Tampa Bay area restaurants with most violations, closures

(WFLA) — State inspectors temporarily closed four Tampa Bay eateries from April 25 to 29, 2016. We’ve listed the restaurants that were closed below, along with details about what inspectors say they found.

#1 Wok located at 36115 E. Lake Rd. in Palm Harbor

April 25, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 43 violations

  • More than 20 live roaches found in mop sink area. When a brush was moved, roaches of various sizes shattered.
  • 5 live roaches found inside a plastic wrap dispenser.
  • 1 live roach was crawling on top of a chest freezer in the kitchen.
  • 1 live roach found in the hinge of a reach-in cooler on the cook’s line.
  • 1 dead roach found on a wet wiping cloth at 3-compartment sink.
  • 1 dead roach found under the water heater and 3 dead roaches on inside top area of reach in cooler at cook’s line.
  • No sanitizer of any kind available for warewashing. Use only use single-service items to serve food to customers until sanitizer is available for warewashing.
  • The following cold foods were being held at temperatures above 41 degrees: Cut cabbage at 54° , cooked noodles at 61°.
  • Stop Sale Order issued for dented/rusted cans of bamboo shoots.

April 29, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 10 violations

China Mei Wei Buffet located at 4250 US 98 N. in Lakeland

April 26, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 24 violations

  • 150-200 dead flying insects on fly strips hanging in dish and food preparation area.
  • 15-18 live roaches found on top of dishwashing machine, running through dispenser mechanism.
  • Observed approximately 25-30 live roaches on top of dish machine in electronic control box.
  • Soil residue in bins containing rice, flour and corn starch.

April 2, 2016: Restaurant reopened with no violations

J Lee Asia Fusion Cuisine located at 6735 US Hwy 98 in Lakeland

April 27, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 12 violations

  • 20-25 live roaches found behind the cook’s line on wall and plumbing.
  • 35-40 live roaches found under a flip-top unit.
  • 15-20 live roaches were running across kitchen floor.
  • 8-10 live roaches found behind a dry food storage shelf.
  • 15-20 live roaches found under a rack.
  • 12-15 live roaches found under buckets near a 3-compartment sink.

April 29, 2016: Restaurant reopened with no violations

Taco Bus Mobile #2 located at 913 E. Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa

April 28, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 13 violations

  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area.
  • 10 live roaches found in wall by reach-in cooler.
  • 4 live roaches found in reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • 3 live roaches found in drink cooler.
  • 1 live roach found above cook’s line.
  • 1 live roach found on exterior of reach-in cooler
  • Roach excrement and/or droppings on wall next to a reach-in cooler.
  • The following cold foods were held at temperatures greater than 41 degrees: steak 50°F, beans 48°F, cheese 47°F.

May 2, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 4 violations

The following eight Tampa Bay restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted from April 25 to 29, 2016.

Dhaniya Drums, 11009 N. 56th St. in Temple Terrace, 46 violations

  • Hotel and Restaurant license is expired.
  • Dead roach on glue trap in dry storage.
  • Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.

#1 Wok, 36115 E. Lake Rd., Palm Harbor, 43 violations (see above)

China King, 3163 Curlew Rd., Oldsmar, 39 violations

  • 1 live roach found in gasket area of freezer by the back door.
  • 2 live roaches found on wood used to elevate a freezer.
  • Stop Sale Order issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition: container of flour in dry storage.

Datz Delicatessen, 2616 MacDill Ave., Tampa, 38 violations

  • Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with popcorn.
  • Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.
  • Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.

China House Takeout, 3978 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 38 violations

  • Seafood thawed at room temperature.
  • The following cold cooked meats, seafood and poultry were held at temperatures greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit: shrimp 49 ° F , pork 48 ° F , chicken 49 ° F.
  • Raw chicken stored over cooked pork.

Yummy House China Bistro, 2620 E. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 34 violations

  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area: 4 seen on cook’s line.
  • Packaged food has no English labeling: containers of sugar and flour on prep table.
  • Container of sauce stored on floor.

China Dragon, 2513 W. Hillsborough, Tampa, 34 violations

  • Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
  • Beef thawed at room temperature.
  • Egg cartons reused.

Eastern China Taste, 658 E. Lake Rd., Palm Harbor, 33 violations

  • Meat grinder/saw soiled with old food debris.
  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area, dining room.
  • Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler: cut broccoli, cut cabbage, chicken,shrimp.

 

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