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Authorities close 2 restaurants with repeat violations

Inspectors find 20 violations at Cafe Taberna in Hialeah

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PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Rodent rub marks, a puddle of grease and mold like growth of food were some of the violations state inspectors found last week.

Two restaurants that inspectors consider as repeat violators got an order to remain closed and it wasn't the first one.

On previous incidents, officials allowed the restaurants to re-open once they complied with cleaning up and they passed a second inspection.

Happy House

4089 N. Andrews Avenue

Fort Lauderdale

Authorities closed it Oct. 6, 2014.

 5 violations 

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 1 dried dropping on top of refrigerator in kitchen; 1 fresh dropping on shelf where unwrapped take out supplies are stored; approximately 8 fresh droppings behind refrigerators South wall of kitchen."

 "Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. Indoor screen door has no gap at bottom but large gap on top of door."

 "Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked pork @ 42°."

 

Delicias restaurant Centro Americano

1260 NW 36th St.

Miami

 Also ordered closed Feb. 14, 14

 15 violations

 "Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 10-15 live roaches found in the kitchen on wall and food shelf. **Repeat Violation**"

 "Roach excrement and/or droppings present. On walls in the kitchen."

 "Produce with mold-like growth. See stop sale. 3 tomato, 3 banana. Operator discarded."

 "Food stored on floor. Rice."

 "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.

**Repeat Violation**"

Big dog station

3148 NE 12th Ave.

Oakland Park

 8 violations

 

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 25 fresh droppings on floor behind food prep tables South side of kitchen. Approximately 20 fresh droppings on floor behind cooking equipment North side of kitchen."

"Rodent rub marks present along walls/ceilings. On pipe under hand sink; on conduit above food preparation areas."

 "Operator is not properly tracking/marking the number of days ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite was held at refrigeration temperatures prior to freezing in order to properly date mark the food when it is thawed and held at refrigeration temperatures again. Chili."

 "Grease accumulated under cooking equipment. Puddles of grease under cooking equipment."

Cafe Taberna

7939 W. 28th Ave.

Hialeah

20 violations

 "Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 50 near Reach in coolers. Located back end of establishment (kitchen area)."

 "Roach excrement and/or droppings present. On the walls and baseboards near Reach in cooler back end of kitchen."

 "Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 50-100 dead roaches in sticky traps near Reach in Coolers, 2 in Reach in freezer (located in kitchen), one behind ice machine front counter."

 "Manager lacking proof of food manager certification."

 "Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of microwave."

 "Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of oven."

 "Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of reach-in cooler/refrigerator."

 "Single-service items stored on floor. Cups in kitchen area."