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9 Restaurants Closed for Health Violations

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Department of Health inspections from April 9 to April 10 found 9 businesses with critical violations in cleanliness and sanitation. The businesses below were ordered closed, but may reopen once violations have been corrected.

Learn more about the inspection process from nyc.gov and search the Department of Health inspection database for full details on any establishment that serves food.


Red Egg in Manhattan

202 CENTRE ST

Violations

  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140° F to 70° F or less within 2 hours, and from 70° F to 41° F or less within 4 additional hours.


La Vela Dining And Bar in Manhattan

558 11TH AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Restaurante & Panaderia Guatelinda in Queens

170-18 JAMAICA AVE

Violations

  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140° F to 70° F or less within 2 hours, and from 70° F to 41° F or less within 4 additional hours.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


C & L Cuisine in The Bronx

3712 E TREMONT AVE

Violations

  • Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Schick's Manor in Brooklyn

4901 12 AVENUE

Violations

  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Di Fara Pizzeria in Brooklyn

1424 AVENUE J

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.


Vip Kings Bakery in Brooklyn

6014 8TH AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.


New Dawn Restaurant in Queens

4021 22 STREET

Violations

  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
  • Potable water supply inadequate. Water or ice not potable or from unapproved source. Cross connection in potable water supply system observed.


Coco in Manhattan

33 SAINT MARKS PL

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

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