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Department of Health Closes Restaurants in Manhattan and Queens

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Department of Health inspections from December 26 to December 28 found 7 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.


Peter's Island Cafe in Queens

1 CROSS ISLAND PLAZA

Violations

  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.


Blksq in Manhattan

44 9TH AVE

Violations

  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Hing Wong Restaurant in The Bronx

721 WESTCHESTER AVENUE

Violations

  • 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.
  • Sewage disposal system improper or unapproved.


La Baguette Shop in Brooklyn

1855 NOSTRAND AVE

Violations

  • 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.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.


Holy Cow Restaurant in Manhattan

15 W 29TH ST

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 Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.


Hale & Hearty Soup in Manhattan

655 6 AVENUE

Violations

  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • 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.


Fruit And Vegetables Anayelys Boutique in The Bronx

613 CRESCENT AVENUE

Violations

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

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