PACE — A seafood restaurant was temporarily closed Thursday after an inspector from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation found rodent droppings throughout the kitchen area.
Chet's Seafood Restaurant II, which is on U.S. Highway 90, corrected the problem and reopened later that day.
According to the emergency closure notice, the inspector found numerous hard droppings on the floor and on the lid of the dish storage area.
The inspector also found four semi-soft droppings in the dish storage area, as well as three soft droppings on the dish machine, according to the report. Softer droppings are more fresh and recent.
In addition to the rodent droppings, which was a high-priority violation, the inspector also found a black, mold-like substance in the ice machine, standing water on the kitchen floor and rust in the reach-in freezer.
When a follow-up inspection was completed, the droppings were gone.
The restaurant was given additional time to correct the less serious violations.