Marriott accused of misrepresenting ‘airline chicken’ as free-range chicken

You might not be getting what you paid for at BlueFire Grille in the Marriott Fort Lauderdale.

State records show that the hotel was cited for misrepresenting what they put on your plate.

An inspector said the “free-range” chicken advertised was actually frozen “airline chicken.”

The inspector also noted that Indonesian frozen snapper was used as yellow tail snapper.

Meanwhile, Pollo Tropical, Church’s Chicken, Ruby Tuesday, Joe’s Crab shack and CJ’s Crab Shack were all recently ordered shut.

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

***Pollo Tropical

1819 S. Federal Highway

Fort Lauderdale

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut Aug. 3

6 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed about 7 live roaches under triple sink in prep area.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Observed about 6 dead roaches under triple sink in prep area.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed in kitchen in 2 doors CONTINENTAL brand reach in cooler raw chicken at 51f and raw ribs at 53f due to reach in cooler been unplugged. Per manager statement placed food items in cooler at 10AM. Informed manager to transfer food items to other working unit to bring down temperature control to 41f or below . Manager placed food items in walk in cooler to bring down temperature control to 41f or below.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. Observed raw pork stored inside prep sink in room temperature to thaw out. Manager placed raw pork back to walk in cooler to continue with thawing process.”

***Ruby Tuesday

12075 SW 152nd St.

Coral Reef Drive

Miami

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut Aug. 3

9 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. (Approximately 13 live roaches on the wall and floor behind a stand up convection oven. Also observed 2 live roaches on the floor behind a reach in cooler in the server drink area, just outside the kitchen separated by a door).”

“Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 5 dead roaches located inside the doors underneath the self serve salad bar located in the dining room.”

***Joe’s Crab Shack

4402 N. University Drive

Lauderhill

Inspection based on complaint

24 violations found

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 3 fresh droppings on 2nd floor at bar area.”

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 1 live roach at dry storage area that used to be a walk in cooler.”

“Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed approximately 30 flies at the dry storage area.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Observed 7 dead roaches at dry storage area, 6 dead roaches at bar on 2nd floor.”

“Accumulation of dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, or other pests, in control devices. Observed 1 dead rodent at bar on 2nd floor in a glue stick trap.”

***Church’s Chicken

2899 NW Seventh Ave.

Miami

Ordered shut July 25

11 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately live roaches in the employee restroom ( 6 behind the door, 5 behind the water heater tank). The restroom is located in the back area next to the room where the ice machine and freezer are). Also observed approximately 3 live roaches behind the ice machine and 8 moist roach eggs inside the gaskets in the reach in freezer where the food is stored.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Observed 1 dead roach inside the mop sink and approximately 6 dead roaches under 3 compartment sink. Observed approximately 12 dead roaches under dry food storage shelf. Observed approximately 20 dead roaches inside light covers.”

“Floor drains/drain covers heavily soiled. All over the store.”

***CJ’s Crab Shack

Beach Paradise Hotel

600 Ocean Drive

Miami Beach

Ordered shut July 26

25 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by 10+ live roaches found. At kitchen, corners and behind equipment. Pest control came last night, invoice provided.”

“10+ Dead roaches on premises. Kitchen/Prep Area. Corners and behind equipment. Pest control came last night. Invoice provided.”

“Chlorine sanitizer used to sanitize clean in place equipment not at proper minimum strength. Do not use equipment not properly sanitized. At 0 then corrected to 100.”

“Operator unable to provide documentation for source of fish. Grouper on menu, no proof of purchase provided.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheesecake 60°f lobster 46°f from last night, discarded. Cooler for cheesecake disconnected to be cleaned, less than 1 Hr.”

“Floor soiled/has accumulation of food debris. Under fryers.”

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

***El Pub

1548 SW Eighth St.

Miami

Ordered shut July 26

76 violations found

Also ordered shut Oct. 19, 2016

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed one moist dropping on top of storage container lid in dry storage area. Observed 3 dry droppings on floor underneath storage container; observed 20 + dry droppings on shelf in dry storage area. Observed approximately 2 dry droppings on top of marinara sauce can.”

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed three live roaches crawling on wall underneath two compartment sink in main kitchen area; observed one live roach in wall gAp behind prep table in kitchen area; observed three live roaches crawling on bottom shelf of prep table holding slicer in kitchen area; observed one live roach crawling on hallway heading to storage area.”

“Accumulation of dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, or other pests, in control devices. Observed one dead roach inside glue trap on top of dish machine.”

“Employee (dishwasher) handled soiled dishes or utensils and then handled clean dishes or utensils without washing hands. Coached on proper hand washing procedures.”

“Food-contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning, before use. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. Observed employee clean pans and not sanitized.”

“Nonfood-grade hose conveying potable water. Observed hose next to the steam table used to fill pots with water for soup as per employee.”

“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. Provided educational flyer for health responsibilities via email to operator.”

“Soil residue in food storage containers with dry rice and black beans.”

