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JEA complaint triggers emergency shutdown for food truck

Restaurant Report: Waste Water
Restaurant Report: Waste Water

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Ruta Catracha food truck is back open after receiving emergency shutdown orders from the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) on March 11.

The inspection was triggered by a complaint made by JEA. DBPR records show the complaint originated from a JEA environmental scientist who sent his concerns to the city of Jacksonville. He wrote in an email, “This facility appears to be discharging grease laden wastewater to the ground.”

The restaurant report shows that when inspectors arrived last Thursday, the truck was still draining wastewater and grease onto the ground at 8046 Beach Boulevard.

The health inspector also found the operation was lacking several administrative items including its license number and required employee training.

On a return inspection the next day, all violations were cleared except for a stained cutting board that needed to be replaced and Ruta Catracha was allowed to reopen.

We reached out to the owner of Ruta Catracha, but haven’t heard back yet.

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News4Jax monitors restaurant inspections in District 5 every week with the Division of Hotels and Restaurants under the Department of Business and Professional Regulations.

District 5 covers Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union Counties.

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