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Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 2 - 7

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    We were curious to find out which Tampa Bay restaurant received the most violations during a state inspection. So, WFLA.com did some digging through 2013 and 2014 inspection records and found one restaurant that received more then 100 violations.
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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 26 to 31, 2014.
    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 26 to 31, 2014.

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 June 2 to 7, 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.

Asian Cuisine at 2901 E. Busch Blvd. in Tampa, 59 total violations

State inspectors visited on June 5 and temporarily closed the restaurant.

Inspectors say they saw live roaches in the restaurant. 17 live roaches were in a drawer on the cook's line. Live, small flying insects were also seen in the food storage area. Inspectors issued a stop sale order on some eggs. They say the eggs had cracks or broken shells. Inspectors also issued a stop sale on some canned food after discovering dents/rust on cans of soy sauce, pineapple juice and baby corn. Nonfood-grade containers were being used for food storage, according to inspectors.

Inspectors allowed the restaurant to reopen after it met inspection criteria on June 6 with 22 violations.

During the previous inspection on February 25, 2014 inspectors found 18 violations.

Island Breeze Pizzeria & Bar at 1515 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa, 39 total violations

State inspectors visited on June 5 and found live roaches. Three live roaches were on some boxes by a freezer. Another live roach was found in a freezer, another one was on a grease trap. One live roach was under a freezer, three more were by the freezer and one was found under a handwash sink. Inspectors also found dead roaches and they saw an employee prepping food without a hair restraint.

During the previous inspection on April 2, 2014, inspectors found 45 violations.

Island Breeze Pizzeria & Bar at 1515 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa, 43 total violations

State inspectors visited on June 4 and found dead roaches on the premises. They also found multiple live roaches. Three live roaches were on boxes by a freezer, one was in a freezer, one was on a grease trap and one was under a freezer. Three live roaches were by the freezer, one was under handwash sink by a 3-compartment sink State inspectors also saw someone smoking in an enclosed indoor workplace. They issued a stop sale order on dented/rusted cans of pizza sauce.

During the previous inspection on April 2, 2014, inspectors found 45 violations.

Billy D's Restaurant at 656 S. Gulf View Blvd. in Clearwater, 42 total violations

State inspectors visited on June 6 and issued a stop sale order on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. Raw chicken was found at a temperature of 55°F and hot dogs were found in a cooler at 58°F.

Inspectors say they found pizza peel stored on top of a soiled oven between uses. They also said a cutting board has cut marks on it and is no longer cleanable.

During the previous inspection on February 21, 2014, inspectors found 6 violations.

Angelo’s Café at 6800 N. Dale Mabry in Tampa, 35 total violations

State inspectors visited on June 3 and issued a stop sale order after finding meatloaf that was not cooled down from 135 degrees to 41 degrees within six hours. They also say an employee was preparing food without wearing a hair restraint. Raw animal foods were not properly separated from each other. Inspectors say raw chicken was stored over pork in a cooler.

During the previous inspection on March 20, 2013, inspectors found 14 violations.

Los Mexicanos at 38954 U.S. 19 in Tarpon Springs, 34 total violations

State inspectors visited on June 4 and found uncovered tortilla chips that were exposed to splashing because they was stored near a sink. Inspectors also say food was stored in ice that was being used for drinks. Inspectors found an accumulation of a black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. An employee was also drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area.

During the previous inspection on December 6, 2014, inspectors found 5 violations.

Freddy’s Seafood & Subs at 1423 N. Betty Lane in Clearwater, 32 total violations

State inspectors visited on June 3 and found dead roaches in a reach-in freezer. They also found live flies in the kitchen and they say a caged bird was on the premises.

Inspectors say they found potentially hazardous food held at greater than 41 degrees: beef was at 53°, a tomato was at 53°, chicken was at 48°, cole slaw was 44° and shrimp was at 44°. Inspectors also say there was encrusted, soiled material on a slicer.

During the previous inspection on November 26, 2014, inspectors found 3 violations.

Crab Shack at 11400 N. Gandy Blvd. in St. Petersburg, 31 total violations

State inspectors visited on June 3 and found rodent activity at the restaurant. They discovered more than 50 rodent droppings at bar next to a cooler. Inspectors also say potentially hazardous food was held at more than 41 degrees. This includes catfish at 47°, raw chicken at 48°, salmon at 51°, fish chips at 54° and shrimp at 48°.

Inspectors also say a dishwashing and a cook were preparing food but were not wearing hair restraints.

During the previous inspection on February 18, 2014, inspectors found 2 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

Read 8 On Your Side Restaurant Ratings articles: http://www.wfla.com/category/280105/resturant-ratings

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