***Tamura Japanese Seafood Buffet

6728 Main St.

Miami Lakes

Ordered shut July 26

35 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 30 plus by the dishwasher area Approximately 7 plus in wall shelves underneath dishwasher area Approximately 5 plus in ceiling dishwasher area ,approximately 7 in kitchen prep table by the ice machine , 1 inside of can opener base, approximately 5 in kitchen prep table by the main prep line underneath ,approximately 3 in kitchen prep table close to the three compartment sink underneath, approximately 3 by the ice machine behind the wall ,approximately 5 in dry storage shelves in between wall and soda boxes **Repeat Violation**.”

“Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Approximately 100 plus ware washing area ceiling.”

“Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Approximately 6 in kitchen area.”

“Dollies, pallets, racks or skids used to store or transport packaged food not designed to be moved easily to allow for cleaning access. Observed in kitchen reach in cooler wood pallet used to elevate the equipment, observed approximately 3 live roaches.”

***Bluefire Grille

Marriott Fort Lauderdale North

6650 N. Andrews Ave.

Fort Lauderdale

Ordered shut July 24

28 violations found

“Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Observed a build-up of roach excrement inside a cabinet used to store clean pans on the cooks line. Do not use any of these pans until they have been cleaned and sanitized. Observed roach excrement inside first aid cabinet.”

“Tracking powder pesticide used inside establishment. Observed tracking powder in an un-used oven.”

“Cooked meats or poultry hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Observed cooked sausage at 130°-135°F on the customer self-serve buffet. Chef removed food.”

“Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. Observed cook cracking raw eggs not washing hands before changing gloves and then handling ready to eat omelet ingredients. After speaking with her, she removed the gloves, washed hands and put on new gloves.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed smoked salmon 48°-52°F, and cut melon 47°-52°F at breakfast buffet.”

“Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. Observed tuna salad dated 7.13.17.”

“Establishment advertised yellow tail snapper on the menu/menu board but served another type of fish. Observed only snapper in establishment is Indonesian frozen snapper. Establishment does not have any recent, within 30 days old, invoices to show that yellow tail snapper has been purchased.”

“Identity of food or food product misrepresented. Establishment advertises organic greens on the menu and did not observe any boxes of organic greens in the walk-in cooler and the establishment does not have any recent invoices to show that organic greens have been purchased. Establishment advertises free range chicken on the menu and the Chef showed me. Case of ice glazed airline chicken breast. The labeling on the case does not state free range and the establishment does not have any recent invoices to indicate that free range chicken has been purchased.”

“Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Observed a build-up of old food in the bottom of the unused reach-in cooler drawers on the cooks line.”

“Interior of oven has heavy accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris. 1. Observed both Imperial ovens has heavy accumulation of grease. 2. Observed hot hold cabinet at the end of cook line, shelves and bottom of cabinet has grease/ food debris. 3. Observed accumulation of grease in two ovens in rear cook line.”

***Rigaud Adeline

Blessing Restaurant

8427 NE Second Ave.

Miami

Ordered shut July 24

21 violations found

Also ordered shut Oct. 4, 2016

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 10-15 hard droppings around front counter.”

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 20 around the 3 compartment sink inside kitchen area.”

“Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed approximately 10 flies by the front counter and approximately 8 flies in the kitchen.”

“Clean equipment/utensils not stored at least 6 inches above the floor. Observed lean pots stored The floor.”

***China A

811 E. Commercial Blvd.

Oakland Park

Ordered shut July 24

16 violations found

Also ordered shut May 18

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 8 live roaches on the kitchen floor under equipment and shelving on the cooks line. 1 live roach by the mop sink inside near the rear door. 4 on the wall under the hand sink near the rear door. 4 on the floor under a prep sink in the rear of the kitchen. **Repeat Violation**”

“Dead roaches on premises. Observed 6 dead roaches under the 3 compartment sink in the kitchen. 4 dead roaches on the kitchen floor near the rear door. 5 dead roaches outside the walk-in cooler on the floor. **Repeat Violation**”

“Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in freezer – all products not commercially packaged. Observed raw chicken, packaged on site, stored in the same container with raw beef and imitation Krab.”

“All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed all food in the larger flip top cooler on the cooks line is above 70°F. The food was moved to the walk-in cooler.”

***Adolophe Take Out

215 NE 82nd St.

Miami

Ordered shut July 26

13 violations found

Also ordered shut Jan. 3

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. observed approximately 10 live roaches crawling along walls in kitchen area near hand washing sink and food storage/prep tables. **Repeat Violation**”

“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.”

***El Sol Cafe Corporation

8901 SW 157th Ave.

Miami

Ordered shut July 27

41 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by 3 live roaches found inside can opener located in cook line  area, approximately 20 plus live roaches found on prep table located in cook line  area next to ovens, and 15 plus live roaches found in shelving located in dry storage used to store canned products and clean cooking equipment.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse.cooked pork (47°F – Cold Holding); ham (47°F – Cold Holding); cheese (46°F – Cold Holding); cooked ground beef (46°F – Cold Holding); tamales (46°F – Cold Holding); raw beef (46°F – Cold Holding); raw chicken (46°F – Cold Holding); cooked chicken (47°F – Cold Holding); raw fish (47°F – Cold Holding)in walking cooler , ambient temperature at 52°. raw fish (47°F – Cold Holding); raw chicken (47°F – Cold Holding); raw beef (47°F – Cold Holding); raw pork (46°F – Cold Holding); eggs (46°F – Cold Holding); ham (46°F – Cold Holding)in reach in cooler in cookline area, ambient temperature at 49°.”

“Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Repeat Violation**”

“Accumulation of debris inside ware washing machine.”

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

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

“Walk-in cooler not maintained in good repair. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is repaired. Cooked pork (47°F – Cold Holding); ham (47°F – Cold Holding); cheese (46°F – Cold Holding); cooked ground beef (46°F – Cold Holding); tamales (46°F – Cold Holding); raw beef (46°F – Cold Holding); raw chicken (46°F – Cold Holding); cooked chicken (47°F – Cold Holding); raw fish (47°F – Cold Holding)in walking cooler , ambient temperature at 52°.”

***Seafood Express Garlic Crab House

South Side of Lauderhill Mall

4269 NW 12th St.

Lauderhill

Ordered shut July 27

20 violations found

Also ordered shut July 12, 2017

Also ordered shut May 25, 2016

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 7 live roaches under the reach in freezer at hallway, 1 live roach on the wall behind the prep table in the kitchen area, 2 live roaches behind the reach in cooler at front counter area.”

“Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed 2 flies in the kitchen area.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Observed 1 dead roach by the reach in freezer in the hallway.”

“Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.”

“Food manager certification expired.”

***La Paralla De Pancho

628 S. State Road 7

Margate

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut July 28

19 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 5 live roaches in the Cook line, 1 live by the prep table in the kitchen and 1 live roach by the reach in freezer in the hallway.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Observed 6 dead roaches in a glue stick by the reach in freezer in hallway, 2 dead roaches by the dishmachine, 2 dead roaches at front counter, 3 dead roaches at front bar, and 1 dead at Cook line.”

“Manager lacking proof of food manager certification.”

***Chez Le Bebe

114 NE 54th St.

Miami

Ordered shut July 31

25 violations found

Also ordered shut Sept. 11, 2015

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 40+dry droppings on dry storage shelf. Approximate 10 in another shelf. Observed 2 moist droppings on same shelf in dry storage shelf in storage area. Approximately 50+ dropping by storage room, under mop sink and shelves.”

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 10 live roaches under three compartment sink inside kitchen, one roach on prep table next to grinder.”

“Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed approximately 6 live Flies by back area.”

“Attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust, grease, or food debris. Grease on gas piping behind cooking equipment.”

“Cleaned and sanitized equipment or utensils not properly stored. Observed 2 pot lids on floor underneath a table in kitchen by serving window.”

“Hood soiled with accumulated grease, dust or food debris.”

“Objectionable odor in establishment. Back area by walk in cooler.”

“Cooked meats or poultry hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Observed stainless steel container with cooked pork on the stove top at the temperature of 110°f. Operator transferred pork to a pot, heated it up to cook. Pork 178°f.”

 

 

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Rainwater dripping on food causes Checkers restaurant closure

A state inspector noted rainwater leaking onto cheese, cut onions, mayonnaise and tartar sauce last week inside a Checkers restaurant in South Florida.

Records show 15 violations were found inside the restaurant and the kitchen was ordered shut.

KT’S Kitchen, a mobile food truck, also had food temperature and cross contamination issues.

Records show roach issues at Bobby’s Meal and Chong’s Chinese in Miami, Marie and Marie Bakery and Catering in Pompano Beach and Orient Chef in Davie.

A “stop sale” was also ordered on food at Chong’s Chinese and Orient Chef.

Below is a list of the restaurants that were ordered shut and some of their violations.

All the places listed, with the exception of Bobby’s Meal, were allowed to re-open following an ordered cleanup and re-inspection.

***Checkers

5606 SW 137th Ave.

Miami

Ordered shut July 21

15 violations found

“Food contaminated by leaking water from the ceiling due to heavy rain on top of foods like cheese, onions, tartar sauce, mayonnaise located on preparation table in cook line .”

“Food contaminated by leaking water from the ceiling on top of food prep area at a slow drip. See stop sale. Observed food items like cheese, cut onions, mayo, tartar sauce stored in cook line area getting wet by dripping water from the roof due to heavy rain at the time of inspection.”

“Food-contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning, before use. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. Observed prep tables in cook line areas getting wet by water leak from the roof due to heavy rain.”

“Light shield damaged/in disrepair. Observed standing water inside light panels due to the ceiling leaking water during the heavy rain.”

“Ceiling/ceiling tile shows damage or is in disrepair. Water leaking from the ceiling on different areas of the restaurant including cook line tables by dishwashing area.”

“Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Inside ladle. Ladle was discarded by manager.”

