Restaurant Red Alert: Young Bin in Seffner shut down for 57 health violations

12:56 AM, Jan 9, 2014   |    comments
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Seffner, Florida-- Located in the Parsons Village Square Shopping Center, Young Bin Restaurant serves up "New York" style Chinese cuisine, advertising "better quality, better taste Your Number 1 Choice."

State health inspectors might disagree. The Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants shut the restaurant down December 19th with 57 violations.

Among the issues cited were an employee not properly washing their hands; temperature violations on nearly all food in the walk-in cooler; food found with mold-like growth; and roach activity, with 17 live roaches found under the prep station, three behind the fryer, and another on a storage shelf.

"I don't want to eat after a roach has been crawling," said former customer Kyle Harden.

The restaurant was allowed to reopen the following day, so last week we followed up to check on conditions inside the kitchen.

"Oh, I'm sorry, the manager not coming now," said an employee who had trouble speaking English.

The language barrier proved to be a challenge. We were told to come back and talk to a man named Andy the following day.

When we asked for permission to see the kitchen, we were told no.

Back by the garbage dumpster, we found the back door wide open and another employee who also spoke no English.

Shelly Rountree, who worked in restaurants for years, was especially concerned over the lack of hand washing listed on the state report.

"It's a health issue," she said. "You can contaminate and cross contaminate food ... and food poison someone."

CLICK HERE: Health inspection report regarding temporary closure

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