Rodents and roaches amongst causes for six Central Florida restaurant shutdowns – Orlando Sentinel

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Rodents and roaches among reasons for 6 Central Florida restaurant shutdowns – Orlando Sentinel

Pesky rodents and roaches topped the list of reasons why six restaurants were closed in the week of November 27 through December. 3, according to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Chuck’s Wagon at 60 E. Main St. in Apopka closed on November 29. Inspectors found 13 violations, two of which were high priority. These violations included cockroaches and a disinfectant solution that exceeded the maximum allowable concentration.

A second visit took place on November 30th. The restaurant received a time extension for cockroach activity. On December 2, the inspectors made a third and final visit. They found five violations and granted another time limit extension for the cockroach activity.

The facility is still closed at the time of this writing.

The Mee Thai Restaurant at 1200 Lee Road in Orlando closed on November 30th. Inspectors found nine violations, four of which were high priority. These violations included cockroach and rodent activity, an improperly stored toxic substance, and raw food that was not separated from ready-to-eat food.

On December 1, officials made a second visit. They found a violation, but it wasn’t a high priority. Inspectors said a follow-up inspection was required, but the violations posed no immediate threat to the public.

Burger King at 5324 S. John Young Parkway in Orlando closed on December 1. Inspectors found 15 violations, three of which were high priority. These violations included improperly segregating raw food, rodent activity, and failure to change disposable gloves.

The facility is still closed at the time of this writing.

NY Best Pizza at 241 S. Westmonte Drive #1050 in Altamonte Springs closed on November 29th. Inspectors found seven violations, one of which had a high priority for live roaches.

A second visit took place on November 30th. Inspectors found four violations, none of which were high priorities.

The restaurant meets inspection standards.

Bonefish Willys Riverfront Tavern at 2459 Pineapple Avenue #B in Melbourne closed on November 30th. Inspectors found 10 violations, two of which were high priority. These violations included rodent activity and using the wrong strength of chlorine sanitizer.

They made a second visit on December 1st. Officials identified four violations, but none were high priorities.

The restaurant meets inspection standards.

The Maui Girl Cafe at 6710 N. Atlantic Avenue Suite A in Cape Canaveral closed on December 2nd. Officials identified five violations, two of which were high priority. These violations included rodent activity with abrasion marks on walls and ceilings. During a second visit on the same day, inspectors found three violations, none of which were of high priority.

A follow-up inspection is required, but the violations did not pose an immediate danger to the public.

Orange had the top spot for most warnings and other complaints in Central Florida at 47.

Volusia County had nine, Brevard had 19, Seminole had five, Lake had five, and Osceola had three. 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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