Live and dead cockroaches found in 3 local restaurants

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – Live and dead cockroaches and improper food storage are the violations that closed three local restaurants in this week’s restaurant report.

Hot Wok on Argyle Forest Boulevard

Several live cockroaches were found at Hot Wok on Argyle Forest Boulevard.

According to the report, a live cockroach was found under the soup storage station and another under the large rice machine. Thirteen cockroaches were still alive on a glue trap.

The inspector also found several uncovered items and food was stored in carry-out bags in the cooler and freezer.

The report says that the responsible person started killing them during the inspection.

Hot Wok still had minor infractions on follow-up inspection, but was able to reopen the next day.

Inspection failed | Control passed

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Pizza Rosati on Collins Road

Inspectors found more than 40 dead and alive cockroaches at Rosati’s Pizza on Collins Road.

The report says there were live cockroaches next to the pizza oven and around the fryers to name a few places.

Rosati’s Pizza was able to reopen three days later.

Inspection failed | Control passed

Gypsy Cab Company on Anastasia Boulevard

Gypsy Cab Company in St. Augustine has been shut down for more than 15 violations.

As well as finding a live cockroach on the kitchen floor during the inspection, inspectors say they found food stored on the floor.

Knives were stored between the walls and the equipment and several tongs hung on the doors of the stove. The company was also hit for operating with an expired license.

Gypsy Cab Company reopened the next day.

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Control failed | Control passed

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