[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]DEERFIELD BEACH RESTAURANT VIOLATIONS:  The Asian Buffet and Grill,  240 Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach, in the Publix shopping center, was shut down due to health violations for multiple days this past week.  They were shutdown on June 21st with 23 different violations.  These included finding 13 dead roaches found (that’s one violation, not 13, in case you were wondering), live insects and flies including 11 by the sushi bar and multiple instances of improper food prep.

When the inspector came back the next day, there were still 6 violations that were not corrected, enough to keep the Deerfield Beach restaurant closed for another day.  They were re-opened on June 23rd.

Since we’ve been covering restaurant violations, the Asian Buffet and Grill has been prominently featured in our reports.  Local 10 says this marks at least “the fifth time” in recent years they restaurant has been closed down due to health violations.  By our count, they also racked up over $5,000 in fines last year.

Here’s where it gets really interesting.  Previously, Local 10 had reported, “The owner of China Buffet and Grill was spotted digging through a dumpster outside the restaurant for several minutes, removing item after item while his wife played look out, witnesses said. He then walked out to the other side of the dumpster and did it again, pulling out more items, video showed.”  You can see that report from 2016 by clicking here. The presumed owner of the restaurant disavowed the report, saying “No, that’s crazy.”

These are some of the more serious violations that had not been fixed by the time of the second inspection on June 22nd:

  • High Priority – – From initial inspection : High Priority – Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. 1 live flying insect in meat grinder tray in prep area landing in food contact surface. 11 live flies by sushi bar area, 1 live fly landed on top of sushi roll **Warning** – From follow-up inspection 2019-06-21: I live fly observed in sushi bar on wall **Time Extended**
  • High Priority – – From initial inspection : High Priority – Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 2 live roaches in rice container on cookline 1 live roach under cookline 1 live roach under prep sink on cookline 3 live roaches on pipe behind flip top cooler at cookline 1 live roach under dish table in dishwashing area 3 live roaches in employee restroom near prep area 1 live roach on prep table in rear prep area **Warning** – From follow-up inspection 2019-06-21: 1 live roach inside rice container 1 live roach in seaweed box by sushi bar **Time Extended**
  • Intermediate – – From initial inspection : Intermediate – Oyster tags not maintained in chronological order according to the last date they were served in the establishment. **Warning** – From follow-up inspection 2019-06-21: **Time Extended**

You can read the full state report by clicking here. Courtesy of the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper.

Norbs Moonshine and more

A Pompano Beach restaurant, Norbs Moonshine and more, also was closed down after a restaurant inspection on June 20th and re-opened the next day.  Norb’s Moonshine is located at 342 E McNab Rd.

They were sited for 11 violations including these high priority ones:

  • High Priority – Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. Raw ground beef stored above cheese in reach in cooler. Beef moved lower. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • High Priority – Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 10 dry rodent dropping on floor under 3 compartment sink at bar on west side and 5 dry dropping under soda storage in same area. Observed approximately 6 dry rodent dropping on floor under cooktop, 2 under 3 compartment sink, approximately 12 dry near back door under shelf and 2 dry rodent dropping on shelf under prep table next to fryer. Observed approximately 6 in grease inside fryer equipment door, unable to determine if fresh or dry. **Warning**

You can read the full state report by clicking here. Courtesy of the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper.

Norb’s is recently opened and does not yet have a significant social media review tally, although we have anecdotally heard positive things.

As we report each month, the state continuously food establishments throughout the state, including Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach restaurants, for cleanliness and other sanitary and health related issues.  It is rare that a restaurant get zero violations.  Every so often,  restaurants get a temporary closure.  If they are able to correct the problems  they are likely to re-open within 24 hours.  Some violations are more egregious and require the inspectors to take more serious actions.

Local 10 has a listing of all restaurant violations in South Florida received in the past month, click here.

NOTE: The story was revised on 6/24/2o19 6pm to reflect that the dumpster incident was in 2016

This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach/Deerfield Beach news desk with additional  information from various public sources and other websites.

For more Deerfield Beach news and events information you can go to our website and read our publication, Deerfield Beach Magazine.

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