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DINE SAFE YORK: 2 Markham restaurants closed, 9 businesses charged

Yorkregion.com Markham Economist & Sun August 22, 2017

Public health inspectors issued closure orders at two Markham restaurants and handed out tickets for violations under the province’s Health Protection and Promotion Act at nine other York Region food service providers.

• Yan Can Cook, 3255 Hwy. 7, Markham, received a closure order Aug. 15 for operating a food premise in a manner permitting a health hazard and failing to provide adequate protection against the entrance of insects, vermin or rodents.

Other compliance issues cited were:

• Failing to ensure the floor of a food-handling was room kept clean and in good repair;

• Failing to ensure the wall of a food-handling room was kept clean and in good repair; and

• Failing to maintain premises free from every condition that may be a health hazard adversely affecting the sanitary operation of the premises or adversely affecting the wholesomeness of food.

• Malay Thai Famous Cuisine, 3255 Hwy. 7, Markham, received a closure order Aug. 17 for failing to provide adequate protection against the entrance of insects, vermin, or rodents.

Other compliance issues cited were:

• Failing to maintain all surfaces clean and in good repair;

• Failing to maintain all surfaces as readily cleanable and non-absorbent; and

• Operating a food premises maintained in a manner permitting a health hazard.

Health inspectors issued tickets at nine other establishments.

• New Jaasmin Banquet Hall, 90 Nolan Ct., Markham, was charged Aug. 18 with failing to store food on racks or shelves.

• Tom & Jerry's Bistro, 15531 Yonge St., Aurora, was charged Aug. 14 with failing to ensure at least one certified food handler is present at all times during operation.

• Golden Duke Chinese Cuisine, 5284 Hwy. 7, Markham, was charged Aug. 14 with failing to use utensils to avoid hand contact with food.

• Ithaca, 5308 Hwy. 7, Markham, was charged Aug. 14 with failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

• Pars Grill, 975 Major Mackenzie Dr. W., Vaughan, was charged Aug. 15 with operating a food premise maintained in a manner adversely affect sanitary condition.

• Made In Mexico, 185 Main St. S., Newmarket, was charged Aug. 16 with failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration and using a basin other than for hand washing of employees.

• Ho Garden Chinese Restaurant, 9255 Woodbine Ave., Markham, was charged Aug. 16 with failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

• Hockey Sushi, 1102 Centre St., Vaughan, was charged Aug. 17 with failing to use utensils to avoid hand contact with food, failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration, operating a food premise maintained in a manner adversely affecting sanitary condition, failing to ensure facility surface watched as necessary and failing to ensure a room was kept free from materials not regularly used.

• Xin Jian Restaurant, 3636 Steeles Ave., Markham, was charged Aug. 17 with failing to store food on pallets.

Charges do not necessarily result in failure of the health inspection; they simply highlight problems for which the establishments were penalized. The establishments are given a chance to get back into compliance and pass their health inspections.