Possibly restaurants in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward and Monroe counties are tidying up, literally, if not at the sales register. Maybe some inspectors have actually been away.
The list of closed South Florida restaurants after failing state evaluation is relatively brief for the second straight week. However, there are still issues to chronicle.
This originates from assessments by the Florida’s Business and Professional Regulation Department. Strictness of the inspection or who gets inspected is beyond our control. We note this without bias, but with humor and a sense of judgment.
The inspector saw 4 live roaches crawling on crevices in the kitchen area preparation table. Likewise, 2 live roaches inside crevices under steam table in the cooking area, one live roach inside open and empty space beside three-compartment sink and one live roach behind the flour container in dry storage.”
Amongst the dead were 8 dead roaches under counter that housed some clean single use-containers.
Maybe as discomfiting, the inspector found “staff members cleaning meals without sanitizing them” and “staff member wiped preparation table, then participated in food preparation without cleaning hands.”
And if the worker washed his hands at the kitchen area hand wash sink, there was no chance to dry hands.
Under standard rule, we find the issue of “build-up of a substance that looks like mold in reach in freezer gaskets, accumulation of grease in hood filters.”
The location likewise had actually an expired license.
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Madame Johns passed the re-inspection on October 18.
For Paradise biryani Pointe at 7667 Lake Worth Road, 9 live bugs under a microwave on a shelf over a kitchen preparation table and 15 dead ones under a kitchen preparation table. There were eleven dead roaches in dry storage, 2 dead ones under a refrigerator and one on the floor by the cook line.
The inspector checked his thermometer and the weather forecast noted a monsoon of Stop Sales were coming for food kept at temperatures conducive to germs development.
Prepared rice, garlic ginger sauce, cooked goat, tomato sauce, eggs, yogurt, cheese, milk, butter and heavy cream all got tossed for being over 41 degrees (and the closest was at 57 degrees).
The inspector likewise put a Stop Sale on the chicken since the water was dripping on it from the ceiling.
Leaking ceiling water also developed standing water on the flooring by the dishwasher. Speaking of floors, there was food particles on the floor in dry storage, prep tables and speed racks.
The yogurt sauce in a rear fridge has no date on it.
No soap at the sink for washing hands or sannitizer to be used by the dish machine.
On Friday re-inspection, 3 live roaches and one dead one on a plate were seen beside the ice machine. Live ones in the bathroom, spice rack, storage, sink, rice bag with a dead roaches, one found on a blender, onions, ice machine.
Even after Monday, there’s still a follow-up evaluation needed.
▪ Smoothie King, 3 N. State Rd. 7, Plantation– In the front counter, the Oct. 16 inspector saw ” roughly 50 to 60 flies in the front counter ” landing on open food containers, mixers, fruit and ice cream scoops, the food prep counter and “flying around the open leading reach-in cooler inserts with cut fruits.”
Back in the kitchen area, “around 20 to 30 flying around dry storage racks” and landing on boxes of ripe bananas, tidy food containers and on boxes of single service products on rack.
In the restroom, the “interior of toilet bowl with mold like compound” was observed. Not as frightening, however still quite unhygienic, is covered waste receptacle not supplied in ladies bathroom.”
Likewise frightening, “In-use ice scoop saved on stained surfaces. Observed ice scoop in a stained container.”
The inspector left and came back after some break on Oct. 16. The kitchen fly count was down to 10 to 15, and 15 to 20 in the front.
Wednesday’s re-inspection got the Healthy Smoothie King back on the throne.
Yeung’s Lotus Express, 10300 West Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington – Rodents move around here with restriction
Initially, the inspector saw, around “15 dry rodent droppings up the rack in prep location; two on a soy sauce container, 1 on the floor, 2 on cans of hoisin, two under the range, four on top of the oven, one behind the rice container, one in front of the walk-in cooler and 2 behind the reach-in freezer.”
Notification about the poop on the hoisin cans? That’s most likely irritating for management, after seeing how their image is in tatters. In addition to being inefficient, this drew a Stop Sale on the cans of hoisin and sesame oil.
The inspector hasn’t finished dropping the Stop Sales, one staff dropped a container of cut lemons for customer’s use. That’s a farewell to the ice.
On the buffet, the fried fish, chicken with veggies and shrimp weren’t kept sufficiently warm at the right temperature levels. On the cook line, the ragoon, egg rolls, pork, raw shell eggs, rice and tempura chicken varied from 4 to 27 degrees too warm.
The sanitizer strength was 0ppm, so, “do not use utensils not properly sanitized.”
The front counter hand-wash sink could not be utilized due to the fact that it had cup covers. In the back area, there was no other way to dry hands.
Yeung’s fulfilled the minimum requirements on Wednesday’s callback examination.