Rodent activity, dead roaches cause Heron Bay Golf Club kitchen ordered shut

School catering group also ordered closed due to roach activity

By Jeff Weinsier - Investigative Reporter

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - State Inspectors ordered the kitchen at Heron Bay Golf Club shut last week after rodent issues were found in the kitchen.

The problem was found during a routine, unannounced inspection.

Raul Cendoya, the director of operations for the restaurant, issued the following statement to Local 10 News. 

"As a company obviously we are disappointed on the findings," he said. "We are committed to running a property that meets all standards set by the state. We have new employees in place that are running our kitchens that will make this a priority plus the kitchen has been commercially clean to make sure that it is extra clean." 

Rodent issues were also discovered at the Silver Palace Chinese in Miami and Alegria Restaurant in Oakland Park.

State records show a roach issue at Diana Food Group in Pompano Beach.

Diana is a catering company that makes meals for events, school and home delivery.

The company's vice president, Susan Wodnicki, released a statement to Local 10 News saying that the business was ordered shut for 24 hours because of a "pest control issue."

"Although we have a very aggressive and thoroughly documented commercial pest control program, the inspectors were able to identify additional problems," Wodnicki said. "Together with the department we were able to resolve this issue within one day.

"We take our responsibility to the community we serve very seriously and have reevaluated our pest control program to include a more complete approach. 

"We hope to be working closely with the department in order to continue with our many years of uninterrupted service."

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.


HERON BAY GOLF CLUB
11801 HERON BAY BLVD.

ORDERED SHUT 5/24/17
14 VIOLATIONS FOUND
ALSO ORDERED SHUT 12/13/16

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 1 fresh rodent dropping along wall on the floor at end if the cook line, 1 fresh rodent dropping on shelf in dish washing area above clean utensils, 2 fresh droppings under dish machine, 1 fresh dropping on top of shelf near rinsing faucet and cleaning chemicals in dish machine area, 1 fresh dropping on top of dish machine. Observed 1 dried rodent dropping on floor in dishwashing area and 1 dried dropping on top of shelf next to dish machine, 1 dried dropping on top of shelve near rinsing faucet and cleaning chemicals in dish machine area. Manager began to clean and was instructed to sanitize these areas."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed 1 dead roach near kitchen entrance, 1 dead roach in floor between walk in cooler and freezer, Manager instructed to remove roaches and to clean and sanitize areas."

"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. Observed manager touch cut lettuce in flip top cooler with bare hands, she discarded it."

"Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Observed with coleslaw in flip top cooler, it was made on Sunday (5/21/17) as per operator. Observed with tuna salad in flip top cooler, it was made on Saturday (5/22/17) as per operator. Manager put date marks on foods."

DIANA FOOD GROUP
(CATERING FOR HOMES/SCHOOLS/EVENTS)
4020 NE 10TH WAY
POMPANO BEACH

INSPECTION BASED ON COMPLAINT
ORDERED SHUT 5/25/17
23 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found approximately 2 live in equipment storage area. 2 live by 3 compartment sink. Approximately 30 in fryer unit on cook-line. 7 under stove on cook-line. Approximately 50 in emergency shut off on cook line. Approximately 30 live in warmer on cook line. 2 live under prep table in kitchen."

"Insect control device installed over food preparation area, prep area. Table moved away."

"Accumulation of dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, or other pests, in control devices by restroom."

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

"Floor drains heavily soiled with food debris."

"Raw tomatoes not washed prior to preparation, while employees slicing. Tomatoes sent be washed."

"Food being cooled by non-approved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. Pork 52° to 54°at 3:11 and 50° to 51° at 4:20 at staging cooler #1. Staging cooler #2 cut tomatoes from 60° @ 3:20 to 60° F at 4:30. At current rate of cooling foods will not reach 41° F or below within 4 hours. Foods moved to walk-in freezer."

"Employee touched face/hair and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Employee touch her glasses and mouth , removed gloves by biting them off with her mouth and failed to wash her hands before handling tomatoes. Employee washed hands and changed gloves."

