Archive for June, 2010

Sea For Yourself
June 30, 2010

 

http://www.fl-seafood.com/cameras.htm

Florida seafood products are being harvested from Gulf waters that are unaffected by the oil spill. Seafood markets and restaurants throughout Florida are selling and serving safe and wholesome Florida seafood products.

To help promote public awareness about the availability of Florida seafood, webcams have been placed at several seafood harvesting, processing and retail sales locations around the state to show that “Florida is in business.”   The seafood establishments being featured are located in the Panhandle Gulf Coast region:  Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach, Tallahassee, Destin and St. George Island. The webcams are operational only during normal business hours for each establishment. Some cameras might be turned off at the time you are viewing. If so, please visit again during the establishment’s business hours to view the webcam activity.

FIREHOUSE STATEMENT
June 29, 2010

Hi Jeff, 

We appreciate you reaching out to us with this. Below is a statement from our local owner at that location. 

 “Firehouse Subs maintains the highest standards of cleanliness, and once we identified a situation with potential pest-control due to a vacant tenant beside our location, the issue was resolved within 24-hours.” 

FIREHOUSE SUBS
June 29, 2010

Firehouse Subs
5516 West Sample Road
Margate
 
 
INSPECTION DATE 6/22/10
5 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
 
 

VIOLATIONS

  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. HAM & ROAST BEEF. less than 4 HRS Corrected On Site.

 

  • Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found. OBSERVED 15 TO 20 FRESH RODENT DROPPINGS UNDER EAST FRONT COUNTER USED FOR BREAD STORAGE. THESE DROPPINGS ARE SMALL BLACK & SHINY. ESTABLISHMENT WAS OPEN AND OPERATING, SERVING THE PUBLIC

 

  • Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found. OBSERVED 2 FRESH DROPPINGS UNDER FRONT COUNTER CASH REGISTER. OPERATOR INFORMED ME THEY HAD CAUGHT A COUPLE WITHIN THE LAST 2 WEEKS. OBSERVED POSSIBLE POINT OF ENTRY AT NORTHWEST DOOR. ESTABLISHMENT WAS OPEN AND OPERATING, SERVING THE PUBLIC.

 

  • Critical. Outer openings not protected and vermin and/or environmental cross-contamination present. NORTHWEST DOOR

 

  • Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation.

Ordered SHUT!
June 22, 2010

The places below were ordered shut by an Inspector with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

 

 

Bennigans/3449 LeJeune Road/Miami/ROACH ACTIVITY ** SECOND TIME!!!

El Rey Latino Restaurant and Cafeteria/4700 N.W. 7th Street/Miami/ROACH ACTIVITY

Taqueria Gerrero/2690 South Military Trail/West Palm Beach/ROACH ACTIVITY 

Hiliary and Sons Royal Deli/630 Royal Palm Beach Blvd./Royal Palm Beach/ROACH ACTIVITY

Bits and Pieces of some BAD inspections
June 17, 2010

Maki House Japanese/27 North Miami Avenue/Miami

Inspection Date 6/2/10

15 Critical Violations

7 Non Critical Violations

*Critical. Nonexempt fish has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be served cooked or discarded.

*Critical. Observed 20 live roaches in the kitchen area.

 

 

Mango’s Restaurant/700 Duval Street/Key West

Inspection Date 6/3/10

8 Critical Violations

2 Non Critical Violations

*Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found. OBSERVED 20 PLUS FRESH DROPPINGS AT EQUIPMENT STORAGE AREA, 8 FRESH DROPPINGS BY THE KITCHEN HAND SINK, AND ONE FRESH DROPPING AT SERVICE STATION COUNTER TOP.

*Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found – 3 LIVE ROACHES FOUND IN KITCHEN AREA.

 

 

Pizza Joe’s/724 Duval Street/Key West

Inspections Date 6/3/10

7 Critical Violations

5 Non Critical Violations

*Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Dirty drawer where equipments are kept.

*Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 15 fresh droppings found under rack and sink in kitchen area.

 

Mary Jo’s/2428 North State Road 7/Lauderdale Lakes

Inspection Date 6/3/10

11 Critical Violations

11 Non Critical Violations

*Critical. Observed dead roaches on premises, numerous under rubber floor mat with holes infront of three compartments sink, numerous of floor throughout, 9 on shelves in kitchen, 1 in handwashing sink by frontline. Repeat Violation.

*Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found, 3 on floor infront of three compartments sink, 1 on wall next to mop sink under hot water heater, 1 on wall by GE reachin, 1 on floor by prep table next to steamtable, 1 on wall above slicer on prep table, 6 on wall by steamtable, 1 on shelf by Haier reachin freezer, 1 on wall above Amana reachin freezer, 2 on side of GE reachin, 3 on floor by GE reachin, 2 on wall by GE reachin, approximately 20 on floor, in box with single service styrafoam cups and on wall next to fliptop reachin cooler, 1 on wall behind Haier reachin freezer, 2 on floor infront of steamtable, 1 on wall behind fryers, 2 on wall in dry storage area, 1 on floor in dry storage area1 on floor infront of cookline, 1 on wall behind frigidaire reachin freezer, 1 on wall next to soda fountain/ice bin by frontline. Repeat Violation. This violation must be corrected by : 08/04/10. Repeat Violation. Repeat Violation. This violation must be corrected by : 08/04/10.

 

 El Polinesio/3120 West 16th Avenue/Hialeah

Inspection Date 6/9/10

23 Critical Violations

5 Non Critical Violations

*Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found 15+LIVE ROACHES IN THE KITCHEN AREA

*Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 10 + FRESH DROPPINGS IN KITCHEN AREAS

Square One, Key West
June 15, 2010

Square One Restaurant
1075 Duval Street
Key West
 
  
Inspection Date 6/4/10
9 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
4 NON-CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
  
  

 

 

VIOLATIONS

Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.

Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.

Critical. Observed food stored in ice used for drinks.

Critical. Food not stored in a clean/dry location that is not exposed to splash/dust.

Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.

Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.

Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment.

Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times.

Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees

Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.

Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory.

Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by 50 PLUS live roaches found in the kitchen .

Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.

 

Emergency Orders of Suspension Report
June 15, 2010

The restaurants below were ordered shut, last week, by an Inspector with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

 

 Pho Vietnamese Restaurant 2/2430 North University Drive/Sunrise/INSUFFICIENT FOOD COLD HOLDING

El Polinesio/3120 West 16th Avenue/Hialeah/ROACH and RODENT ACTIVITY

El Portal restaurant/5395 West 20th Avenue/ROACH ACTIVITY

Key West Hit AGAIN! CLOSURES!
June 8, 2010

The Resaturants listed below were ordered shut by an inspector with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation last week;

 

 

 Mango’s Restaurant/700 Duval Street/Key West/ROACH and RODENT ACTIVITY

Pizza Joe’s/724 Duval Street/Key West/RODENT ACTIVITY

Square One Restaurant/1075 Duval Street/Key West/ROACH ACTIVITY

Maki House Japanese Bistro/27 North Miami Avenue/Miami/ROACH ACTIVITY

Original Pancake House/7146 Beracasa Way/Boca Raton/TEMPERATURE VIOLATIONS

Mary JO’s/2428 North State Road 7/Lauderdale Lakes/ROACH ACTIVITY

Inspector smells a “DEAD ANIMAL”
June 3, 2010

 
Angie’s Bakery & Caffe
19 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Downtown Miami
 

HERE ARE THE WORDS TAKEN RIGHT OFF THEIR INSPECTION…

 
“Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found.approx 20 FRESH rodent droppings observed in utility room.the odor from the room can be observed from approx 25 feet away(front counter)upon opening door the smell is that of a dead animal.odor is so strong inspector cannot observe entire room.room was restroom at time of plan review in2008.entry to room is hampered by ladders,paint buckets,fire extinguishers ,household furniture ,etc.The utility room is approx 15 ft from front food counter.unisex restroom approx 5ft from room.Room is adjacent to prep kitchen sharing a common wall of approx 25 ft.room approx 20 ft to entrance of prep kitchen.room approx 5 ft from dining tables,approx 10 ft from rest of tables.”
 
 
 
 
INSPECTION DATE 5/10/10
15 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
3 NON-CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
 

Employees say this man is “Marcelo” and he co-owns the place with his wife Lucy. He told us he knows nothing!

Lucy goes NUTS when she sees the cameras!

Lucy says GET OUT!

Last week’s CLOSURES!
June 2, 2010

Ordered SHUT!

 The restaurants below were ordered shut by an Inspector with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation..

 

 Casa China/6500 West 4th Avenue/Hialeah/RODENT ACTIVITY (33 VIOLATIONS)

Orlinas Restaurant/1047 East 28th Street/Hialeah/ROACH AND RODENT ACTIVITY (40 VIOLATIONS)