Hotto Potto temporarily closed after roaches found in rice

A popular hot pot restaurant in Orlando was temporarily closed last week after failing two health inspections, including one in which seven roaches were found crawling in rice.

Hotto Potto, which is located at 1700 N Semoran Boulevard, was closed on Thursday and again on Friday of last week after failing two separate health inspections. In total, nearly a dozen and a half violations were cited, including seven considered high priority.

One of those high priority violations was a stop sale on rice for “not being in a wholesome, sound condition,” according to the report filed with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. When examined, the inspector found seven live roaches crawling in the rice.

In addition, 10 live roaches were found all around the kitchen during each inspection. During the first, a roach egg sack was also found.

The restaurant was permitted to reopen after a third inspection on Saturday, July 9.

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