“Objectionable odor in establishment. Bathroom/ dry storage area.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. cheese sauce (44°F – Cold Holding); chili (44°F – Cold holding; cheese (44°F – Cold Holding); hot dogs (44°F – Cold Holding); dressings (53°F – Cold Holding)found in walking cooler, ambient temperature of walking cooler at 45°.hot dogs (44°F – Cold Holding); cheese (43°F – Cold Holding); sauce (44°F – Cold Holding)found in reach in cooler in cook line.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Poultry (102°F – Hot Holding); chicken wings (103°F – Hot Holding); Fish (103°F – Hot Holding) found in hot drawers unit in cook line area. Operator turn on the switch that was off.”

“Walk-in cooler not maintained in good repair. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is repaired. cheese sauce (44°F – Cold Holding); chili (44°F – Cold Holding); cut tomato (68°F – Cooling); cheese (47°F – Cooling); cheese (44°F – Cold Holding); hot dogs (44°F – Cold Holding); dressings (53°F – Cold Holding) ambient temperature found at 45.”

“Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Chili from previous day according to manager stored in walk in cooler.”

***Bobby’s Meal

2109 Opa-locka Blvd.

Opa-locka

Ordered shut July 18

31 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 10 live roaches by storage racks to the left of hand wash sink in kitchen. Approximately three more live roaches to the right of three compartment sink. Approximately two more live roaches observed under prep table in middle of kitchen. Approximately five more live roaches observed on ceiling and on walls of kitchen.”

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

“Employee washed hands with no soap.”

“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. Employee attempted to plate cracker by grabbing them from the commercial packaging with his bare hands to the plate. Told him he would have to use tongs in order to that and that he would not be able to continue using the crackers in the bag he had contaminated.”

***Chong’s Chinese Restaurant

1164 W. Flagler St.

Miami

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut July 17

30 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 1 under kitchen steam table, 4 crawling behind kitchen hand wash sink and 1 on the floor underneath the kitchen prep table.”

“Tracking powder pesticide used inside establishment. Observed tracking powder around entire kitchen’s floor.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Chicken wings 117°F,shrimp 80°F, ham 59°F,Turkey 57°F,shrimp 60°F,beef 66°F,Pork 60°F.”

“Food not stored at least 6 inches off of the floor. Poultry and shrimp inside walk-in cooler.”

“Plumbing system in disrepair. By three compartments sink.”

***Marie & Marie Bakery and Catering

625 E. Atlantic Blvd.

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut July 20

19 violations found

Also ordered shut March, 14 2016-March 24, 2016

 “Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 12 to 15 live roaches around base of water heater next to 3 comp sink in prep kitchen, approximately 8 to 10 live roaches under 2 comp sink with wood cabinet next to 3 door SS cooler in front section of kitchen. Observed 2 live on floor under bulk rice container.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 18 to 20 dead roaches around base of water heater next to 3 comp sink in prep kitchen, approximately 15 under 2 comp sink with wood cabinet next to 3 door SS cooler in front section of kitchen. Approximately 18 dead roaches on shelve used for wrapped to go containers at front counter. 4 dead roaches under unused cooler near back door, 2 under sink in cabinet in women’s restroom , 4 dead on floor in front of restrooms, 3 dead on floor under bulk rice container. Employee cleaned up dead roaches during inspection.”

“Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Tall reach in with glass door at front counter, employee cleaned.”

“Manager lacking proof of food manager certification.”

“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. Cooked chicken, beans and plant foods in reach in cooler for 2 to 3 days.”

“Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of oven.”

***Orient Chef

4653 University Drive

Davie

Ordered shut July 17

29 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 3 live on prep table next to cook line. 7 live on floor between prep and three compartment sink. 3 live on oil box under wok station. 3 live in box with individual ramekins with peanuts. See stop sale. 1 live in box with individual ramekins with soy sauce. See stop sale. 1 live under dry storage area behind cook line. 1 live on food processor.”

“Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead floor next to prep table. 1 dead on shelf on prep table in front of three compartment sink. 3 dead on top of oil box on shelf with dry storage next to three compartment sink. 1 dead next to flour bag in dry storage section. More than 10 dead under dry storage shelf behind cook line . More than 5 dead next to reach in freezer. 2 dead on rice bags in dry storage area behind cook line. 6 dead in bathroom.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. 50 lbs Cooked chicken 43-46°F in walk in cooler, per cook food was made on 7-15-17, 6 lb. cooked shrimp (44-45°F – Cooling); 1 lb. Krab Rangoon (49°F – Cooling) per cook was prepared yesterday 7-16-17 3 lb. cooked noodles (46-48 °F – Cooling) prepared 7-16-17.see stop sale raw salmon (44°F – Cold Holding); raw chicken (44°F – Cold Holding); in walk in cooler. pork (46°F – Cold Holding); raw shrimp (44°F – Cold Holding); cooked ribs (47°F – Cold Holding); wonton (48-51°F – Cold Holding); tofu (48°F – Cold Holding) per cook food was put in reach in cooler yesterday 7-16-17. Cooked ribs are removed from freezer and placed in reach in cooler. cream cheese (45°F – Cold Holding) in sushi station per cook was put on reach in unit yesterday 7-16-17. raw shell eggs (85°F – Cold Holding); garlic w oil (80 °F – Cold Holding) per cook eggs and garlic was placed on cook like at 11:00am.”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooled in quantity deeper than 4 inches. 50 lbs Cooked chicken 43-46°F in walk in cooler, per cook food was made on 7-15-17 see stop sale. **Repeat Violation**.”

“Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Per cook chicken in walk in cooler was prepared 7-15-17 with no date mark. **Repeat Violation**.”

“Raw animal food stored over or with ready-to-eat food in walk-in freezer – not all products commercially packaged. Raw chicken over cooked wonton Raw chicken with cook chicken.”

“Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in freezer – all products not commercially packaged. Raw chicken over raw beef Raw chicken over raw fish.”

“Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.”

“Food stored on floor. Flour, sugar, seasoning bag stored on flood in dry storage area behind cook line. Manager removed of floor.”

“Manager lacking proof of food manager certification.”

“No certified food manager for establishment.”

***KT’s Kitchen

(Mobile)

180 NE 35th Court

Oakland Park

Ordered shut July 19

24 violations found

“Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed approximately 6-10 flies in the kitchen. The flies were landing on take-out containers, deli wrap and food contact surfaces.”

“Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Observed an objectionable odor coming from raw shrimp stored overnight in a non-working cooler . The temperature of the shrimp was 46-51°F.”

“Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. MFDV does not have hot or cold running water available and operator is wearing gloves.”

“All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed all food in the small flip top reach-in cooler is above 45°F. Some food was stored in this unit overnight. See stop sale. Some food was moved to a chest freezer. Observed all food in the tall reach-in cooler is 46°F or higher. Foods were moved to the chest freezer.”

“Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in cooler. Observed raw chicken and raw beef stored in the same foil pan in the small flip top reach-in cooler. Observed raw chicken and raw snapper stored in the same pan in the same cooler.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Food stored in non-working cooler overnight.”

“No sanitizer of any kind available for ware washing. Only use single-service items to serve food to customers until sanitizer is available for ware washing. The only chlorine bleach in the MFDV is “Fresh Meadow” scented bleach which is not approved for use as sanitizer. There is no other sanitizer available for use on the MFDV.”

“Manager, Kasey Westbrook, lacking proof of food manager certification and no other certified food service manager employed at this location.”

“Reach-in cooler 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 all food in the small flip top cooler is above 45°F and all the food in the tall reach-in cooler is 46°F or warmer.”

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South Florida deli ordered shut for second time due to rodent issue

State records show that it happened again.

Strathmore Bagels and Deli was ordered shut for the second time in two weeks on July 5.

Records show an Inspector found rodent issues both times.

Rodent and roach issues were also found at Seafood Express located at the Lauderhill Mall.

Records show inspectors have been to Seafood Express six times this year and nine times in 2016.

The kitchen at Don Burrito on Sunset Drive was also ordered shut last week after a roach issue was discovered.

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

***Strathmore Bagels and Deli

10020 W. Oakland Park Blvd.

Sunrise

Ordered shut July 5

8 violations found

Also ordered shut June 20

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by 8 fresh rodent droppings found under dishwashing machine, 6 fresh rodent droppings found in kitchen under food preparation table, 3 dry rodent dropping found in dry storage room, 3 fresh rodent droppings found in dry storage room and 1 fresh dropping found under 3 compartment sink.”

“Roach activity present as evidenced by 1 live roaches found under 3 compartment sink.”

“Hand wash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Observed a wiping cloth stored in wash hand sink in kitchen area.”

***Don Burrito

10855 SW 72nd St.

Miami

Ordered shut July 13

10 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 30 plus live roaches found. (Approximately 20 plus live roaches found inside and around cases of canned soda on a metal rack in the kitchen). (Approximately 10 plus live roaches found between a cracked baseboard tile/wall on the floor next to a reach in cooler make table in the kitchen).”

“Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Dish area employee no hair net worn.”

***Seafood Express Garlic Crabhouse

Lauderhill Mall

4269 NW 12th St.

Lauderhill

Inspection based on complaint

19 violations found

Also ordered shut May 25, 2016

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 80 fresh droppings under the shelves of the dry storage area.”

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 10 live roaches behind the reach in freezer in the dry storage area, 4 live roaches under the shelf of the dry storage area, 5 live roaches behind the Frigidaire reach in cooler in the hallway, observed 10 live roaches under the prep table in the kitchen area by the Frigidaire reach in cooler, 3 live roaches behind the Frigidaire reach in cooler at front counter.”

“Sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains in the kitchen.”

“Equipment in poor repair. Observed Raw salmon 47°, raw tilapia 47°, raw grouper 47°, raw tuna 48° cold hold in the Frigidaire reach in cooler in Cookline.”

“Food manager certification expired.”
 

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Restaurant employee busted scratching open wound while preparing food

State inspectors found an employee at The Field Irish Pub & Eatery scratching an open wound and preparing food, records stated.

Inspectors showed up at The Field, at 3281 Griffin Road in Dania Beach, based on a complaint.

An inspector with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation noted 42 violations.

The Florida Department of Health also opened and conducted a food borne illness investigation based on that complaint.

Donna Richards said she and three others recently ate at the restaurant and got sick.

