Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: September 17 to September 22

Restaurant Ratings
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The following Tampa Bay area restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted Sept. 17 to Sept. 22.

Carmen’s Wood Wife Restaurant & Lounge at 11736 US Hwy. 19 N. in Port Richey, 26 violations

  • Raw animal food was stored over ready-to-eat food. Eggs were found stored over butter in the reach in cooler.
  • Commercially processed ready-to-eat and potentially hazardous food was opened and held more than 24 hours without properly being date marked after opening. This included hash browns, ham and butter.
  • A Stop Sale was issued on potentially hazardous butter packs due to temperature abuse.

Waterfront Inn at 1105 Lakeshore Dr. in The Villages, 30 violations

  • A Stop Sale was issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. The foods were left out over four hours. This included: diced sausage 56°F, diced ham 50°F and cut tomatoes 48°F.
  • Raw beef was stored over ready-to-eat cooked chicken.
  • The self-service salad bar/buffet bar was lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination.

West 82 at 9301 W. Fort Island Trl. in Crystal River, 25 violations

  • The wall under the three compartment sink was soiled with accumulated grease, food debris and dust.
  • Potentially hazardous cold foods in the reach-in cooler were held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: chicken 49°F, burgers 53°F, cheese 53°F, deli meat 54°F, milk 47°F, cut melon 47°F and butter 47°.
  • Roach activity was present as evidenced by live roaches found. One live roach was found next to the tilt skillet, one roach was crawling inside of the tilt skillet, six were under a trash can in the kitchen, one was on the floor to the left of the prep table, three were on the floor next to the operator’s foot and the operator stepped on and killed them. Three live roaches were on the wall behind the warmer, two crawled into the wall where the cove molding was missing, one was in gasket of the reach-in cooler, one was on the dry storage shelf with spices, five were on the dry storage shelves with the sugar and condiments, two were found on the wall behind the pan storage area, five were under the dish machine, one in men’s room and two live roaches were found on the kitchen floor.

Pastries N Chaat at 1811 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa, 25 violations

  • Multiple live flies were observed in the kitchen and back area.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: chicken 57°F, eggs 52°F, cheese 48°F and sauce 58°F.
  • The cutting board had deep cut marks and is no longer cleanable.

La Reyna De Mexico at 9818 US 19 N. in Port Richey, 29 violations

  • The men’s room toilet, mirror and the ladies room toilet were not clean.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: queso fresco cheese 64°F, rice 62°F, refried beans 67°F, green and red cooked salsas 64°F, shell eggs 67°F, cooked vegetables 66°F, ground beef 64°F, American cheese 64°F, cheese dip 62°F, green cooked salsa 51°F, sour cream 50°F and pork stock 78°F.
  • Roach activity was present as evidenced by live roaches found. Two live roaches were found on the cook’s line.

Big Apple Buffet at 1030 58TH St. N. in St. Petersburg, 27 violations

  • Raw animal food was stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shrimp was stored over raw oyster (the raw oysters were to be served raw). Raw shrimp was stored over imitation crab sticks and raw shell eggs were stored above lettuce.
  • An accumulation of black/green mold-like substance was found in the interior of the ice machine.
  • Oyster, clam, mussel and crab shells were purchased from a supplier to be reused to serve food.

Clay Oven at 9047 MLK Jr. St N. in St. Petersburg, 29 violations

  • Water was draining onto the floor from the dish machine.
  • Raw fish was stored over ready-to-eat cooked chicken in the walk-in cooler.
  • Roach activity was present as evidenced by live roaches found. One was found in the dining room.

Campanellas Art Italian Cuisin at 7420 N. 49 St. in Pinellas Park, 28 violations

  • A Stop Sale was issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. This included: meat sauce 49°F, Marsala 48°F, Marsala sauce 43°F and Marianna 68°F.
  • Food-contact surfaces were not sanitized after cleaning and before use.
  • The interior of the reach-in cooler was soiled with an accumulation of food residue.

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