Roaches cause Broward Asian buffet, kosher restaurant ordered shut

A restaurant that state inspectors were at 26 times last year is back in the spotlight again for all the wrong reasons.

Asian Buffet and Grill in Deerfield Beach was ordered shut again, but that’s not all. A popular, upscale kosher market also made this week’s dirty dining list.

Right outside the kitchen door, on the ground, was a clear indication of what’s been going on inside at the Asian Buffet and Grill.

Ant and roach killer could be seen right outside the door.

“Can we talk to you?” Local 10 News investigator Jeff Weinsier asked.

“No, no, no. You go,” an employee said.

Last week, a whopping 56 violations were found inside the kitchen, where inspectors were called to based on a complaint.

The Asian Buffet and Grill is located in a shopping center at the corner of Hillsboro Boulevard and Federal Highway.

Among the 56 violations last week were 100-plus live and dead roaches found at the cook line. They were under a prep table, on shelving, on a table with a slicer and in the dishwashing area.

A stop sale was issued for pork, oysters and tuna salad because they were out of temperature.

An employee was seen touching his face and arms, then handling food, and there was an objectionable odor in the restaurant.

Inspectors are very familiar with the Asian Buffet and Grill. State records show they were there 26 times in 2016. Nineteen of those visits were based on a complaint.

On Stirling Road, just west of Pine Island Road in Cooper City, is Aroma Market, an upscale kosher market.

“Take the camera away, please,” a manager, Max, said to Weinsier. “I can talk to you but please take the camera away.”

Aroma Market was ordered shut for a day and a half after 20 violations were found.

Max confirmed to Weinsier that the restaurant had a roach issue and that food was not at the appropriate temperature.

Max tried to point the finger at a vacant restaurant next door for his roach problem, but that restaurant has been vacant for two years.

Cooked onions, cooked salmon, cooked fish, cooked chicken and fried rice was all out of temperature.

“They stop sale and we dispose of them, because what happened is the cooler was not at the right temperature,” Max said. “Technician came right away. We fixed the situation.”

But live roaches were found behind a mixer, next to a bread machine.

Max said rabbis are there all the time to inspect the kitchen and to make sure kosher standards are being adhered to.

“These are kosher standards,” he said. “We have rabbis here all the time. Kosher standards you cannot have roaches in the store. That’s everyone’s standards, but we are controlled by the city and rabbis, and unfortunately, that is what happens.”

Both restaurants have been allowed to reopen following an ordered cleanup and reinspection.

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Original Pancake House ordered shut by state inspectors due to roach issues

The doors at the Original Pancake House in Aventura were shut last week by a state inspector after a roach issue was discovered in the kitchen.

State records show two restaurants in Weston were also ordered shut for a roach and rodent issue.

A rodent issue was also discovered at Munchy’s Pizza in North Miami Beach.

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

***Original Pancake House

21215 Biscayne Blvd.

Aventura

Ordered shut May 12

18 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed two reach in coolers in the cook line that is currently holding food products with Approximately 15+ live roaches.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Observed two reach in coolers in the cook line that is currently holding food products with approximately Three dead roaches.”

“Employee cracked raw shell eggs and then handled ready-to-eat food and/or clean equipment or utensils without washing hands. Operator talked to employee about proper handwashing technique when handling raw to RTE items.”

“Raw animal food stored over cooked food. Raw sausage patties over RTE pancake batter.”

“Floor drains/drain covers heavily soiled. Near walk in cooler in main kitchen.”

“Clean equipment and utensils not separated from soiled equipment and utensils at warewashing area. Clean utensils held in dirty containers.”

***Riceup Asian Kitchen

16642 Saddle Club Road

Weston

Ordered shut May 8

19 violations found

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. More than 10 droppings on floor in dry storage room under wood pallet. 5 wet droppings rest are dry droppings.”

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live roach on floor in dry storage room. 2 live roach on wood board in dry storage room. 1 live roach under wood pallet in dry storage room. 2 live roach behind reach in freezer next to sushi station.”

“Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead roach on floor next to rice cookers 1 dead roach on wall in dry storage room 1 dead roach under wood pallet in dry storage. 1 dead roach on floor in sushi station. 1 dead roach on tray for customer in server station. 1 dead roach on table in server station.”

“Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken stored with cooked pork in reach in freezer.”

