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    Inspections: Rodent droppings, flying insects temporarily close Sarasota County restaurant

    By Staff report,

    2024-06-18

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    Our digital database of restaurant health inspections is updated regularly with the latest information on which Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice area restaurants passed or failed.

    You can use the database to search by Sarasota or Manatee County or by restaurant name. You can see which restaurants were fined and which were forced into temporary closure.

    Disclaimer: The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation describes an inspection report as “a ‘snapshot’ of conditions present at the time of the inspection." On any given day, an establishment may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at the establishment.

    Please note that some more recent, follow-up inspections may not be included here.

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    The following restaurants and food trucks, listed in alphabetical order, passed their inspections June 9-15 with zero violations:

    • Aok Universal, 212 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood
    • Balaton Bites, 3413 Cortez Road W., Bradenton
    • Del Flaco, 1304 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto
    • Hacienda Grill, 3401 14th St. W., Bradenton
    • The Hot Dog Guy, 5526 15th St. E., Bradenton
    • La Aldea Latin Food, 10816 U.S. Highway 41 N., Palmetto
    • Monty Jones, 4460 Tallevast Road, Sarasota
    • Nunn Better BBQ and Catering, 3242 17th St., Sarasota
    • Spiced Kitchen, 405 57th Ave. W., Bradenton
    • Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 1900 Main St., Sarasota

    Sarasota County restaurant inspections with high-priority violations:

    The following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, were issued warnings, recommended for administrative complaints or were temporarily closed due to failed inspections June 9-15:

    Beef ‘O’ Brady's

    1037 Sumter Blvd., North Port

    June 11

    Emergency order recommended: Facility temporarily closed.

    Fourteen total violations, with three high-priority violations:

    • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to initiate a task working with food. Observed fry cook changing gloves without hand washing first. **Warning**
    • High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Observed 12 flying insects in bar area directly underneath ice bin, to the left when you first walk into bar. Observed six flying insects in back storage room directly to the left of entryway next to back door. Observed three flying insects at handwashing sink next to tea station in server area at front line. **Warning**
    • High Priority - Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 22 rodent droppings under hand sink and prep table where tea station is located at server station. Observed 12 rodent droppings next to ice machine on left hand side as you walk into kitchen. Observed six rodent droppings in bar area in corner underneath bar. **Warning**

    Beef ‘O’ Brady's

    1037 Sumter Blvd., North Port

    June 11

    Call back — extension given, pending. Follow-up needed.

    Boca

    19 S. Lemon Ave., Sarasota

    June 11

    Follow-up needed: Administrative complaint recommended.

    Nine total violations, with four high-priority violations:

    • High Priority - Employee touched soiled surface and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Employee handled the trash can then clean equipment without washing their hands. Employee removed the equipment to be sanitized and washed their hands. **Corrected On-Site**
    • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over or with unwashed produce. Raw ground beef stored over unwashed potatoes in the reach-in cooler on the cook line. Employee placed the beef below the potatoes. **Corrected On-Site**
    • High Priority - Stop sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse. All the following items were stored in walk-in cooler #1: cooked broccoli (53F - cold holding); cheddar cheese (55F - cold holding); cooked potatoes (54F - cold holding); oysters ambient (65F - cold holding); mussels ambient (67F - cold holding); salmon (55F - cold holding); shrimp (53F - cold holding); tuna (55F - cold holding); fish dip (56F - cold holding); crab (54F - cold holding); scallops (56F - cold holding); pork ribs (53F - cold holding); butter (55F - cold holding); cheese sauce (56F - cold holding); cut cabbage (59F - cold holding); demi glaze (54F - cold holding); chickpeas (55F - cold holding); beef (56F - cold holding); cooked corn (55F - cold holding); pimento cheese (56F - cold holding); ham (56F - cold holding); cooked chicken (54F - cold holding); oysters half shell (58F - cold holding); ground beef (56F - cold holding); pasta (59F - cold holding); lamb (56F - cold holding); chicken (57F - cold holding). Chef stated all the items were stored in the walk-in cooler overnight. Chef discarded all the items. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. All the following items were stored in walk-in cooler #1: cooked broccoli (53F - cold holding); cheddar cheese (55F - cold holding); cooked potatoes (54F - cold holding); oysters ambient (65F - cold holding); mussels ambient (67F - cold holding); salmon (55F - cold holding); shrimp (53F - cold holding); tuna (55F - cold holding); fish dip (56F - cold holding); crab (54F - cold holding); scallops (56F - cold holding); pork ribs (53F - cold holding); butter (55F - cold holding); cheese sauce (56F - cold holding); cut cabbage (59F - cold holding); demi glaze (54F - cold holding); chickpeas (55F - cold holding); beef (56F - cold holding); cooked corn (55F - cold holding); pimento cheese (56F - cold holding); ham (56F - cold holding); cooked chicken (54F - cold holding); oysters half shell (58F - cold holding); ground beef (56F - cold holding); pasta (59F - cold holding); lamb (56F - cold holding); chicken (57F - cold holding). Chef stated all the items were stored in the walk-in cooler overnight. Chef discarded all the items. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

    Boca

    19 S. Lemon Ave., Sarasota

    June 12

    Call back — complied. Met inspection standards.

    Waffle Stop

    660 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota

    June 11

    Follow-up needed: Warning issued.

    Seven total violations, with three high-priority violations:

    • High Priority - Chlorine sanitizer used to sanitize clean in place equipment not at proper minimum strength. Do not use equipment not properly sanitized. Observed sanitizer bucket at 0 ppm. Employee corrected to 50ppm. **Corrected On-Site**
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed ambient eggs at 50F, ham 51F, tuna salad 51F in double-door glass cooler. Operator rearranged food items to prevent time temperature abuse. Operator called for service. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. Observed no time mark on eggs out for 1.5 hours. Operator added time mark. **Corrected On-Site**

    Waffle Stop

    660 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota

    June 13

    Call back — complied. Met inspection standards.

    Manatee County restaurant inspections with high-priority violations:

    The following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, were issued warnings, recommended for administrative complaints or were temporarily closed due to failed inspections June 9-15:

    Dunkin’/Baskin-Robbins

    5259 30th St. E., Bradenton

    June 11

    Follow-up needed: Warning issued.

    One high-priority violation:

    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed in reach-in cooler on sandwich make station: cream cheese (58F - cold holding); chicken (52F - cold holding); pork (53F - cold holding); egg patty (52F - cold holding.) Educated person in charge on time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Person in charge stated that all food items were placed in the reach-in cooler approximately three hours ago. Person in charge placed all food items in walk-in freezer and called for repair. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

    Dunkin’/Baskin-Robbins

    5259 30th St. E., Bradenton

    June 12

    Call back — complied. Zero violations.

    Wheat + Water Italian Kitchen

    7303 52nd Place E., Bradenton

    June 11

    Follow-up needed: Administrative complaint recommended.

    Five total violations, with two high-priority violations:

    • High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. Observed in back kitchen area dishwasher (chlorine 000ppm); the sanitizer was empty. Person in charge filled sanitizer and retested at dishwasher (chlorine 100ppm) **Corrected On-Site**
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed in reach-in cooler: beef (52F - cold holding); seafood (50F - cold holding.) Person in charge stated it was placed in the reach-in cooler from the walk-in cooler approximately one hour ago. Person in charge placed ice bags on food products and stated he will call for repair. As a repeat violation the importance of following proper protocol with this violation was reinforced with the employee. Educated person in charge on time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

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