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Flies landing on food leads to restaurant closure

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MIAMI – State records show Divino Ceviche in Miami had a serious fly issue.

The inspector saw flies landing on cooked food.

Inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation were at Divino based on a complaint.

Food safety inspection reports from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also indicated problems at a South Florida Winn Dixie and Exxon gas station.

No restaurant kitchens were ordered shut in Broward or Monroe Counties last week.

Below is a list of places that were inspected and some of their violations.

Divino Ceviche was allowed to re-open following an ordered cleanup and re-inspection.

***DIVINO CEVICHE

2629 NW 79TH STREET

MIAMI

INSPECTION BASED ON COMPLAINT

ORDERED SHUT 4/29/21

16 VIOLATIONS FOUND

“Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Observed approximately 30+ live small flying insects in the wall by dishwashing machine, 10+ live flies landing on cooked plated food (pasta and fried calamari, plate of seafood mix, and a plate of fried corvina and potatoes), 17 live flies on the utility (electrical) pole that is attached to the preparation table, 7 live flies on the clean plates used to serve food, 3 live flies on the mittens, and 2 live flies on to go food tray located in the kitchen.”

“Time/temperature control for safety food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Observed a container of cooked eggs at 100°F, container of cooked white rice at 68°F sitting on a shelf of the preparation table above the reach in cooler. Manager discarded all foods.”

“Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed diced cheese at 70°F on the preparation table by the plates. Manager discarded cheese.”

“Grease accumulated on kitchen floor and/or under cooking equipment.”

“Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.”

“Employee handled soiled dishes and placed in dirty bin, then touched clean plated food. Manager discarded food. Employee washed hands.”

***WINN DIXIE

11241 SW 40TH STREET

MIAMI

INSPECTION DATE 4/28/21

11 CITATIONS WRITTEN

RE-INSPECTION REQUIRED

“Seafood- numerous flies found sitting on and burrowing between the cooked shrimp and large whole fish on display in the open air seafood unit.”

“Food products were voluntarily discarded by food establishment during the inspection.”

“Kitchen - items in wing bar steam table were probed with a calibrated thermometer and found out of temperature: Ribs at 122 degrees F and plain wings at 133 degrees F. Cos, ribs were reheated to 165 degrees F during inspection. Wings were voluntarily discarded by management during inspection. Kitchen - Asian rice containing ham, eggs, and onions, placed on induction hot holding unit was probed with a calibrated thermometer and found at 128 degrees F. Cos, rice was reheated to 165 degrees F during inspection.

“Cafe - milk held in metal container on espresso machine was probed with a calibrated thermometer and found at 130 degrees F. Cos, milk was voluntarily discarded by management during inspection.”

***EXXON GAS STATION

600 NW 27TH AVENUE

FORT LAUDERDALE

INSPECTION DATE 4/30/21

RE-INSPECTION REQUIRED

16 CITATIONS WRITTEN

“Live roaches crawling on floor near coffee station counter, on floor under sodas near cashier door, on floor under reach in cooler by left exit door, and on wall behind chip display shelf near walk in cooler. Stop sale and stop use orders issued. See comments and supplements.”

“Retail area - flying insects flying around coffee machine area. Outside grounds - several flying insects flying around dumpster.”


About the Author:

Jeff Weinsier joined Local 10 News in September 1994. He is currently an investigative reporter for Local 10. He is also responsible for the very popular Dirty Dining segments.