State inspectors recently ordered five restaurants in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lantana and Wellington to close after citing them for numerous violations.
The restaurants inspected in late March and early April by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspectors have all re-opened.
Four were cited for live roaches and one for rodent activity, according to the inspectors’ reports.
Mediterranean Kebob House, 1676 S. Federal Highway in the Delray Plaza, Delray Beach, was cited March 27 for six violations. The restaurant’s management did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.
The restaurant’s four high-priority violations — those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury — were:
A total of 14 live roaches in the kitchen on the prep table, floor, wall, and inside a cooler.
•Cold food held at greater than 41 degrees.
•Raw beef and chicken stored over ready-to-eat foods
•A stop sale was issued for yogurt milk held at 54 degrees
Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant, 1684 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach, was cited March 26 for 12 violations.
The restaurant’s high priority violations were:
•About 15 small live flying insects in the kitchen, food prep and dishwashing areas.
•Pasta not cooled to 41 degrees within six hours.
•Eggs stored over lettuce.
•Nine live roaches in the kitchen.
Fratelli’s owner, who did not want his name used, said that everything has been fixed.
“When the inspection was done, it was an hour before we opened the restaurant. The exterminator had been there the night before,” he said.
Cafe Frankie’s, 640 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach, was cited April 4 for 13 violations.
The restaurant’s eight high-priority violations were:
•Rodent activity as evidence by roughly 130 rodent droppings found under a reach-in cooler, under a stove and other areas.
•An employee failed to wash his or her hands before preparing food.
•En employee used the bathroom and then engaged in food preparation without washing his or her hands.
•An employee washed his or her hands with cold water and no soap.
•Mushroom soup not cooled to 41 degrees within six hours. Discarded.
•Raw breaded veal not properly separated from ready-to-eat food.
•Raw breaded veal stored over cooked sausages
•Stop sale issued for food due to temperature violations.
Anthony Calicchio, Cafe Frankie’s owner said, Monday, “Unfortunately, one of the water mains broke out back. We fixed that problem. We cleaned up, and she (the inspector) re-opened us the next day. Everything was taken care of. We are usually on top of things.”
The Hive Bar & Grill, 618 W. Lantana Road, Lantana was shut down April 2 after an inspector noted 17 violations. Management did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.
Its two high-priority violations were:
•A total of 37 live roaches in the kitchen and storage areas.
•Dishwasher machine chlorine sanitizer not at proper strength.
Kelly’s Cajun Grill, 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in the Mall at Wellington Green, was closed March 27 after an inspector reported four violations.
The restaurant’s one high-priority violati9n was due to four live roaches in the kitchen.
The restaurant’s management group did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.