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Critical Cleanliness Violations at Restaurants in Manhattan and Queens

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Department of Health inspections from April 10 to April 12 found 3 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.


Sun Sai Gai Restaurant in Manhattan

220 CANAL STREET

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41Ā° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 Ā°F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Sewage disposal system improper or unapproved.


Ghoroa Restaurant in Queens

16841 HILLSIDE 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.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140Ā° F.


Polka Dot in Brooklyn

726 MANHATTAN AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice 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.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

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