Roaches, rodents and flying bugs shut down 6 Central Florida eating places final week – Orlando Sentinel

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Six central Florida restaurants received emergency orders to close during the week of July 3-9, according to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

The Bento Cafe at 121 S. Orange Ave. Suite 130 in Orlando closed on July 5th.

Inspectors found nine violations, four of which were high priority.

These violations included flying insects, roaches, and food stored at improper temperatures.

Officials revisited the restaurant on July 7.

They gave an extension to food stored at the wrong temperature and allowed the restaurant to reopen.

Cappadocia Turkish Mediterranean at 565 N. Semoran Blvd. closed in Orlando on July 6th.

Inspectors found 12 violations, three of which were high priority.

These violations included operating with an expired license, cockroach activity, and using the wrong sanitizer in the dishwasher.

Officials revisited the restaurant on July 7.

They found seven violations and granted a deadline extension for the dishwasher disinfectant.

Inspectors said the restaurant met inspection standards.

Hotto Potto at 1700 N. Semoran Blvd. closed in Orlando on July 7th.

Inspectors found 12 violations, five of which were high priority.

Those violations included roaches, a ban on food sales, and an expired business license.

Officials made a second visit on July 8.

They issued an extension of time for the cockroach problems, but the restaurant remained closed.

Inspectors allowed the restaurant to reopen after a final inspection on July 9.

Popeyes 11612 at 1046 Cypress Pkwy. in Poinciana closed on July 5th.

Inspectors found nine violations, including one high-priority violation for cockroach activity.

From July 6 to July 8, officials visited the restaurant daily and issued extensions to eradicate the cockroaches.

Inspectors made a final visit on July 9 and allowed the restaurant to reopen after it met expectations.

Mary’s Kountry Kitchen at 15945 CR 448 in Tavares closed on July 6th.

Inspectors found 23 violations, five of which were high priority.

These violations included flying insects, improperly stored raw food, rodent activity, and food stored at improper temperatures.

Officials scheduled a second visit the same day and found seven violations, none of which were high priorities.

The restaurant was allowed to reopen.

Thai Kitchen at 1729 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne closed on July 6.

Inspectors found 18 violations, eight of which were high priority.

These violations included a pesticide-releasing strip in the food preparation area, cockroach activity, rodent droppings and food stored at improper temperatures.

Officials revisited the restaurant on July 7 and found ten violators.

None of these violations were high priorities, so inspectors allowed the restaurant to reopen.

Orange had the top spot for most warnings and other complaints in Central Florida at 33.

Volusia County had 30, Brevard had 18, Seminole had 10, Lake had five, and Osceola had nine. Warnings with necessary follow-up checks can lead to the closure of a company if problems persist.

Below you can view the most recent restaurant inspections for the last 30 days for all of Central Florida. Those with emergency orders were closed for high-priority violations and only reopened after follow-up inspections confirmed those violations.

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