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Department of Health Closes Restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn

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Department of Health inspections from November 26 to November 27 found 14 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.


Claudio's in Manhattan

334 8TH AVE

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • 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.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.


Mala Project in Manhattan

122 1ST AVE

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Sewage disposal system improper or unapproved.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Tallgrass Burger in Manhattan

214 1 AVENUE

Violations

  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.


Bamboo Sushi in Manhattan

1280 1ST AVENUE

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
  • 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.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.


Crif Dogs / Please Don't Tell in Manhattan

113 ST MARKS PLACE

Violations

  • 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.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.


Curry Heights in Brooklyn

151 REMSEN STREET

Violations

  • 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 contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • 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.


624 Kam Hai Chinese Food in Brooklyn

624 CATON AVE

Violations

  • 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.


Just Salad in Manhattan

30 ROCKEFELLER CENTER

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.


Champion Pizza in Manhattan

2 W 14TH ST

Violations

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


L And Z Bakery in Brooklyn

2472 86 STREET

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.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.


Dunkin Donuts in Queens

CENTRAL TERMINAL BUILDING

Violations

  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.


Milk & Cookies Bakery in Manhattan

19 COMMERCE STREET

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.


Afghan Chai Khana in Queens

2310 31ST ST

Violations

  • 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.


Azumma in Manhattan

265 CANAL ST

Violations

  • 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.
  • Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site.

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