Restaurant owner with machete-like object ordered shut again

Rodent activity found again in Priya's Roti Shop in Coral Springs


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – A restaurant owner who came out of his kitchen with a machete or large cooking tool when approached by Local 10 cameras was ordered shut by the state again last week.

Two weeks ago, Priya's Roti Shop was ordered shut after a dead rodent was found in the kitchen and rodent gnaw marks were found on potatoes.

State inspectors found more rodent issues in Priya's Roti Shop in Coral Springs last week and ordered the doors shut.

Canton Express in Hialeah, Antonios in Deerfield Beach and Lutong Pinoy Filipino Cuisine in Pembroke Pines were all also ordered shut due to roach infestations.

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

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

***Priya's Roti Shop

8007 W. Sample Road

Coral Springs

Ordered shut Sept. 30

8 violations found

Also ordered shut Sept. 14

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 15 moist dropping s on the floor under the prep table in the rear of the kitchen. Observed 10 moist droppings under the water heater and 2 large food storage bins in the kitchen. Observed 8 moist droppings under the flat grill on the cook's line. Observed 17 moist droppings in the cabinet behind the front counter. Observed approximately 20-25 on the floor next to the beer cooler behind the front counter. Unable to reach these droppings to determine if they are moist or dry. Operator began to clean up the droppings. **Repeat Violation**"

"Food with mold-like growth. See stop sale. Observed a gray mold-like substance on the top of a pepper sauce in a reach-in cooler."

***Canton Express

5484 W. 16th Ave.


Ordered shut Sept. 30

21 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 12 live roaches found around kitchen area. Observed in kitchen area 2 live roaches on floor, 5 live roaches on preparation table shelves and 5 live roaches in wall crevices."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. By shelves in kitchen area."

"6 dead roaches on kitchen area."

"Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. On preparation tables."

"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."

"Raw animal food not properly separated from unwashed produce."

"No soap provided at hand wash sink."

***Antonio's Restaurant

1636 SE Third Court.

Deerfield Beach

Ordered shut Sept. 30

30 violations found

Also ordered shut Sept. 30, 2015.

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 60 live roaches observed in rear prep area where dough preparation was occurring on shelving unit near Hobart mixer, 20 live roaches under prep table near walk-in cooler , 13 live roaches on steam table at cook line , 10 live roaches on wall by coolers used as shelving at cook line , and 2 live roaches on coolers used as shelving units at cook line ."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed approximately 5 dead roaches in cook line  area, 6 dead roaches in rear prep area, 1 dead roach by pizza prep area, 4 dead roaches by dishwashing area and 2 dead roaches by wait station."

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

"Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Exterior of cheese storage container in walk-in cooler soiled. Bottom shelving with grease build up and dead lizard on prep table near walk-in cooler. Speed rack in rear prep area heavily soiled. Shelving units throughout establishment soiled. Coolers used as shelving units in cook line  heavily soiled. Steam table soiled. Exterior of dish machine  soiled. Can opener and stand soiled in rear prep area. Hobart mixer heavily soiled. Prep sink heavily soiled with old food debris. Stoves heavily soiled. Fryers heavily soiled. Exterior of pizza oven soiled. Bottom shelving on prep table in pizza prep area heavily soiled."

"Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area."

"Food stored in ice used for drinks. Beer bottle in ice at ice machine."

"Cleaned and sanitized equipment or utensils not properly stored. Cutting board stored on floor near dishwashing area."

"Clean utensils and lids stored in dirty containers in dishwashing area shelving."

"Accumulation of lime scale on the inside of the dish machine ."

"Dead lizard on bottom shelving in prep table near walk-in cooler."

"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."

"Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris."

"Walk-in cooler shelves soiled with food debris."

***Lutong Pinoy Filipino Cuisine 2

9131 Pembroke Road

Pembroke Pines

Ordered shut Sept. 28

32 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 15 on the floor and wall under the left side dry board of the 3 compartment sink. 1 under the 2 compartment prep sink in the kitchen. 1 under the hand wash sink next to the 3 compartment sink. 1 under the storage rack for clean pans in the kitchen."

"Dead roaches on premises. 1 in a prep sink in the kitchen. Observed 1 inside the turned off ice machine in the kitchen. 3 on the floor under the storage rack for pans in the kitchen. 1 on the floor under the hand wash sink by the walk-in cooler. 1 on the floor by a dry food shelf. Observed approximately 10 in the cabinet under the hand wash sink behind the front counter."

"Food with mold-like growth. See stop sale. Observed rotten slimy onions in the bottom of the onion bin."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooked/heated yesterday/on a previous day not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within a total of 6 hours. Food has been cooling overnight. See stop sale. Observed cooked ground turkey, prepared on 9/27/16, at 44-48°F in the walk-in cooler. Provided and explained cooling tip sheet."

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed small flies in the onion bin."

"Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Observed a aresol can of ant and roach spray on the ice machine in the kitchen."

"Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris. **Repeat Violation**"

"Accumulation of black food debris/grease on all the cooking equipment on the cook's line."