Critical Cleanliness Violations at Restaurants in Brooklyn and The Bronx

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Department of Health inspections from January 15 to January 16 found 10 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.


Towers Restaurant And Catering in Queens

27248 GRAND CENTRAL PKWY

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


Kavkazkiy Dvorik in Brooklyn

2715 AVENUE U

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • 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.


Vybes Kitchen in The Bronx

3670 WHITE PLAINS RD

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) 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.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
  • 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.


Ming Wok Kitchen in Queens

8418 A NORTHERN BOULEVARD

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Toxic chemical improperly labeled, stored or used such that food contamination may occur.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
  • Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.


Brooklyn Standard Deli & Grill in Brooklyn

188 NASSAU AVENUE

Violations

  • 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.
  • Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill in The Bronx

4182 WHITE PLAINS ROAD

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.


Mi Bella Deli & Grocery in Brooklyn

1904 BATH AVE

Violations

  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • 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.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.


F&M Cafe & Restaurant in Brooklyn

383 VAN BRUNT ST

Violations

  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • 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.
  • Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Park Deli in Brooklyn

209 NASSAU AVENUE

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.


Dazies Restaurant in Queens

3941 QUEENS BOULEVARD

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.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.

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