SOUTH FLORIDA -

State health inspectors closed Mr D's Cuisine in Pompano Beach after finding nearly 1,000 rodent droppings inside.

According to state records, there were 27 violations and rodent issues were rampant in the restaurant.

A total of 11 restaurants in South Florida were ordered shut last week. Below are nine and some of their violations.

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Local 10 is waiting for verification on two others that will be added to the list when we hear back from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

MR D’S CUISINE

2551 NORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY
POMPANO BEACH
27 VIOLATIONS

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 5 fresh droppings and 168 dry rodent droppings in food storage area on top of food storage containers and single service items. 3 fresh rodent droppings and 77 dry rodent droppings on prep table. 3 dry rodent droppings on top of black cooler. 16 dry rodent droppings and 1 fresh rodent dropping inside onion container. 7 dry rodent droppings inside utensil storage container. 14 dry rodent droppings inside food processor. 65 dry rodent droppings and 3 fresh rodent droppings on shelving unit by cook line, 94 dry rodent droppings and 2 fresh rodent droppings on top of steam table where multiuser equipment is stored. 29 dry rodent droppings on bottom shelving at steam table. 8 dry rodent droppings inside unused steamer. 64 dry rodent droppings and 2 fresh rodent droppings on speed rack at cook line. 56 dry rodent droppings on shelving unit by fryer. 13 dry rodent droppings and 1 fresh rodent dropping in pot storage rack at cook line. 50 dry rodent droppings on floor by cook line. 3 dry rodent droppings and 1 fresh rodent dropping in dishwashing area. 5 dry rodent droppings on top of oven. 35 dry rodent droppings on floor by HANDWASH sink. 119 dry rodent droppings on shelving unit near restroom. 71 dry rodent droppings in restroom."

"Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Bag of onions contaminated by rodent droppings."

"Food processor soiled with rodent droppings."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live roach by dry storage shelving, 7 live roaches at cook line cooler in gaskets, 1 live roach at cook line.”

“Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Roaches observed in gaskets."

"Shelving units throughout. Tables throughout. Top of oven soiled. All contaminated by rodent droppings."

"Clean utensils or equipment stored in dirty containers and shelving soiled with rodent droppings. Observed droppings stuck to clean containers."

ANTOJITOS MEXICANOS

2491 NORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY
POMPANO BEACH
33 VIOLATIONS

"Food-contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning, before use. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. SURFACES CONTAMINATED THROUGHOUT BY RODENT FECES."

"Presence of insects, rodents, or other pests. ANTS ON COOKLINE."

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found.22 fresh rodent droppings on top of condiment containers at COOKLINE. 30 dry rodent droppings by victory cooler at COOKLINE. 8 fresh rodent droppings by food storage shelving. 10 fresh rodent droppings and 7 dry rodent droppings by flip to cooler at cook-line. 8 fresh rodent droppings on floor at COOKLINE. 1 dry rodent dropping by HANDWASH sink. 5 fresh rodent droppings and 3 dry rodent droppings by slicer. 20 dry rodent droppings and 2 fresh rodent droppings behind rice container, 5 dry rodent droppings by juicer, 16 dry rodent droppings by electrical room, 2 fresh rodent droppings inside pot in dry storage, 35 dry rodent droppings on dry storage shelving , 4 dry rodent droppings on top of water heater, 70 dry rodent droppings inside tool storage container, 31 dry rodent droppings in dry storage shelving, 50 dry rodent droppings inside napkin storage container, 7 dry rodent droppings on latex glove by ice machine, 12 dry rodent droppings underneath register in bar area, 3 dry rodent droppings on floor at the bar, 3 fresh rodent droppings at take out window, 41 dry rodent droppings on window sills in dining room."

ASIAN BUFFET AND GRILL

240 SOUTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY
DEERFIELD BEACH
40 VIOLATIONS

"Dead roaches on premises. 80 dead roaches throughout all 5 cabinets under hot holding units on buffet line, 20 dead on COOKLINE under equipment, 15 on shelves on COOKLINE/prep area, 15 dead behind ice machines in kitchen, 20 dead roaches throughout dish wash area on floor and 5 dread on shelf above 3 compartment sink."

"Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Several cans on household raid in kitchen."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 70 degrees Fahrenheit and less than 133 degrees Fahrenheit more than four hours. See stop sale. SUSHI RICE HELD FOR 5.5 HOURS."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 13 live roaches under containers on a half wall by 3 compartment prep sink near COOKLINE, 3 live on prep sink holding raw chicken, 10 live on wall in pep area, 18 live on storage shelf by prep sink near COOKLINE, 3 live inside of clean food storage containers on a shelf near COOKLINE, 3 live on meat grinder, 2 life on wall by COOKLINE dish wash sink, 23 under COOKLINE shelf, 25 live under COOKLINE on floor, 15 live on COOKLINE wall, 15 life on shelf with clean utensils and clean food storage containers, 3 live on dish wash machine, 3 live inside container with clean utensils near dish wash area, 15 live on wall behind dish wash machine, 4 live on shelf above DISHWASH sink, 3 live on wall by back door, 2 live on exterior wall of walk in cooler, 13 live behind ice machines in kitchen, 10 on/by fan in dry storage area, 1 live in employee bathroom on the wall, 5 live inside of large plastic food storage container with packages of noodles, 2 on floor in sushi station, 4 in storage cabinet on sushi station, 3 live in cabinets under buffet line."

GRAND CAFÉ KEY WEST

314 DUVAL STREET
KEY WEST
14 VIOLATIONS

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found.20 fresh droppings around kitchen and under microwave, top of oven."

DANNY RESTAURANT

122 NW 79TH STREET
MIAMI
23 VIOLATIONS

"Dead roaches on premises. In the kitchen on a table and floors."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Kitchen."

"Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of food borne illnesses and symptoms of illness that would prevent an employee from working with food, clean equipment and utensils, and single-service items."

"Person in charge fails to exhibit active managerial control."

NOTRE DAME

4859 NORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY
POMPANO BEACH
26 VIOLATIONS

"Dead roaches on premises. 3 dead roaches under prep table."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 43 live roaches under prep table by dishwashing area, 18 live roaches on clean container storage shelving above 3 compartment sink, 20 live roaches on pipe by 3 compartment sink, 16 under prep table #1 at cook-line, 50 live roaches on prep table #2 at cook-line, 21 live roaches under prep table #3 at cook-line, 23 live roaches and 8 roach casings on shelving units by stove, 2 live roaches inside drawer under stove, about 100 live roaches behind the cook-line on gap in the wall , 15 live roaches on doorway by cook-line , 1 live roach under the fire extinguisher and 2 live roaches by the HANDWASH sink."

LA CASITA NICA CATRACHO CAFÉ

280 NW 79TH STREEET
MIAMI
13 VIOLATIONS

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 12 live roaches found in the kitchen, 9 live roaches found inside the reach in cooler gaskets, and 3 live roaches found on a wall behind a food shelf."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Excrement found inside the reach in cooler gasket and on walls."

"Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of food borne illnesses and symptoms of illness that would prevent an employee from working with food, clean equipment and utensils, and single-service items."

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

4200 SW 64TH AVENUE
DAVIE
9 VIOLATIONS

"Sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains. Under front prep/cook line in kitchen And employees stepping and dragging sewage grey water throughout restaurant."

AJI CARBON

16978 NE 19TH AVENUE
NORTH MIAMI BEACH
24 VIOLATIONS

"Dead roaches on premises. Throughout kitchen."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 2 live roaches below hand sink in kitchen, 5 live roaches between cutting boards stored in kitchen and 3 live roaches below prep areas in kitchen."

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