Inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation were busy in South Florida last week.
State Records show a total of 12 restaurants were ordered shut, statewide, last week.
More than half were in our area.
Below is a list of the restaurants and some of the violations found.
***THAI SUSHI EXPRESS
1630 SE 3RD COURT
"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 57 fresh rodent droppings in food storage room near cook-line. 1 fresh rodent dropping on top of dish machine. 1 fresh rodent dropping under table at cook-line. 1 fresh rodent dropping on shelving in dish washing area. 2 fresh rodent droppings in servers station. 2 dry rodent droppings in servers station."
"Toxic substance/chemical stored in food preparation area with potential to cause cross contamination. Rubbing alcohol above food prep area."
"Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. While peeling potatoes for later use. Wear gloves."
5800 BLUE LAGOON DRIVE
"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Found 27 plus live roaches in the kitchen behind and under the reach in cooler."
***TAJ INDIAN CUISINE
201 SE 15TH TERRACE
"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 15 fresh and 7 dry rodent droppings inside cook line cooler at cook line."
"Raw meat/poultry cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken at 74° F at cook line under no temperature control. Placed in cooler must discard within 4 hours from leaving temperature control."
"Equipment in poor repair. Can opener stand rusted."
"Food stored in ice used for drinks. Canned soda inside ice machine."
***THE FISHERMAN'S GRILLE
5199 WEST ATLANTIC AVENUE
"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 70 fresh and 30 dry rodent dropping underneath stove in prep. Kitchen. 5 fresh and 6 dry rodent dropping underneath prep. Table in prep. Kitchen. 2 fresh rodent and 3 dry rodent dropping underneath 3 compartment sink. 1 fresh dropping on push cart."
***SHERATON AIRPORT HOTEL
3900 NW 21ST STREET
"50 Live, small flying insects in food preparation area. Throughout kitchen area and at the fruit bar, buffet."
"Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food."
"Roach activity present as evidenced by live 9 roaches found in the three compartment sink area on walls. The three compartment sink area is about 10 feet away from the kitchen area with no separation or doorway."
"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles."
***DEE DEE'S CONCH & CRAB SHACK
540 WEST ATLANTIC AVE.
"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found.......1 fresh and 1 dry rodent dropping underneath prep table. 11 fresh and 5 dry dropping in storage shelf in kitchen. 2 dry rodent dropping underneath prep sink."
"Accumulation of debris in three-compartment sink......black / green / yellow mold like subplots build up in 3 compartment sink."
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