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Moldy food and plenty of roaches shut down Central Florida restaurants

Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
 2022-08-15
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Moghul Indian Cuisine, Stavros Pizza, Spellbound Cafe and the Celebration Panera Bread location were closed by state inspectors for health code violations. Orlando Sentinel/TNS

Four Central Florida restaurants received emergency orders to shut down in the week of Aug. 7-13, according to data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Orange County

Moghul Indian Cuisine at 401 N. Semoran Blvd. in Winter Park shut down on Aug. 9. Inspectors found 28 violations, four of which were a high priority. Those violations included non-food grade paper covering food, roach/rodent activity and food held at the wrong temperatures.

Officials revisited the restaurant on Aug. 10. They found 15 violations, none of which were a high priority. They allowed the restaurant to reopen.

Osceola County

Panera Bread 4186 at 51 Celebration Place 300 in Celebration shut down on Aug. 10. Inspectors found five violations, two of which were a high priority. Those violations included a stop sale on food due to temperature abuse and food held at the wrong temperatures.

Officials revisited the restaurant on Aug. 11. They found four violations and issued time extensions on both high-priority violations found in the previous visit. Inspectors said the restaurant met inspection standards and allowed it to reopen.

Volusia County

Stavros Pizza at 262 S. Beach St. in Daytona Beach shut down on Aug. 9. Inspectors found 12 violations, two of which were a high priority. Those violations included roach activity and food held at the wrong temperatures.

Officials revisited the restaurant and found five violations, none of which were a high priority. They allowed the restaurant to reopen.

Spellbound Cafe at 208 W. Howry Ave. shut down on Aug. 12. Inspectors found eight violations, two of which were a high priority. Those violations included rodent activity and food with mold in it.

Officials revisited the restaurant on Aug. 13. They found three violations, but none were a high priority. They are requiring another follow-up inspection.

Complaints and warnings

Orange had the top spot for most warnings and other complaints in Central Florida with 35.

Volusia County had 28, Brevard had 18, Seminole had 20, Lake had nine, and Osceola had eight. Warnings given with required follow-up inspections could lead to a business being shut down if problems remain.

In surrounding counties, 1 warning or complaint was filed in Polk and 1 in Sumter.

You can view recent restaurant inspections below for all of Central Florida for the last 30 days. Those with emergency orders were shut down because of high-priority violations and only reopened after follow-up inspections signed off on those violations.

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Tony Montana
08-15

LOL if people walked in to any restaurant kitchen they would be shot in appalled they would think I will never eat out again just because the dining room looks okay you have no idea what's going on in that kitchen I've seen Country Club restaurants that had millions of roaches crawling around in the kitchen

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Gail barnes
08-15

What are these restaurants thinking. Get tons of people sick and then the lawsuits... Thank God for food inspection..

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Toni Gattie
08-16

Very common in Kitchens. You are right Tony Montana. Doesn't surprise me in the least. They're #1 thing, especially if they can't find anything else is mold around the gaskets on cooler, freezer and ice bin doors!! LOL!

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