Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: Nov. 28 to Dec. 2

(WFLA) — State inspectors temporarily closed one Tampa Bay eatery from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, 2016. We’ve listed the restaurant that was closed below, along with details about what inspectors say they found.

Red Barn located at 13616 Highway 92 East in Dover

Nov. 21, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 9 violations

  • 25-30 live roaches found under 3-compartment sink next to stove top in kitchen.
  • One live roach found on kitchen floor.
  • Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in cooler: chicken stored over pork.

Nov. 22, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 2 violations

The following Tampa Bay restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, 2016.

Wok-and-Roll located at 2519 McMullen Booth Rd. in Clearwater, 39 violations

  • Establishment advertised no MSG used in the food, but a large quantity of MSG was present in establishment. Totole Granulated Chicken flavor soup base mix: MSG was listed as first ingredient. Soup base mix was on shelves in dry storage room and on shelf at cook’s line.
  • Nonfood-grade menus used in direct contact with food. Trays of foods in walk-in cooler.
  • Storage of tools (drill) on shelf above or with food (dry rice/spices).

Pipo’s Café located at 411 S. MacDill Ave. in Tampa, 37 violations

  • Soil residue in food storage containers.
  • Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris.
  • Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of foodborne illnesses and symptoms of illness that would prevent an employee from working with food, clean equipment and utensils, and single-service items.

El Caballero De Los Mares Restaurant located at 2104 W. Busch Blvd. in Tampa, 37 violations

  • Stop Sale Order issued due to food originating from an unapproved source: Swai fish.
  • Pots or other cooking equipment not being sanitized: dishwasher not sanitizing dishes.
  • Employee washed hands with no soap.

Suzie Q’s Diner located at 9124 Seminole Blvd. in Seminole, 35 violations

  • Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found: observed approximately 30 semi-soft rodent droppings on the exterior water heater.
  • Observed approximately 14 dead roaches on the floor in the dish room under the dishwashing machine corner, ice machine and 3-bay sink.
  • Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled: observed sole cook prepping several tickets wipe gloved hands after cracking raw shell eggs on apron then put clean-cut lettuce on bread.

Weng’s China Garden located at 10019 N. Dale Hwy in Tampa, 33 violations

  • Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
  • Food stored in holding unit not covered: chicken.
  • Uncovered food stored near sink exposed to splash: rice noodles stored by handwashing sink.

Rossi Ristirante Italiano located at 7254 SR 54 in New Port Richey, 32 violations

  • Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.
  • Bread stored on floor.
  • Soil residue in food storage containers.

Kiku Japanese Fusion located at 36221 East Lake Road in Palm Harbor, 28 violations

  • Food stored on floor in dry storage area.
  • Soil residue in food storage containers.
  • Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer.

Steak N Shake located at 2490 SR 580, Clearwater, 28 violations

  • Cleaned and sanitized equipment or utensils not properly stored. Tongs stored on end of drying rack exposed to employee walking through kitchen – tongs rewashed – stored in container.
  • Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Fry container used as scoop in bulk container of seasoning on shelf at expo window.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit: 69° cheese at top area of cold holding unit

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