Restaurant Closures This Week

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Department of Health inspections from February 5 to February 8 found 11 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.


Mia Buns in Queens

3609 MAIN ST

Violations

  • Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.


Medina Fried Chicken & Indian Cuisine in Queens

7617 101 AVENUE

Violations

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


Pick A Bagel in Manhattan

785 LEXINGTON AVE

Violations

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


Punjabi Diner in Queens

11601A 101ST AVE

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.


Kennedy Fried Chicken & Grill in Brooklyn

255 KINGSTON AVE

Violations

  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
  • 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.
  • 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.


D'nuez Restaurant in Manhattan

501 W 133RD ST

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.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.


J Ii Cafe in Brooklyn

5114 13TH AVE

Violations

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


Moon & Flower House in Queens

4026 UNION ST

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.


Star Kabab & Chinese Restaurant in Queens

16821 HILLSIDE AVENUE

Violations

  • Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
  • 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.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Duties of an officer of the Department interfered with or obstructed.


Walter Foods in Brooklyn

253 GRAND STREET

Violations

  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Drunken Chicken in Queens

2530 BROADWAY

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.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.

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