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North Bay Village restaurant ordered shut for third time

Sakura Japanese receives 139 violations in 2 months

NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. – Does the owner of Sakura Japanese not get it?

Records show inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered Sakura Japanese shut again last week.

This would be the third time the restaurant has been ordered shut in two months.

Thirty-nine violations were discovered by the inspector March 18, and 23 of the violations from last week were repeat violations.

"Once an emergency closure or suspension of license has been cleared to vacate by the Director of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants, an establishment has come into compliance with any violations deemed an immediate threat to public health and safety and is permitted to open and operate," said DBPR deputy director of communications Chelsea Eagle.

***Sakura Japanese

1335 NE 79th Street Causeway

North Bay Village

Ordered shut 3/18/15 (39 violations)

Ordered shut 2/23/15 (53 violations)

Ordered shut 2/5/2015 (47 violations)

39 violations found on 3/18/15

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings observed. Observed over 100 shiny and moist rodent droppings throughout establishment in kitchen on top of boxes inside dry storage, along the kitchen floor, on top of dish machine, in the hibachi grill area and on top of buffet steam table. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**"

"Rodent rub marks present along walls/ceilings. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**"

"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. **Warning**"

"Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in cooler. Inside reach in cooler observed chicken over shrimp. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**"

The Division of Hotels and Restaurants can fine, suspend or close establishments that do not adhere to health standards.

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