“Three of us got food poisoning. We all ate different things, but the three of us had beef,” Richards said. “I had the prime rib, one had the shepherd’s pie and the other had the meat loaf. (I) called the manager and he blew me off and was a bit rude. My friend also called and got the same reaction. So we called the health department.” 

The Broward County Health Department conducted a food borne illness investigation and provided Local 10 News with reports.

The Field was not ordered shut, but was re-inspected by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Below is a list of some of the violations found.

***The Field Irish Pub & Eatery 

3281 Griffin Road

Dania Beach

Inspection based on complaint

Inspection date: June 23

42 violations found

“Employee with infected sore/cut/burn/wound on hand or wrist without two layers of impermeable protection on the wound is handling food, clean equipment or utensils, or unwrapped single-service items. Prep lady with healing wound on forehand not covered, employee scratching wound and using arm to roll sausage roll dough.”

“Bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food while the establishment is under a food borne illness investigation. Cook touching ready to eat foods to plate, bagging cooked meat loaf, was told then washed.”

“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. 1)Bagged chicken wings 50°, 2) Walk-in, cooked meat loaf sliced 46°, 3)cooked prime rib 49°, 4)Sheppard pie ground beef cooked 50°, 5) Sheppard pie in casserole dish 49°-47°. Stop sale. **Repeat Violation**.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Walk-in, cooked meatloaf sliced 46°, cooked prime rib 49°. Sheppard pie ground beef cooked 50°, in casserole dish 49°-47°, bagged chicken wings. **Repeat Violation**.”

“potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in walk-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Walk-in, cooked meatloaf sliced 46°, cooked prime rib 49°. Sheppard pie ground beef cooked 50°, in casserole dish 49°-47°, bagged chicken wings 50° overnight in Walk-in cooler.”

Dead roaches on premises. 1)1 dead roach is n shelf over mixer, cleaned area, 2) dry storage area, next to soda boxes, cleaned, Corrected On-Site**3) 1 under booth in back Nautical dining room, roaches cleaned up and area sanitized, . **Corrected On-Site**

“Soda gun soiled. Bar. **Repeat Violation**”

“Soil residue in food storage containers, dry seasonings, stacked touching seasonings underneath it.”

“Accumulation of RUST around soda lines in back room wait station, next to kitchen, in ice holder.”

“Encrusted material on can opener blade. Rusty **Repeat Violation**.”

“Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.”

“Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Fruit flies in corner next to mixer and outside bar.”

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Restaurants in Broward County with no violations so far in 2017

Below is a list of places in Broward County that had zero violations during a routine, unannounced state inspection.

The data is for the first six months of 2017.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspected the places below.

South Floridians say thank you!

*POPEYE’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN, 1450 NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE, PEMBROKE PINES, 6/2/17

*A CLASSIC FISH MARKET, 6043 MIRAMAR PARKWAY, MIRAMAR, 6/1/17

*HOLY CROSS WOMEN’S CENTER CAFE (HEALTHPLEX), 1000 NE 56TH STREET, OAKLAND PARK, 5/31/17

*SUBWAY, 292 INDIAN TRACE ROAD, WESTON,  5/30/17

*CHARLEY’S GRILLED SUBS, 12801 WEST SUNRISE BLVD. (SAWGRASS MILLS), 5/19/17

*GISCREW1, 9837 WEST SAMPLE ROAD, CORAL SPRINGS, 5/19/17 (MOBILE)

*MCCLOVER’S GRILL, 1330 NW 7TH PLACE, 5/17/17, FORT LAUDERDALE (MOBILE)

*BACK IN THE DAY BAR B QUE, 441 EAST EVANSTON CIRCLE, FORT LAUDERDALE, 5/17/17 (MOBILE)

*GLORIA’S GOODIES, 1030 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, MARGATE, 5/15/17 (MOBILE)

*VITO’S HOT DOGS AT HOME DEPOT, 1126 SOUTH POWERLINE ROAD, DEERFIELD BEACH, 5/12/17 (MOBILE)

*MARY’S HOT DOGS AT HOME DEPOT, 1151 NW COPANS ROAD POMPANO BEACH, 5/12/17 (MOBILE)

*IKE’S BBQ, 1820 SW 81ST AVENUE, POMPANO BEACH, 5/12/17 (MOBILE)

*SOUTH BEACH LADY (BOAT), 1318 NORTH OCEAN DRIVE, HOLLYWOOD, 5/11/17

*DUNKIN DONUTS, 3960 WEST OAKLAND PARK BLVD., LAUDERDALE LAKES, 5/11/17

*SOUTH FLORIDA PRINCESS (BOAT), 1318 NORTH OCEAN DRIVE, HOLLYWOOD, 5/11/17

*BRUNO’S FOOD TRUCK, 1395 WEST SUNRISE BLVD., FORT LAUDERDALE, 5/11/17 (MOBILE)

