Inspector finds 399 rodent droppings at Fernandina Beach bed and breakfast

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – This week’s restaurant report sets a personal record for me. In the two years I’ve read inspection reports, I’ve never had a worse week of violations than this.

In total, more than 700 feces were found in four restaurants in northeast Florida – two of them with more than 200 each.

Florida House Inn in Fernandina Beach

The Victorian-style Florida House Inn in Fernandina Beach remains under orders to write so on October 15th.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulations closed the bed and breakfast after finding 399 rodent droppings in four inspections.

The largest piles of waste were found behind a door in the kitchen and on a cart with aprons. Check out the failed inspections linked below to see where else feces have been found.

During an inspection on Thursday, inspectors found only one rodent drop, but that’s enough to keep the B&B closed. The Florida House Inn is likely to be re-inspected today and will reopen depending on conditions.


RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failed Inspection | Failed exam | Failed exam | Failed exam

Salsas Mexican restaurant in Orange Park

Salsas Mexican restaurant on Wells Road in Orange Park was the second major infraction this week. An inspector found 277 feces in the restaurant.

It spent four days closed and five inspections before the restaurant cleaned up.

After a perfect inspection, it reopened on Monday.

RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failed Inspection | Failed exam | Failed exam | Failed exam | pass an exam


Tides Oyster Co & Grill in St. Augustine

In St. Augustine, health inspectors closed Tides Oyster Co & Grill again last Thursday, October 7th.

Health injuries also forced it to close in July. During the last visit, the inspectors found 17 feces – in addition to 10 other violations.

The fish grill fixed the problems quickly and reopened the next day.

RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failed Inspection | pass an exam

Rodeo Brazilian Bar BQ in Jacksonville

The Rodeo Brazilian Bar BQ will reopen on Saturday October 9th after a temporary closure.

An inspector cited the restaurant with 16 violations, and the list of problems included 40 rodent droppings.

After clearing up the manure, it was allowed to be opened again on the same day, but is intended for a follow-up inspection


RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failed Inspection | pass an exam

News4Jax oversees restaurant inspections in District 5 each week with the Department of Hotels and Restaurants under the Department of Business and Professional Regulations.

District 5 includes Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union Counties.

You can find your favorite restaurants anywhere in the state and their most recent inspections on DBPR’s licensing portal. You can also file a complaint against a restaurant that may be violating health and safety standards.

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