Subway advertises a different six-inch sub with no artificial flavors or colors every day of the week.
But one day last week, you couldn't get anything to eat at a local Subway because the state forced it to shut down.
Our ABC Action News I-Team uncovered that the Subway at 1155 S. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa had to stop serving food last Wednesday, October 5 after inspectors saw live and dead roaches in the kitchen.
The state documented over 50 live and dead roaches near the self-serve drink dispensing area in the dining room, under the front counter, near the bread cabinet, in the dishwasher/food storage area, under the three compartment sink and in the back of signs and on walls.
The state temporarily closed Subway overnight.
Inspectors also wrote up seeing pesticide/insecticide labeled "pest control" for household use on the premises.
And the manager and owner stated they do their own pest control and a warning was issued.
Subway also had to throw out food held greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit in the reach in cooler that could make you sick.
A 'stop sale' was issued on that potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse between 51 and 59 degrees for over four hours: Items thrown out include:
- Chicken 10 lbs
- Ham 8 lbs
- American, Swiss, provolone, pepper jack cheeses 7 lbs
- Turkey 6.5 lbs
- Cooked eggs 8 patties
- Cold cut combo mix 8.5 lbs
- Beef 2.25 lbs
- Veg Patty 7 each
Other violations spotted by inspectors include: No air temperature thermometer in the cold holding unit, gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up and cutting boards stained/soiled and cut up, no longer cleanable.
The restaurant did experience a problem last week which the franchisee took immediate corrective action to address. As a result, the restaurant was given a clean bill of health by the Health Department and reopened the next morning. Everything is in compliance and running smoothly.
Public Relations Manager
Subway – Franchise World Headquarters