46 rodent droppings found at Tampa Bay area restaurant

State inspectors temporarily closed one Tampa Bay eatery from April 4 to 10, 2016. We’ve listed the restaurant that was closed below, along with details about what inspectors say they found.

Munch Sundries located at 3920 S. 6th. St. in St. Petersburg

April 5, 2016: Restaurant closed with 16 violations

  • Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found.
  • 29 live roaches along water line under 3-compartment sink in dish area.
  • 1 dead roach in dish area.
  • Food stored on floor: Gallon of syrup on floor in front counter area.
  • Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.

The following 8 Tampa Bay restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted from April 4 to 10, 2016.

CS Kobe & Italian, 13505 Icot Blvd., Clearwater: April 6 inspection, 56 violations, April 7 inspection 52 violations

  • Stop Sale Order issued for ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous ravioli cheese mix marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation.
  • Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit: Shell eggs stored over shrimp and fish.
  • Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage in direct contact with food. Garbage bag used to store bread in a reach-in cooler.

Natalie’s Restaurant, 8226 SR 52, Hudson, 47 violations

  • Shell eggs held at room temperature with an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees: 64°.
  • Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.
  • No soap provided at handwash sink.

Gilden Corral, 11801 56th St., Temple Terrace, 38 violations

  • 5 live roaches on reach-in cooler.
  • 3 live roaches on clean dish rack.
  • 2 live roaches on dry storage rack.
  • 2 live roaches in dish area.
  • 1 live roach in electrical room.
  • Dead roaches on premises: 25 in various areas in on the kitchen floor.

Volcano Japanese Cuisine, 1550 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, 33 violations

  • 1 live roach found in drawer under grill.
  • Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands.
  • No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products.

Trinity Varsity Club, 3523 Little Rd., New Port Richey, 31 violations

  • Stop Sale Order issued for potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse.
  • The following potentially hazardous cold foods were held at temperatures greater than 41 degrees: coleslaw 45F, cheese 46F, sausage 46F, cut lettuce 70F, cut tomatoes 65F, sauce 46F, potatoes 60F.
  • Employee handled soiled dishes or utensils and then handled clean dishes or utensils without washing hands.

Goodtime Charlies, 4010 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, 32 violations

  • Stop Sale Orders issued for the following potentially hazardous foods due to temperature abuse: sliced ham 62 ° F , cut lettuce 58 ° F , sliced tomatoes 57 ° F , sliced cheese 57 ° F , shredded cheese 59 ° F , sliced turkey 63 ° F.
  • Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation.
  • Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with single-service items.

Gateway to India, 8300 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg, 30 violations

  • Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 3 dried rodent droppings on the storage shed table next to open food packages/containers. 40 mixed soft and dried droppings on the food storage shed floor. 1 dried dropping on uncovered food take out container in the storage shed. 2 dried droppings in a metal pan holding dried peppers in the storage shed.
  • Stop Sale Order issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Open flour bag and a tray of open spice bowls in the food storage shed next to live ants, live flies and dried rodent droppings. One onion and one potato on the floor of the storage shed with chew marks, rotted areas. One bag of dried peppers in storage shed with multiple holes. Unsure if holes are from human handling or chew marks. Bag is in the pan where droppings are observed.
  • Presence of a large swarm of flies at the dumpster. Live ants observed on the food storage shed table next to open food packages.

Little Greek, 1155 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, 30 violations

  • Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Potentially hazardous cold food held at greater than 41 degrees.
  • Shelf under preparation table and grill tops soiled with food debris.
  • Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Jacket hanging on food storage shelf.

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