Sandwich shop fails third, fourth health inspections since November

A local sandwich shop failed its third and fourth health inspections of the year

Mama’s Cheesesteak was forced to close its location at 629 N Westmoreland Drive on Wednesday, February 14, and Thursday, February 15, after failing two health inspections conducted by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

According to the first inspection report, among the 14 violations cited were 3 considered high priority, including the presence of rodent activity as “evidenced by rodent droppings.” The report notes that at least 10 rodent droppings were found around the restaurant.

Additionally, live, small flying insects were found in the kitchen and food preparation areas. In total, 17 live flying insects were found during the first inspection.

The restaurant, which is located in Lake Dot, was reinspected on Thursday, February 15, and cited for at least 7 code violations.

During the follow-up inspection, at least 8 rodent droppings were found under a griddle on the cook line, and a few more flying insects were observed in the kitchen.

During a third inspection on Friday, February 16, the restaurant was permitted to reopen with only two remaining violations.

In November, Mama’s Cheesesteak failed two consecutive health inspections before being permitted to reopen.

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