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Four restaurants in the Kendall Square area were cited with health violations in early January, ranging from rodent droppings and cockroach infestations to the improper storage of meat, the Cambridge Chronicle reports. All problems were cleared up before the follow-up inspections.

In Kendall Food Court, Teriyaki Cafe was cited for rodent droppings and storing raw chicken next to lettuce, Sbarro for cockroaches, and Beijing Tokyo for a total of eight violations, including blocking the hand-wash sink and storing raw beef above the lettuce, according to the Chronicle. Also in Cambridge Center, Legal Seafood was cited for a total of four violations, including rust inside the ice machines and storing a sheet pan on the trash can.

Inspectors on the case were unavailable for comment, and restaurant workers at Teriyaki Cafe and Sbarro could not offer details about the inspections. The original inspections took place on Jan. 4 and 5, according to the Chronicle.

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