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Department of Health Closes Restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan

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Department of Health inspections from February 4 to February 4 found 5 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.


Barney Brown in Manhattan

822 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

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.
  • Cold food item held above 41Β° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 Β°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.


Western Bakery in Queens

22813 MERRICK BOULEVARD

Violations

  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140Β° F.
  • 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.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.


Burger Time in The Bronx

1080 MORRIS PARK AVE

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.


Knapp St Pizza Ii in Brooklyn

261 AVENUE X

Violations

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


Belvedere Restaurant in Queens

21854 HEMPSTEAD AVENUE

Violations

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

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