Archive for February, 2011

Restaurant Closures are DOWN in Miami-Dade and Broward.
February 23, 2011

 There have been very few RESTAURANT CLOSURES in the past two months.

  

 

ARE RESTAURANT OWNERS AND MANAGERS DOING BETTER? ARE LOCAL 10 DIRTY DINING REPORTS HAVING ANY EFFECT?

 We decided to take a look at the data. We compared  January 2010 to  January 2011 and  closures down 90%. We also compared the  first three weeks for February 2010 to 2011, closures down 40%. Are there less inspectors? Are there less inspections?

  

RESTAURANT DATA 

JANUARY 2009   *6*   MIAMI DADE AND BROWARD CLOSURES

JANUARY 2010   *10* MIAMI DADE AND BROWARD CLOSURES

JANUARY 2011   *1* MIAMI DADE AND BROWARD CLOSURES

 

FEBRUARY 2009 *11* MIAMI DADE BROWARD CLOSURES

FEBRUARY 2010 *8* MIAMI DADE BROWARD CLOSURES

FEBRUARY 2011 *2* MIAMI DADE BROWARD CLOSURES

  

 WE ASKED THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION WHAT THEY THOUGHT ABOUT THIS TREND? BELOW IS THE RESPONSE;

 

Jeff, 

We are still conducting two inspections each year, as required by statute, as well as when a complaint is made.  We do not have fewer investigators. We have noticed a downward trend in closures, but it is premature for us to draw any conclusions at this time. Thanks!

Sandi Copes, Press Secretary
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
1940 North Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2208

ROACH INFESTATION.. ORDERED SHUT
February 15, 2011

The restaurants below were ORDERED shut by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

 

BAMBOCHE TAKEOUT/6320 MIRAMAR PARKWAY/MIRAMAR/ROACH ACTIVITY

Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). Repeat Violation.

Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. walk in cooler. Repeat Violation.

Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. seafood, beef, turkey, goat in the walk in cooler. Repeat Violation

Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. plant food in the steamtable. Corrected On Site. reheated. Repeat Violation.

Critical. Observed interior of microwave soiled. Repeat Violation.

Critical. Observed dead roaches on premises. Dead german roaches observed: 25 dead roaches in kitchen area (floor, shelves), 25 dead in dishwashing and drystorage area, 4 dead inside the handsink, 5 dead in the restroom, 6 dead in front counter area. Repeat Violation

Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found. Live german roaches observed: 5 live roaches in prep area, 4 live in warewashing area, 2 live in drystorage area, 1 live in front counter area. Repeat Violation.

Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.

Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. steamtable area.

Observed wall soiled with accumulated grease. cookline

 

OMAR SEAFOODS/2111 N.W.10TH AVENUE/MIAMI/ROACH ACTIVITY

Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by 75 + live roaches found in the kitchen oven not being used. Observed 100+ live roaches in dry storage area 4 feet away from the kitchen area with no separation.

Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. For reporting purposes only.

EL CAMAGUEYANO/229N.W.22ND AVENUE/MIAMI/ROACH ACTIVITY

Critical. Observed food stored in ice used for drinks.

Critical. Observed fruit flies in orange machine juicer.

Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface – hood filters with excessive grease.

Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found – observed 15 plus live roaches in the counter in the food prep area.

Critical. Observed dead roaches on premises – 50 plus dead roaches on the floor under 3 compartment sink.