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100 live roaches forces Offerdahl's in Lighthouse Point shut

28 violations also found at Kiko Japanese & Thai Restaurant in Plantation

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PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – State inspectors had their hands full last week in Broward County, ordering five restaurants shut, including one that had 100 live roaches present in the kitchen.

Among the restaurants ordered shut were the Offerdahl's Café Grill in Lighthouse Point. The inspector noted a roach infestation.

Kiko Japanese & Thai Restaurant, in The Fountains shopping mall in Plantation, was also ordered shut after 28 violations were found.

Inspectors were at two of the locations based on a complaint.

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

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

 

Offerdahl's Cafe Grill

2400 N. Federal Highway

Lighthouse Point

Ordered shut 5/23/16

14 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 100 live roaches by and in the chest freezer in the rear prep area/ dishwashing area/ dry storage area/ walk-in cooler area, 1 live roach in cook line area and 2 live roaches behind the dish machine."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 20 dead roaches behind chest freezer in rear prep/ dishwashing area."

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

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream cheese spread 46° f, butter 52° f, tomatoes 52° f, and tuna salad 49° f. All foods overstocked at front counter area cooler. Removed over stacked."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking . Cheese bagels in front counter area."

 

Kiko Japanese & Thai Restaurant

801 S. University Drive

Plantation

Ordered shut 5/26/16

28 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 1 live roaches found crawling on container in service window in kitchen, 7 crawling behind reach in cooler in kitchen, 11 crawling on wheels of crash cart by reach in cooler in kitchen, 2 crawling on wall under shelf by microwave in kitchen, 1 crawling on wall behind ware washing machine, 1 nestled between wall and ceiling tile over ware washing machine, 1 crawling inside door of reach in freezer."

"Tracking powder pesticide used inside establishment, messy dispersement."

"Accumulation of dead roaches in glue trap behind reach in coolers, in kitchen, in sushi prep area, in dining room."

"Observed 4 dead roaches on premises behind reach in cooler in kitchen, 3 on crash cart in kitchen, 2 on kitchen floor by slicer, 1 embedded in gasket of reach in freezer."

"No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling."

 

Chao Cajun

Coral Square

9469 W. Atlantic Blvd.

Coral Springs

Ordered shut 5/27/16

11 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 3 live roaches at front counter under steam table, approximately 12 live roaches under reach in cooler in cook line , 3 live roaches under steam table in kitchen."

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

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

 

Seafood Express Garlic Crab House

4269 NW 12th St.

Lauderhill

Ordered shut 5/25/16

Inspection based on complaint

17 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 3 live roaches on the wall on the wall by the at the kitchen entrance. 3 live crawling behind the water heater. In the kitchen. Observed 1 live roach on the wall by the 3 compartment sink in the kitchen. Observed several live roaches too numerous to count behind the cooking equipment in the kitchen. Observed 2 live behind the chest freezer in the back hallway by the Coca-Cola cooler. Observed 2 live on the floor at the front counter."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed 3 dead roaches on the floor of the kitchen entrance. 5 dead on the floor by the water heater. 1 dead on the wall behind the water heater. Observed 3 dead roaches under the kitchen prep table. Observed 4 dead roaches in the light shield over the kitchen prep table. Observed 10 dead roaches in the dry storage. Ob 10 dead on the floor behind the coolers at the back hallway. Observed 8 dead roaches on the floor at the front counter area."

"Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. On all the cooking equipment. Repeat violation."

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

"Hole in or other damage to wall. Holes in the wall throughout the kitchen."

"Hotel and restaurant license is expired. Repeat violation."

"Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Observed raid roach spray that states for residential use only in the kitchen."

"Manager lacking proof of food manager certification."

 

China Buffet & Grill

4026 W. Hillsboro Blvd.

Deerfield Beach

Ordered shut 5/25/16

Inspection based on complaint

40 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found, 2 under hand washing sink in by cook line, 5 on floor under cook line, 1 under dry storage bins next to cook line, 3 under dishwashing machine, 2 on wall next to dry storage bins by cook line."

"Dead roaches on premises, 2 on hand washing sink in kitchen, 1 under dry storage obtained next to cook line, 2 under prep table, 1 next to walk-in cooler."

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

"Raw animal food not properly separated from ready-to-eat food, raw meats stored above ready to eat bread in true reach in cooked in front of cook line."

"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine next to three compartments sink."

"Bathroom facility not clean, employees' restroom."

"Dented/rusted cans present, cheddar cheese sauce, baby corn, oyster flavor sauce. See stop sale."