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Rodent droppings found at country club in Pembroke Pines

12 restaurants ordered shut last week in South Florida

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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Last week was a very busy week for inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

State records show 12 restaurants were ordered shut.

Rodent issues were found at Grand Palms County Club, Latin House Express and Wings & More.

Latin Express was also ordered shut last month as well.

Inspectors ordered a "stop sale" for several food items in many of the restaurants due to temperature abuse.

Below is a list of place and some of their violations. All the places mentioned were allowed to reopen following an ordered cleanup and re-inspection.

***Grand Palms Golf & Country Club

110 Grand Palms Drive

Pembroke Pines

Ordered shut April 19

Inspection based on complaint

19 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed about 30 dry droppings between draft beer dispenser and cupboard in bar area. Observed several rat traps under equipment through out establishment."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed about 20 live roaches behind reach in cooler at cook line."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed about 15 dead roaches behind reach in coolers, reach in freezer, prep tables, at cook line."

"Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Cooked brisket, cooked stuffed fish, cooked flank steak, cooked chicken-44-50° F in second walk in cooler. TCS foods were cooked day prior."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Cooked brisket, cooked chicken, cooked stuffed fish, cooked flank steak in second walk in cooler." 

 

***Latin House Express

13990 W. Dixie Highway

North Miami

Ordered shut April 20

Routine inspection

33 violations found

Also ordered shut March 24

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by approximately 10-15 moist and 10-20 dry rodent droppings found through out the kitchen area. **Repeat Violation**."

"Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Chicken / Rice."

"Food-contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning, before use. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. No sanitizer being used."

"Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris."

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

***Wings & More

4611 NW 31st Ave.

Tamarac

Ordered shut April 18

Routine inspection

18 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 1 dry dropping on top of the water heater in the kitchen. 8 dry droppings on the floor by the water heater. Approximately 30 droppings, both moist and dry, on the floor under a dry food shelf to the left of the walk-in cooler in the kitchen. Approximately 40 droppings, both moist and dry, in a cabinet used to store bag-in-the box soda syrup in the dining room. 6 on the floor behind a chest freezer in the dining room. Also observed 2 set rat traps on the floor near the dry food storage shelf in the kitchen."

"Tracking powder pesticide used inside establishment in cabinets in the dining room."

"Hand wash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Observed 2 plastic beer pitchers in the kitchen hand sink. They were removed."

"Manager, John Ribourg, lacking proof of food manager certification."

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

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. Observed raw chicken wings being thawed in a sink in the kitchen. They were put in the walk-in cooler."

"Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in freezer - all products not commercially packaged. Observed an opened package of raw burgers stored in the same box with chicken in a chest freezer. These were separated and put into separate freezers."

***Dan Peppas Express Jerk Chicken

5825 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd.

West Park

Ordered shut April 21

Inspection based on complaint

24 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 2 live roach on front counter 1 live crawling on the wall in lobby near posters 1 live in steam table holding unit."

"Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead on hand sink in kitchen 4 dead in hand sink up front behind front counter 3 dead on front area in front of glass of steam table 1 dead on bar seating area on wall 5 dead on bar area counter."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared from/mixed with ingredient(s) at ambient temperature not cooled to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 4 hours. Seasoned chicken prepped last night 120 lb. of raw chicken in reach in cooler 50-56° stored in cooler overnight."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. 120 lb. of raw chicken in reach in cooler 50-56° stored in cooler overnight One dozen eggs in cooler."

"Manager lacking proof of food manager certification."

"Required employee training expired for some employees."

***Beverly Hills Cafe

5544 S. Flamingo Road

Cooper City

Ordered shut April 17

Routine inspection

15 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 2 live roach next to grill 1 live roach under prep table in cook line. 1 live roach under grill 1 live on cook line 1 live behind true unit in cook line 1 live roach in between door of true unit."

"Accumulation of dead flies insects in control devices hanging from ceiling in dish room area and waiters station."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw dolphin fingers at 48°F, raw skirt steak at 48°F, raw salmon at 51°F, raw teriyaki chicken at 48°F, raw chicken at 48°F, raw burger at 46-49°F, raw swai fish 46°F, per cook food was placed in reach in cooler at 9:00am. Advised cook to cook food well done. yellow rice at 47-49°F, cooked vegetable at 47-49°F, cut lettuce at 78°F, per cook food was placed in reach in cooler at 9:00am. Food was discarded. See stop sale."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. yellow rice at 47-49°F, cooked vegetable at 47-49°F, lettuce at 78°F, per cook food was placed in reach in cooler at 9:00am. Food was discarded. See stop sale."