*BURGER KING, 2201 WEST OAKLAND PARK BLVD., OAKLAND PARK, 5/10/17

*WAREHOUSE AND LIQUOR DISPENSING ROOM (SEMINOLE CASINO), 5550 NW 40TH STREET, COCONUT CREEK, 5/10/17

*PLAZA CAFE, 100 SE 3RD AVENUE, FORT LAUDERDALE, 5/9/17

*ERIKA’S CAFE AND RESTAURANT, 4153 SW 47TH AVENUE, DAVIE, 5/9/17

*DOCKERS BAR & GRILL, 6330 MIRAMAR PARKWAY, MIRAMAR, 5/9/17

*CYBRA CAFE, 1950 EISENHOWER BLVD. (CONVENTION CENTER), FORT LAUDERDALE, 5/8/17

*SUBLIME, 1431 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY, FORT LAUDERDALE, 5/5/17

*PIZZA HUT TURNPIKE SERVICE PLAZA MILE MAKER 65, POMPANO BEACH, 5/5/17

*BACK 2 BASICS BURGERS, 1920 TIGERTAIL BLVD., DANIA BEACH, 5/5/17 (MOBILE)

*MOD WINE LOUNGE, 1826 EAST SUNRISE BLVD., FORT LAUDERDALE, 5/4/17

*MOBSTAH LOBSTAH, 1201 SOUTH OCEAN DRIVE, HOLLYWOOD, 5/4/17 (MOBILE)

*FORT LAUDERDOG, 4816 SW 28TH TERRACE, DANIA BEACH, 5/3/17 (MOBILE)

*WHOLESOME ROLLERS, 9999 SUMMER BREEZE DRIVE, SUNRISE, 5/1/17 (MOBILE)

*THE BOAR’S NEST SALOON, 381 WEST PROSPECT ROAD, OAKLAND PARK, 4/20/17

*HOLLYWOOD NORTH BEACH, 3601 NORTH OCEAN DRIVE, HOLLYWOOD, 4/19/17

*JOJI YOGURT, 9837 WEST SUNRISE BLVD., CORAL SPRINGS, 4/19/17 (MOBILE)

*SUNSWEPT INN, 1120 NORTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE, PEMBROKE PINES, 4/17/17

*DUNKIN DONUTS, 1 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY, POMPANO BEACH, 4/17/17

*FOOD DUDE, 2313 SW 85TH WAY, MIRAMAR, 4/17/17 (MOBILE)

*PIZZA HUT, 3924 DAVIE BLVD., FORT LAUDERDALE, 4/14/17

*WARD’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE, 614 PHIPPEN WALTERS ROAD, DANIA BEACH, 4/13/17

*SOUTH SEAS CHINESE KITCHEN, 2900 NORTH ANDREWS AVENUE, FORT LAUDERDALE, 4/12/17

*WENDY’S, 2071 GRIFFIN ROAD, DANIA BEACH, 4/12/17

*PAPAYA GYRO AND GRILL, 300 SW 1ST AVENUE, FORT LAUDERDALE, 4/12/17

*REATHER’S SUB SHOP, 2708 WEST SUNRISE BLVD., FORT LAUDERDALE, 4/11/17

*THE HOT DOG HOUND, 9837 WEST SAMPLE ROAD, CORAL SPRINGS, 4/11/17 (MOBILE)

*SKINNER’S GRILL, 1536 NW 6TH STREET, FORT LAUDERDALE, 4/8/17

*JEFFREY COLES HOT DOG, 3291 WEST SUNRISE BLVD., LAUDERHILL (MOBILE)

*CAFE ITALIA, 520 SOUTH ANDREWS AVENUE, FORT LAUDERDALE, 4/6/17

*MUSETTE, 531 NEW RIVER DRIVE SOUTH, FORT LAUDERDALE, 4/6/17

*COLADA, 525 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY, FORT LAUDERDALE, 4/5/17

*TERRACE 555, 555 NW 62ND STREET, FORT LAUDERDALE, 3/31/17

*PITA CORNER, 3291 WEST SUNRISE BLVD., SUNRISE, 3/30/17

*BOBBY G’S DRIVIN DINER EMPORIUM, 9837 WEST SAMPLE ROAD, 3/29/17 (MOBILE)

*TACO BELL, 3970 WEST OAKLAND PARK BLVD., LAUDERDALE LAKES, 3/22/17

*MISTER HOT DOG, 3662 NW 16TH STREET, LAUDERHILL, 3/16/17 (MOBILE)

*DAIRY QUEEN, 13684 STATE ROAD 84, DAVIE, 3/14/17

*CHUCK E. CHEESE, 8515 PINES BLVD., PEMBROKE PINES, 3/14/17

*WHISKEY BLUE, 3101 BAYSHORE DRIVE, FORT LAUDERDALE, 3/10/17

*MONSTER CONE, 3410 EMERALD POINT DRIVE, HOLLYWOOD, 2/18/17 (MOBILE)

*E&J TEXAS BBQ, 252 SW 6TH COURT, POMPANO BEACH, 2/25/17 (MOBILE)

*FIVE GUYS BURGERS, 800 EAST HALLANDALE BEACH BLVD., HALLANDALE BEACH, 2/21/17

*WORLD FAMOUS, 3684 WEST OAKLAND PARK BLVD., LAUDERDALE LAKES, 2/16/17 (MOBILE)

