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Roach excrement issue forces North Miami restaurant shut for a week

Wong's allowed to re-open Tuesday

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – Records show state inspectors were at Wong's in North Miami five times last week.

Records show a massive roach infestation in the kitchen.

Restaurants that are ordered shut are usually allowed to re-open the next day after an ordered clean up, but records show inspectors didn't allow Wong's to re-open until Tuesday.

A kitchen in the Dream Hotel on South Beach was also ordered shut.

Below is a list of restaurants and some of their violations.

All the places listed were allowed to re-open following an ordered clean up and re-inspection.

Wong's North Miami

12420 Biscayne Blvd.

North Miami

Ordered shut Feb. 8

42 violations found

Inspection based on complaint

Inspector back on 2/10/16, not allowed to re-open

Inspector back on 2/11/16, not allowed to re-open

Inspector back on 2/12/16, not allow to re-open

Inspector back on 2/15/16, not allowed to re-open

Inspector back on 2/16/16, allowed to re-open.

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 80-90 live roaches found in the kitchen inside of reach in cooler gaskets, inside of the reach in coolers, in between letters and newspapers held on a shelve above the main food prep table surface, in the corners underneath shelves above the main food prep line, on shelves away from the main food prep between boxes and bags, crawling on walls and floors."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. On floors, walls , food prep tables, on top of the shelves above the main food prep line."

"Shell eggs held at room temperature with an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Eggs 89°F."

"Shell eggs in use or stored with cracks or broken shells. See stop sale."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 40-50 throughout the kitchen on the floors , walls and inside of several reach in coolers."

"Food stored in a room/shed that is not fully enclosed."

"Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment."

Al Basha Grill

1533 Washington Ave.

Miami Beach

Ordered shut Feb. 8

6 violations found

"Sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains in the kitchen area."

Dream South Beach (Hotel)

1111 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach

Ordered shut Feb. 11

24 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 9 live roaches found inside kitchen. Observed live roaches crawling inside gaskets of non-working reach in cooler located inside kitchen, behind reach in cooler located inside kitchen, crawling down pipe and area by mop sink located inside kitchen."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Cooked rice 54° F, Cooked Rice 50° F made from previous night holding inside walk in cooler."

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area."

Mr. Z's Newtown

2798 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

Key West

Ordered shut Feb. 11

21 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 10 live roaches found in the kitchen area a box of gloves. 1 roach found in the kitchen area in the pizza carriers. Approximately 5 live roaches located in the kitchen on paper product shelf."

"Dead roaches on premises .Approximately 4 dead roaches located in the kitchen on paper product shelves. 2 dead roaches in the microwave located in the prep area of the kitchen."

"Garbage can soiled. Garbage cans inside the kitchen area."

"Grease accumulated on kitchen floor and/or under cooking equipment."

"Large amount of unused equipment/supplies present."

"Pizza Trays stored on top of soiled oven between uses."

"Accumulation of encrusted food debris on/around mixer head."

"Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Shelf in kitchen."

"Encrusted material on can opener blade."