Steak n' Shake ordered shut after water from ceiling leaks onto food, pans

Floor areas covered with standing water, inspector notes

By Jeff Weinsier - Investigative Reporter

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - State inspectors were at the Steak N' Shake in Coral Springs last week based on a complaint.

Records show a "stop sale" was issued on turkey because of a water leak directly onto food.

In fact,  water was leaking in several parts of the kitchen.

The inspector noted water from the ceiling leaking onto clean metal pans on a shelving unit.

An inspector also ordered Wong's Chinese Restaurant in North Miami shut last week due to a roach issue.

Records show inspectors visited Wong's nine times in 2016 and five times this year.

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

***Wong's Chinese Restaurant

12420 Biscayne Blvd.

North Miami

Ordered shut June 8

28 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 6 live roaches on preparation behind soy sauce box, 6 live roaches under preparation table, 5 in the reach in cooler gasket, 2 by hand washing sink, 3 on oven door **Repeat Violation**"

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 25 dead roaches around the kitchen."

"Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation."

"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."

***Steak N' Shake

4120 N. State Road 7

Coral Springs

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut June 7

11 violations found

"Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Observed water leaking from ceiling light in walk in cooler, tray with packaged turkey slices, under leaking light, is sitting in accumulation of water in pan, operator stated that he is not sure if it's from the leaking light. Operator instructed to discard turkey, about 3lbs."

"Equipment located in an area not protected from overhead leakage from ceiling. Observed water from ceiling leaking onto clean plates/pans/utensils/other food contact surfaces in dishwashing area where clean dishes come out."

"Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Observed in milkshake preparation area- it has about 1 inch of standing water, dish washing area- it has about 1 inch of standing water, walk in cooler, and in dining room near to the wall along where the bathroom is. Areas in dining room with standing water are isolated at this time. Observed food employees walking through the water in the kitchen and floors are wet in kitchen and dining area."

"Water leaking from ceilings throughout kitchen, female bathroom, near mop sink, in dining room, in milkshake preparation area, and in dish washing area above section where clean dishes come out and are stored. Observed water leaking from ceiling light in walk in cooler, tray with packaged turkey slices, under leaking light, is sitting in accumulation of water in pan, operator stated that he is not sure if it's from the leaking light, see stop sale. Observed water from ceiling leaking onto clean metal pans on shelving unit connected to dish machine in dish area where clean dishes come out."

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed about 4 flies in the milkshake and dishwashing area."

"Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken. Observed it coming off of the wall in dining area near where water is pooling from rain."

 

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