Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: Sept. 5 to 9

Restaurant-Ratings

(WFLA) —– State inspectors temporarily closed two Tampa Bay eateries from Sept. 5 to Sept. 9, 2016. We’ve listed the restaurants that were closed below, along with details about what inspectors say they found.

Romeos Pizza and Pasta located at 2346 Griffin Rd. in Lakeland

Sept. 8, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 9 violations

  • 6 moist rodent droppings on top of case of red sauce in food preparation area.
  • 5 dry rodent droppings on floor behind canned goods near mixer.
  • 6 to 8 moist droppings along wall under food preparation table near ice machine.
  • 5 dry rodent droppings under ice machine.
  • 4 fresh rodent droppings in bag containing oats.
  • 12 to 15 moist rodent droppings in cabinet under soft drink station in server station.
  • Torn packages/bags of food exposing the contents to contamination. Observed gnawing on bag containing oats along with 4 moist rodent droppings within.

Sept. 8, 2016: Restaurant reopened with no violations

Panda Buffet and Grill located at 37915 Eiland Blvd. in Zephyrhills

Sept. 7, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 43 violations

  • 2 live roaches found under display reach-in cooler.
  • 3 live roaches found behind reach-in cooler next to Pepsi cooler.
  • 2 live roaches found on paper towel roll on cutting board at cook’s line.
  • 5 live roaches under a prep table on the cook’s line.
  • 10 live roaches in the wheels and hinge of a reach-in cooler on the cook’s line.
  • 1 live roach found in the handle of an extinguisher.
  • 5 dead roaches found under a slicer.
  • 1 dead roach found in display case reach-in cooler.
  • 5 dead roaches found in a surge protector above the reach-in cooler on the cook’s line.
  • 2 dead roaches found in a sink across from the dishwashing machine.

Sept. 8, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 18 violations

The following Tampa Bay restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted from Sept. 5 to Sept. 9, 2016.

Panda Buffett and Grill, 37915 Eiland Blvd., Zephyrhills, 43 violations

  • (restaurant temporarily closed, see details above)

La Fondita De Leo, 528 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 38 violations

  • Operator touched rice with back of hands.
  • Plaintains not covered in walk-in cooler.
  • Employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area.

Paradise Biryania Pointe, 1406 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, 32 violations

  • Thank You bags used in direct contact with food.
  • Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled: purple liquid.
  • Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.

Strokers, 30901 US 19, Palm Harbor, 28 violations

  • Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
  • Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
  • Soil residue in food storage containers.

Bascetti’s Italian Grille, 1568 Main St., Dunedin, 27 violations

  • Operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license.
  • Sink compartments of 3-compartment sink with mold like substance buildup.
  • Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.

Pho Quyen Cuisine, 8404 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 26 violations

  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Bag of onions stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer.
  • Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.

El Diamante Restaurant, 4422 N. Hubert Ave., Tampa, 24 violations

  • Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage.
  • Raw animal food stored above unwashed produce.
  • Walk-in cooler/walk-in freezer floor soiled.

Charlie’s Pizza and Wings, 4439 Gunn Highway, Tampa, 24 violations

  • Stop Sale Order issued for dented, rusted, bulging cans of tomato puree and tomatoes
  • Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food: shell eggs stored over cheese.
  • Pizza peel stored on top of soiled oven between uses.

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