Cockroaches, rodents closed buffet, caterer
Four Central Florida restaurants closed in the week of Sept. 18-24, according to data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
chili dot at S. Kirkman Road in Orlando closed Sept. 21. Authorities found 44 violations, six of which were high priority. These violations included improperly stored raw pet food, cockroach activity, and disinfectant solution that exceeded the maximum allowable concentration.
On September 22, officials revisited the restaurant. They found 18 violations, none of which were priorities. They said a follow-up inspection was needed.
Chinese Restaurant Pearls at 5438 Central Florida Parkway in Orlando closed September 22. Inspectors found 10 violations, three of which were high priority. These violations included shell eggs stored at the wrong temperature, cockroach and rodent activity.
On September 23, inspectors revisited the restaurant. They found eight violations and granted an extension of time for shell eggs not to be stored properly. They said the restaurant met inspection standards.
Asian home restaurant at 407 Cheney Highway in Titusville closed September 21. Authorities found 17 violations, four of which were high priority. These violations included cooked raw shrimp over cooked chicken, a bottle of cleaner next to the batter on the cooking line, and rodent activity.
Inspectors revisited the restaurant the same day. They found eight violations, none of which were high priority. The restaurant met inspection standards.
Mediterranean experience at 322 Seabreeze Blvd. in Daytona Beach closed September 20. Authorities found 21 violations, five of which were high priority. These violations include rodent activity, a sales ban issued on bandage packets, and flying insects.
On September 21, officials revisited the restaurant. They found nine violations, none of which were high priority. The restaurant met inspection standards.
Orange had the top spot for most warnings and other complaints in Central Florida with 39.
Volusia County had 26, Brevard had 16, Seminole had 13, Lake had eight and Osceola had seven. Warnings given with required follow-up inspections could result in a business closing if problems persist.
For a complete list of inspection results, go to OrlandoSentinel.com/inspections.