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Coral Springs restaurant shut down after live roaches found during inspection

Coral Springs, Florida – A recent food safety inspection by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has resulted in the closure of a restaurant in Coral Springs.

Sakru Japan, located at 9417 West Atlantic Blvd inside the Coral Square Mall, had received a complaint which led to an inspection on April 19th. The results revealed nine violations, including the most severe one: live roach activity.

The inspection report documented the inspector’s discovery of three live roaches crawling on a wall near the mop sink area, and two dead roaches on the floor near the back door exit. The report further shows that Sakru Japan was storing raw animal food over or with ready-to-eat food in a freezer, which posed a health risk to patrons.

An example of this was a container of raw salmon found coupled with overcooked shrimp. The inspection also revealed that the restaurant was storing oil and soy sauce under the handwashing sink drain pipe on the cook line, which also posed a potential health risk.

Sakru Japan was closed immediately and its reopening was pending a follow-up inspection to confirm that all violations had been corrected. The inspection report also shows that the restaurant was cleaned and sanitized on site as the inspector documented the issues.

It is crucial that restaurant owners take food safety very seriously to ensure the well-being of their patrons. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s role in monitoring restaurants for health and safety violations serves to protect the public’s health and safety.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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