Restaurant Report: Customers ask for refund after hearing latest inspection at local eatery

Your health and safety is the reason Action News Jax investigative reporter Ben Becker goes out every week to get you answers about the places you love to eat. In this week’s original Restaurant Report, Becker informs you of the violations inspectors found at four local restaurants.

Chicken, beef and fried rice are menu staples at Chinese restaurants, but when inspectors stopped by Hop Shing on North Main Street, they discovered more than steamed dumplings and pu pu platters.

State inspectors found 102 dry hard rodent droppings, live, small flying insects in the kitchen and a cutting board that was no longer cleanable. The restaurant was temporarily closed.

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Becker paid a visit to the restaurant and asked for a manager. Customers overheard him mention the recent inspection report and asked for a refund.

Chomp Chomp restaurant on Herschel Street,  was cited for 20 dry rodent droppings, mold-like slime in a drink machine and potentially hazardous food temperatures. It was temporarily closed.

Inspectors found live small flying insects in the kitchen, potentially hazardous food temperatures and a spray bottle containing a toxic substance was not labeled during a visit to Caps on the Water in St. Augustine.

The San Jose Country Club was cited for potentially hazardous food temperatures, raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food and live, small flying insects in the kitchen.