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Department of Health Closes Restaurants in Queens and Manhattan

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Department of Health inspections from August 13 to August 14 found 6 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.


Elim Bistro in Manhattan

11 PARK PL

Violations

  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Dante's Gourmet Food in Manhattan

166 WILLIAM STREET

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


The Little Grill in Queens

3765 88TH ST

Violations

  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • Toilet facility not provided for employees or for patrons when required.
  • 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.


Friendly Restaurant in Queens

1205 40TH AVE

Violations

  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Jayleen's Mediterranean Cuisine in Manhattan

160 PEARL ST

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.


Juice King in Queens

8207 ROOSEVELT AVE

Violations

  • Toilet facility not provided for employees or for patrons when required.
  • Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.

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