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FLEAESTA! Rocco’s Tacos Boca Closed Over Flea Infestation

Florida News Palm Beach County

Restaurant Permitted To Reopen Next Day.

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BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation shut Rocco’s Tacos at 5250 Town Center Circle in Boca Raton due to a flea and fly infestation.

The shutdown was ordered on August 30th. Records show the restaurant was permitted to reopen the next day.

A significant number of restaurants across Palm Beach County are finding it challenging to battle fleas and flies this year. Rocco’s is not the only restaurant to face a short closure as Florida inspectors order a cleanup and flying insect mitigation.

This is the official language from the DBPR report:

High Priority – Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Approximately 15 live flies on shelving in server station next to the bar. 3 dead flies at bar in a bottle of Paqui Tequila. Bottle discarded. Approximately 10 live flies on wall at bar Approximately 10 live flies on walls in bathroom area Approximately 10 live flies on wall at entrance to the kitchen Approximately 40 live flies on door frame at exit from kitchen to rear shared hallway to the outside Approximately 15 live flies on shelving for chafing dish holders and clean linens Approximately 10 live flies in bag of unpeeled onions on dry storage rack Approximately 10 live flies on boxes of gloves on top of alto-sham hot box Approximately 15 live flies on wall next to pot and pan storage rack 2 live flies on roll of paper towels over hand sink next to triple sink Approximately 5 live flies on clean pots and utensils over triple sink Approximately 50 live flies at exit from kitchen on cork board, shelf and booster seats. 5 live flies on unpackaged togo containers.

High Priority – Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. At bar, 3 dead flies in a bottle of Paqui Tequila. Bottle discarded. See Stop Sale.

Intermediate – Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. At prep area hand sink, obstructed by short rack with large lexans and ice buckets.

Intermediate – No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. At front server station. Paper towels supplied **Corrected On-Site**

Intermediate – Water with a temperature of at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. At front server station.

Basic – Nonfood-contact surface soiled with dirt, slime and dust. At soda machine heads at back server station next to bar. Operator cleaned At pot an pan storage containers soiled with old sticker residue.

Basic – Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine/bin. Call placed to third party company to service machine.

Rocco’s Tacos was given an all-clear the following day and was permitted to resume operations.


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