KENDALL, Fla. – A state inspector ordered a Kendall Dairy Queen shut last week after a complaint was sent into the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Rodent droppings were found under the front counter.
"Please know that food safety and quality, as well as the safety and well-being of our customers and staff, are our top priorities," Dairy Queen spokesman Dean Peters said in a statement. "Our restaurants are required to adhere to our strict food preparation and sanitation and health procedures that comply with or exceed county and state health regulations. We have been working closely with our local health department and the deficiencies noted in their report were corrected expeditiously. The health department has re-inspected this location and permitted its re-opening. We follow all local and federal food safety guidelines, and strive to ensure we meet or exceed current industry sanitation practices."
State records show three places were ordered shut last week for violations that could be hazardous to your health.
Below is a list of places and some of their violations. All the places mentioned were allowed to re-open following an ordered clean up and re-inspection.
11608 SW 88th St.
Inspection based on complaint
Ordered shut Oct. 4
13 violations found
"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 20 droppings inside a half small tub underneath a sink , front counter. Tub had a little water in it, droppings are moist."
"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."
"Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. Grapes."
"Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue."
8427 NE Second Ave.
Ordered shut Oct. 4
27 violations found
"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 5 live roaches found on wall next to a non working steam table and 5-8 under 3 compartment sink in the kitchen area."
"Grease accumulated on kitchen floor and/or under cooking equipment."
"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. rice (58°F - Cold Holding); pasta (48°F - Cold Holding); grits (52°F - Cold Holding); eggs (50°F - Cold Holding); milk (50°F - Cold Holding) more than 4 hrs."
"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. rice (58°F - Cold Holding); pasta (48°F - Cold Holding); grits (52°F - Cold Holding); eggs (50°F - Cold Holding); milk (50°F - Cold Holding)."
***Anne's Paradise Takeout and Catering
2428 N. State Road 7
Ordered shut Oct. 3
19 violations found
"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found, approximately 20 live roaches under the prep table in the kitchen area, approximately 15 live roaches under the cooler in the kitchen area, approximately 10 live roaches under the reach freezer in the kitchen area."
"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse, ground beef, fish, goat, cow feet , griot, ham."
"Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner."
"Food stored on floor."
"Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust."