Inspectors find roach droppings on shake machine at local restaurant

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State inspectors temporarily closed four Tampa Bay eateries from March 7 to 13, 2016. We’ve listed the restaurants that were closed below, along with details about what inspectors say they found.

Bay Gardens Retirement Village located at 1415 E. 124th Ave. in Tampa

March 8, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 23 violations

  • 1 live roach in cabinet near 3-compartment sink.
  • 4 live roaches in can opener on prep table.
  • 1 live roach in upper cabinet molding over toaster and microwave.
  • 10 live roaches under prep table on cook’s line.
  • 3 live roaches under cart with clean dishes at end of cook’s line.
  • 2 live roaches on bait station under table in area outside walk-in cooler.
  • 1 live roach on plastic push cart under handle on end of cook’s line.
  • Roach droppings found in cabinet above 3-compartment sink in corner, also in utensil box in same cabinet.
  • 3 dead roaches in cabinet near 3-compartment sink.
  • 7 dead roaches in cabinet under steam table.
  • 4 egg casings on dish machine.
  • 1 dead roach inside reach-in cooler.
  • 2 dead roaches inside gasket in reach-in cooler.
  • 3 dead roaches in cabinet under microwave.
  • Stop Sale Order issued for can of black-eyed peas that was severely dented in the dry storage room.

March 9, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 12 violations

Burger King located at 9925 Adamo Drive in Tampa

March 8, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 15 violations

  • Roach excrement and/or droppings present on the exterior of the shake machine.
  • Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found.
  • Approximately 35 live roaches on the floor and wall by the reach-in cooler in the drive thru area.
  • 3 live roaches on the ice cream machine table.
  • 1 live roach behind a reach-in cooler at the front counter.
  • 1 live roach in an electric box on the prep line.

March 9, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 6 violations

Woody’s Bar BQ located at 51 S. US 27 in Lake Wales

March 10, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 12 violations

  • 6-8 live roaches in varies sizes between salad cooler and reach-in freezer on cook’s line.
  • 3 live roaches on wall and baseboards on the server’s line.
  • 10-15 live roaches beside reach-in cooler on the server’s line.

March 11, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 3 violations

Tulias Cosinita located at 2829 Swindell Rd. in Lakeland

March 13, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 3 violations

  • Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found.
  • Observed approximately 25-30 moist rodent droppings under the handwash sink across from cook’s line.
  • Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found.
  • Observed approximately 12-15 live roaches under a hand wash sink across from cook’s line.
  • No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees.

March 14, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 1 violation

The following 8 Tampa Bay restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 7 to 13, 2016

Leo’s Italian Grill, 33286 US 19, Palm Harbor, 52 violations

  • Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with single-service items in the bar area.
  • Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon the minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler.
  • Potentially hazardous hot food held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above on the cook’s line.

Steak N’ Shake, 1402 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, 36 violations

  • Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.
  • Stop Sale Order issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse.
  • Accumulation of a black/green mold-like substance inside the ice bin.

Nicko’s Fine Food, 4603 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 33 violations

  • Employee washed hands with no soap.
  • Stop Sale Order issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse, pea soup.
  • Spray bottle with chemical/toxic substance stored near/on/above food preparation surface or food.

Super China, 8663 Little Rd., New Port Richey, 33 violations

  • Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler: raw shrimp over sauces.
  • Toxic substance/chemical improperly stored next to meat grinder under prep table across from 3-compartment sink.
  • Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.

Rumba Island Bar & Grill, 3687 Tampa Rd., Oldsmar, 31 violations

  • The following potentially hazardous cold foods were held at temperatures greater than 41 degrees: 78° butter on counter, ribs 47°F, fish 46°F, fish 53°F, beef 52°F, poultry 46°F, shrimp coconut 54°F.
  • Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.
  • Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.

Eve’s Family Restaurant, 3150 Tampa Rd., Oldsmar, 30 violations

  • Potentially hazardous food re-served to customers: butter packets and creamers on tables.
  • Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage in direct contact with food.
  • Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.

Front Porch Grill, 5924 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 29 violations

  • Stop Sale Order issued for potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse: roast.
  • Large pieces of roast not cut up into smaller portions to cool.
  • Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.

Tres Amigos Cantina, 2025 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, 29 violations

  • Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance inside the ice bin.
  • Reach-in cooler shelves soiled with food debris.
  • Dead roaches on premises.

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