***Arepa Magnet Plus

16644 Saddle Club Road

Weston

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut May 8

14 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live on floor near mop sink. 1 live on ceiling next to dry storage. 4 live in baseboard next to restroom 1 live in baseboard next to True freezer unit in bakery area. 1 live under soda shelf next to exit door. More than 10 live in between True freezer and folded tables in food prep area. 1 live crawling on wall next to traulsen reach in unit.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Over 10 dead roaches and weeble around the dough machine in food prep area. More than 10 dead roaches next to True Freezer and folded tables. 1 dead roach on floor in kitchen area.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. 5 each chicken empanadas at 116°F, 1 each Arepas with cheese at 129°F, 3 each ground beef empanadas at 116°F, 2 shredded beef empanadas at 109°F. Per cook food was prepared 9:30am and placed in front counter hot box. Cook did not want to reheat food, cook discarded food.”

“Cooked meats or poultry hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. 5 each chicken empanadas at 116°F, 1 each Arepas with cheese at 129°F, 3 each ground beef empanadas at 116°F, 2 shredded beef empanadas at 109°F. Per cook food was prepared 9:30am and placed in front counter hot box. Cook did not want to reheat food, cook discarded food. See stop sale. precooked Arepas at 80°F on top of prep table. Per cook Arepas prepared at 8:00am. Advised cook need to keep under 41°F or below or at 135°F or above. Advised cook to use time as a public control if want to keep on prep table.”

“Accumulation of encrusted food debris on dough machine.”

“Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Bakery prep area with flour debris from previous days. **Repeat Violation**.”

***Las Brisas Market and Cafeteria

2055 NW 22nd Ave.

Miami

Ordered shut May 9

9 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 20 live roaches found in kitchen area by reach in cooler. Roaches were observed inside reach in cooler wheels and on wall crevices behind same reach in cooler.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed raw beef 47° f, chicken 47° f, tamal 54° f, chimichurri sauce 48° f, cooked rice 58° f and cooked beans 58° f in reach in cooler.”

***Munchy’s Pizza and Wings

1608 Miami Gardens Drive

North Miami Beach

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut May 9

10 violations found

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 75 Dry/ hard rodent droppings by 3 compartment sink, approximately 25 dry/ hard rodent droppings by ice machine, approximately 25 dry/hard rodent droppings under the preparation table, and approximately 40 hard/dry droppings under front counter, approximately 6 moist/ shine rodent droppings on counter under soda machine.”

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

“Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside.”

***Brunia’s Caribbean Take Out

3630 N. State Road 7

Fort Lauderdale

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut May 9

20 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 30 live roaches under the wooden prep table facing the stove in the kitchen area and approximately 20 live roaches under the reach in freezer in the kitchen area, observed 1 live roach in the dining room.”

“Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse, observed Chicken 75° ( 2lbs), white rice 75° (3lbs), cooked spinach 75° (5lbs), cooked cabbage 75°(5lbs), cut lettuce 75° (3lbs) stored in the 7 up reach in cooler on 05/08/17 at 8pm.”

“Observed Chicken 75° ( 2lbs), white rice 75° (3lbs), cooked spinach 75° (5lbs), cooked cabbage 75°(5lbs), cut lettuce 75° (3lbs) stored in the 7 up reach in cooler on 05/08/17 at 8pm stated the operator.”

***New China Guo

3170 W. Commercial Blvd.

Tamarac

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut May 9

12 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by 3 live roaches found under chest freezer in kitchen, 6 live roaches found under 3 compartment sink in kitchen, 2 live roaches found under food preparation sink in kitchen, 1 live roach found next to mop sink and 2 live roaches found next to walk in cooler.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Observed 2 dead roaches in kitchen under chest freezer, 6 dead roaches found in kitchen under 3 compartment sink, 1 dead roach found next to walk in cooler and 1 dead roach found behind frigidaire freezer in kitchen.”

“Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.”

“Grease accumulated on kitchen floor and/or under cooking equipment.”

 

 

 

 

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More sewage issues found in South Florida restaurants

State inspectors found more sewage issues last week in South Florida restaurants.

Raw sewage issues were found at Miyako Sushi in Sunny Isles Beach and Hong Kong Cafe on Bird Road.

Records show both places were ordered shut.

Roach issues were found at Village Chinese near Zoo Miami and China Garden in Homestead.

