Critical Cleanliness Violations at Restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn

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Department of Health inspections from May 29 to May 31 found 9 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.


Community House in Queens

10119 ROCKAWAY BEACH BLVD

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.
  • 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.
  • Sewage disposal system improper or unapproved.
  • 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.


Subway in Brooklyn

391 JAY STREET

Violations

  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Wang Village Seafood Restaurant in Brooklyn

5609 8 AVENUE

Violations

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


Fix U Plate in Brooklyn

1412 ROCKAWAY PKWY

Violations

  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Harmful, noxious gas or vapor detected. CO ~1 3 ppm.


Grace Caribbean Cuisine in Brooklyn

2026 NOSTRAND AVE

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


Mama's Fried Chicken in Queens

19529 JAMAICA AVE

Violations

  • Toxic chemical improperly labeled, stored or used such that food contamination may occur.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Tongkatsu in Manhattan

137 RIVINGTON ST

Violations

  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.


Lenox Coffee in Manhattan

60 WEST 129 STREET

Violations

  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • 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.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Le Monde in Manhattan

2883 BROADWAY

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

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