4 Lake County restaurants cited for high-priority violations (2024)

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Here's the breakdown for recent health inspections in Lake County, Florida, for the week of June 24-30, 2024. Please note that some more recent, follow-up inspections may not be included here.

Disclaimer: The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation describes an inspection report as a 'snapshot' of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day, an establishment may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at the establishment.

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For full restaurant inspection details, visit our Lake County restaurant inspection site.

Which Lake County restaurants got perfect scores on their health inspections?

These restaurants met all standards during their June 24-30 inspections and no violations were found.

  • Clermont Bowling Center, 4 Westgate Plaza, Clermont**
  • Fresh Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant , 360 N. U.S. 441, Lady Lake**
  • Sakura The Villages 2 Inc, 1104 Bichara Blvd., The Villages**
  • Wave Asian Bistro, 301 N. Baker St. Ste 100, Mount Dora

** Restaurants that failed an inspection and aced a follow-up inspection in the same week

Which Lake County restaurants had high priority violations?

Fresh Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant

360 N. U.S. 441, Lady Lake

Routine Inspection on June 25

Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

9 total violations, with 3 high-priority violations

  • High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. -0 ppm. Manager refilled sanitizer. Chl 50 ppm. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit based upon minimum required cooking temperature. -Raw chicken over raw beef in lowboy prep cooler.
  • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. -Shrimp 57f, Fish 50f, Chicken 54f, Beef 56f. Less than 4 hours. Advised to rapid chill. **Warning**

Sakura The Villages 2 Inc

1104 Bichara Blvd., The Villages

Routine Inspection on June 25

Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

14 total violations, with 4 high-priority violations

  • High Priority - Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. -Dented #10 can of ketchup. **Repeat Violation**
  • High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. -0 ppm. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. -Observed employee cutting raw beef, washed gloves instead of changing gloves and washing hands.
  • High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. -Rice 60f. Less than 4 hours. Operator placed in cooler. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation**

Spanish Springs

997 Alverez Ave., Lady Lake

Routine Inspection on June 24

Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

8 total violations, with 2 high-priority violations

  • High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. -Bar 0 ppm. -Main dish machine 0 ppm. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. -3 small by soda gun.

The Friar Tuck

601 Cagan Park Ave. #401, Clermont

Food-Licensing Inspection Inspection on June 28

Follow-Up Inspection Required: Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.

11 total violations, with 2 high-priority violations

  • High Priority - 8 flying insects in mop sink area **Warning**
  • High Priority - Establishment operating without a license from the Division of Hotels and Restaurants. Operator must obtain a public food service license from the Division of Hotels and Restaurants within 60 days. Submit a license application and payment to DBPR/Bureau of Central Intake Unit, 2601 Blair Stone Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783. To apply online or obtain an application for license visit http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/hotels-restaurants/ **Warning**

What agency inspects restaurants in Florida?

Routine regulation and inspection of restaurants is conducted by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The Department of Health is responsible for investigation and control of food-borne illness outbreaks associated with all food establishments.

How do I report a dirty restaurant in Florida?

If you see abuses of state standards, report them and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation will send inspectors. Call the Florida DBPR at 850-487-1395 or report a restaurant for health violations online.

Get the whole story at our restaurant inspection database.

What does all that terminology in Florida restaurant inspections mean?

Basic violations are those considered against best practices.

A warning is issued after an inspector documents violations that must be corrected by a certain date or within a specified number of days from receipt of the inspection report.

An administrative complaint is a form of legal action taken by the division. Insufficient compliance after a warning, a pattern of repeat violations or existence of serious conditions that warrant immediate action may result in the division initiating an administrative complaint against the establishment. Says the division website: "Correcting the violations is important, but penalties may still result from violations corrected after the warning time was over."

An emergency order — when a restaurant is closed by the inspector — is based on an immediate threat to the public. Here, the Division of Hotels and Restaurants director has determined that the establishment must stop doing business and any division license is suspended to protect health, safety or welfare of the public.

A 24-hour call-back inspection will be performed after an emergency closure or suspension of license.

4 Lake County restaurants cited for high-priority violations (2024)

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