DineSafe Toronto: Food Safety Inspectors Find Serious Health Violations at 18 Restaurants (April 27) | Food and drink

Toronto Public Health issued conditional pass notices for 18 restaurants last week.

The Asian Gourmet Wok and Grill at 6228 Yonge Street received a conditional pass on April 20 with the following infractions:

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Sanitize utensils in chlorine solution for less than 45 seconds

Fresh Buy Market at 1913 Yonge Street received a conditional pass on April 20 with the following infractions:

• Failure to protect against pest accommodation

• Food facilities maintained to allow contamination of single-service containers

• Offer potentially dangerous foods for sale at an internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C

Kibo Sushi House at 345 Bloor Street East received a conditional pass on April 20 with the following infractions:

• Failure to protect against pest reproduction

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Failing to sanitize articles from various services after use

• Hand washing stations not conveniently accessible by food handlers

Vietnam Noodle Star at 4188 Finch Avenue East received a conditional pass on April 20 with the following infractions:

• Failing to ensure equipment surface cleaning as needed

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Failing to remove garbage when necessary to maintain sanitary conditions

• Storing ice in an unhealthy way

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

• Use the handwash station other than to wash employees’ hands

Avocado Sushi Japanese Cuisine at 1105 Bay Street received a conditional pass on April 21 with the following infractions:

• Failure to protect against pest reproduction

• Use the handwash station other than to wash employees’ hands

The Asian Food Center Gocery Shop at 10 Westmore Drive received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following infractions:

• Failing to ensure equipment surface cleaning as needed

• Use food equipment that is not in good condition

Lucky Pot at 5005 Steeles Avenue East received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following infractions:

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Food facilities maintained to allow contamination of single-service items

• Refrigerate potentially hazardous foods at an internal temperature above 4°C

• Use the handwash station other than to wash employees’ hands

Popular Pizza at 5790 Sheppard Avenue East received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following infractions:

• Failing to provide handwashing stations with adequate supplies (hot and cold water)

• Use utensils that are not in good condition

Rivals Sport Pub at 560 Danforth Avenue received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following infractions:

• Failing to maintain hand washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels)

• Sanitize utensils in chlorine solution with less than 100 ppm available chlorine

• Mechanical equipment not maintained to provide sufficient chemical solution rinse

What A Bagel at 4884 Dufferin Street received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following infractions:

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Failing to sanitize articles from various services after use

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

Yima Sichuan Cuisine at 3555 Don Mills Road received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following infractions:

• Failure to protect against pest accommodation

• Failing to keep records of pest control measures taken for one year

The Alton Restaurant at 250 Alton Towers Circle received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following infractions:

• Failure to protect against pest accommodation

• Food building maintained in a way that allows for an adverse effect on food

• Keep potentially hazardous foods at an internal temperature between 4°C and 60°C

• Use utensils that are not in good condition

Jerk Paradise at 296A Gerrard Street East received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following infraction:

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

Katsuya at 3610 Dufferin Street received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following infraction:

• Failure to protect against pest accommodation

The Sushi Cafe at 600 Sherbourne Street received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following infraction:

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

Thai By The Park at 1675 Bloor Street West received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following infractions:

• Failing to ensure equipment surface cleaning as needed

• Failure to secure storage racks designed to protect against contamination

• Failing to maintain hand washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels)

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Failing to sanitize articles from various services after use

Union Market at 65 Front Street West received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following infraction:

• Failing to provide handwashing stations with adequate supplies (hot and cold water)

Wasabi Grill And Noodle at 300 Borough Drive received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following infractions:

• Failing to maintain hand washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels)

• Storing ice in an unhealthy way

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About DineSafe

All establishments that prepare and serve food in the City of Toronto are subject to Toronto Public Health’s DineSafe program. These companies must display their most recent inspection results prominently and without changes.

Inspections may result in an “approved”, “approved conditionally” or “closed” warning. Conditional passes are issued when at least one infraction poses a potential health risk, while the closing order is issued when an immediate health risk is present.

Both conditional passes and closure notices trigger a follow-up inspection within 48 hours. Failure to correct serious breaches in re-inspection may result in fines, court summons, and other punitive measures.

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This story was automatically generated using data from the City of Toronto and is intended to provide readers with publicly available results from municipal food inspections. Toronto Star has no role in collecting, reviewing or analyzing this data and makes no representations or endorsements about any food establishments, or the products or services offered by a food establishment. Readers should review any municipal disclaimers located on the city’s open data portal.

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