Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: October 29 to November 3

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The following Tampa Bay area restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted Oct. 29 to Nov. 3.

Greek Village Deli & Restaurant  #117 at 11125 Park Blvd. in Seminole, 41 violations

  • Approximately 15 live flies were found in the back prep areas, 5 in the kitchen and 4 by chest freezers. Approximately 20 dead flies were found inside the reach-in cooler and two were found in the back prep area.
  • A Stop Sale was issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. This included cooked octopus in marinade at 45°F, according to operator it was prepared three days ago.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: cream cheese 44°F, sliced cheese 47°F and cooked octopus 45°F.

Hennessy’s Tavern at 3980 Tampa Rd. #105 in Oldsmar, 27 violations

  • Raw ground beef was stored over raw chicken.
  • The interior of the microwave was soiled with encrusted food debris.
  • The wall by the prep sink was soiled with accumulated grease, food debris and dust.

Dolphin Beach Resort Restaurant at 4900 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach, 27 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: raw ribs 45°F, cut melons 43°F, raw shrimp 62°F, raw chicken 44°F, meatloaf 44°F, Swiss cheese 49°F, raw beef 45°F, salsa 44°F and French toast mix 44°F.
  • Walls throughout the kitchen area were soiled with accumulated grease and food debris.
  • The cutting boards were stained, soiled and grooved.

Pipo’s Café at 9531 Bay Pines Blvd. in St. Petersburg, 27 violations

  • Raw shell eggs were stored over ready-to-eat sauce in the walk-in cooler.
  • A Stop Sale was issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. This included at milk 64°F opened yesterday according to operator and pork at 47°F cooked yesterday.
  • Displayed food was not properly protected from contamination. Two containers of salsa by the drink machine were not covered.

Deccan Spice Tampa Bay at 2325 Ulmerton Rd. Ste. 28 in Clearwater, 33 violations

  • There was a presence of insects on the property. Six ants were found in the dry storage and one small flying insect in the dish area.
  • Sauces at the buffet were lacking adequate sneeze-guards or other protection from contamination.
  • Raw chicken was stored over or with ready-to-eat packaged vegetables in the walk-in freezer.

JBS Seafood Takeout LLC at 1946 49 St S in St. Petersburg, 28 violations

  • Live, small flying insects were found in the kitchen, food preparation area and food storage area. The uncovered dumpster had live flies in it and there were too many to count, also maggots were found in a ripped open bagged of garbage outside of the back door.
  • Rodent activity was present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. In the public restroom, one soft dropping was found, 3 hard droppings in the A/C air handler closet, one hard dropping in the front counter area, one hard dropping by the reach in cooler and 1 hard dropping in the doorway between the kitchen and cashier area.
  • Bathroom facility floors and walls were not clean.

Los Mexicanos at 38954 US HWY 19 in Tarpon Springs, 28 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: tomato sauce 45°F, shredded cheese 45°F, poultry 45°F and beef 45°F.
  • The walls were soiled with an accumulation of black debris throughout the kitchen, dishwashing area and prep areas.
  • Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food was prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours without being properly date marked. This included: cooked potatoes, cooked chicken, cooked beef and cooked sauce.

Pho 97 at 6800 49 St. N in Pinellas Park, 44 violations

  • A Stop Sale was issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. A rusty can of oysters was found as well as a container of mayo-like substance with mold-like growth.
  • A Stop Sale was issued on 15 eggs in walk-in cooler with cracks or broken shells.
  • Raw beef was not properly separated from raw chicken based upon the minimum required cooking temperature in the walk-in cooler.

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