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Rodents, roaches and raw sewage force closure of Chili's

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. – State inspectors found a dead rodent, raw sewage issues and roaches at the Chili's restaurant last week.

The violations forced the state to order the restaurant shut.

At the Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, a roach issue was spotted in the kitchen and an employee was touching ready to eat food with his bare hands.

A dead rodent was found at Simon restaurant in Miami.

Candy's Place in Opa-locka also had rodent issues and was ordered shut.

Below is a list of places and some of their violations. All of the places mentioned were allowed to re-open following ordered clean ups and re-inspections.

Chili's Grill & Bar

5705 NW 173rd Drive

Miami-Dade County

Ordered shut June 6

21 violations found

"Accumulation of dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, or other pests, in control devices. Observed one dead rodent trapped in a glue trap. Inside storage room outside."

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 100+ rodent dry droppings on floor, Some dry droppings on shelves and three dry droppings inside of a steamer equipment in outside storage where food service equipment, utensils, linen and cleaning chemicals are stored."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 6 live roaches in wall and floor behind cooking equipment in kitchen. Roaches going in and out from under steel laminate in kitchen wall. Observed 2 live roaches on floor by the Expeditor area."

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed approximately 5 live flies in kitchen prep area 6 live flies in dining room."

"Bathroom facility not clean. Men's bathroom."

"Raw sewage on ground of establishment. Inside men's bathroom."

"Employee with no beard guard/restraint while engaging in food preparation. Observed bearded employee preparing food without wearing a beard guard/restraint."

"Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Observed employee not wearing a hair restraint while preparing food."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Observed ribs being thawed in standing water inside three compartment sink."

"Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Reach in freezer."

 

Coral Ridge Country Club

3801 Bayview Drive

Fort Lauderdale

Ordered shut June 8

9 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 20+ live roaches on wall, floor and crawling behind wall at dish machine. Approximately 10+ live roaches on shelf's under prep table at cook line."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken breast 49°F- 51°F at cook line. Operator stated was left on kitchen counter for less than 1/2 hour during restocking, Chicken was put on ice and temperature went down to 41°F."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 30+ dead roaches on shelf under prep table at cook line. 5 Dead roaches on floor under dish machine."

"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. Prep cook cutting lettuce for salad. Reviewed proper procedures with cook he washed hands before putting on gloves."

 

Simon Restaurant & Catering

15042 NW Seventh Ave.

Miami

Ordered shut June 8

26 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 10 plus live roaches in the dry storage shelves located next to kitchen. Observed 3 live roaches walking around RIC inside kitchen area. Observed 5 plus live roaches inside front counter area."

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

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 20 plus around dry storage and front counter area."

"Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust." 

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. spaghetti (56°F - Cold Holding); Fish (55°F - Cold Holding); cut tomatoes (47°F - Cold Holding)."

"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."

"No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees."

La Belle Capoise Restaurant

13518 Memorial Highway

Miami

Ordered shut June 9

37 violations found

Also ordered shut March 30, 2015

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 20-30 dry rodent dropping. Approximately 8 soft and moist droppings."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 13 live roaches in prep table and around 3 compartment sink."

"Raw sewage on ground of establishment. Outside in front of restaurant."

"Sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains. Dirty water has accumulated in floor drain and has no way of draining through under 3 compartment sink."

"Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. On floor next to stove."

"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."

"Cutting board(s) stained/soiled."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 15 to 20 dead roaches in 3 compartment sink."

"Interior of oven has heavy accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris."

"Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food."

Candy's Place Cafe & Restaurant

709 Opa-locka Blvd.

Opa-locka

Ordered shut June 9

21 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by approximately 40 rodent droppings found, approximately 25 dried and approximately 15 moist droppings."

"Rodent bait not contained in a covered, tamper-resistant bait station. Exposed bait throughout facility."

"Dead rodent present Inside cooking pot behind the stove in the kitchen."

"Tracking powder pesticide used inside establishment. Throughout the facility.'

"Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. Items found to be stored at reach in cooler not properly identified as employee products stored next food for customer service.(sausages and eggplants)."

"Hole in or other damage to wall. Hole in walls in kitchen areas."

"Smoking in an enclosed indoor workplace."