Several restaurants had violations that could compromise health

Restaurant Report

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In this week's Restaurant Report, there were no closures, but there were several restaurants with high-priority violations that could endanger your health.

Little Caesars Pizza on Blanding Boulevard in Middleburg had three high-priority violations last week. An inspector found a case of green peppers with mold that they had to throw out. 

Also, the inspector found flies in the kitchen and noted that it was a repeat violation. There were also time marks missing for pizza that was prepared that morning. The marks are required so that workers can keep track of how long the pizza has been out of the refrigerator. The restaurant is still waiting for a recheck.

Bob's Steak and Chop House on Amelia Village Circle had an inspection last week. An inspector found eight high-priority violations. Managers had to throw out food because it was in a broken cooler. The manager called in a repair person. The restaurant was cleared the next day after passing a second inspection.

Sushi Wok on North Main Street still needs a follow-up inspection after its latest check last week. An inspector found five high-priority violations. One violation involved cross-contamination. The inspector wrote that he saw an employee grab chicken wings and then remove his gloves and scoop ice. Also, there was raw chicken stored over sauces, according to the report. The inspector noted that most of the problems were fixed on-site, but Sushi Wok still needs a recheck.

Finally, Monroe's Smokehouse Bar B Que needed a recheck last week after an inspector found four high-priority violations there. The inspector found a fly in the kitchen and food that had the potential to be at an unsafe temperature. The food had to be rapidly chilled to make sure it stayed at a safe temperature. There were also raw eggs stored over ready-to-eat foods. 

The inspector came back the next day and the restaurant was cleared with zero violations.

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