Rarely does a series put two stores on the Gross Grocers list, though Family Dollar used to make common runs at it. Imagine the shock when this take a look at state grocer inspections i the Miami-Fort Lauderdale space discovered a double shot of Publix filth.
How we make this sausage: Unlike Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspections of eating places, failing doesn’t imply a retailer will get closed till it passes. But elements of the retailer might be put below a Stop Use order till the downside will get correctly addressed. Obviously, if a spot will get sufficient Stop Use orders, it won’t have sufficient elements it will possibly use to make opening worthwhile.
What follows comes from Florida Department of Agriculture inspection of supermarkets in Miami-Dade and Broward. If you need a spot inspected or need to report an issue, don’t e mail us. Go to the Department of Agriculture website and file a complaint.
We don’t determine who will get inspected or how strictly they get inspected. We report with out ardour or prejudice, however with a cart filled with humor.
And we go in alphabetical order…
Karla Cuban Bakery, 2408 SW 137th Ave., Kendall: What don’t you need to preserve too lengthy, aside from a beer ? Yep, meals merchandise involving milk and pork. And this place had small containers of rice pudding that had been 10 days previous, celebration trays of ham and cheese sandwiches and ham unfold sandwiches that had been there 9 days and seven days.
There wasn’t a handwash sink in the again space. “Hand washing violations were noted during the visit.”
Kiko’s International Market, 7818 NW 44th St., Lauderhill: In the kitchen, deli and meat areas, “several flying insects flying around cold units, sinks, preparation tables and food processing equipment.”
The deli space meat slicers and the meat space’s meat grinder and band noticed machine went greater than 4 hours with out being cleaned.
“Packages of salami hanging on hooks above the reach-in cooler at room temperature found at 70 degrees.” That’s bacteria-building heat.
Kwik Pic, 5440 NW 19th St., Lauderhill: “Observed several small grain insects in multiple bags of rice on a retail shelf.”
The backroom ice machine obtained hit with a Stop Use Order as a result of it had “black, mold-like growth on the inside of the machine next to the ice chute.”
Also, the “door to the toilet room opens directly into the room where ice processing occurs.”
The inspector discovered no sizzling water at the kitchen handwashing sink or the kitchen warewashing sink.
Le Macaron, 7835 NW 15th St., Doral: The inspector noticed that Le Macaron “manufactures baked goods that contain pork deli meat (ham) without benefit of inspection from the USDA.”
You pays your cash, you takes your probabilities. Come up snake eyes, that ham sandwich is arising additionally.
New Marco Foods, 8005 NW 98th St., Hialeah Gardens: “Apparent rodent droppings, too numerous to count, throughout the floor in the dry storage area and on boxes of packaging material.”
Also, the “plastic curtains leading to the walk-in cooler have a heavy build up of dark, mold-like substance. Te tanks of exposed shredded cabbage are moved through said curtains to be chilled in the walk-in cooler.”
Papi’s Supermarket, 13700 NW Seventh Ave., North Miami-Dade: “Multiple flies, too many to count,” dotted the air in the retail space and meat division.
The backroom unisex restroom lacked self-closing doorways or lined trash cans.
Somebody thought it could be an awesome thought to depart “several dozen” items of salted pollock, cod, herring and smoked herring on high of a shelf of an open freezer for 2 days. They measured 54 to 69 levels and obtained tossed.
Pharma-Natural, 14100 NW 57th Ct., Miami Lakes: ”Observed in dry storage room, the place last product and bulk ready-to-pack merchandise are saved, a number of rodent droppings alongside perimeter of north wall, in addition to some shredded cardboard gnawed by rodents.”
Publix, 1290 W. 68th St., Hialeah: The inspector noticed “several bugs” on retail cabinets the place the pasta was. Kind of takes the enjoyable out of that weekly BOGO pasta deal.
In the deli division, the inspector discovered home packed ham croquettes and mini beef patties not cooled sufficient and the identical downside with reduce melons in the produce space. All had been tossed.
Publix, 13850 SW Eighth St., West Miami-Dade: The inspector discovered the massive ground meat grinder had been in use with out cleansing past 4 hours and had, “large meat chunks inside the unit to be ground.”
There had been “multiple open packages” of beef bologna, turkey breast and mortadella in the deli with no date on them in the reach-in cooler, an open package deal of sausages missing the identical info in the walk-in cooler and cooked seafood gadgets in the reach-in chilly unit with the identical situation.
The larger downside for all of it was “no employee knew when the packages were first opened.”
Victoria Green Market, 4099 NW 31st Ave., Lauderdale Lakes: We’ll skip over the kilos of meals that obtained tossed for being out of temperature management and a few of the gear that wasn’t correctly washed and sanitized and get straight to…
“White and green fuzzy mold-like substance found on packages of smoked turkey tail displayed in reach-in standing cooler. Heavily dented cans of coconut milk displayed on retail shelf.”
In the meat/fish processing space, there have been so many lifeless flies in the electrical insect management gadget over the handwashing sink that there have been “flying insects falling out.”
There, in the meat/fish processing space, in the retail space and in the warewashing space, there have been “small and big flies, too numerous to count, flying around sinks, display coolers, produce shelving and grocery shelving.”
Speaking of cabinets, in the meat/fish processing space, “Tongs used for bulk salted meat containers were stored near a dead flying insect on a soiled shelf.”