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

All the places mentioned were allowed to reopen following an ordered cleanup and re-inspection.

***Miyako Sushi

18090 Collins Ave.

Sunny Isles Beach

Ordered shut May 2

26 violations found

“Sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains. Observed raw sewage backing up at the floor drain around food prep area (sushi bar).”

“Objectionable odor in establishment. Around sushi bar.”

“Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance inside the ice bin.”

“Dish machine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dish machine is repaired and sanitizing properly.”

***Hong Kong Cafe

6757 Bird Road

Miami

Ordered shut May 5

36 violations found

“Sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains. Observed water with a strong smell and debris coming from floor drain in cook line area when hand sink and 3 compartment sink are in use.”

“Objectionable odor in establishment. Strong sewage smell comes out of floor drain when hand sink and 3 compartment sink is in use.”

“Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.”

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

“Food stored in holding unit not covered. Containers of cooked chicken and cooked pork and cooked rice found in walking 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.”

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

“Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Containers of cooked pork ribs and cooked rice and cooked chicken from previous day according to operator.”

“Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris.”

“Soil residue in food storage containers.”

***Village Chinese Restaurant

13775 SW 152nd St.

Southwest Miami-Dade

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut May 3

24 violations found

“Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 23 dead roaches observed underneath the same 3 door reach in cooler located in the kitchen on the floor. Approximately 3 dead roaches in the ladies room.”

“Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 33 live roaches found crawling on the floor and wall underneath 3 door stand up reach in cooler, and also crawling on the wall behind the same 3 door reach in cooler in the kitchen. This unit is located in a food prep area. Also observed approximately 8 live roaches underneath the steam table, underneath a cardboard lining across from an oven.”

“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.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. two door stand up unit ; ; Beef (48°F – Cold Holding); Poultry (49°F – Cold Holding); shrimp (49°F – Cold Holding).”

“Interior of oven has heavy accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris. Stand up oven unit.”

“Food stored on floor. Rice and oil on the kitchen floor.”

“Grease accumulated on kitchen floor and/or under cooking equipment.”

***China Garden Chinese Restaurant

27100 S. Dixie Highway

Homestead

Ordered shut May 4

33 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Five live roaches observed on dish machine. Two live roaches observed on prep table in front of kitchen. One live roach observed crawling on wall by hand wash sink. One live roach observed on kitchen floor.”

“Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Three dead roaches observed under prep table by kitchen.”

“All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in walk-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. In walk in cooler observed raw chicken (47°°F – Cold Holding); cooked pork (49°°F – Cold Holding); rice (49°°F – Cold Holding); chicken (49°°F – Cold Holding).”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Rice found in kitchen at 116°F.”

“Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris.”

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Toilet issues, waste water ‘coming through walls’ force restaurant closure

Things were far from “sunny” at Sunny Subs Grill in Medley last week.

During a routine, unannounced state inspection, an inspector noted a serious plumbing issue.

Raw sewage was discovered inside the restaurant that was open for business.

The inspector noted wastewater “coming through the walls” as well.

Plumbing issues were also found at Delish Caribbean in Margate.

Records show Dan Peppas Express Jerk Chicken in West Park has been shut for a week because of a roach issue that continues to exist.

As of this publication, state records show Dan Pappas has not been allowed to re-open.

All the other places listed were allowed to reopen following an ordered cleanup and re-inspection.

***Sunny Subs Grill

8581 NW South River Drive

Medley

Ordered shut April 26

16 violations found

“Raw sewage on ground of establishment. Waste water with strong objectionable odor backing up continuously from the employee bathroom toilet (without being flushed) on to the floor. Waste water is also coming through the wall from the neighboring vacant unit. Waste water flowing to the outside of the establishment due to not having any floor drains in the establishment. The hand wash sink is backing up as well.”

“Objectionable odor in establishment. Observed in employees bathroom, Ware washing area, prep area dry storage.”

“Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Observed standing water in dry storage under shelving ,under reach in coolers and under three compartment sink in the kitchen area. The employee bathroom located by the three compartment sink.”

“Toilet/urinal not flushing/functioning properly. Men bathroom for customers.”

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

“Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. **Repeat Violation**.”

