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.”


10901 W. Oakland Park Blvd.


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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Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One killed, 15 injured

They came for a night of music and dancing. They left by fleeing past wounded clubgoers lying on a bloody floor.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday at the packed Cameo Night Club in Cincinnati, a DJ called for security over and over, one man recalled later.

Four off-duty police officers were outside in the parking lot.

To get in, clubgoers had been searched with an electronic wand to detect hidden weapons.

Still, the witness told CNN affiliate WLWT that he heard about 20 gunshots in the club.

One person was killed and 15 wounded. Police said several people had been able to sneak guns into the club and they believe more than one person was involved in the shooting. They said it might have developed from a dispute that started earlier in the day.

The shooting was not related to terrorism, authorities said.

Police identified the slain man as O’Bryan Spikes, 27.

Several victims were undergoing surgery, Cincinnati Police Sgt. Eric Franz told CNN Sunday morning. Police do not have any suspects in custody but are interviewing witnesses.

‘A lot of chaos’

Cameo is in the former home of a gay bar called Adonis, which closed in 2012.

It is in the city’s East End area, on the Ohio River Scenic Byway near Cincinnati Municipal Airport – Lunken Field, amid used auto parts yards and marinas.

Cameo hires police officers for extra security. Two officers were stationed at the club’s entrance and another two in the parking lot, Franz said.

Officers in those situations are allowed to provide security only outside the clubs, Police Chief Eliot Isaac said later. Clubs are responsible for their internal security.

A man who was inside told CNN affiliate WLWT that he heard the DJ calling for security, although the music hadn’t stopped.

“It was just a lot of chaos, obviously, when the shots went off,” Cincinnati Police Department Capt. Kimberly Williams said. “People (were) just trying to get out of harm’s way.”

To leave the club, some partiers had to flee past injured people on the floor.

‘Chaotic crime scene’

Police found a “chaotic crime scene” as they looked for witnesses, many of whom took off when the shooting started, said Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate.

“Everyone that we can identify is being interviewed,” he said.

The packed parking lot and the crowds trying to drive away hindered fire rescue teams, Assistant Fire Chief Roy Winston said.

“You had a mass group of people leaving the scene,” Winston said.

Police are hoping witnesses will come forward to help identify suspects.

Some of the injured drove themselves to area hospitals, police said.

One patient was treated for a gunshot wound and released from Anderson Hospital, said Nanette Bentley, hospital spokeswoman. Another person walked into West Hospital with a non-gunshot injury and was treated and released, Bentley said.

‘Just going to have a good time’

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said his city is “deeply saddened by this tragedy” and urged community members to work together.

“People were just going to have a good time and ended up getting shot,” he said. “That is totally unacceptable.

“This is a tragedy that has struck other communities and now it has struck Cincinnati. Our hearts are broken but our spirit is not.”

Club has had ‘challenges in the past’

The Cameo nightclub allows admission to anyone over the age of 18 on Friday nights. Saturday nights are 21 and above and promoted as “grown and sexy” night.

Cameo has a history of violent incidents, WLWT reported.

“We are aware of it. It (the club) has had some challenges in the past,” Neudigate said.

Multiple assaults were reported at Cameo from 2014 to 2016, affiliate WXIX reported.

Worst US mass shooting so far this year

The incident is the worst mass shooting (for total number of victims) so far in 2017, according to There have been 71 in the US this year.

In Cincinnati alone, there have been at least nine since 2013. The most recent was February 28, when six people were shot at an apartment building in the Northside neighborhood.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is helping Cincinnati police with this investigation.

“Saddened to learn about last night’s shooting in Cincinnati,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich tweeted. “Our prayers are with the victims and families of all of those involved.

“I’ve instructed our administration to offer any assistance the state can provide.”

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