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Dead insects found in milkshake machine at Wendy’s in Leesburg

The Wendy’s restaurant located on 14th Street in Leesburg was issued a stop sale order on Sept. 6 due to several high priority violations discovered by a health inspector.

A high priority violation is defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as those which could result in a food borne illness or injury.

The inspector found small dead insects in the kitchen, food preparation area, food storage and or bar area. Six small dead insects were found in the milkshake machine and three live insects were found near the kitchen entrance, according to a report on file with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

The inspector also noted in his report that three basic violations were found which are considered failing to implement best practices. The basic violations were a torn gasket on the freezer next to the back door, a light shield in disrepair in the ware wash area and soil residue on the reach-in cooler shelves.

When the inspector performed a follow up inspection on Sept. 7 all of the violations had been addressed and the restaurant met inspection standards.

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