September 28, 2023

An inspector discovered quite a few violations final week at an Asian restaurant in The Villages.

The inspector discovered seven high-priority violation, three intermediate violations and 10 primary violations at KungFu Chef at Southern Hint Plaza.

The inspector visited the restaurant on Aug. 14 and located useless roaches behind a rice cooker, underneath the dishwashing machine and on the ground behind the entrance counter, in line with a report on file with the Florida Division of Enterprise and Skilled Regulation. The inspector additionally noticed “a number of” staff with out hair restraint partaking in meals preparation within the cook dinner line space.

KungFu Chef is positioned at Southern Hint Plaza in The Villages.

A high-priority violation concerned meals being positioned in a dirty container. Particularly, fried rooster was positioned in a cardboard container that had beforehand held uncooked rooster. Storage of uncooked meals was additionally a high-priority violation. The inspector discovered uncooked rooster saved over uncooked pork in a walk-in freezer and uncooked shrimp saved over mushrooms in a walk-in cooler.

A can of WD-40, thought of a poisonous substance, was discovered saved over seasonings used for meals.

There have been a number of issues with hygiene. An worker dealt with soiled utensils after which engaged in meals preparation. One other worker walked exterior with a dirty cardboard field, then got here again in and began chopping up greens with out partaking in handwashing.

A pan with spoons blocked the usage of a handwash sink by staff. There was proof of potential cross contamination with regard to make use of of utensils. Moist wiping cloths weren’t saved in a sanitizing answer.

KungFu Chef acquired its license to function in December. The arrival of the restaurant was introduced final 12 months.