***Delish Caribbean Restaurant

171 S. State Road 7

Margate

Ordered shut April 26

21 violations found

“Standing water or very slow draining water in hand wash sink, three-compartment sink, or mop sink. Observed dirty greasy standing water in 3 compartment sink unable to drain due to plumbing fixtures in disrepair. Operator have no other option to wash rinse and sanitizer utensils. All dirty utensils from previous day place throughout kitchen floor.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooked/heated yesterday/on a previous day not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within a total of 6 hours. Food has been cooling overnight. See stop sale. Cook turkey 64°F, cooked goat meats 71° cooked pork 70° , cooked chicken 88°; as per operator, the above mentioned item were cooked from yesterday.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Cooked meat/poultry cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook turkey 64°F, cooked goat meats 71° cooked pork 70° , cooked chicken 88°; as per operator, all items were cooked from yesterday.”

“Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. True cooler.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. Cooked meat/poultry cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook turkey 64°F, cooked goat meats 71° cooked pork 70° , cooked chicken 88° all items were covered at the time of inspection.”

***Dan Peppas Express Jerk Chicken

5825 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd.

West Park

Ordered shut April 21

Not allowed to re-open April 22

Not allowed to re-open April 24

Not allowed to re-open April 25

Not allowed to re-open April 27

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 2 live roach on front counter 1 live crawling on the wall in lobby near posters 1 live in steam table holding unit.

“Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead on hand sink in kitchen 4 dead in hand sink up front behind front counter 3 dead on front area in front of glass of steam table 1 dead on bar seating area on wall 5 dead on bar area counter.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. 120 lbs. of raw chicken in reach in cooler 50-56° stored in cooler overnight One dozen eggs in cooler.”

“Inadequate number/capacity of cold holding units to maintain potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Only one cooler in establishment and the ambient of cooler is 60°.”

(FROM 4/27/17/ INSPECTION)

“From inspection on 2017-04-21: High Priority – Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 2 live roach on front counter 1 live crawling on the wall in lobby near posters 1 live in steam table holding unit – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-22: 1 live on floor **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-24: 1 live crawling on floor next to register **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-25: 3 live roaches in kitchen area operator cleaned areas 1 live in rear area of kitchen next to box of peppers 1 live on front counter **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-27: 6 live in front counter area **Time Extended**.”

(FROM 4/27/17 INSPECTION)

“From inspection on 2017-04-21: Basic – Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead on hand sink in kitchen 4 dead in hand sink up front behind front counter 3 dead on front area in front of glass of steam table 1 dead on bar seating area on wall 5 dead on bar area counter – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-22: 1 dead on sink **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-24: 10 dead under front counter 1 dead on shelf 4 dead next to register 5 dead next to water heater 1 dead behind seasoning rack 100 dry roach dropping throughout restaurant behind front counter and in kitchen **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-25: 2 dead on rack in restroom 5-7 dead on floor behind toilet 1 dead in hot holding **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-27: 6 dead on floor throughout restaurant **Time Extended**.”

(FROM 4/27/17 INSPECTION)

“From inspection on 2017-04-21: High Priority – Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared from/mixed with ingredient(s) at ambient temperature not cooled to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 4 hours. Seasoned chicken prepped last night 120 lbs of raw chicken in reach in cooler 50-56° stored in cooler overnight – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-22: No chicken in cooler ambient 68° **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-24: Ambient 47° **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-25: **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-27: **Time Extended**.”

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South Florida TGI Friday’s, Carrabba’s, Subway ordered shut by inspectors

Three dead rodents were found in Belkuhy’s Place Cafeteria in Opa-locka last week.

Records show that an inspector also found 200 rodent droppings in the restaurant.

La Fontana Pizzeria in Coral Springs was shut for six days.

Records show inspectors went back several times to reinspect, but roach issues continued.

La Fontana was finally allowed to reopen on April 13.

Meanwhile, raw sewage issues forced the closure of Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Miami Beach.

Inspectors were at the TGI Friday’s in Pembroke Pines based on a complaint.

Roaches were found in several places throughout the kitchen.

Below is list of places and some of their violations.

All the places mentioned were allowed to reopen following an ordered cleanup and re-inspection.

***Bahamian Reef Seafood

7836 NW 44th St.

Sunrise

Ordered shut April 11

Inspection based on complaint

15 violations found

Also ordered shut Aug. 12, 2015

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 on the kitchen floor on the cooks line. 1 under the top of a prep table near the 3 compartment sink. 1 on the wall next to shelving used for storing clean . 2 in a crack under the wooden top of a prep table in the kitchen. **Repeat Violation**.”

