S. Fla. Tony Roma's ordered shut; Inspectors find live roaches at restaurant

By Jeff Weinsier, Reporter, jweinsier@Local10.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:37:37 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 23 2013 02:37:12 PM EST

A Tony Roma's with roach issues was among the three South Florida Restaurants ordered shut last week because of potentially hazardous violations that could make you sick.

Below is a list of the restaurants and some of the violations that inspectors found.

Tony Roma's #3058
3300 NW 87th Ave
Miami

Inspection Date 1/14/13
2 HIGH PRIORITY VIOLATIONS
“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found.
“Roach excrement and/or droppings present.”

Sam’s Kitchen
1320 Krome Avenue
Homestead

Inspection Date 1/15/13
5 HIGH PRIORTY VIOLATIONS
“Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food.”
“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 6 live roaches under the toaster in the kitchen, 7 live roaches under the reach in cooler in the kitchen.”

Toyko Grill
5409 North University Drove
Lauderhill

Inspection Date 1/16/1
5 HIGH PRIORITY VIOLATIONS
“Torn packages/bags of food exposing the contents to contamination. See stop sale. Sugar - flour- rice- and brown rice **Admin Complaint** **Repeat Violation**”
“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. **Warning**”
“Dead roaches on premises.15-20 dead roaches under hand washing sink by cook line and fifty dead roaches in enclosed cabinet under hot holding equipment by cook line **Warning**”
“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. One live under hand washing sink- and one live in roach trap -four live roaches on counter by microwave and sushi bar in cook line -one live on wall in dry storage- one live second floor single storage area-five live roaches in soap holder on wall above hand washing sink in kitchen by ice machine **Warning**”
“Pesticide-emitting strip present in food prep area. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning*”

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