DineSafe Toronto: Food safety inspectors find serious health violations at 14 local restaurants (March 23)

Toronto Public Health has issued conditional pass warnings to 14 local restaurants over the past week.

Based. Coffeebar located at 3454 Yonge Street received a conditional pass on March 16 for the following offence:

  • not providing the necessary equipment to clean and sanitize utensils

Midtown Gastro Hub located at 1535 Yonge Street received a conditional pass on March 16 for the following offences:

  • Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration
  • Failing to remove waste when necessary to maintain sanitary condition
  • Store potentially hazardous foods at an internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C

My Roti Place/My Dosa Place located at 3334 Yonge St received a conditional pass on March 16 for the following offences:

  • Failing to ensure that the food handler in the food establishment refrains from any behavior that could result in food contamination
  • Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration
  • Use a handwashing station other than for employee handwashing
  • Using utensils that are not in good condition

On The Run (Esso) located at 241 Church St received a conditional pass on March 16 for the following offence:

  • Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

Sushi Supreme located at 1995 Yonge Street received a conditional pass on March 16 for the following offence:

  • Hand washing stations not easily accessible by food handlers

Caldense Bakery And Pastries Iii located at 337 Symington Ave was granted a conditional pass on March 17 for the following offences:

  • not providing mechanical equipment with a rinse water temperature thermometer
  • failing to provide mechanical equipment with a wash water temperature thermometer
  • mechanical equipment not designed to maintain rinse water at 82 C

Canton Kitchen located at 2301 Brimley Rd received a conditional pass on March 17 for the following offences:

  • Not maintaining hand washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels)
  • Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration
  • Food premises maintained in such a way as to allow contamination of single-serve containers
  • Maintain potentially hazardous foods at an internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C

Canton Noodle located at 2301 Brimley Rd received a conditional pass on March 17 for the following offences:

  • Not maintaining hand washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels)
  • Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration
  • Food premises maintained in such a way as to allow contamination of single-serve containers

Lahore Kabab House located at 3867 Lawrence Ave E was granted a conditional pass on March 17 for the following offences:

  • Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration
  • Not sanitizing multiservice items after use

Wok And Roast Chinese located at 349 Broadview Ave received a conditional pass on March 17 for the following offences:

  • Maintain potentially hazardous foods at an internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C
  • mechanical equipment is not maintained to provide sufficient flushing with a chemical solution

Torch located at 507 Church Street received a conditional pass on March 18 for the following offence:

  • Food deposit maintained in a manner that allows adverse effects on food

The Chowo Family Restaurant, located at 17 Drewry Avenue, received a conditional pass on March 21 for the following offences:

  • Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration
  • do not equip sanitary facilities with single-use towels or clothes dryers
  • do not equip the sanitary facilities with toilet paper

Dosa Twist located at 827 Albion Rd received a conditional pass on March 21 for the following infractions:

  • Failing to ensure the surface of the equipment is cleaned as required
  • Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

Milestones Stc located at 300 Borough Dr was granted a conditional pass on March 21 for the following offences:

  • Sanitize utensils using an agent for which the test reagent is not readily available
  • Store ice in an unsanitary manner
  • Store potentially hazardous foods at an internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C

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About DineSafe

All establishments in the City of Toronto that serve or prepare food are subject to Toronto Public Health’s DineSafe program — including restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars, nightclubs, convenience stores, grocery stores, cafeterias, mobile food vendors and more — and every establishment must display their most recent inspection results prominently and unaltered.

A DineSafe inspection may result in a “pass”, “conditional pass” or “pass” notification. A pass is issued if no infringement or only minor infringements are found, a conditional pass if at least one infringement presents a potential health risk and a closed notice if at least one infringement presents an immediate danger to the health.

Conditional passes and closure notices, which are only issued if at least one major violation is not corrected during the initial inspection, trigger a follow-up inspection within 48 hours. Failure to correct major infractions upon re-inspection may result in fines, subpoenas and other punitive action.

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This story was automatically generated from City of Toronto data and aims to provide readers with publicly available results of municipal food inspections. The Toronto Star has no role in the collection, review or analysis of this data, and makes no representation or endorsement regarding any food premises, or the products or services offered by any food premises. Readers should review all municipal disclaimers located on the city’s open data portal.

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