“Dead roaches on premises. 1 on a shelf under a prep table by the 3 compartment sink. 3 on the kitchen floor. **Repeat Violation**”

“Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Observed 2 cans of roach spray on a shelf under a prep table.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed fried chicken at 65°F in the steam table, that is not turned, on on the cooks line. The chicken was put in the walk-in cooler. macaroni and cheese at 65-102°F in a turned off steam table on the cooks line. . This was also moved to the walk-in cooler. **Repeat Violation**.”

“Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. Observed cooked rice dated 3/23/17, stew gravy dated 1/22/17 , Johnny cakes dated 11/31/16 , grits dated 4/1/17 and steam gravy dated 3/31/17 in the walk-in cooler.”

***La Fontana

2890 N. University Drive

Coral Springs

Originally ordered shut April 7

Inspection based on complaint

29 violations found

Not allowed to reopen April 8

Not allowed to reopen April 10

Not allowed to reopen April 11

Not allowed to reopen April 12

Finally allowed to reopen April 13

“From inspection on 2017-04-07: Basic – Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. Observed with pizza cooler in pizza station. – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-08: Still observed. **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-10: Observed the same. **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-11: Observed rusted shelves during callback inspection **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-11: **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-12: **Time Extended**.”

“From inspection on 2017-04-07: High Priority – Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 1 live roach in the back storage room with the hand wash sink in it. Observed 1 live roach under preparation table that with plates stored above it in rear food preparation room with dish machine. Observed 1 live roach crawling on the wall behind the large pizza flip top cooler in pizza station. Observed 1 live roach crawling under front counter display cooler in pizza station. Observed 1 live roach behind white Frigidaire reach in freezer near triple sink. Observed 5 live roaches crawling on the dish machine in rear food preparation room. Observed 1 live roach on black rolling cart in back food preparation room. Observed 1 live roach crawling on paper towel dispenser at hand wash sink in pizza station. Observed another 1 live roach crawling on wall to the right of hand wash sink in pizza station. Owner was instructed to clean and sanitize these areas. – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-08: Observed 1 live roach crawling on white Frigidaire reach in freezer. Observed 1 live roach crawling on the floor in the dining room area. Observed 1 live roach crawling on the walk in cooler door. Observed 1 live roach crawling behind black Avanti reach in wine cooler near back storage room. Observed 3 live roaches on the dish machine. Observed 1 live roach crawling on the wall behind plate storage storage rack in the kitchen across from dish machine. Observed 1 live roach crawling on the wall near rack with beer across from pizza station. Observed 2 live roaches behind the pizza cooler in the pizza station. Observed 1 live roach crawling on wooden pizza tray on top of display cooler in pizza station. **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-10: 1 on the floor by the walk-in cooler. 4 in a seam inside the wine cooler. 1 on the wall above bags of flour. 1 on the wall under a dry board of the 3 compartment sink. 1 on the wall by the water heater. 1 on the walk near a rear door. 1 in a ceramic pan on a prep table. 2 on a shelf above a prep table near the dish machine. 1 on the floor under the sprayer sink by the dish machine. **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-11: Observed approximately 20 dead roaches throughout kitchen area, 1 dead inside reachin cooler in prep area in rear, 2 dead on prep table by front-line, 1 live roach on wall by the walk in cooler, 3 live roaches on wall by the dishwasher area on the wall, 3 live roaches on the the reach in cooler by the prep area, 2 live roaches on the by the exit door, 3 on floor by pizza station**Time Extended** **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-11: Observed 2 live roaches at the pizza area, 3 live roaches at kitchen area, 2 dead roaches in the kitchen area. **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-12: Observed 1 on wall by entrance, 1 on counter by pizza station, 2 on reachin cooler in dishwashing area, 1 on ceiling in prep area, 1 on floor in prep area, 1 on floor in dishwashing area, 1 on floor by rear door, 1 dead on floor in prep area, 2 on prep table in dishwashing area, 3 on top of dishwashing machine, 1 on wall by dish rack in dishwashing area, 1 on ceiling in prep area, 1 in ceiling by rear door. **Time Extended**.”

“From inspection on 2017-04-07: Intermediate – Meat slicer soiled with old food debris. Observed near triple sink, old food debris on meat slicer. – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-08: Food debris observed. Still needs cleaning. **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-10: Observed that the blade and blade guard are still soiled. **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-11: Observed dirty meat slicer **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-11: **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-12: **Time Extended**.”

