Little Caesar's, Papa John's, Subway among restaurants ordered shut last week

Report: Little Caesar's employee refuses to wash hands after inspector asks

By Jeff Weinsier - Investigative Reporter

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Last week was a very busy one for inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Records show 10 kitchens in South Florida were ordered shut.

According to an inspection report, flies were landing on pizza dough and crazy bread at a Little Caesar's.

Roach and fly issues were also found at a Subway, Papa John's and Big Louie's Pizza.

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

***Little Caesar's Pizza

Plantation Village Shopping Center

5201 W. Broward Blvd.

Plantation

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut Feb. 6

19 violations found

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area, more than 50 flies landing on mixer, dry food storage shelf with food, pizza dough to be placed in oven on rack, crazy breads on rack in front of pizza oven, on pizza dough by flip top reach-in cooler, on inside of flip top reach in  cooler, on pizza pans, on flour container, on prep table, on wall, on can opener in prep area, on hand wash sink, on wall and flying around in dishwashing area."

"Employee touched bare body part and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands, pizza maker touched face, handled telephone then returned to place ready to eat cheese and toppings on pizza without washing hands. Advised pizza maker to wash hands prior to preparing pizza, she refused. **Repeat Violation**."

"Insect control device installed over food preparation area, observed bug zapper above flip top reach in  cooler."

"Employee touched bare body part and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands, pizza maker touched face, handled telephone then returned to place ready to eat cheese and toppings on pizza without washing hands. Advised pizza maker to washed hands prior to preparing pizza, she refused. **Repeat Violation**."

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

***Subway

Jacaranda Square

1949 N. Pine Island Road

Plantation

Ordered shut Feb. 9

5 violations found

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Approximately 4 flying flies 1 landing on cutting board at front line. 6 flying flies in prep area two landing on prep table 3 on wall in prep area. 10 flying flies at self-service drink station in dining room. 3 landing on drink nozzles. 30 flies in in women's restroom 20 flies in men's restroom - From follow-up inspection 2019-02-09: Approximately 3 flies in dining room on wall 2 flies flying in bathroom. 1 on wall in kitchen prep area."

"From initial inspection: High Priority - Establishment operating without a license from the Division of Hotels and Restaurant."

***Big Louie's Pizzeria

Nob Hill Plaza

10041 Sunset Strip

Sunrise

Ordered shut Feb. 8

7 violations found

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Approximately 15 flies on wall in prep area. 20 flying flies in prep area 5 land on prep table, 2 landing on plastic wrap on table. 12 flying flies under counter close to prep table."

"Operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license. **Repeat Violation**."

"Manager lacking proof of food manager certification."

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

***Sr. Ceviche Lighthouse Point 

3100 N. Federal Highway

Lighthouse Point

Ordered shut Feb. 5

23 violations found

"Small flying insects in food prep/food storage areas. 6 live flies in dry  storage room on walls. 2 live flies flying around restroom area. 2 live flies on wall by ceviche bar. 18 live flies by hand wash sink in bar area on walls and cabinet."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Rice 65-68F at cook line  cooler. Rice had been left on the rice pot to cool overnight at room temperature. Rice pot had been turned off. Rice was transferred to cooler in the morning. Rice discarded."

"Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. For Swai served raw in Ceviche."

"Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in freezer - all products not commercially packaged. Raw beef touching bags of raw chicken at chest freezer in dry storage room. Foods in zip lock bags. Foods moved and properly stored."

"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 item."

"Manager lacking proof of food manager certification."

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

***Half Moon Empanadas

860 NE 79th St.

Miami

Ordered shut Feb. 5

29 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed in the kitchen by the ware wash area underneath the reach in freezer 13+ live roaches. Observed 12+ live roaches inside the wheels of the reach in freezer located in ware washing area.  Observed in the storage area near the office, 1 live roach crawling on a black cart with 2 boxes of empanadas. Observed inside the same storage area, observed 5 live roaches crawling on the floor. Observed in the kitchen 5+ live roaches crawling on the racks with canned corn, canned black beans, Dixie sugar bags, coffee bags, open box of polyethylene gloves, souffle cups, souffle lids. Observed in a door frame entrance in the kitchen, 3+ live roaches. Observed in the bakery area, 5+ live roaches crawling n the floor behind mixer. Observed in the kitchen by large ovens, 1 live roach crawling on the floor. Observed in the kitchen near the cook line : 3 live roaches in a hole in the wall. Observed on the kitchen floor underneath a box of foil pans, 5 live roaches crawling on the box and the floor."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Observed on a rack in near office 50+ roach droppings."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed in the ware wash area reach in freezer 2 dead roaches inside the freezer. Also observed behind the reach in freezer in the war ware area, 3 dead roaches on the floor near reach in freezer. Observed in the kitchen: one dead roach on a wall above prep table with a cutting board, scale, and cans of guava marmalade."

