Monday, April 23, 2018
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Roach problem closed Hudson restaurant for two days

HUDSON — Roach problems prompted state regulators to close Taste of China for two days last week.

Inspection reports from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation showed 100 dead roaches on the floor and on shelves at the restaurant at 13710 Little Road. One glue trap had 10 dead roaches in it, the report said.

Inspectors also noted 20 live roaches under a freezer, 10 live roaches under a reach-in cooler and five live roaches under a prep table, according to the report.

The restaurant was shut down on Feb. 27 and allowed to re-open March 1. No violations were found that day.

Jessica Tien, the attorney for the restaurant, said the roaches were the kind that live outdoors and got in when a back door was left open. She said a pest control company came and got rid of the roaches and is on a monthly contract.

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