• Jax Beach restaurant faces pest control issues

    By: Romney Smith


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The top violators in the restaurant report had issues with pest control, temperature control and employee cleanliness.

    Action News visited Habibi Hookah Bar in Jacksonville Beach, where health inspectors noted issues.

    The restaurant’s Facebook page said it opens at 11 a.m. for lunch; but it was closed when Action News Jax took a visit.

    The health inspector cited the eatery for having rodent droppings, dead roaches by the hot water heater and found that the dish machine sanitizer was too weak to clean. The inspector noted it would need a follow-up inspection.

    At Antonio’s Pizza & Grill in St. Augustine, a health inspector issued a stop sale on macaroni salad for temperature issues, noticed the sanitizer was too weak to clean and noted that a pizza prep employee was not wearing a hair restraint while working with food.

    The McDonald's on Atlantic Boulevard was cited for an employee failing to wash hands before changing gloves or putting gloves on to work with food. A stop sale was issued by inspectors for liquid dairy products and the inspector saw meat in the freezer not properly separated.

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