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P.F. Chang's among 10 restaurants ordered shut by state

Roach, rodent issues found at multiple South Florida restaurants

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AVENTURA, Fla. – State restaurant inspectors were busy in South Florida last week

Among the 10 places ordered shut was P.F. Chang's in Aventura, where state records showed the restaurant had a roach issue.

Big Louie's in Fort Lauderdale was also ordered shut after a roach and rodent issue was discovered.

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.

***P.F. Chang's China Bistro

17455 Biscayne Blvd.

Aventura

Ordered shut Dec. 17

5 violations found

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Approximately 20-30 lives flies.'

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 18 live roaches found. Approximately 6-10 live roaches in a food prep room and approximately 8 live roaches observed in the dishwasher and food storage rooms."

The restaurant released the following statement Jan. 7: "At P.F. Chang's, quality and cleanliness are our top priorities. When we first discovered the problem, we immediately took extensive steps to correct it and passed the health department's inspection the next day. We are open for business."

***Big Louie's Pizzeria Italian Restaurant

1990 E. Sunrise Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale

Ordered shut Dec. 14

11 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 100+ fresh Rodent droppings in dry storage area, Dry storage area is a separated building with a walk way in between. Each building has a door. Observed All rodent droppings were removed and dry storage area was cleaned."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed: 3 live roaches inside dough mixer in prep area next to hand wash sink. 2 live roaches running on the floor from cook line to soda dispenser. 4 + live roaches under draft beer dispenser 2 live roaches on carpet behind draft Beer dispenser. Draft beer dispenser is in dining room separated from kitchen by a swing door, open gaps all around swing door."

"Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead roach under salad cooler in wait area across from dish machine. Observed operator cleaned up the dead roach."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken at cook line 46°F Operator added ice . Observed chicken is now at 35 degrees Fahrenheit."

***Porcini Cafe

6565 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach

Ordered shut Dec. 17

4 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. At time of inspection, found approximately 7 live roaches: 1 in a cardboard box with food items, 2 on the backside of cooking equipment, 1 underneath 3 compartment sink, 1 underneath cooking equipment, 2 underneath storage racks."

"Dead roaches on premises. At time of inspection, found approximately 10 dead roaches throughout the kitchen area."

***Delicious Bar and Grill

15000 Collins Ave.

Miami

Ordered shut Dec. 14

15 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 10-15 live roaches found at time of inspection: 1 on the wall above hand wash sink, approximately 10-15 inside oven."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. beef 47° F, operator moved to other."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Sausages 89° F, operator reheated item."

"Establishment operating without a license from the Division of Hotels and Restaurants."

***Sabor Catracho Restaurant

1550 SW First St.

Miami

Ordered shut Dec. 14

41 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 10 lives roaches by 3 compartment sink station, and drain boards station on wall. Observed approximately 5 roaches behind reach in cooler in main kitchen area."

"No hot running water at three-compartment sink. Lack of hot water in establishment, as per operator gas water heater above building is in disrepair."

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

"Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. For fish ceviche served raw."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed to dead roaches inside women bathroom, operator discarded and cleaned area. Observed two dead roaches by front counter bar area underneath reach in cooler."

***Papa's

618 NW Ninth Ave.

Fort Lauderdale

Ordered shut Dec. 15

25 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approx. dry 5 in dry storage behind and underneath shelves. Approx. dry 5 in kitchen behind cooler and underneath stove."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 crawling in employee bathroom Approx. 20 crawling in small dry storage from underneath a shelf and behind a containers. 1 crawling up the wall under the three compartment sink 2 crawling along the wall and underneath the stove."

"Floor/table fan has accumulation of food debris/dust/grease/soil residue. Underneath stove."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approx. 3 in bathroom Approx. 4 in Dry storage shelves and cooler Approx. 3 underneath stove in kitchen."

"Hotel and Restaurant license is expired."

***Mesa's BBQ

1125 W. 29th St.

Hialeah

Ordered shut Dec. 15

19 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. To many to count inside cooking equipment right when you enter kitchen on right hand side. Over 20 plus."

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. To many to count."

"Dead roaches on premises. 10 dead roaches throughout kitchen and underneath equipment **Repeat Violation**"

"Floor not cleaned when the least amount of food is exposed."

"Shelf under preparation table soiled with food debris."

***Chez Mama Take Out

1026 NW Ninth Ave.

Fort Lauderdale

Ordered shut Dec. 15

21 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approx. 15-20 fresh rodent droppings underneath hand wash sink next to stove. Approx. 30-40 fresh rodent droppings behind and underneath stoves in kitchen. Approx. 25-30 fresh rodent dropping next to chest freezer along wall with stoves, hand wash sink, and three compartment sink. Approx. 10-15 fresh rodent droppings underneath prep tables and inside of cabinets in kitchen across from the stove."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live roach in sink in employee bathroom in kitchen."

"Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead roach in employee bathroom in kitchen."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked rice 61-58° in reach in cooler. Operator stated that product was just used. Placed product in reach in freezer to cool it more rapidly."

"Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. Pork 11/19/15; turkey 11/2/15. Operator stated that products were prepared three days ago and that the labels were wrong. Operator also stated that she does not have anymore labels at time of inspection to correct date marking."

"Evidence of mop/cleaning wastewater dumped onto ground."

"Hotel and Restaurant license is expired."

***Cvichs 954

5715 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood

Ordered shut Dec. 16

14 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Three live roaches observed on kitchen floor, two live roaches observed on kitchen wall, two live roaches observed under the 3 compartment sink, 7 live roaches observed on 3 door reach in cooler around gaskets, 4 live roaches on crevices under prep tables."

"Food manager certification expired."

***La Casita Nica Catracho Cafe

280 NW 79th St.

Miami

Ordered shut Dec. 17

Inspection based on complaint

16 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 15 live roaches found in kitchen area behind shelving unit."

"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."

"Required employee training expired for all employees."