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DINE SAFE TORONTO: 1 restaurant closed, 14 given conditional pass this week



This week, Toronto Public Health issued one closure and 14 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, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 13.

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

DINE SAFE TORONTO: 5 restaurants get conditional passes this week
CLOSURE

LATIN WORLD. 1229 BLOOR ST. W.

Restaurant

A closure was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Aug. 12.

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

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

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

CONDITIONAL PASS

DEMETRES, 16 MARIE LABATTE RD.

Restaurant


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

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

• Fail to protect against breeding of pests.

DIAMONDS BAR AND GRILL, 2057 DUFFERIN ST.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infraction was observed during an inspection Aug. 8.

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

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

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

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

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

• Fail to provide thermometer in refrigeration equipment.

GORDO EX CAFE, 1048 BATHURST ST.

Restaurant

A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Aug. 8.

• Use utensils not in good repair.

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

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

HANOI RESTAURANT, 1285 QUEEN ST. W.

Restaurant

A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Aug. 9.

• Fail to ensure food handler in food premise washes hands as necessary to prevent contamination of food.

• Hand-washing stations not conveniently accessible by food handlers.

MUSIC GARDEN CAFE, 466 QUEENS QUAY W.

Restaurant

A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Aug. 7.

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

• Fail to provide thermometer in refrigeration equipment.

• Mechanical equipment not maintained to maintain rinse water at 82C.

OLLY FRESCO'S, 88 QUEENS QUAY W.

Restaurant

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

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

• Use utensils not suitable for intended purpose.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

PARADISE BIRYANI, 2167 VICTORIA PARK AVE.

Restaurant

A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Aug. 8.

• Fail to ensure facility surface cleaned as necessary.

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

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

• Fail to provide thermometer in refrigeration equipment.

• Three-sink equipment not of sufficient size.

• Fail to clean utensils as often as necessary.

• Drainage racks not of corrosion-resistant material.

• Fail to maintain records of pest control measures taken.

PATNA KABAB HOUSE, 1885 LAWRENCE AVE. E.

Restaurant

A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Aug. 7.

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

• Fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

RITZ BAR CAFE, 181 WELLINGTON ST. W.

Cocktail Bar / Beverage Room

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

• Food premises owner fail to keep posted, in a conspicuous place clearly visible to members of the public, at or near the entrance of such premises, the most recent inspection notice issued by the Medical Officer of Health.

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

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

SAPORE PIZZA AND WINGS, 45 FOUR WINDS DR.

Food Takeout

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

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

• Food premise not maintained with food handling room in sanitary condition.

• Food premise not maintained to keep food-handling room free from equipment not regularly used.

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

THE REAL JERK, 842 GERRARD ST. E.

Restaurant

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

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

• Fail to clean utensils as often as necessary.

• Fail to sanitize multi-service articles after use.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

THE WHOLE PLATE, 83 RONCESVALLES AVE.

Food Takeout

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

• Fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary.

• Use food equipment not in good repair.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

TOKYO GRILL, 582 YONGE ST.

Restaurant

A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during inspections Aug. 8 and 12.

Aug. 8

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

Aug. 12

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

• Food premise not maintained with ceilings in good repair in food-handling room.

VINDALOO INDIAN CUISINE, 735 MIDDLEFIELD RD.

Restaurant

A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Aug. 9.

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

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

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

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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.