Sixteen restaurants in Leon County failed to meet health and safety standards last week, resulting in 15 follow-up inspections and one temporary closure.
In Leon County, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation reported 159 violations during 49 recent restaurant inspections. Inspectors labeled 30 violations as high priority, 46 violations as intermediate priority and 83 violations as basic priority.
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Four restaurants in Leon County violated pest standards. Inspectors found one restaurant did not follow good handwashing and hygienic practices. The department also handed out 17 violations in the county for food protection and cross-contamination.
Inspectors in Leon County found seven restaurants with two or more high-priority violations and 13 restaurants with five or more total violations.
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1 Leon County restaurant temporarily closed
- Tha Caddy Shack, 2737 Blair Stone Road, was closed Sept. 19 after inspectors reported two high-priority violations, one intermediate-priority violation and four basic violations.
Restaurant with most violations
Zaxby’s, 2901 Mahan Drive, was cited Sept. 22 with 15 total violations, the most in Leon County.
- Canopy Road Cafe, 1913 N. Monroe St., was cited Sept. 20 with one pest violation among five total violations.
- China King, 3840 N. Monroe St. #E204, was cited Sept. 22 with two pest violations among four total violations.
- Cold Stone Creamery, 1444 W. Tennessee St. Suite 2, was cited Sept. 21 with two pest violations among three total violations, and on Sept. 22 with two pest violations.
- Tha Caddy Shack, 2737 Blair Stone Road, was cited Sept. 19 with three pest violations among seven total violations, and on Sept. 20 with one pest violation.
About Florida restaurant inspections
Inspections are reported through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, which says each inspection is a snapshot and restaurants could have more or fewer violations on other days.
- High-priority violations are those that could cause food poisoning or injury, such as problems with cooking, cooling and handwashing.
- Intermediate violations are those that could lead to risk factors that could contribute to food poisoning or injury, such as problems with personnel training.
- Basic violations are those that violate best practices.
For full restaurant inspection details, visit our Leon County restaurant inspections site.
Keep in mind as you read
Remember that in some cases, violations are noted are technical issues not directly linked to hygiene or cleanliness. Remember, too, that broken refrigerators, chipped tiles or fast work may add up to unintended mistakes.
Regardless, if you notice abuses of state standards, report them and DBPR will send inspectors. Call 1-850-487-1395.
Get the whole story at our restaurant inspection database.