THE CRAB STOP OF MIAMI SEAFOOD MARKET
10951 NW 27TH AVENUE
MIAMI

ORDERED SHUT 5/24/17
20 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 6-10 live roaches inside the of oven located in kitchen."

"Shellfish received from unapproved/unlisted shipper. See stop sale. Operator doesn't have an approved receipt from vendor."

"Dead shellfish and/or shellfish with broken shells. See stop sale. Observed 2-3 dead crabs inside a cart of crabs. Operator discarded dead crabs."

"Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Clean pots located in kitchen."

"Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. Located in kitchen."

Y&O PERUVIAN FOOD
20500 SOUTH DIXIE HIGHWAY
CUTLER BAY

ORDERED SHUT 5/24/17
22 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 2 live roaches on top of cooking equipment next to rotisserie oven. Observed 4 live roaches inside door under grill."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed 1 dead roach in grease on floor behind cooking equipment and 4 dead roaches in drawer under rotisserie oven."

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

"Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Grill **Repeat Violation**."

"Grease accumulated on kitchen floor and/or under cooking equipment heavy build up of grease under cooking equipment . Grease dripping onto floor from chicken cooking in rotisserie oven."

SILVER PALACE CHINESE RESTAURANT
5771 SW 137TH AVENUE
MIAMI

ORDERED SHUT 5/22/17
25 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by 3 fresh looking rodent droppings on top of dish-machine and 2 fresh looking droppings on the shelf at the dry food storage room, 10 plus fresh looking droppings inside the oven on the cook-line area and over 20 old dried looking droppings inside the same oven."

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

"Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris."

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

"Encrusted material on can opener blade."

LA ESTRELLA CHINA
10920 WEST FLAGLER STREET
MIAMI

INSPECTION BASED ON COMPLAINT
ORDERED SHUT 5/22/17
14 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 20 live roaches under cooking equipment, approximately 15 behind cooler in front of cooking equipment, and one live in dining room."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed approximately 30 dead roaches under cooler in front of cooking line, approximately 10 under cooler by dining room, and approximately 8 behind ice machine **Repeat Violation**."

"Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in kitchen. Bucket with chicken **Repeat Violation**."

ALEGRIA-TACO RESTAURANT
3801 NORTH ANDREWS AVENUE
OAKLAND PARK

ORDERED SHUT 5/23/17
16 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 11 fresh rodent dropping under hand wash sink in ware washing area, 2 fresh dropping behind preparation table under rice cooker, 2 fresh dropping next to flip top cooler in cook line. Approximately 30 dried rodent droppings found on window sill of front counter display cooler. Operator instructed to discard rodent droppings and sanitize the areas."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 4 live roaches in True freezer next to stove, no food is in this freezer and it is off, 1 live roach along wall behind sliding door freezer next to flip top cooler, 2 live roaches under hand wash sink in ware washing area."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed 1 dead roach in off True freezer next to stove, 11 dead roaches along wall behind flip top cooler and sliding door freezer, 2 dead roaches in ware washing area. Operator instructed to remove roaches and sanitize areas."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Observed with 20lbs cooked beans (51-53°F - Cooling) in Kelvin cooler, they were cooked and began cooling yesterday, as per operator."

"Cold holding equipment not maintained in good repair. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is repaired. Observed with Beverage air cooler, it has an ambient air temperature of 51°F, operator turned down the cooler to 36°F, corrected on site. Observed with Cold Milk cooler that has an ambient air temperature of 51°F."

AREPA MAGNET PLUS
16644 SADDLE CLUB ROAD
WESTON

ORDERED SHUT 5/24/17
4 VIOLATIONS FOUND

ALSO ORDERED SHUT 5/8/17

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 4 lives roaches in true flip top reach in cooler 1 live roach under the wheel of traulsen unit 1 live roach behind flour container 1 live behind true freezer in bread prep area. 1 live on prep table in kitchen. 1 live next to three compartment sink. **Repeat Violation**."

"Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead next to traulsen reach in cooler. 1 dead under dish

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