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Rodent Chew Marks and Roach Excrement Caused Closing of Downtown Orlando Restaurant



Harry Buffalo (Website | 129 W Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801), a restaurant in the Church Street District in Downtown Orlando was shut down on November 3rd after an inspection due to 6 high priority violations, 5 intermediate violations and 7 basic violations.

Rodent chew marks and roach excrement were the most notable violations. See below for entire violations list.

It was inspected one day later on November 4th and passed inspection despite the accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine and on/around soda dispensing nozzles.

It was inspected on November 18th and passed inspection despite a buildup of grease/dust debris on hood filters, a non-working dishwasher that is incapable of washing, rinsing or sanitizing, a can of Raid found in the hallway, food held at potentially hazardous levels, and an employee still using a hand washing sink as a dump sink for ice. 

Below is a list of all the violations noted doing the November 2rd: 

Violation  Observation



35A-09-4  High Priority - Presence of insects, rodents, or other pests. Rodent chew mark through bag of lentil beans. SEE STOP SALE **Warning**
35A-05-4  High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Five on the floor behind the bug zapper Five on the underside of the hand sink closest the ice machine One crawling on a pita bread box on the cook line. One crawled in crevice of a wall rack on the cook line Six on the top corner of the gasket to the first reach in cooler on the cook line. Six on the wall by the hand sink on the right sauce of the cook line **Warning**
35A-23-4  High Priority - Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Under the hand sink on the right side of the cook line **Warning**
01B-03-4  High Priority - Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. See section 35A lentil beans **Warning**
01B-02-4  High Priority - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. See section 03A cold hold temps above 47 degrees for unknown period of time **Warning**
22-20-4  Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Warning**
22-24-4  Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles. Wait staff area **Warning**
22-02-4  Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. The potato slammer The flat grill on cook line. **Warning**
31A-13-4  Intermediate - Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Closest the ice machine **Warning**
14-77-5  Intermediate - Reach-in cooler not maintained in good repair. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is repaired. The 3RD unit on the cook line **Warning**
23-15-4  Basic - Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. The hand sink closest the ice machine. The hand sink on the left side of the cook line The hand sink on the right side of the cook line. **Warning**
23-03-4  Basic - Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. The coil to the 3RD unit is completely covered with grease and dust. The top of the chest freezer had grease located on the cook line The sides of the fryers, hot plate, fire grill are encrusted with grease. **Warning**
35A-03-4  Basic - Dead roaches on premises. Two dead roaches on the hand sink closest the ice machine. Dead roaches behind a bug zapper that was stored on the floor by the ice machine. Dead roaches behind the reach in cooler on the right side of the cook line. **Warning**
35B-04-4  Basic - Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. The doors on the bar side do not seal. Gaps between the French doors. **Warning**
29-07-5  Basic - Plumbing system improperly installed or repaired. The seal is in disrepair to the hand sink by the ice machine in the kitchen The seal is in disrepair to the hand at the first floor bar. **Warning**
14-67-4  Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. The gasket to the dough unit does not seal, it has gap **Warning**
23-14-4  Basic - Shelf under preparation table soiled with food debris. Several of the prep tables were soiled with grease throughout the kitchen. **Warning**
03A-15-4  High Priority - All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 3RD: cole slaw 53. Pork 48. Turkey 49. Cheese 49. The air circulation in the unit was obstructed with the placement of the wire rack. **Warning**