Food court restaurant had hundreds of rodent droppings

Food court restaurant had hundreds of rodent droppings

A Chinese restaurant, Mandarin Express, located at 3100 College Road, Ocala (inside the Paddock Mall), was closed down due to hundreds of rodent droppings and other violations. Majority of the issues noted by the inspector were serious, repeat violations. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites violations of Florida’s sanitation and safety laws, which […]

Live roaches found, emergency shutdown order issued

Live roaches found, emergency shutdown order issued

Umatilla — River’s Edge Bar & Grill, located at 19400 SE CR 42, Umatilla, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on January 31 by the state. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on February 1st after a reinspection. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites violations of Florida’s sanitation and […]

Gator Joe’s, high priority violations

Gator Joe’s, high priority violations

Ocklawaha — Gator Joe’s, located at 12431 SE 135th Ave, Ocklawaha, had several potentially hazardous violations during a recent inspection of the establishment. Many were repeat violations. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites violations of Florida’s sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Code. High […]

Taco Bell with a side of rat droppings, disturbing disclaimer

Taco Bell with a side of rat droppings, disturbing disclaimer

Ocala — Taco Bell, located at 2380 SW College Road, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on January 4 by the state. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on January 5 but will need a follow-up inspection after a time extension was given. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation […]

Fresh rat droppings with your roast beef anyone?

Fresh rat droppings with your roast beef anyone?

Arby’s, located at 12150 NE 49th Ct Road, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on December 13 by the state. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on December 14 but will need a follow-up inspection after a time extension was given. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites violations […]

Pineapple Sam’s Cafe shut down for 24-hours following inspection

Pineapple Sam’s Cafe shut down for 24-hours following inspection

Silver Springs — Pineapple Sam’s Cafe, located at 18976 E Hwy 40, Silver Springs, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on November 8 by the state. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on November 9, but will a follow-up inspection this week. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites violations […]

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger was shut down following complaint, allowed to reopen after 24-hrs

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger was shut down following complaint, allowed to reopen after 24-hrs

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger, located at 3558 SW College Road, was immediately shut down after it was inspected following a consumer complaint. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation visited the establishment on October 11. The fast-food restaurant was ordered to close for one day, and allowed to reopen on October 12 after violations […]

Ocean Buffet inspected following consumer complaint

Ocean Buffet inspected following consumer complaint

Ocean Buffet, located at 3425 SW College Road, was inspected following a consumer complaint. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation visited the establishment on October 9. The violations are as follows: Accumulation of debris inside the ware washing machine. Bowl or other containers with no handle used to dispense food. At the dry storage […]

High priority violations at local winghouse

High priority violations at local winghouse

Silver Springs — MJ’s Pizza And Winghouse, located at 5195 E Silver Springs Boulevard, was inspected following a consumer complaint. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation visited the establishment on September 25. According to the inspector’s report, food and a cardboard container were stored inside the ice that the restaurant used for drinks. A  […]

Pasta Faire restaurant in Belleview received high priority violations

Pasta Faire restaurant in Belleview received high priority violations

Pasta Faire restaurant in Belleview received several high priority violations after they were visited by health inspectors. Many of the violations were repeat violations and considered potentially hazardous to consumers. The violations are as follows: Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried – wet nesting. Multiple containers at the dry storage shelf in front of dish machine. […]

No sauce, hold the roaches, pizza restaurant closed

No sauce, hold the roaches, pizza restaurant closed

Little Caesars Pizza restaurant in Belleview was shut down after health inspectors found several high priority violations that were never corrected by management. The restaurant is located at 10135 Southeast U.S. 441, Belleview. The inspector issued a stop-sale order after pizza sauce was found sitting in a cooler, which had been made two days prior […]