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3 Aventura Mall Food Court restaurants ordered shut

Live and dead roaches found at restaurants

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AVENTURA, Fla. – State records show three restaurants inside the Aventura Mall Food Court were ordered shut last week due to a roach issue.

Meanwhile. the Hotel Astor on Miami Beach was ordered shut for the second time. Records show some of the violations found in the hotel were repeat violations.

Records indicate 28 violations were found at Havana 1957 on Lincoln Road.

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.

***Tango Grill

Aventura Mall

19575 Biscayne Blvd.

Aventura

Ordered shut Oct. 7

7 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 6 lives roaches in kitchen area."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 10 dead roaches."

"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine."

"Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of foodborne illnesses and symptoms of illness that would prevent an employee from working with food, clean equipment and utensils, and single-service items."

***Pasha's

Aventura Mall

19501 Biscayne Blvd.

Aventura

Ordered shut Oct. 7

5 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 15-20 live roaches found in the kitchen on walls."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Kitchen walls."

"Dead roaches on premises. Floors in the kitchen."

***Asian Chao

Aventura Mall

19501 Biscayne Blvd.

Aventura

Ordered shut Oct. 7

5 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 15 live roaches found in the kitchen on walls."

"Dead roaches on premises. Floor and light shields."

***Mehfil Restaurant and Banquet Hall

8550 NW 44th St.

Sunrise

Ordered shut Oct. 9

5 violations

Also ordered shut Oct. 7

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 12 in and around a container used for storing skewers in a prep area. This container was immediately taken outside. 1 on the wall behind the clean pan storage shelves in a food storage area. Approximately 20 inside and on a cooler stored on top of sacks of raw rice. Observed approximately 15-20 on the sacks of rice and the shelving they are stored on. Observed 4 on the door frame of an employee bathroom used for storage. 5 inside a box of packages of tea. 2 on a prep table with a table mixer on it. 1 inside a large pot on a shelf. 5 inside the oven on the cook's line. 1 on the wall near the pizza oven. 3 inside a bucket used to store clean utensils on the cook's line . 3 on a door frame at the entrance to the kitchen. Approximately 10 under a prep table top in the kitchen."

"Food with mold-like growth. See stop sale. Observed a gray mold-like substance in a pan of cooked meat in the walk-in cooler."

"Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Observed an employee prepping onions to be cooked at a later time and no wearing gloves. This employee put on gloves"

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed approximately 20-25 in all dry food storage areas. 1 in a container used to store clean food pan lids. 1 in a spider web on a shelf used to store clean pans. Observed an egg casing in a clean food pan. Observed another egg casing on the floor under a food storage shelf. Observed roach excremental covering the door frame of the employee bathroom used for equipment storage. 5 dead roaches on the same door frame. Roach excrement , a egg casing and a dead roach on a dough rolling machine."

***Khana Khzana

10345 W. Sample Road

Coral Springs

Ordered shut Oct. 9

11 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 15 live roaches under the chest freezer in the kitchen area and 5 live roaches close to the 3 compartments sink."

"Small flying insects in bar area."

"Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface, bottom of prep table in kitchen."

***Hotel Astor

956 Washington Ave.

Miami Beach

Ordered shut Oct. 5

12 violations found

Also ordered shut Sept. 21

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 15 live roaches under the chest freezer in the kitchen area and 5 live roaches close to the 3 compartments sink."

"Small flying insects in bar area."

"Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface, bottom of prep table in kitchen."

***Havana 1957

819 Lincoln Road

Miami Beach

Ordered shut Oct. 6

28 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 20 plus live roaches found in kitchen area / crawling around hand washing sink/ walls."

"Slicer blade soiled with old food debris."

***Columbus Restaurant

736 Ocean Drive

Miami Beach

Ordered shut Oct. 6

24 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 75 live roaches found. Observed live roaches crawling on kitchen walls, inside reach in cooler gaskets, crawling on kitchen floor, dry storage walls and floors, hand washing sinks, and on prep tables."

"Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Observed glass bottles stored inside Ice used for customers drinks."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Observed chicken made from previous day holding at 55° F."

"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine."

***Pita Spice

1049 Washington Ave.

Miami Beach

Ordered shut Oct. 7

43 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 20 live roaches found. Observed live roaches crawling over prep table located in front kitchen area, reach in cooler, and floors in front kitchen area."

"Cleaned and sanitized equipment or utensils not properly stored."

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