“From inspection on 2017-04-07: Intermediate – No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-08: Still not observed. **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-10: Observed the same. Books have been ordered. **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-11: Observed no employee training during callback inspection **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-11: **Time Extended** – From follow-up inspection on 2017-04-12: 2 live on exterior of reachin cooler in dishwashing area, 1 on front counter by pizza area, 1 on wall by entrance door, 1 on ceiling in prep area, 1 on floor in prep area, 1 on floor in dishwashing area, 2 on prep table in dishwashing area, 3 on top of dishwashing machine, 1 on wall by dish rack in dishwashing area, 1 on ceiling in prep area, 1 in ceiling by rear door. Time Extended** **Time Extended**.”

***TGI Friday’s

90 N. University Drive

Pembroke Pines

Ordered shut April 14

Inspection based on complaint

20 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 2 live roaches in drawer of 2 door freezer on cook line, operator discarded roaches and cleaned and sanitized the area 5 live near hand sink next to oven. 3 live under prep table next to 6 door prep cooler.”

“Dead roaches on premises. 1 fresh under hand sink next to oven 1 fresh under pick up station 3 dry dead on wait station near pick up window.. 1 dry dead in cabinet next to entry of pick up window 1 dry dead big roach in light shield cover over prep area.”

“Accumulation of dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, or other pests, in control devices. 5 fresh dead roaches on trap under pick up window 7 fresh dead under prep table next to 6 door cooler.”

“Build-up of mold-like substance on nonfood-contact surface. On floor next to triple sink gold drain cover.”

“Buildup of food debris/soil residue on equipment door handles. Handles on 6 door cooler in prep area, employee scrubbed handles.”

“Coffee filters not stored in a protected manner to prevent contamination. On iced tea machine next across from pick up window, manager protected.”

Friday’s released a statement: “We are working closely with our pest control vendor to actively and quickly address any issues at hand and prevent future problems. As such, the health department has done a re-inspection and provided approval to reopen the restaurant, confirming we have met their standards of operation and gone above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of our guests.”

***Carrabba’s Italian Grill

3921 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach

Ordered shut April 10

15 violations found

“Raw sewage on ground of establishment in the kitchen area where employees preparing food and draining out onto the bar area on the outside visible to the guest.”

***Arline’s Seafood Restaurant

2770 NW 167th St.

Miami Gardens

Ordered shut April 12

18 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 3 live roaches observed crawling on the floor behind a reach in freezer located on the west side of the kitchen. Approximately 3 live roaches observed on the wall in the mop sink closet behind a closed door on west side of kitchen.”

“Rodent bait not contained in a covered, tamper-resistant bait station. Rodent bait uncovered inside mop sink closet. Operator removed.”

“Establishment advertised grouper on the menu/menu board but served another type of fish. As per operator the establishment ran out of grouper and began using Swai as a grouper substitute for the menu item “Grouper Fingers”.”

“Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. Employee put on gloves to work with food without washing hands first.”

“Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Employee handling raw eggs and raw shrimp, went to handling ready to eat foods such as sausage without changing gloves.”

***Subway

21151 S. Dixie Highway

Goulds

Ordered shut April 13

Inspection based on complaint

12 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 5 lives under Food line front counter area, one under ice tea machine in the lobby ,one under three compartments sink.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 4 dead in lobby cabinets underneath soda machine, one in counter ( coffee machine area).”

“Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles.”

***Sang’s Chinese

1925 NE 163rd St.

North Miami Beach

Ordered shut April 11

11 violations found

Also ordered shut July 30, 2014

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 10 live roaches under preparation table in spider the kitchen, approximately 8 live roaches on wall by dish washing machine at the northeast side of the kitchen and approximately 12 live roaches on top of the dish washer.”

***Belkuhy’s Place Cafeteria

1100 Alibaba Ave.

Opa-locka

Ordered shut April 10

19 violations

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 200 dried droppings and approximately 20 moist droppings on the floor of the working walk in cooler.”

“Rodent burrow or rodent nesting materials present. Nesting materials present on the floor in both the non-working and working walk in coolers.”

“Dead rodent present. Observed 3 dead rodents, 2 of the rodents are on the floor in a non-working walk in cooler, this non working walk in cooler leads into a working walk in cooler were the third dead rodent was observed on the floor.”

