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Rodent activity forces Miami Dunkin Donuts shut

53 droppings found inside restaurant

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MIAMI – A Dunkin Donuts, a Papa John's and a Denny's restaurant were all ordered shut last week.

A state inspector noted rodent droppings throughout the Dunkin Donuts on Northwest 57th Avenue in Miami, including under the front counter.

Roach issues were discovered at Papa John's, Denny's, Aromas Del Peru and Marino's Pizza.

State records show the restaurant and lounge were ordered shut at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

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

All the places mentioned were allowed to re-open following ordered clean-ups and re-inspections.

***Dunkin Donuts

15906 NW 57th Ave.

Miami

Ordered shut Sept. 9

27 violations found

"Observed approx. 53 droppings totals as follows: Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found as follows: Observed approx.: 35 droppings in closet in between customer bathrooms. Approximately half are fresh and soft, half dry and hard Observed under the front counter service line: approx. 3 fresh and moist droppings behind electric cable under turbo oven floor. Observed approx. 3 fresh and moist droppings under Cambro ice machine. Observed approximately 3 fresh and moist behind coffee machine to right of donut racks Observed approx. 3 fresh and moist droppings to left of back door. Observed approx. 3 dry and crumbly droppings in rubble on ground to left of triple sink Observed approx. 3 fresh and moist droppings under shelf holding donut icing **Repeat Violation**"

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed approx. 2 dead roaches under hand sink in prep area."

"Outer openings not protected during operation and vermin and/or environmental cross contamination present. **Repeat Violation**"

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed approx. 5 small flies in back room near mop sink."

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

"Food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Equipment, racks in storage area have dry frosting."


***Papa John's

13905 W. Dixie Hwy.

North Miami

Ordered shut Sept. 6

20 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 6 live roaches in the kitchen area on walls and floor, and approximately 10 live roaches in the three compartment sink / prep area. Observe approximately 30 dead roaches throughout the operation."

"Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on hand wash sink. By three compartment sink."

"Objectionable odor in establishment. In the back kitchen area."

"Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Repeat Violation**"

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

***Aromas Del Peru

Kendale Lakes Plaza

13823 SW 88th St.

Miami

Ordered shut Sept. 6

15 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live approximately 11 live roaches found in the kitchen on wall above three compartment sink, crawling on floor and on wall above a food prep table."

"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance inside the ice bin."

"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles."

***Marino's Pizza

Kendale Lakes Plaza

13821 SW 88th St.

Miami

Ordered shut Sept. 6

12 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 10 live roaches found in the kitchen on walls and shelves."

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

***Ocean 2000 Restaurant

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

2000 N. Ocean Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale

Ordered shut Aug. 31

21 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 4 live roaches on the wall at hand wash sink next to triple sink. 3 live roaches on wall behind prep sink and prep table across from triple sink. 2 live roaches at mob sink. 4 live roaches inside breaker box in triple sink area. All areas have no doors to cook line."

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

"Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area, triple sink."

"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. Line cook placing ready to eat pancakes on customer plates. Reviewed proper procedure with both cooks . They both washed hands and put gloves on."

"Dish machine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dish machine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dish machine is repaired and sanitizing properly. 0 ppm Container was empty. 50 ppm after replacing container. **Corrected On-Site**"

***Ocean 2000 Lounge

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

2000 N. Ocean Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale

Ordered shut Aug. 31

5 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live roach on the floor at entrance to launch area. 3 live roaches at ice machine. 2 live roaches on floor in prep area for coffee, iced tea, 1 live roach on door of walk in cooler. 2 live roaches behind bar on the floor. Prep/ ice machine area separated by a curtain."

"Dish machine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dish machine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dish machine is repaired and sanitizing properly. 0 ppm."

***Denny's

3249 N. Federal Hwy.

Boca Raton

Ordered shut Sept. 9

8 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found, 1 live on bucket on top of ice machine, 2 live on outside walk in cooler wall, 1 live in break room, 1 live on wall entryway of kitchen near dish area. 1 live on wall near office."

"Build-up of mold-like substance on nonfood-contact surface, inside cabinet, coffee station were garbage is kept."

"Dead roaches on premises, 1 dead under waffle irons on cook line."