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

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

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

***Commercial Kitchen 305

860 NE 79th St. Suite B

Miami

Ordered shut Feb. 5

31 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 2 live roaches crawling in kitchen floor. Also observed 3 live roaches in the kitchen crawling on a wall behind a food shelve. Observed in the kitchen by reach in chest freezer 20 plus live roaches crawling throughout the floor and the mixer."

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed in the ware wash area: 20+ live flies on the walls and flying throughout the kitchen."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed in the ware wash area: 1 dead roach on the floor underneath small three compartment sink. Observed 15+ dead roaches on the kitchen floor in between a small chest freezer and a mixer."

"Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris. Observed underneath three large ovens."

"Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris."

"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. Observed as per Chlorine chemical test kit 0 ppm."

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

"Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris."

***Fritanga Managuita

11323 SW 211th St.

Cutler Bay

Ordered shut Feb. 6

33 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 20 plus live roaches around plastic crates used to hold containers of rice, flour and beans , located in back of kitchen by ware washing room. Also observed 3 live roaches on the wall behind fryer located in cook line  area. Observed approximately 10 plus live roaches on the base of the garbage container located in cook line ."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. beef soup (48°F - Cold Holding); cooked pork (49°F - Cold Holding); cooked beef (49°F - Cold Holding); beans (47°F - Cold Holding); pork ribs (47°F - Cold Holding); cooked chicken (47°F - Cold Holding); cheese (47°F - Cold Holding); chicken tacos (47°F - Cold Holding) found in reach in cooler located in cook line , ambient temperature inside cooler found at 50°f."

"Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Observed veggie chopper soiled, microwave interior soiled **Repeat Violation**."

***Tasebudz (catering)

860 NE 79th St. Suite B

Miami

Ordered shut Feb. 5

33 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 2 live roaches crawling in kitchen floor. Also observed 3 live roaches in the kitchen crawling on a wall behind a food shelve. Observed in the kitchen by reach in chest freezer 20 plus live roaches crawling throughout the floor and the mixer."

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed in the ware wash area: 20+ live flies on the walls and flying throughout the kitchen."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed in the ware wash area: 1 dead roach on the floor underneath small three compartment sink. Observed 15+ dead roaches on the kitchen floor in between a small chest freezer and a mixer."

"Equipment in poor repair. Observed walk in freezer under construction with no shelves, no food and all equipment disconnected. Also observed a non-working three door reach in cooler stored in the kitchen."

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

"Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris."

***Papa John's Pizza

11933 W. Sunrise Blvd.

Sunrise

Ordered shut Feb. 6

4 violations found

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed approximately 5 flying insects in back prep room 2 landing on cutting board 15 flies on wall in back prep room 2 flying in back area close to back door. 8 flies inside to go cups box in back prep room. **Repeat Violation**."

"Accumulation of dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, or other pests, in control devices. Two fly trap devices with an accumulation of dead flies in back prep room One fly trap device in Single Service Storage Area **Repeat Violation**."

***Achsah's Jamaican Delight

5517 W. Oakland Park Blvd.

Lauderhill

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut Feb. 4

18 violations found

"Operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license, expired 12/01/2018."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. - 1 on floor in front of office - 1 inside cupboard with sodas in kitchen area - 1 on storage rack under 3 compartments sink. - 1 on floor under storage bin in front  of cook line . - 1 on shelf with uncooked rice, plantains - 1 on floor in front of Victory reach in  cooler. - More than 15 prep table in front of cook line , above cutting board, foods cooked and left open to cool. - 1 on wall by 3 compartments sink. - 1 on shelf above hand wash sink in kitchen."

"Tracking powder pesticide used inside establishment, on floor throughout kitchen and in dining room behind equipment."

"Dead roaches on premises. - 1 dead on green tape next to Achsah's Juices reach in  cooler in dining room. - 3 dead display case by front counter with snacks (Cheetos/ Doritos/ Miss Vickie's products). - 5 dead on floor towards restroom - 2 on floor in front  of office - 2 on shelf inside of cupboard with cleaning agents - 2 on floor behind shelf under 3 compartments sink - more than 10 on floor under hand wash sink in kitchen by cook line. - more than 20 on floor under storage rack with pots and pans next to stove by cook line. - more than 10 on floor behind reach in  freezer and cooler in kitchen. - 1 dead in outlet socket by hand wash sink in kitchen. - 1 dead on wall by hand wash sink in kitchen. - 1 on wall by frontline in customers view by steam table."

"Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris."

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