“Dead roaches on premises. 3 dead roaches on the kitchen floor underneath the hand wash sink.”

“Screen in door torn/in poor repair – vermin present. Back door screen is torn in many places on the door.”

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South Florida restaurant fails first inspection under new owner

State records show that China Moon in Oakland Park failed its initial food licensing inspection. An inspector found 26 violations, including a roach issue in the kitchen.

The restaurant itself has been opened for some time, but changed owners, initiating the inspection.

A McDonald’s in Sunrise was also ordered shut due to a lack of hot water and construction issues.

A report shows that about 100 rodent droppings were discovered in the kitchen at Latin House Express in North Miami.

The restaurant inside the Balmoral in Bal Harbour was also ordered shut after roach issues were discovered.

Below is a list of places and some of their violations. All the places listed were allowed to re-open following an ordered clean-up and re-inspection.

***Latin House Express

13990 W. Dixie Highway

North Miami

Ordered shut March 24

32 violations found

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by approximately 50-100 dry and 3-4 moist rodent droppings found throughout the kitchen area.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. ham (77°F – Cold Holding); eggs (78°F – Cold Holding) less than 2 hrs per operator.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. rice (127°F – Hot Holding); Beef (128°F – Hot Holding) less than 3hrs per operator.”

“Raw animal food stored over cooked food. Raw chicken / cooked chicken.”

“Soil residue in food storage containers. With sugar.”

“Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.”

“Food not stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. Container of sugar.”

***Balmoral Restaurant

9801 Collins Ave.

Bal Harbour

Ordered shut March 21

7 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 4 live roaches observed underneath prep table which is across from central cook line. Approximately 2 live roaches observed crawling on wooden shelves which are above prep table in the center of the kitchen. Approximately 2 live roaches in oven at central cook line.”

“Raw animal food stored over or with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer – not all products commercially packaged. Raw beef patties over precooked chicken tenders in reach in freezer on south wall of kitchen. Employee moved items to appropriate location.”

“Interior of refrigerator soiled with accumulation of food residue.”

***McDonald’s

10901 W. Oakland Park Blvd.

Sunrise

Ordered shut March 21

21 violations found

“Establishment closes inside dining room to customers but drive-thru remains open. Drive-thru customers are not allowed to use an inside bathroom. The establishment has set up 2 port-a-Potty bathrooms outside. They have set up a hand sink outside to wash hands. There is no hot water available at this sink. Employees are also required to use these bathrooms because there are no interior bathrooms available.”

“Hand wash sink removed from food preparation/dishwashing area. Must be reinstalled in the same location where removed. Observed that the hand wash sink in the front drink preparation area has been removed. The only hand sink available is located in the rear of the establishment. Observed that another hand sink was removed a south side wall in a food prep area. This was verified on the last submitted approved plans dated 1/28/2009.”

“Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. Observed a manager put on one blue glove to handle food without washing hands first.”

“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. Observed a employee in the drink service area handling a wet wiping cloth to wipe down equipment, then continue to prepare drinks and handle take-out cups or containers without washing hands.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food held using time as a public health control marked with a time that exceeds the 6-hour limit. See stop sale. Observed time marks for lettuce and sliced tomatoes expired on 3/19/17. The time marks were corrected.”

“Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed raw shell eggs are stored on top of burritos in a reach-in cooler. The eggs were properly relocated.”

“No plan review submitted and approved – renovations were made or are in progress.”

***China Moon Restaurant

884 E. Oakland Park Blvd.

Oakland Park

Ordered shut March 20

26 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 3 on the kitchen floor. 1 on the floor under the only hand sink. 1 running across a rice warmer. 3 under a rice warmer. 2 on the floor at the entrance to the kitchen. 2 on the floor behind front counter on the floor.”

“Dead roaches on premises. 6 under the 3 compartment sink. 8 on the floor under the hand sink.”

“Raw animal food stored over or with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer – not all products commercially packaged. Observed raw meat and raw seafood stored above cooked foods in a chest freezer . Raw ground meat stored on top of cooked egg rolls in another chest freezer.”

“Establishment advertised crab on menu/menu board but served imitation crab. Establishment advertises crab Rangoon on the menu and uses imitation crab.”

“Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual ware washing. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. Observed none being used.”

“Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. The cook. He put on a hat.”

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