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DINE SAFE TORONTO: 14 restaurants cited for food violations this week



.This week, Toronto Public Health issued 23 conditional passes to food establishments for crucial and significant Food Premises Regulation infractions.

One or more such infractions were observed at each noted establishment during inspections between Wednesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 16.

Food establishments in this report include restaurants, food court vendors and takeout food locations.

CONDITIONAL PASS

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DINE SAFE TORONTO: 14 restaurants cited for food violations this week

3 BREWERS, 120 ADELAIDE ST. W.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infraction was observed during an inspection July 15.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

ABSOLUTE COMEDY, 2335 YONGE ST.


Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 12.

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

• Fail to produce valid Food Handler Certificate.

• Fail to provide adequate refrigerated space for food storage.

• Fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary.

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

• Mechanical equipment not maintained to provide sufficient chemical solution rinse.

• Mechanical equipment not maintained to maintain wash water between 60C and 71C.

AL SHEROOQ, 729 BLOOR ST. W.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during inspections July 11 and 15.

July 11

• Offer for sale potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature between 4C and 60C.

July 15

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

B.GOOD, 573 QUEEN ST. W.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infraction was observed during an inspection July 11.

• Fail to protect against breeding of pests.

BIGGU SUSHI HOUSE, 4664 YONGE ST.

Food Takeout


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 11.

• Refrigerate potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature above 4C.

• Fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary.

• Fail to ensure the presence of the holder of a valid Food Handler Certificate.

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

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

FIRKIN ON THE DANFORTH, 2057B DANFORTH AVE.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 12.

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

• Fail to equip sanitary facility with hot and cold running water.

• Mechanical equipment not maintained to maintain wash water between 60C and 71C.

FRESHII, 40 KING ST. W.

Food Court Vendor


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during inspections July 9 and 11.

July 9

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

• Fail to provide thermometer in refrigeration equipment.

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

• Fail to provide hot and cold running water in utensil washing area.

July 11

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

• Fail to provide hot and cold running water in utensil washing area.

GOLDEN PIZZA, 1201 BROADVIEW AVE.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 15.

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

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

• Mechanical equipment not maintained to provide sufficient chemical solution rinse.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

HELEN'S BAR & LOUNGE, 4664 YONGE ST.

Cocktail Bar / Beverage Room


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 11.

• Fail to keep sanitary facility sanitary.

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

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

• Fail to provide equipment for cleaning and sanitizing utensils as required.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

HOAI HUONG VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT, 716 THE QUEENSWAY

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infraction was observed during an inspection July 15.

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

ICHIBAN FISH HOUSE, 15 SPRING GARDEN AVE.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 15.

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

• Use food equipment not in good repair.

• Fail to maintain records of pest control measures taken.

MAC'S SUSHI, 6464 YONGE ST.

Food Takeout


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infraction was observed during an inspection July 12.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

NIKOS GREEK GRILL, 1993 LAWRENCE AVE. E.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 15.

• Fail to ensure facility surface sanitized as necessary.

• Use food equipment not in good repair.

ORLY RESTAURANT & GRILL, 660 SHEPPARD AVE. W.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 12.

• Fail to ensure equipment surface sanitized as necessary.

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

• Fail to provide adequate number of hand-washing stations.

PAI RESTAURANT, 18 DUNCAN ST.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 15.

• Use utensils not in good repair.

• Mechanical equipment not maintained to maintain wash water between 60C and 71C.

PUFF PASTRIES, 2144 YONGE ST.

Food Takeout


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 12.

• Fail to equip sanitary facility with hot and cold running water.

• Fail to ensure the presence of the holder of a valid Food Handler Certificate.

• Fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary.

• Fail to provide thermometer in refrigeration equipment.

• Fail to provide adequate number of hand-washing stations.

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

• Fail to sanitize utensils as often as necessary.

• Fail to maintain records of pest control measures taken.

ST. LOUIS BAR & GRILL, 557 DIXON RD.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infraction was observed during an inspection July 15.

• Refrigerate potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature above 4C.

SUBIKSHA FOODS, 2633 EGLINTON AVE. E.

Food Takeout


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 15.

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

• Use equipment not free from crevices in contact with food.

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

• Sanitize utensils in chlorine solution of less than 100 p.p.m. of available chlorine.

TACORRITO, 556 CHURCH ST.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 15.

• Fail to keep sanitary facility sanitary.

• Food premise maintained in manner permitting adverse effect on food.

• Food premise maintained in manner to permit contamination of single-service containers.

THE FRY, 544 YONGE ST.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 12.

• Use multi-service articles not in good repair.

• Fail to maintain records of pest control measures taken.

WILD WING, 2819 KINGSTON RD.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 12.

• Fail to keep sanitary facility sanitary.

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

WINNERS BAR & GRILL, 2181 LAWRENCE AVE. E.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 12.

• Use food equipment not in good repair.

• Drainage racks not of corrosion-resistant material.

YUMMY KITCHEN, 747 DON MILLS RD.

Cafeteria - Public Access


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection July 15.

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

• 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.