Insects, Pests and No Food Managers Among Citations Against LaBelle Restaurants
LABELLE, FL. -- In a survey of 22 LaBelle restaurants, only one was found with no food safety violations after the most recent inspections by the Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants. Taco Bell/KFC came out with flying colors with a perfect food safety inspection, while all other LaBelle eateries were found with one or more 'critical' food safety violations.
Seven restaurants were found with no required state certified food managers on staff: Jones EZ Foods, Burger King, Beef O Brady's, Palateria Los Mayos, Popeye's, Hungry Howie's, and Olivia's. Two restaurants were given full inspections as the result of consumer complaints, Jones EZ Food and Log Cabin BBQ.
Don's Restaurant had a food safety inspector note: "Observed presence of insects, rodents, or other pests on tables close to front door."
The worst food safety record was found at the Fortune Cookie Restaurant with 16 violations, including 14 'critical' violations. The Fortune Cookie routinely over the years for each inspection, has had much higher number of violations than other area restaurants.
The LaBelle, Florida restaurant list below includes the name, date of last inspection and number of violations found by inspectors.
Taco Bell 2/10/2010 no violations
El Tarasco 3/23/2010 1 critical
Riverbend Motorcoach Resort 3/23/2010 1 critical
Jones EZ Food 2/17/2010 2 total 1 critical (no certified food manager - follow up required due to consumer complaint)
Rodeo Grill 3/23/2010 2 critical
Flora And Ella 3/23/2010 2 critical
McDonald's LaBelle 3/9/2010 2 critical
Burger King 3/10/2010 3 total 1 critical (no certified food manager)
Wendy's 3/9/2010 3 total 2 critical
McDonald's Clewiston 3/4/2010 3 total 2 critical
Contreas 3/23/2010 3 critical
Beef O Brady's 2/17/2010 4 total 2 critical (no certified food manager)
Subway 1/7/2010 4 total 3 critical
Don's Restaurant 3/23/2010 4 critical (presence of insects, rodents, or other pests on tables close to front door)
Hungry Howie's 2/10/2010 4 critical (no certified food manager)
Popeye's 2/17/2010 4 critical (no certified food manager)
PALATERIA LOS MAYAS 1/7/2010 5 Critical (no certified food manager)
Olivia's 3/9/2010 6 total 4 critical (no certified food manager)
Log Cabin BBQ 2/17/2010 7 total 6 critical (follow up required due to consumer complaint)
Forrey Grill 12/16/2009 9 total 2 critical
Big V 2/17/2010 11 total 10 critical
Fortune Cookie 2/17/2010 16 total 14 critical