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DINE SAFE TORONTO: 22 restaurants get conditional passes this week



This week, Toronto Public Health issued 22 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, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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


DINE SAFE TORONTO: 15 restaurants get conditional passes this week
CONDITIONAL PASS

BLACK MILL TEA, 275 DUNDAS ST. W.

Food Takeout


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 13.

• Handle ice in unsanitary manner.

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

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

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

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

GHOROAA CLASSIC, 3454 DANFORTH AVE.

Restaurant

A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 13.

• Fail to ensure presence of food handler or supervisor during all hours of operation.

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

• Fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary.

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

• Fail to sanitize utensils as often as necessary.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

HABIBI SHAWARMA, 1214 KING ST. W.

Restaurant


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

• Fail to maintain records of pest control measures taken.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

HANG-OUTS, 1708 EGLINTON AVE. W.

Restaurant


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

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

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

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

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

• Fail to provide thermometer in refrigeration equipment.

• Fail to sanitize multi-service articles after use.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

HULA GIRL EXPRESSO BOUTIQUE, 2473 DUNDAS ST. W.

Food Takeout


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 16.

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

• 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.

KARL SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 4528 KINGSTON RD.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 16.

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

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

MAKIMONO SUSHI BAR & RESTAURANT, 634 DIXON RD.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 16.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

MASTER'S BUFFETERIA, 310 BLOOR ST. W.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infraction was observed during an inspection Sept. 16.

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

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

• Rinse water temperature thermometer not easily readable.

MELROSE ON ADELAIDE, 270 ADELAIDE ST. W.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulations were observed during an inspection Sept. 16.

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

• Fail to clean utensils as often as necessary.

• Fail to maintain records of pest control measures taken.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

MI TACO TAQUERIA, 247 QUEEN ST. W.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 16.

• Fail to produce valid Food Handler Certificate.

• Use utensils not of sound and tight construction.

• Use utensils not of readily cleanable material.

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

• Fail to clean multi-service articles after use.

• Fail to retain records of pest control measures taken for one year.

NICEY'S EATERY, 2290 MARKHAM RD.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 13.

• Fail to ensure storage pallets designed to protect against contamination.

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

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

• Sanitize utensils using agent for which test reagent not readily available.

• Fail to maintain records of pest control measures taken.

NINE'S BUN, 633 SILVER STAR BLVD.

Food Takeout


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 16.

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

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

• Fail to ensure equipment surface cleaned as necessary.

• Use utensils not non-toxic in contact with food.

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

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

PIZZA PIZZA, 328 BLOOR ST. W.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 16.

• 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.

• Sanitize utensils using agent not in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

SECOND CUP, 1000 BAY ST.

Cocktail Bar / Beverage Room


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

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

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

SECOND CUP, 311 YORK MILLS RD.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 13.

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

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

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

SHAHI KARAHI RESTAURANT, 633 MARKHAM RD.

Restaurant


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

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

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

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

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

STRANGELOVE COFFEE, 627 QUEEN ST. W.

Food Takeout


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

• Wash water temperature thermometer not easily readable.

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

SURE WIN CAFE, 3833 MIDLAND AVE.

Food Takeout


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

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

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

• Use utensils not of readily cleanable material.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

THE CHILLI CHEESE, 3210 DANFORTH AVE.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 16.

• Fail to protect food from contamination or adulteration.

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

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

TIMOTHY'S WORLD COFFEE, 595 BAY ST.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during inspections Sept. 11, 13 and 16.

Sept. 11

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

Sept. 13

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

Sept. 16

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

TUCKER'S MARKETPLACE, 15 CARLSON CRT.

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infraction was observed during an inspection Sept. 16.

• Fail to protect against harbouring of pests.

VIVO PIZZA + PASTA, 75 BILLY BISHOP WAY

Restaurant


A conditional pass was issued after the following Food Premises Regulation infractions were observed during an inspection Sept. 16.

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

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

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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.