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Sewage/waste-water issue forces closure at Romano's Macaroni Grill

PLANTATION, Fla. – A complaint to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation resulted in an unannounced inspection at Romano's Macaroni Grill in Plantation last week.

State records show a sewage/waste-water leak was found in the kitchen by the cook line.

Below is a list of restaurants ordered shut last week and a list of some of their violations. All the restaurants listed below were allowed to re-open following an ordered clean up and re-inspection.

***Romano's Macaroni Grill

100 N. University Drive

Plantation

8 violations

Inspection based on complaint

"Sewage/waste-water leaking through the juncture of the wall and floor at the east end of the cook's line. The water has a foul odor. The water is coming out of the walls at the east end of the cook's line , at the entrance to the kitchen from the dining room and in the dining room. The water also covers the floor area at a service/drink station just inside the entrance to the kitchen. Also observed water seeping out from under the tiled floor near the kitchen rear door."

"All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. All PH food in the Bain Marie cooler on the cook's line. Some was moved to other working coolers and some food was issued an stop sale."

"Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris."

***Casita Nica Restaurant

339 S. State Road 7

Plantation

16 violations

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 7 live roaches found crawling on kitchen floor, 2 found crawling on K-class fire extinguisher in kitchen, 3 crawling on reach in cooler in kitchen, 3 in shelf bracket where order machine is kept in kitchen, 15 plus found under and on shelving in dry storage room off of dining room."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present, on wall behind reach-in cooler and outlet, in kitchen."

"2 Dead roaches on premises on refrigerator, in kitchen, 1 dead on floor in kitchen, 3 under Bain Marie. 1 dead on counter in bar, 2 in cabinets at bar, 5 dead on floor in dining room."

***La Antioquenita Bakery

315 S. State Road 7

Plantation

24 violations

"Observed 6 Dead roaches on premises, behind reach in freezer, 1 on ledge of mop-sink in kitchen, 3 inside reach in freezer chest by mixer in kitchen, 3 dead under/behind mixer in kitchen, 3 dead by dry storage shelf in kitchen, 2 dead in dining room under stools, 3 dead in cabinets in front service area where various items are stored."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 10 plus live roaches found crawling on kitchen floor, 2 crawling on reach in cooler chest by mixer in kitchen."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present, on walls and on inside of reach in freezer chest by mixer."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present, on walls and on inside of reach in freezer chest by mixer."

***Latin Cafeteria Restaurant

7360 SW 24 Street

Miami

21 violations

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 9-10 live roaches found on dry storage shelf near above mop sink area. Approximately 5 feet from prep area without a barrier between areas."

"Dead roaches on premises. 3 found dead on dry storage shelving near and above mop sink."

"Food debris accumulated on kitchen floor."