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‘Uncooked conch thawing in stagnant water,’ ‘mold-like substance’ in ice machines: 5 South Florida eating places shut



Fifteen stay roaches in a kitchen, rodent rub marks close to holes within the ceiling above a pizza dough machine and an worker rubbing their nostril then dealing with bread pressured the state to briefly shut 5 South Florida eating places final week.

The South Florida Solar Sentinel sometimes highlights restaurant inspections performed by the Florida Division of Enterprise and Skilled Regulation in Broward and Palm Seashore counties. We cull by means of inspections that occur weekly and highlight locations ordered shut for “high-priority violations,” similar to improper meals temperatures or lifeless cockroaches.

Any restaurant that fails a state inspection should keep closed till it passes a follow-up. In case you noticed a attainable violation and want to file a criticism, contact Florida DBPR. (However please don’t contact us: The Solar Sentinel doesn’t examine eating places.)

Saveur Tropical Restaurant, Pompano Seashore

515 NE twenty fourth St. 

Ordered shut: Could 24; reopened Could 25

Why: 20 violations (four high-priority), together with about 10 rodent droppings “noticed on ground round dry storage and prep space” and “three lifeless rodents on glue board entice beneath shelving in stroll in cooler transformed to dry storage space.”

The state ordered a cease sale for temperature abuse on cooked gadgets, together with beef, rooster, rooster gravy and goat saved within the walk-in cooler.

Inspectors additionally “noticed opened field of frayed uncooked shell eggs saved over container of cooked rooster in stroll in cooler” and “frozen uncooked shrimp thawing in standing water on the prepare dinner line.”

The restaurant additionally was cited for not offering paper towels, a mechanical hand-drying system or cleaning soap on the hand-wash sink.

In addition they famous “rust and pitting on attain in chest freezer door close to again door” and “backside inside of single door attain in freezer dirty with outdated meals particles, in dry storage space.”

Gadgets being saved on the ground included oil in plastic jugs within the kitchen subsequent to the fryers, and bagged corn meal subsequent to the storage rack, plastic jugs of vinegar and Styrofoam meals containers, all within the dry storage space. Single-use forks additionally had been discovered saved on the ground in bins on the entrance counter.

Saveur was allowed to reopen the following day after a follow-up inspection discovered six primary violations and one intermediate violation.

Pizza Palace, Lake Price Seashore

1962 Lake Price Highway

Ordered shut: Could 23; reopened Could 23

Why: 27 violations (14 high-priority), together with 29 rodent droppings present in areas similar to “in low boy attain in cooler used for storage close to prep desk throughout prepare dinner line,” “between flip high cooler and prep desk,” “behind flip high cooler,” “beside desk with clear dishes close to pizza dough machine and pizza oven” and “beneath triple sink close to pizza dough machine.”

In addition they discovered “rodent rub marks current in roof the place there are holes in ceiling above pizza dough machine.”

About 23 stay flies had been buzzing round areas that included “beside triple sink the place oranges are saved in a bag on a desk with clear pots” and “touchdown on oranges,” “round beneath prep desk beside flip high cooler and touchdown on lower tomato saved beneath prep desk,” “touchdown in clear plates subsequent to soda machine” and “round in males’s restroom.”

A cease sale was ordered for temperature abuse on quite a lot of meals, together with cooked turkey, rooster, goat, chorizo and pork, lower tomato, vegetable garlic sauce, coleslaw, pizza sauce, bitter cream, butter, and shredded mozzarella, Swiss, feta and ricotta cheeses in addition to uncooked bacon, fish, rooster, conch and burgers.

Amongst meals storage points in a freezer and cooler had been uncooked goat saved over a number of ready-to-eat meals similar to cooked turkey, cooked rooster patties and roasted goat head, uncooked burgers on high of cooked rooster, uncooked beef saved over cooked rooster, uncooked fish saved over sauce and uncooked pork chorizo saved over uncooked fish.

The report additionally famous there have been “no paper towels supplied at hand wash sink in males’s restroom, hand wash sink in kitchen and hand wash sink at entrance counter.”

Inspectors additionally discovered “uncooked conch thawing in stagnant water at triple sink.”

In response to the report, an “worker washed palms with gloves, touched hair with gloves, then proceeded to deal with clear utensils and put together meals; no hand wash.”

Pizza Palace reopened the identical day with an extension for a follow-up inspection.

Azumare, Hallandale Seashore

26 Diplomat Parkway

Ordered shut: Could 20; reopened Could 21

Why: 10 violations (three high-priority), together with about 15 stay roaches in areas similar to “on ground subsequent to instances of oil in kitchen,” “on wall subsequent to wok in kitchen,” “beneath hand washing sink in kitchen” and “on flip high in kitchen.”

Inspectors additionally discovered a “spray bottle containing poisonous substance not labeled,” “accumulation of black/inexperienced mold-like substance within the inside of the ice machine,” “accumulation of black substance/grease/meals particles” contained in the oven and a dirty hood within the kitchen.

They famous an “worker used water to scrub palms however didn’t apply cleaning soap.”

The restaurant reopened the following day after a follow-up visit discovered two primary violations and one intermediate violation.

Billy Joe’s The Conch Queen, Pembroke Park

3936 Pembroke Highway 

Ordered shut: Could 20; reopened Could 21

Why: Six violations (one high-priority), together with an worker washing palms on the triple sink with chilly water.

Different sink points included a “whole lack of water at solely designated hand wash sink for meals service in institution. Solely out there hand wash sink is in restroom.”

As well as, the report acknowledged no working water was out there on the mop sink and “water with a temperature of least 85 levels Fahrenheit not supplied/shut off at worker handwash sink.”

A follow-up visit the following day discovered no violations and Billy Joe’s reopened.

The Hen and The Hog, Pompano Seashore

3003 N. Federal Freeway 

Ordered shut: Could 20; reopened Could 21

Why: 13 violations (eight high-priority), together with about 70 rodent droppings noticed in areas similar to “on the entrance counter on backside cabinets subsequent to cleaned cup and bowls,” “beneath attain in cooler and beneath hand sink, reverse the prepare dinner line within the kitchen,” “on and beneath rest room paper on backside shelf of storage rack in dry storage space” and “round water heater in dry storage space.”

A cease sale was ordered for temperature abuse on “cooked pork, turkey and corned beef saved in two door attain in cooler reverse prepare dinner line in kitchen.”

Inspectors cited a “spray bottle containing yellow poisonous substance not labeled and saved on the triple sink within the kitchen.”

An “accumulation of mold-like substance within the inside of the ice machine” and the “ceiling dirty with accrued meals particles, grease, mud, or mold-like substance in storage space” additionally was reported by the state.

In addition they noticed an worker crack “two uncooked shell eggs after which dealt with bread with out handwashing” and “rubbed nostril with gloves hand after which dealt with bread with out handwashing.”

The restaurant was allowed to reopen the following day when a follow-up inspection discovered one high-priority and three primary violations.

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