In which restaurant did inspectors find live rodent, rodent droppings?

By Jeff Weinsier - Investigative Reporter
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SWEETWATER, Fla. - According to state records, a live rodent and rodent droppings were found by an inspector inside El Portion de la Flaca in Sweetwater last week.

The inspector with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered the restaurant shut.

Rodent droppings were also found in Little Saigon in North Miami Beach across from the mall.

Inspectors also noted that live roaches were found in a Burger King on West Okeechobee Road and at DiCrespo in Kendall.

Below is a list of places ordered shut and some of  their violations.

As of this post, Little Saigon and DiCrespo have not been allowed to re-open. There will likely be a re-inspection later Monday.

***El Porton De La Flaca

1460 NW 107th Ave.

Sweetwater

Ordered shut Dec. 4

15 violations found

"Live rodent present. Observed a live mouse trapped in a animal control under shelf of storage area/rice preparation area."

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 2 fresh droppings by rice cooker (in use). Observed approximately 25 fresh rodent droppings in storage area. No physical separation between storage and kitchen area."

"Hole in or other damage to wall. Observed hole in the corner of wall and floor under shelf of rice preparation area."

***Little Saigon

16752 North Miami Ave.

North Miami Beach

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut Dec. 4

32 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 15 plus dried rodent droppings underneath the cook line, 8 dried on kitchen prep table, 5 dried on the kitchen shelves, 10 dried on kitchen floor by cook line, 7 dried under the dry storage area and 2 dried in the employee bathroom floor."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 9 live roaches crawling on the cook line."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed one dead roach by stand up freezer in back area. Observed one dead roach by reach in cooler area and one on a food tray by the walk in cooler, and one dead roach by front reach in cooler at front area. Observed approximately twelve dead roaches in ceiling light shield in the kitchen area."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Observed pork boo (59°F - Cold Holding); dumpling (52°F - Cold Holding) in reach in cooler."

"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."

"Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. Observed Operator picked up live roach off cook line, and did not wash hands. Operator was instructed on hand washing procedures." 

"Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris."

***DiCrespo

13772 SW 152nd St.

(Sedano's Plaza)

Kendall

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut Dec. 8

15 violations found

Also ordered shut Nov. 3, 2016

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 17 live roaches found in the kitchen on the floors, walls and on top of the a food prep table on the main food prep line."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Walk in cooler: potato salad (54,56,55°F - Cold Holding); mashed potato (49,48,50°F - Cold Holding); soup (55,57,50°F - Cold Holding)."

***Sak Pase Restaurant

27156 S. Dixie Highway

(Naranja Plaza)

Naranja

Ordered shut Dec. 7

40 violations found

"Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. Employee enter kitchen, put gloves on and engaged in food preparation without washing hands."

"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 touched face, then went to plate food without washing hands."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Observed 8 lb. cooked pork (45°f-50 °F - Cold Holding); 27 lb. Cole slaw (53°F - Cold Holding);25 lb. cooked chicken (57°F - Cold Holding) inside walk in cooler. Ambient temperature of walk in cooler marked 50 °f . Observed Cole slaw (60°F - Cold Holding) at reach in cooler by prep table. Observed ice buildup inside reach in cooler."

"Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Interior of oven; Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.; interior of microwave ; encrusted grease and soil on small toaster on oven.; Soil residue in food storage containers ; inside hot holding unit located by front counter."

"Plumbing system in disrepair. Plumbing lines at three compartment sink in kitchen area and at the only kitchen hand sink is not connected. Pipes underneath are broken . Observed standing water on kitchen floor. **Repeat Violation**."

***Burger King

9490 W. Okeechobee Road

Hialeah Gardens

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut Dec. 5

10 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 10 live roaches by the soda machine underneath next to milk shake station ,1 in drink station floor."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. 100 plus by the soda machine underneath."

***Bamboche Tropical

6320 Miramar Parkway

Miramar

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut Dec. 4

14 violations found

"Sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains. Gray water coming from green cap on floor near triple sink area, also In corner of floor under microwave."

"Dead roaches on premises. 7 dead under prep table."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Fish 46° beef 46° cut lettuce 46° plantains 48° chicken soup 50° turkey 48° pork 48° Stored in cooler from the night before."

"Build-up of mold-like substance on nonfood-contact surface. On ceiling of walk in cooler and clear blinds of walk in cooler." 

 

 

 

 

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