Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 7 - 12

Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 7 - 12

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Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants?

We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 7 to 12, 2014.

Each restaurant is shown in the slideshow above. The total number of violations the restaurant received is shown in the plate on the left side of the slide. Some details from the inspection report are listed below the slide. If you click on the graphic in the slideshow, it will take you to the original state inspection report.

The 8 restaurants with the highest number of violations for the week are listed below.

Sunset Grill at 611 Destiny Dr. in Ruskin, 49 total violations

State inspectors visited on July 11 and found homemade ranch dressing marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening or preparation. Cold ham, chicken and beef were stored at temperatures greater than 41 degrees. Cheeses, cottage cheese, yogurt, fruit salad, cream cheese, milk and butter were all stored at temperatures greater than 41 degrees.

Inspectors issued a stop sale order on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse.

During the previous inspection on March 4, 2014, inspectors found 25 violations.

El Paso Mexican at 3970 Tampa Rd. in Oldsmar, 46 total violations

State inspectors visited on July 8 and issued a stop sale order on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. They found the following cold foods held at temperatures greater than 41 degrees: sour cream 60 degrees, shredded mozzarella 64 degrees, molé 68 degrees, pork tamale 58 degrees, raw chicken 49 degrees, shrimp 49 degrees and raw beef 46 degrees.

Inspectors also say an employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without first washing their hands.

During the previous inspection on March 4, 2014, inspectors found 5 violations.

Cherry's Bar & Grill Adamo at 10033 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa, 41 total violations

State inspectors visited on July 10 and said that all potentially hazardous foods in a walk-in cooler were held at temperatures greater than 41 degrees. Some of the foods found at improper temperatures included chili, ham, potato salad, hard boiled eggs, mashed potatoes, beef patties, chicken wings and chicken breasts.

Inspectors also say raw meats were stored over sauce bottles. Working containers of food were removed from their original container, but were not identified by their common name.

During the previous inspection on January 9, 2014, inspectors found 11 violations.

Circles at Lands End Marina located at 1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach, 39 total violations

State inspectors visited on July 11 and temporarily closed the restaurant. Inspectors say they found live roaches in the restaurant. One live roach was by the bar dish machine. Three live roaches were under the cook’s line. Four live roaches were under the salad reach-in cooler. One live roach was under the freezer in the dish room.

There were also small flying insects in the food preparation area. Flies were in a drain by the salad prep cooler. Inspectors say butter, sour cream, cheese, and lettuce were not being held at the proper temperature.

Inspectors also say a toxic cleaner was stored by coffee.

The restaurant was reopened the same day with 16 violations.

During the previous inspection on June 24, 2014, inspectors found 21 violations.

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant at 2645 E. Gulf to Lake Highway in Inverness, 34 total violations

State inspectors visited on July 10 and issued a stop sale order on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. Cheese sauce was found at 51 degrees and salsa verde was at 49 degrees.

Small flying insects were in the food preparation area, according to inspectors.

Raw beef was stored over tortillas. Raw chicken was stored on the floor. Inspectors say an employee was preparing food but was not wearing a hair restraint .

Small flying insects were in the food preparation area, according to inspectors.

During the previous inspection on April 14, 2014, inspectors found 21 violations.

China Buffet at 12546 Highway 301 in Dade City, 34 total violations

State inspectors visited on July 8 and found live flies in the kitchen. Fly sticky tape was also hanging over a food prep area.

Inspectors say the restaurant did not report a seating change that affects the license fee, the Clean Indoor Air Act, sewage system approval or other related requirements.

Inspectors found dented cans. Raw animal food was stored over ready-to-eat food in the walk-in cooler. An employee was preparing food but was not wearing a hair restraint.

During the previous inspection on January 10, 2014, inspectors found 15 violations.

Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts at 1461 Main St. in Dunedin, 32 total violations

State inspectors visited on July 9 and say they found two live rodents, one dead rodent and two dead roaches.

Inspectors also say a certified food manager or person in charge failed to notify the division of an employee diagnosed with Salmonella Typhi, Shigella spp., Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (E-coli), hepatitis A virus, or Norovirus.

An employee used tobacco, ate, or drank and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. According to inspectors, an employee used a cell phone and did not wash their hands before getting a muffin.

During the previous inspection on March 13, 2014, inspectors found 7 violations.

Lucky Dill at 33180 U.S. Hwy 19 in Palm Harbor, 31 total violations

State inspectors visited on July 11 and say a certified food manager or person in charge failed to notify the division of an employee diagnosed with Salmonella Typhi, Shigella spp., Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (E-coli), hepatitis A virus, or Norovirus.

All potentially hazardous cold foods in a walk-in cooler were held at temperatures greater than 41 degrees.

Inspectors also say there was encrusted, soiled material on a slicer. A wall was soiled with accumulated black debris in the dishwashing area. A shelf under a food preparation table was soiled with food debris. Food debris was accumulated on the kitchen floor, according to inspectors.

During the previous inspection on March 18, 2014, inspectors found 9 violations.

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Inspectors from Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation conducted the inspections. The department cited violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.

While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary, according to the Florida DBPR website.

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