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NYC Restaurant Closures

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Department of Health inspections from February 19 to February 19 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.


New Apolo Restaurant in Brooklyn

508 GRAND ST

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Live roaches 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.
  • 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.
  • Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.


Panda Express #2633 in Manhattan

663 9TH AVE

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.


Bep Ga in Manhattan

70 FORSYTH ST

Violations

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


Bardolino Express in Manhattan

411 AMSTERDAM AVE

Violations

  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • 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.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • 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.


East Ocean Buffet in Brooklyn

1778 86TH ST

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.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Taco Bell in Queens

5729 MYRTLE AVE

Violations

  • 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.

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