Health inspectors in Jacksonville noted health code violations at several restaurants this week and even shut down a Chinese restaurant.
Golden China Restaurant on the 7000 block of Normandy Boulevard was temporarily closed after inspectors said they found dead roaches.
An inspector also noted an employee touching food with their bare hands and not using equipment properly sanitized.
Other restaurants that faced citations this week included The Bonefish Grill in Mandarin. The restaurant was cited for dead roaches on the premises, a dishwashing machine not at proper minimum strength, a stop sale on hard-boiled eggs and shrimp and hot water not provided at an employee sink.
In addition, inspectors said The Loop in Orange Park had live small flying insects in the kitchen and raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. The inspector also cited an ice chute having a mold-like substance and an employee touching a soiled surface before engaging in food prep.
The Aqua Grill in Ponte Vedra Beach faced violations after inspectors noted a toxic substance found stored near utensils and potentially hazardous temperatures for food. The restaurant was also cited for having an ice scoop stored on a soiled surface.
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