Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: March 11 to March 16

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The following Tampa Bay area restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted March 11 to March 16.

Grillsmith at 2539 Countryside Blvd. #6 in Clearwater, 31 violations

  • Food in the reach-in cooler was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included sour cream 50°F, Alfredo base 54°F, cheese 48°F and cut tomatoes 50°F.
  • The wall was soiled with accumulated black debris in the dishwashing area.
  • The interior of the microwave was soiled with encrusted food debris.

Whatapho LLC at 4505 Park Blvd. N Ste. 9 in Pinellas Park, 31 violations

  • A Stop Sale was issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. Cooked and potentially hazardous food was not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within two hours. This included fish sauce 110°F and garlic oil 78°F.
  • Dead roaches were found on the premises. One dead roach was found on the three compartment sink.
  • An accumulation of black/green mold-like substance was found in the interior of the ice machine.

Steak N Shake #674 at 3980 Wedgewood Ln. in The Villages, 27 violations

  • A employee handled soiled dishes and then handled clean dishes and utensils without washing their hands.
  • The interior of the reach-in cooler was soiled with an accumulation of food residue.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included half and half creamers 66°F.

Joeys New York Pizza III LLC at 30681 US HWY 19 N. in Palm Harbor, 29 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: pooled eggs 63°F, marinara sauce 64°F, chicken stock 42°F, butter 73°F, pasta 47°F, chicken wings 49°F and sliced tomatoes 45°F.
  • Clams, mussels and oyster tags were not maintained in chronological order according to the last date they were served in the establishment.
  • The interior of the oven has a heavy accumulation of black substance, grease and food debris.

Tokyo Restaurant at 7911 W. Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa, 28 violations

  • Food was stored on the floor. This included a box of oil on the cook-line and a bucket of broth.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included fish 45°F and eel 45°F.
  • An employee failed to wash their hands before changing gloves and working with food.

Brisas Del Valle #2 at 6809 Massachusetts Avenue in New Port Richey, 36 violations

  • Raw chicken was stored over ready-to-eat unwrapped cooked tamales.
  • Potentially hazardous hot food was held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. This included beef 96°F and beef empanada 117°F.
  • The men’s bathroom facility was not clean.

Casa Tina Mexican Grill at 365 Main St. in Dunedin, 28 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included half and half 48°F, milk 49°F, shrimp 48°F and shredded cheese 51°F.
  • Live, small flying insects were found in the bar area.
  • Food was stored in the holding unit and was not covered. Uncovered ice cream was stored in the reach-in freezer.

New China 2 Restaurant at 6438 Massachusetts Ave. in New Port Richey, 28 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included rice 68°F, fried chicken 73°F, shell eggs 63°F and cooked chicken 69°F.
  • Raw chicken was stored over ready-to-eat bulk soy and cooked chicken.
  • Onions and bulk sauces were stored on the floor in the walk in cooler and kitchen.

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