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Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations Mar. 10-14

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Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants?

We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 10-14, 2014.

Each restaurant is shown in the slideshow above. The total number of violations the restaurant received is shown in the plate on the left side of the slide. Some details from the inspection report are listed below the slide.

Multiple restaurants had problems with roaches the week of March 10-14. Two restaurants on our "most violations list" were also closed by health inspectors.

The MOSI Cafe was closed by inspectors during their visit on March 12. Inspectors discovered 40 rodent droppings, 10 live roaches and 40 roach droppings. Get the details in this story: http://www.wfla.com/story/25009182/mosi-cafe-closed-after-rodent-droppings-roaches-found

The Dolphin Beach Resort Restaurant was also closed by inspectors during their visit on March 12. Inspection documents classified it as an "emergency" closure with 19 violations.

Inspectors say they found two 14 live roaches on the premises. Dead roaches were also discovered, two were under a steam table in a rat trap. Four roaches were found dead under the dishwashing machine.Two dead roaches were found in a chlorinator tank or water softener container, which cross contaminates the water supply.

Inspectors also say they found food stored at unsafe temperatures. Tuna salad was stored at 46°F, chicken salad was at 45°F and coleslaw was stored at 49°F. The proper storage temperature for these foods should not rise above 41 degrees.

The restaurant was temporarily closed so staff could fix the problems. A follow-up inspection was conducted the same day and 10 violations were found. No violations were for roaches or for food held at improper temperatures.

Inspectors found evidence of rodents and roaches at the Gulfport restaurant on March 14. They conducted a follow-up inspection the same day, but did not close the restaurant.

The restaurant received 52 violations during its initial inspection. Inspectors found 37 rodent droppings. Three were on the floor in a prep area and 20 were on a dry storage shelf. 14 rodent droppings were found on shelves under the cook's line where unwrapped styrofoam take-out containers are stored along with open english muffin packages and open sanitary gloves. Three dead roaches were found on dry storage shelves.

Inspectors found 27 violations at the Gulfport Restaurant during its follow-up inspection. None of the violations were for roaches or rodents.

Here are the addresses for the restaurants included in this week’s report-

  • Havana Village Cafe, 120 N Dale Mabry Hwy
  • Holiday Inn & Suites, 11310 N 30th St, Tampa
  • Gulfport Restaurant, 2025 S. 49 St., Gulfport (2 inspections)
  • Flamingo Restaurant at the Flamingo Resort, 4601 34th St. S., St. Petersburg
  • Seafood Select, 2030 E. Fletcher Ave, Tampa
  • Ybor Grille, 105 E. Shell Pointe Rd., Ruskin
  • China Buffet, 1245 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa (2 inspections)
  • The Red Elephant Pizza and Grill, 14391 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa
  • Arco Iris Cafe, 4001 N. Habana Ave., Tampa
  • Wok n’ Roll, 2519 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater (2 inspections)
  • Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd., Tampa
  • MOSI Cafe, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa (2 inspections)
  • Green Iguana Bar & Grill, 2016 Town Center Blvd., Brandon
  • Hogan’s Beach Restaurant and Lounge, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa
  • Isla Del Sol Yacht Club, 6000 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg
  • Blue Parrott, 85 Corey Circle, St. Pete Beach
  • Monte Cristo Family Restaurant, 1617 Main St., Dunedin
  • Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Dr., Clearwater
  • Willy's Burgers and Beer, 645 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach
  • Palm River Cafe, 7754 Palm River Rd., Tampa
  • Biagio's Pizza & Pasta, 10359 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa
  • Ker’s Winghouse, 6515 N. U.S. 19, New Port Richey
  • International House of Pancakes, 1270 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon
  • Mango's Restaurant at Embassy Suites, 10220 Palm River Dr., Brandon
  • Cafe Cibo, 8697 N. 4th St., St. Petersburg
  • Dolphin Beach Resort Restaurant, 4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach

Inspectors from Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation conducted the inspections. The department cited violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.

While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary, according to the Florida DBPR website.

Related links:

Search for a restaurant's inspection report: https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp?mode=0&SID=&brd=H

Learn more about health and safety regulations for Florida restaurants: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/hr/index.html

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