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DINE SAFE TORONTO: 1 restaurant closed, 3 given conditional pass this week



This week, our Dine Safe Toronto list includes one closure and three conditional passes issued to food establishments by Toronto Public Health for crucial and significant Food Premises Regulation infractions.

One or more such infractions were observed at each noted establishment during inspections between Aug. 26 and Sept. 1.

Food establishments in this report include restaurants, food court and takeout vendors, and bakeries, food markets and grocery and convenience stores.

A closure was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Aug. 31.

• Maintain potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C.

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

• Food premise maintained in manner permitting health hazard (insects).

• Use hand-washing station other than for hand washing of employees.

• Fail to provide thermometer in refrigeration equipment.

• Fail to remove wastes when necessary to maintain sanitary condition.

• Fail to protect against breeding of pests.

CONDITIONAL PASS
FLORIDA REALLY GREEK, 940 PAPE AVE.

A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Aug. 31.

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

• Fail to maintain hand-washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels).

NGUYEN HUONG VIETNAMESE SANDWICHES, 1625 WILSON AVE.

A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infraction was observed during an inspection Aug. 26.

• Store potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C.

SUPER HAKKA RESTAURANT, 1801 LAWRENCE AVE. E.

A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Aug. 28.

• Fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary.

• Fail to provide hand-washing stations with adequate supplies (hot and cold water).

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What does Pass, Conditional Pass or Closed mean?

Every drinking and eating establishment in Toronto must, continually and prominently, post the most recent food safety inspection notice, as issued without alteration, at or near the main entrance.

There are three (3) types of notices:

A Pass notice will be issued when only minor or no infractions are observed during an inspection.

If Minor Infractions are repeated at the next inspection, the Public Health Inspector may issue a ticket to obtain compliance. Fines range from $45 to $370 depending on the severity of the infraction.

A Conditional Pass notice will be issued when one or more significant infractions are observed during an inspection.

When issued, a Public Health Inspector will re-inspect an establishment within 24-48 hours of the initial inspection. If the infractions are corrected and no other infractions or only Minor Infractions are found, a PASS Notice will be issued. If the infractions are not corrected by the time of the first re-inspection, a ticket will be issued and a second re-inspection will be conducted at a later date. If at the time of the second re-inspection the items have not been corrected, a summons to court will be issued and a referral to Toronto's Municipal Licensing and Standards Division may occur.

A Closed notice will be issued when one or more crucial infractions observed during an inspection are not corrected immediately. A food establishment can only be closed when a health hazard is present.

An Order to Close the establishment and/or remove the health hazard will be issued. A Public Health Inspector will visit daily to make sure that the establishment remains closed. Failure to comply with an Order to Close will lead to additional charges. When all of the infractions listed in the Order and all other significant or crucial infractions are corrected, the establishment will receive a PASS Notice and may be re-opened. Any repeated or new crucial infractions may result in the operator being issued with a summons to court and referral to the Licensing Tribunal for further action.