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Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 5 - 11

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

We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from May 5 to 11, 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. If you click on the graphic in the slideshow, it will take you to the original state inspection report.

The 8 restaurants with the highest number of violations for the week are listed below-

1) Tamarind Indian Cuisine at 1241 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa, 44 total violations

State inspectors found one dead roach by the dish area another dead roach was found under an oven. Inspectors found one live roach under an oven.

Cheese, milk, creamer and other dairy products in a reach-in cooler were being held at greater than 41 degrees. Cooked fruits and vegetables were held at greater than 41 degrees. Chicken was held at greater than 41 degrees.

During the previous inspection on November 5, 2013, inspectors found 23 violations.

2) Hung Wah at 7063 W. Waters Ave. in Tampa, 42 total violations

State inspectors found one dead roach at a make table. Paint, bug spray, bug powder and drain cleaner was stored under a prep table. Raw beef and chicken was stored over shredded cabbage in the walk-in cooler.

Inspectors say a pesticide tracking powder was used inside the restaurant. Evidence of this was found on top of a back prep table, on the floor under a prep table and on a front counter.

During the previous inspection on October 30, 2013, inspectors found 25 total violations.

3) Sarku Japan at 12314 University Mall Ct. in Tampa, 40 total violations

State inspectors temporarily closed the restaurant on May 7 after discovering problems with rodents and roaches.

Inspectors saw a dead roach on a clean pan on the dish rack. One live roach was found by a handwash sink on the cook's line. A live roach was on a pan in the clean dish rack. A live roach was on a wall by the mop sink.

Inspectors found rodent droppings by the prep tables, in a mop sink, by a table, on a pan in the clean dish rack. Rodent urine was on pan in the clean dish rack. Rodent droppings were found on a table by mixer, in a hallway, under a slicer on a prep table, on soy sauce containers, under a prep table, on a soda bag, and in a hole in the wall.

Inspectors also saw rodent gnaw marks along walls.

The restaurant was re-opened on May 7 after it met inspection standards.

During the previous inspection on March 7, 2014, inspectors found 19 violations.

4) Tokyo Restaurant at 7911 W. Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa, 38 total violations

State inspectors found cooked pork that did not reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees. Cooked rice or pasta was held at less than 135 degrees on the sushi line.

An employee touched ready-to-eat food with their bare hands. A tub of raw chicken was found stored on the floor.

During the previous inspection on September 30, 2014, inspectors found 18 total violations.

5) Hong Kong House at 1120 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa, 38 total violations

State inspectors found dented or rusted cans and ordered a stop sale of bamboo shoots. Inspectors saw small flying insects in the food preparation area.

Raw animal food was not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. Ham was stored in front of raw chicken. Encrusted and soiled material was on a slicer. Food debris, dust, grease or soil residue was on the exterior of a reach-in refrigerator. A mold-like substance was in a refrigerator on the cook's line. Aprons were also being washed by hand.

During the previous inspection on October 7, 2013, inspectors found 16 total violations

6) Salt Rock Tavern at 3689 Tampa Rd. in Oldsmar, 36 total violations

State inspectors say peanuts were not properly protected from contamination. An employee failed to wash their hands before putting on a new set of gloves to work with food. Potentially hazardous food was held greater than 41 degrees, cooked pasta was at 54°F, pico was at 63°F and shredded cheese was at 51°F. A stop sale order was issued on these foods due to temperature abuse.

Encrusted material was seen on a can opener blade. Encrusted, soiled material was on a slicer.

During the previous inspection on September 17, 2013, inspectors found 6 violations.

7) Jai Ho Pure Veg at 1251 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa, 35 total violations

State inspectors found milk held at greater than 41 degrees. Raw eggs were stored over cooked vegetables. Inspectors saw an accumulation of encrusted food debris on or around a mixer head. Encrusted material was on a can opener blade. A wall was soiled with accumulated food debris.

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8) Takee Outee at 3408 East Lake Rd. in Palm Harbor, 33 total violations

State inspectors temporarily closed the restaurant on May 5 after finding roaches and a lizard. A dead lizard was found behind a refrigerator on cook's line.

Inspectors say they also found more than 30 dead roaches behind the same refrigerator. More than 25 live roaches were found under the cook's line. One live roach was found on the floor near the back exit. Inspectors also found live flies under a sink in the kitchen.

Inspectors say body spray was stored near food in a reach-in cooler.

The restaurant was re-opened on May 6 after it met inspection standards.

During the previous inspection on November 11, 2013, inspectors found 3 violations.

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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:

  • File an online complaint against a restaurant: https://www.myfloridalicense.com/complaintwizard_cont.asp?SID=
  • 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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