• Restaurant Report: 48 rodent droppings found at Ho Ho Chinese, inspectors say

    By: Action News Jax

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Health inspectors found the following violations at Ho Ho Chinese restaurant on Lem Turner Road at Gandy Street in Jacksonville, causing it to be temporarily closed:

    • 48 rodent droppings
    • raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food
    • a wall soiled with accumulated grease

    Elsewhere, New York Pizza Company located at Palencia Village Drive and U.S. 1, was cited for:

    • potentially hazardous food temperatures
    • a mold-like substance in an ice machine
    • an employee with no beard guard

    Inspectors say Mr. Dragon Chinese Restaurant on San Juan Avenue near Jammes Road had:

    • potentially hazardous food temperatures
    • food stored on the floor
    • the food manager certification was expired

    Viva Authentic Mexican Restaurant on Faye Road near Alta Drive was cited for:

    • an employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands
    • potentially hazardous food temperatures
    • encrusted material on can opener blade

    All restaurants mentioned have since passed follow-up inspections.

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