Mouse droppings were amoung the violations cited by the health department.

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A number of restaurants, grocery stores and food stands have reportedly been shut down in recent weeks after the Philadelphia health department found a number of violations.

 

The eateries were asked to temporarily close their doors so they could address the violations, which included "mouse droppings, lack of running water, and an absence of a food safety certified person,"Philly.com reported.

 

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At least 18establishments were ordered closed between April 18 and Tuesday, though most of them reopened within a day, according to the report.

Among the spots cited were Auntie Anne's on Franklin Mills Circle; Cruz Grocery on South 52nd Street; Saxbys Coffee at Temple University; and Great Wall Seafood Market on North 10th Street.