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    1 waterfront, 4 other Lee County restaurants perfect; 1 closed; 10 fail inspection

    By Dave Osborn, Fort Myers News-Press,

    2024-06-11
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    You can use the database to search by county or by restaurant name.

    Florida's restaurant owners are not required to post restaurant inspection results where guests can see them. So every week, we provide that information for you.

    For a complete list of local restaurant inspections, including violations not requiring warnings or administrative action, visit our Lee County restaurant inspections site.

    Here's the breakdown for recent health inspections in Lee County, Florida, for the week of June 3-9, 2024. Please note that some more recent, follow-up inspections may not be included here.

    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.

    For full restaurant inspection details, visit our Lee County restaurant inspection site.

    Which Lee County restaurants got perfect scores on their health inspections?

    These restaurants met all standards during their June 3-9 inspections and no violations were found.

    ** Restaurants that failed an inspection and aced a follow-up inspection in the same week

    Which Lee County restaurants were temporarily closed by inspectors?

    These restaurants failed their June 3-9 inspections and were temporarily closed. Follow-upinspections are required.

    El Grand Taco Loco

    Mobile food dispensing vehicle

    Routine Inspection on June 5

    Facility Temporarily Closed: Operations ordered stopped until violations are corrected.

    15 total violations, with 6 high-priority violations

    • High Priority - Employee working with food, clean equipment or utensils, or unwrapped single-service items has visibly soiled hands, arms or fingernails. Unable to wash hands operating and open to the public with no running water. **Warning**
    • High Priority - Establishment operating with no potable running water. Observed MFDV is open and operating with no power and no running water. **Warning**
    • High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Observed approximately 18 live flying insects in MFDV, they are open and operating. **Warning**
    • High Priority - Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse. Observed food in reach in coolers: rice 60F, cooked beans 55F, cooked half chickens 60F, shredded cheese 61F, sliced tomatoes 76F, diced tomatoes 59F, sliced cucumbers 66F, cut limes 62F, Cooked burgers 77F, Shredded cheese 50F, cooked steak 63F. **Warning**
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed food in reach in coolers: rice 60F, cooked beans 55F, cooked half chickens 60F, shredded cheese 61F, sliced tomatoes 76F, diced tomatoes 59F, sliced cucumbers 66F, cut limes 62F, Cooked burgers 77F, Shredded cheese 50F, cooked steak 63F. **Warning**
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food, other than whole meat roast, hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed cooked ground beef stored under grille top unit 90F. **Warning**

    Which Lee County restaurants had high priority violations?

    Ginger Bistro

    4650 S. Cleveland Ave., No. 8, Fort Myers

    Routine Inspection on June 5

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    11 total violations, with 3 high-priority violations

    • High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature when stored in a walk in cooler- not all products commercially packaged. Raw chicken stored over raw pork. Operator removed raw chicken to bottom shelf. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. In first reach-in cooler by kitchen entrance by the cook line; raw chicken (49F - Cold Holding); raw beef (48F - Cold Holding); cooked shrimp (47F - Cold Holding); cooked chicken (47F - Cold Holding); ambient (49F- cold holding). Per operator all items placed in for 3 hours. Operator removed and placed all items in ice. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
    • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food, other than whole meat roast, hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. At cook line; cooked beef wonton (124F - Hot Holding); cooked pork wontons (116F - Hot Holding) Per operator items have been out for two hours and they will discard items after four hours. Provided operator time as public health control form. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

    Hasan Restaurant

    3069 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers

    Routine Inspection on June 4

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    6 total violations, with 2 high-priority violations

    • High Priority - Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Observed can of Raid under sink. **Warning**
    • High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed one live roach under counter in dining room. **Warning**

    Iguana Mia Of Ft Myers

    4329 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers

    Complaint Inspection on June 4

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    6 total violations, with 2 high-priority violations

    • High Priority - Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. Observed 2 dented cans of Ripe Olive Sliced. The manager is sending cans back for replacement. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
    • High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 1 live roach in kitchen above steam table across from cook line. **Warning**

    The Rookery at The Brooks

    9960 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs

    Routine Inspection on June 5

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    2 total violations, with 2 high-priority violations

    • High Priority - - From initial inspection : High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer at the bar not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2024-06-05: Time extended. Part is on order. **Time Extended**
    • High Priority - - From initial inspection : High Priority - Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. **Warning** - From follow-up inspection 2024-06-05: No stop sales during this visit. **Time Extended**

    Yucatan Beach Stand

    250 Old San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

    Complaint Inspection on June 4

    Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

    7 total violations, with 2 high-priority violations

    • High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Observed three small flies at entrance to kitchen not landing of food or food contact areas.
    • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over/not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. Raw shelled eggs stored above fresh herbs and coconut flakes. Operator moved food to proper storage. As a repeat violation the importance of following proper protocol with this violation was reinforced with the operator. Repeat from inspection dated 05-13-2024 **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**

    What agency inspects restaurants in Florida?

    Routine regulation and inspection of restaurants is conducted by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The Department of Health is responsible for investigation and control of food-borne illness outbreaks associated with all food establishments.

    How do I report a dirty restaurant in Florida?

    If you see abuses of state standards, report them and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation will send inspectors. Call the Florida DBPR at 850-487-1395 or report a restaurant for health violations online.

    Get the whole story at our restaurant inspection database.

    What does all that terminology in Florida restaurant inspections mean?

    Basic violations are those considered against best practices.

    A warning is issued after an inspector documents violations that must be corrected by a certain date or within a specified number of days from receipt of the inspection report.

    An administrative complaint is a form of legal action taken by the division. Insufficient compliance after a warning, a pattern of repeat violations or existence of serious conditions that warrant immediate action may result in the division initiating an administrative complaint against the establishment. Says the division website: "Correcting the violations is important, but penalties may still result from violations corrected after the warning time was over."

    An emergency order — when a restaurant is closed by the inspector — is based on an immediate threat to the public. Here, the Division of Hotels and Restaurants director has determined that the establishment must stop doing business and any division license is suspended to protect health, safety or welfare of the public.

    A 24-hour call-back inspection will be performed after an emergency closure or suspension of license.

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