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Denny's, La Forketta, Jerk Machine all ordered shut due to roach issue

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. – A complaint led state inspectors to the Denny's on East Commercial Boulevard last week, where 17 violations were found.

The Denny's was cited for roaches, ants and flies.

La Forketta, a small Italian restaurant in Pompano Beach, was also ordered shut.

On top of a roach issue, an inspector found no proof of required state training for some employees.

Raw veal was being stored over cooked pasta in a reach-in cooler and raw fish was stored over cooked chicken.

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

***Denny's

911 E. Commercial Blvd.

Oakland Park

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut July 29

17 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 1 live roaches found crawling on kitchen floor by 3 compartment sink, 3 behind bread rack in kitchen between reach in cooler and unused equipment, 2 crawling on floor by reach in cooler in kitchen, 1 crawling on wall behind reach in cooler, 4 plus nestled between unused reach in cooler gasket and door under grill, 1 crawling in reach in cooler drawer on cook line."

"Observed 6 Dead roaches on premises behind bread rack in kitchen, 2 dead under reach in cooler in kitchen, 1 dead under bread rack by front service door, 1 dead on unused equipment day reach in cooler in kitchen, 1 dead on ledge by grill, 3 in unused reach in cooler under grill."

"Presence of insects or other pests, ants crawling on dining room table."

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

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

"Gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up, on cook-line under waffle grill."

"Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris, in cook line next to service sink."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water, whole shell eggs in standing water."

***Yellow Tail Fried Fish and Chicken

2988 NW 55th Ave.

Lauderhill

Ordered shut July 29

13 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found, approximately 40 live roaches under chest freezer in the kitchen area, approximately 15 live roaches under the self in the kitchen area, 2 live roaches in the dry storage area."

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

 

***Le Jardin International Restaurant

1460 N. State Road 7

Lauderhill

Ordered shut July 27

18 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found, 2 live roaches under shelf in kitchen area, 5 live roaches under the oven."

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

"Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation."

"Floor area(s) covered with standing water."

***La Forketta

1255 S. Powerline Road

Pompano Beach

Ordered shut July 25

20 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 9 live roaches behind loose wallboard at back door, 4 near sanitizer buckets in storeroom, 3 near grease trap, 2 on floor next to reach in cooler near back door, 4 on wall in storeroom near hole and 3 under trash can at back door. Live roaches are in the back corner of the main kitchen. Cook line is approximately 3 feet from area of sanitizer bucket storage. Wall at back door with roach activity is next to shelf at cook line."

"Accumulation of dead insects, or other pests, in control devices. Approximately 20 dead roaches in fly paper near back door."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Under loose wall board next to back door."

"Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. Raw fish over cooked chicken."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked mushrooms at 51° , blue cheese 48°, butter 49°, mozzarella 49° and cooked potatoes 50° since Saturday according to owner. Items in open top of make table cooler at cook line. TCS foods in bottom of cooler are at proper temperature."

"Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees."

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

"Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. Raw veal over cooked pasta in reach in cooler."

"Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. Raw fish over cooked chicken."

***Tropitaste Ice Cream

4263 NW 12th St.

Lauderhill

Ordered shut July 25

6 violations found

Also ordered shut July 23

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found, 4 live roaches under the mop sink in the kitchen area, approximately 25 live roaches by a bag of onions in the kitchen area, 1live roach under the steam table in the kitchen area, approximately 30 live roaches in the hallway, 2 live roaches on the oven. **Warning** Observed 1 live roach under the prep table in the kitchen area but the operator killed it. - From follow-up inspection on 2016-07-25: **Time Extended** - From follow-up inspection on 2016-07-25: **Time Extended**"

***Jerk Machine

4261 NW 12th St.

Lauderhill

Ordered shut July 25

15 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 15 lives roaches at the entrance of the kitchen, approximately 20 live roaches under the reach in cooler in kitchen area, 3 live roaches at dry storage area, 2 live roaches behind the freezer in the kitchen area."

"Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation."

"Floor area(s) covered with standing water."

"Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris."