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DINE SAFE YORK: 4 venues charged by York Region health officials

.Businesses in Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill charged

Four food establishments were charged with infractions by York Region public health officials under Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act for the July 1 to 7 period.

They are:

Northwestern Chinese Cuisine, 8333 Kennedy Rd., Markham, was charged July 2 for storage of potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature between 4 and 60 C.

Al-Madina Halal Meat, 9699 Jane St., Vaughan, was charged July 3 for failure to ensure presence of a food handler or supervisor during all hours of operation.

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Charcoal Grill Legend, 8360 Kennedy Rd., Markham, was charged July 4 for operating with handwashing stations not conveniently accessible by food handlers.

Silver Bay Café, 9665 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill, was charged July 5 for operating a food premise not maintained with food handling room in sanitary condition.

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.

The website for the YorkSafe inspection program is It is designed to provide the public with information about inspections of food establishments, salons, spas, day nurseries and recreational water facilities (pools, whirlpools, splash pads, wading pools and receiving basins) in York Region.

You can also contact York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653, TTY 1-866-512-6228 or visit for more information on the food premises disclosure system, YorkSafe reports, healthy eating or any other health-related topic.