaches in the kitchen area. 7 live roaches on top of reach in cooler facing the steam table, 4 live roaches on the wall behind the same reach in cooler, and 4 or more live roaches under the steam table in the kitchen."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse."

***HALF MOON EMPANADAS

860 N.E. 79TH STREET

MIAMI

19 VIOLATIONS

"Dead roaches on premises. One big dead roach in wic."

"Sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains. Observed cloudy/smelly water from the floor drain in the food prep area in the kitchen."

***RED ZONE SPORTS BAR & GRILL

2600 N.W. 87TH AVENUE

DORAL

29 VIOLATIONS

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found."

"Dead roaches on premises."

***CHICO’S FISH AND CHICKEN

1112 N.W. 62ND STREET

MIAMI

9 VIOLATIONS

"Dead roaches on premises. Throughout the kitchen on the floor and inside a reach in cooler and freezer."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 14 live roaches found in the kitchen inside the gaskets of a reach in freezer."

***CHEZ MLS RESTAURANT

3760 N.E. 3RD AVENUE

POMPANO BEACH

38 VIOLATIONS

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed 1 dead roach inside prep sink where beef was thawing."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 23 live roaches in kitchen food preparation area."

***CHIMU PERUVIAN RESTAURANT

7868 N.W. 52ND STREET

MIAMI

8 VIOLATIONS

"Observed sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains. Backs up in kitchen and dishwashing area when operating three compartment sink and hand sinks."

***LA UCHIRENA RAPID FOOD

7880 N.W. 52ND STREET

DORAL

12 VIOLATIONS

"Sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains. Backs up in kitchen, dishwashing area and mop sink when operating three compartment sink and hand sinks."

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