The Delaware Division of Public Health's Office of Food Protection has approved Jimmy's Bridgeville to resume operations after the restaurant was ordered to cease and desist operations due to a roach infestation and gross unsanitary conditions identified during a routine inspection.
The restaurant was closed on Tuesday, December 4th, following a routine inspection where inspectors observed employees not washing their hands and then mixing coleslaw with their hands, according to the report, as well as heavy mold and mildew inside the establishment's ice machine.
Various other violations were also observed during the inspection, including raw eggs being placed over ready to eat foods in the refrigerator, several items that were not properly labeled and dated appropriately, food stored directly on the floor, and other health hazards that the report identified.
A follow-up inspection was conducted on Wednesday which yielded additional violations, including both live and dead roaches that were observed throughout the restaurant and food and milk that was out-of-date, the report revealed.
The restaurant was ordered to hire a certified pest management company to exterminate the pests, and then clean and sanitize after spraying, with additional spraying at minimum once a month moving forward, according to the report.
Jimmy's Bridgeville was re-inspection on Friday and allowed to resume operations, according to officials with the state's Office of Food Protection.
The restaurant underwent new management earlier this year after it was sold by its previous owner, Highway One.
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