*ROYAL CASINO RESTAURANT, 1896 SW 38TH AVENUE, LAUDERHILL, 2/14/17

*BURGER KING, 1445 WEST SUNRISE BLVD., FORT LAUDERDALE, 1/24/17

*MICKEY’S 19TH HOLE, 2739 EAST OAKLAND PARK BLVD., FORT LAUDERDALE, 2/6/17

*PIZZA HUT, 11316 STATE ROAD 84, DAVIE, 2/6/17

*2 JIVE TURKEYS, 11899 MIRAMAR PARKWAY, MIRAMAR, 2/6/17 (MOBILE)

*WAYSIDE INN, 38 NE 1ST AVENUE, DANIA BEACH, 2/3/17

*CHUCK E CHEESE, 2201 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY, POMPANO BEACH, 2/1/17

*THE CUBBY HOLE, 823 NE 6TH AVENUE, FORT LAUDERDALE, 1/30/17

*OFFERDAHL’S CAFE, 2400 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY, LIGHTHOUSE POINT, 1/27/17

*DAIRY QUEEN, 1900 SOUTH STATE ROAD 7, MIRAMAR, 1/19/17

*POINT ROYAL COUNTER POINT, 3555 SOUTH OCEAN DRIVE, HOLLYWOOD, 1/12/17

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More than 150 rodent droppings found at TPC in Coral Springs

A state inspector found a rodent issue at the Tournament Players Club at Eagle Trace last week.

Records show that more than 150 rodent droppings were found in several places in the kitchen.

Inspectors were at TPC based on a complaint.

China Gourmet in Miami and Healthy Bagel in Plantation were also ordered shut by state inspectors last week after roach issues were discovered.

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

***Tournament Players Club at Eagle Trace

1111 Eagle Trace Blvd.

Coral Springs

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut May 30

17 violations found

“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 3 dried rodent droppings near entrance of kitchen in front of Omcan chest freezer, 1 dried rodent dropping under preparation table across from grill in cook line, 8 dried droppings under Volcan oven in cook line next to reach in Maximum fridge, 1 dried dropping next to Volcan oven that is next to Maximum reach in fridge, 9 dried droppings on floor next to Volcan oven, approximately 110 dried rodent droppings in cabinet in wait station table, 3 dried rodent dropping near back door, 13 dried droppings in back storage room, 3 dried droppings under preparation sink across from triple sink, 2 dried droppings under triple sink, 1 dried dropping on top of container of dried oats on shelf next to walk in cooler, and 3 dried droppings on shelves that cans are stored on. Observed 2 moist droppings in front of walk in cooler. Manager instructed to remove them and to sanitize areas. She began to remove the droppings.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Observed 1 dead roach at the entrance of the kitchen, 1 on prep table shelf under Groen steamer, 2 dead roaches in grease on floor under fryers in cook line, 1 dead roach inside of glass bowl on plate storage shelf near back door, and 1 dead roach in dry storage room.”

“Small flying insects in bar area. Observed 23 flies in bar under ice bin.”

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

“Rusted cans present. See stop sale. Observed a 6lb 8 oz. can of Sysco brand Country Style Sausage Gravy with a heavily rusted top on shelf next to walk in cooler. Manager removed can.”

***China Gourmet

14767 S. Dixie Highway

Miami

Ordered shut May 31

35 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 37 live roaches found in the kitchen. (Approximately 10 live roaches inside a floor drain located underneath the main cook line, approximately 4 live roaches inside a cardboard box on a shelf underneath the main cook line, approximately 18 live roaches in between wall and drain board shelves above the three compartment sink and approximately 5 live roaches in a storage room behind the door on the floor and baseboards.”

“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.”

***Health Bagel Restaurant

Plantation Square Plaza

1755 N. University Drive

Plantation

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut June 1

19 violations found

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 1 running across the kitchen floor. 1 on the floor under a grill in the kitchen. 10 on the floor near the kitchen entrance under a shelf. 2 on the floor behind the front counter in the dining room.”

“Tracking powder pesticide used inside establishment. Observed tracking powder used along the walls in the kitchen. **Repeat Violation**.”

“Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. Observed cook crack raw eggs, remove gloves and put on a new set of gloves without washing hands. After I spoke to him, he removed the gloves, washed hands and put on a new set of gloves.”

“All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in walk-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed all food in the walk-in cooler is 56°F or higher. Stop sale issued on butter and opened sour cream.”

“Food being cooled by non-approved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. At 08:35 am, observed a pot of cooling red potatoes with a temperature of 115-124°F left at room temperature in the kitchen. At 09:21am, observed the temperature of these potatoes were 114-122°F. At this rate the potatoes will not reach 70°F within 2 hours. **Repeat Violation**”

“Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Observed a pan of cooked home fried potatoes on the grill with a temperature of 92-140°F and a plate of cooked hash brown potatoes under a grill with a temperature of 84-85°F. The home fried potatoes were put back on the grill to be reheated. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation**.”

“Slicer blade and blade guard are soiled with old food debris. **Repeat Violation**.”

 

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