"Hot water sanitizing dish machine final rinse not reaching proper temperature at manifold. Discontinue use of dish machine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dish machine is repaired. Second reading strip turned black."

"Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Soups in walk in cooler, per cook made on Saturday 04/15/2017."

***Mom's Pizza

1059 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach

40 violations found

Inspection based on complaint

Also ordered shut Sept. 30, 2015

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 2 live roaches by the door to the employee bathroom located in the kitchen and 1 was observed by reach in cooler in front of oven in the kitchen."

"Food stored on floor. Bag of flour stored on floor."

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

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

***China Garden Chinese Restaurant

271 S. Dixie Highway

Homestead

Ordered shut April 18

Inspection based on complaint

25 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately three by bathroom door, two in the lobby area, two under the grill, three under dishwasher machine, two by the three compartment sink, four on the kitchen wall, one by the entrance of the kitchen door."

"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."

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

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed approximately one by the Reach in cooler by server area, four by the storage area, two on slicer machine, three on the prep table."

"Accumulation of debris inside ware washing machine."

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

***Crab & Seafood Brothers

20723 NW Second Ave.

Miami Gardens

Ordered shut April 19

Routine inspection

12 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live roach inside broken microwave on top of the preparation table, 3 live roaches crawling on wall by preparation table, 1 live roach on 3 compartment sink, 2 live roaches behind reach in cooler, 4 live roaches inside the restroom."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 9 dead roaches around the kitchen **Repeat Violation**."

***China Beach Restaurant Miami Beach

3919 Alton Road

Miami Beach

Ordered shut April 19

Routine inspection

31 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 8-10 live roaches found through out the kitchen area."

"Approximately 10-12 Dead roaches on premises through out the kitchen area."

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

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

"Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Chicken over vegetables."

***Shella's Caribbean Bakery & Restaurant

20725 NW Second Ave.

Miami

Ordered shut April 19

Routine inspection

12 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 2 live roaches under hand washing sink in kitchen area, 3 live roaches on the wall by mop sink, approximately 10 live roaches inside reach in cooler gaskets in the kitchen, 4 live roaches at dry storage area."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 12 dead roaches all around the establishment."

"No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling."

***Kennedy Cafe

924 Kennedy Drive

Key West

Ordered shut April 20

Routine inspection

34 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. At time of inspection observed Approximately 20 live roaches located in the prep area kitchen in a box underneath a table. Observed 1 live roach crawling on the wall in the prep kitchen."

"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. Soup found in the reach in cooler 52f."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Eggs placed on ice during inspection to bring temp down."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Soup."

"Small flying insects in bar area. Around ice bin."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed 2 dead roaches behind Plexiglas on the wall in the prep kitchen next to the mop sink."

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

"Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris."

***Juventud Take Out

6599 NW 74th St.

Miami

Ordered shut April 19

Routine inspection

24 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 200 plus in different areas; 10 in under three compartment sink 40 plus in clean utensils storage area 30 plus by three compartment sink walls 30 plus in dry storage shelving 10 in prep table , 5 in coffee station , 7 on shelves next to stove , 5 by the reach in cooler in front counter, 3 by the ice machine under the counter, 1 on ceiling tile above reach in cooler, 15 in AC closet, 5 in mop sink area, 5 in hallway to the bathrooms, 1 on front counter."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. 200 plus in different areas; dry storage walls, three walls."

"Accumulation of dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, or other pests, in control devices. Dead flies in fly trap light, located on top of ice machine."

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

"Clean utensils or equipment stored in dirty drawer or rack. Observed lives and dead roaches."

"Floor drains/drain covers heavily soiled. Front counter prep table underneath, three compartment sink underneath."

"Floor not cleaned when the least amount of food is exposed. Different areas; dry storage, prep area, ware washing area."

"Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Observed dead roaches **Repeat Violation**."

"Interior of refrigerator soiled with accumulation of food residue. Observed dead roaches **Repeat Violation**"