Rodent eating potato inside South Fla. restaurant

RC Caribbean, Swap Shop among places shut down by health inspectors

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PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - State records show a severe rodent issue at RC Caribbean restaurant in Pompano Beach last week.

The inspector noted gnaw marks on a potato.

Roach and rodent issues were discovered at several restaurants at the Swap Shop in Fort Lauderdale, while Japan Care in Sawgrass Mills also had roach issues and was ordered shut.

A Miami Beach pizzaria was ordered shut for the second time this year because of a roach issue.

Below is a list of places and some of their violations. All of the places listed below were allowed to reopen following ordered cleans and re-inspections:

RC CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT

3760 NE 3rd AVENUE

POMPANO BEACH

ORDERED SHUT 11/17/15

33 VIOLATIONS FOUND

INSPECTION BASED ON COMPLAINT

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 10 fresh and 12 dry rodent droppings under prep table at cook line; 5 dry rodent droppings under steam table; 10 fresh and 32 dry rodent droppings by bags of carrots and onions on shelving unit by cook line; 15 fresh rodent droppings inside clean utensil storage container on shelving unit by cook line; 3 fresh rodent droppings on gaskets at HOTPOINT cooler in cook line area; 1 dry rodent dropping on top of microwave; 13 dry rodent droppings under tables in side prep area near Hot Point cooler; 6 dry and 2 fresh rodent droppings at cook line; 1 dry rodent dropping behind beer cases in front counter area; 30 fresh and 28 dry rodent droppings in dry storage room; 15 dry rodent droppings in dining room area; 21 dry and 2 fresh rodent droppings in hallway to restrooms , observed 15 fresh rodent droppings inside box of eggs inside walk-in cooler and 8 dry and 3 fresh rodent droppings in men's restroom. Observed potato with gnaw marks under prep table at cook line."

"Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Use of Household Use only Raid."

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

"All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in walk-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Legume 54° F , rice 58° F, rice 52°F, legume (seafood) 59° F, white rice 62° F, goat 52° F, beef 56° F, goat 51° F, tuna 51° F, fish 54° F, beef 52° F, garlic/oil 52° F, cooked okra 52° F, garlic sauce 51° F, chicken 53° F, batter 60° F, turkey wings 58° F, chicken 58° F, sauce 55° F, eggs 54° F, beans 57° F. All foods in walk-in cooler overnight. Foods out of temperature for longer than 4 hours. No temperature changes observed within 20 minutes. Ambient temperature of cooler 54° F. Food Stop Sale . OPERATOR DISCARDED FOODS."

"Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris."

"Employee handled soiled equipment or utensils and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Employee washed dishes and then prepped foods without washing hands first. Employee washed hands. **Repeat Violation**"

"Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual ware washing. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. No sanitization step observed when washing dishes at 3 compartment sink. Dishes only washed and rinsed. 0 ppm chlorine . Reviewed proper sanitization at 3 compartment sink with operator."

SUBPREME GRILL

15260 SW 280th STREET

HOMESTEAD

ORDERED SHUT 11/18/15

10 VIOLATIONS FOUND

INSPECTION BASED ON COMPLAINT

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found hallway next to kitchen 6, restrooms 4 , behind cook line approximately 10 lived ones , behind food cases at dry storage approximately 10 lives ones . Observed in all areas approximately 30 live roaches."

"Dead roaches on premises. Found on hall way to restrooms 4, at restroom 3, behind cook line 5 and by dry storage approximately 6 to 8 , by soda CO2 tanks 4 live roaches (front counter), behind ice machine approximately 7 to 9 live roaches."

VITTOCCI'S PIZZA

1405 WASHINGTON AVENUE

MIAMI BEACH 

ORDERED SHUT 11/16/15

21 VIOLATIONS FOUND

(ALSO ORDERED SHUT 2/24/15)

"Approximately 50 plus dead roaches on premises in the kitchen area."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 20 plus live roaches found in the kitchen area."

"Tracking powder pesticide used inside establishment."

GRECIAN DELIGHT

SWAP SHOP

3291 WEST SUNRISE BOULEVARD

FORT LAUDERDALE

ORDERED SHUT 11/16/15

16 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. About 10-15 fresh rodent droppings under three compartment next to walk in cooler. About 10 dry droppings under ice machine . About 30 dry rodent droppings along the wall at baseboards next to walk in cooler and in dry storage."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 10 live roaches in corner underneath shelf next to oven in dry storage. 1 live roach underneath Pepsi cooler in dry storage. 1 live roach in crack on wall behind shelf in dry storage. There are no doors between storage- prep- and front counter. 2 live roaches found in non-functional reach in cooler at front counter used as storage."

"Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead roach near soda machine. 1 dead roach underneath hand wash sink next to three compartment sink. 1 dead roach under ice machine. 1 dead roach near Pepsi cooler."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present on gaskets of chest freezer, all shelf and window sills in dry storage. Also along baseboards in dry storage and dish area."

"Interior of oven has heavy accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris. Two door oven in dry storage."

TIC-TAC-DOUGH PIZZA

SWAP SHOP

3291 WEST SUNRISE BOULEVARD

FORT LAUDERDALE

ORDERED SHUT 11/16/15

7 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 4 fresh rodent droppings across from three compartment sink. Approximately 15 fresh rodent droppings underneath mop sink next to chest freezer near exit door. 2 fresh droppings under shelf to the left of walk in cooler."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live roach found on wall in corner above three compartment sink."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Approximately 5 roach droppings on top of light switch next to electrical panel."

"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles. At front counter near cash register."

NICK'S

SWAP SHOP

3291 WEST SUNRISE BOULEVARD

FORT LAUDERDALE

ORDERED SHUT 11/16/15

23 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 4 live roaches behind soda storage at kitchen. 1 live roach inside an igloo cooler with ice for drinks at the front counter, ice was discarded. 2 live roaches in ware washing area floor."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Fried chicken at the front counter steam table at 115-120°f, reheated to 165°f."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Open can of black beans at 82°f on the prep area, according to owner sitting in the counter for about 5h, discarded."

"Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Live Roach inside igloo cooler with ice for drinks. Ice was Discarded."

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

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

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

JAPAN CAFE

SAWGRASS MILLS

12801 WEST SUNRISE BOULEVARD

SUNRISE

ORDERED SHUT 11/16/15

9 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 5 on the floor under the hand sink and convection oven near the rear door. 1 on the floor in front of the deep fat fryers. 3 on the floor under the 3 compartment sink. 2 on the wall near the convection. 2 on the wall near the wok cooking station. 1 on a prep table. 2 on the floor under a flour bin. 1 on the floor in front of the wok cooking area. 1 on a shelf above a prep table. 1 on the floor in front of the cornstarch container."

"Food-contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning, before use. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. Observed a dead roach on a prep table and the shelf above the same prep table."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Garlic in oil left at room temperature overnight. Improperly cooled chicken and pork in the walk-in cooler."

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