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North Bay Village restaurant ordered shut 2nd time in month

101 total violations found at Sakura Japanese

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NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. – State records show Sakura Japanese in North Bay Village was ordered shut by the state again last week.

Inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation noted even more violations -- 58 in all. The state first ordered Sakura shut on Feb. 5.

The inspector noted 47 violations back then, including roach and rodent issues. Records show those violations still exist.

Villa Fresh Italian, in a food court at Sawgrass Millls Mall in Sunrise, was also ordered shut last week.

In fact, records show during a re-inspection the next day, roach issues still existed.

Below is a list of places and some of their violations. All the places listed were allowed to re-open following ordered cleans and re-inspections.

***Sakura Japanese

1335 NE 79th Street Causeway

North Bay Village

Feb 23. based on complaint

54 violations.

Also ordered shut Feb. 5 based on complaint (47 violations).

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by over 200 plus fresh and moist droppings found. Observed over 200 plus fresh and moist rodent droppings throughout establishment including droppings throughout kitchen floor, on top of boxes inside dry storage located in the kitchen, on top of steam table where customers retrieve clean plates, under hibachi grill, on top of the dish machine and in dining area. **Admin Complaint**"

"Rodent rub marks present along walls/ceilings. Observed rodent rub marks along side walls located in dry storage in the kitchen."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 7 plus live roaches found. Observed approximately 7 plus live roaches inside non working walk in cooler, located inside the kitchen."

"Duct tape used to repair plumbing. **Repeat Violation**"

"Hole in wall. **Repeat Violation**"

"Grease accumulated on kitchen floor."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Observed holding at Chicken 109° F, Rice 111° F, Grilled Chicken 102° F, Mussels 110° F. **Repeat Violation**"

"Raw animal food stored over cooked food. Observed in walk in cooler raw chicken over cooked ribs. **Repeat Violation**"

"Bathroom facility not clean."

***El Mejor Pan Con Lechon

2928 NW 17 Ave.

Miami

15 violations

Based on complaint

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by 8 fresh rodent droppings found in front counter preparation area and 15 fresh rodent droppings found in storage area ( single service items, food and boxes in this area)."

***Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen

Sawgrass Mills Mall

12801 W. Sunrise Blvd. F 233

Sunrise

2 violations

Feb. 23:

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 on the wall behind the ice machine, 2 on the floor in the prep area. 1 on the floor under the 5 compartment sink. 2 on the wall to the left of the hand sink next to the 3 compartment sink. 1 in the hand sink next to the 3 compartment sink. 1 behind a pipe on the wall next to the water heater. 1 on the wall behind the shelving that clean pans are stored on. 2 inside the oven in the prep area. 1 on the wall above a prep table where food is being prepped. 1 on the floor under the hand sink next to the ice machine. 1 on the floor behind the front counter. **Warning**. At callback on 2/23/15, 2 under the hand sink on the wall next to the ice machine. 3 on the wall behind the ice machine. 2 behind a pipe on the wall near the water heater and 2 the floor in the prep area."

Feb. 24:

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 on the wall behind the ice machine, 2 on the floor in the prep area. 1 on the floor under the 5 compartment sink. 2 on the wall to the left of the hand sink next to the 3 compartment sink. 1 in the hand sink next to the 3 compartment sink. 1 behind a pipe on the wall next to the water heater. 1 on the wall behind the shelving that clean pans are stored on. 2 inside the oven in the prep area. 1 on the wall above a prep table where food is being prepped. 1 on the floor under the hand sink next to the ice machine. 1 on the floor behind the front counter. **Warning**. At callback on 2/23/15, 2 under the hand sink on the wall next to the ice machine. 3 on the wall behind the ice machine. 2 behind a pipe on the wall near the water heater and 2 the floor in the prep area. At the call inspection on 2/24/15, observed 1 on the wall under the breaker boxes in the rear of the store, 2 on the floor outside of the office. 1 on the wall outside of the office. 1 under the reach-in freezer near the rear door. 1 on the wall behind the floor mixer. 5 in a glu trap on the wall near the water heater. 1 on the floor near the 3 compartment sink. 3 on the wall behind a sign to the left of the 3 compartment sink. 1 on the floor in front of the stove. 4 on on the leg of a steamer next to the stove. Approximately 5 between the front leg of the steamer and the steamer. 1 on the side of the pass-thru window. 1 inside the stove top. 1 one the wall behind the ice machine."

***Chef- 27/7 Southeast Florida

132 SW 3 Ave.

Dania Beach

Based on complaint

5 violations

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 70 dry and fresh rodent droppings in dry storage area under storage shelving and on top of storage shelving in dry storage area Dry storage area located at the same room where walk in freezer is located."

"Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead roach inside walk in cooler on the floor. Kitchen manager cleaned floor areas inside walk in cooler."

"Hole in wall. In dry storage area under dry storage shelving In behind water heater."

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