Boston MA restaurant closed by BOH for Rodents, Cockroaches

Posted on September 29, 2015 by


The Boston MA board of Health closed the restaurant below for healthcode violations:

Inspection Date: 9/28/2015

*** Spoilage, Unsafe Food

Comments: The rice inbulk food containers has been chewed by rodents and the sugar in the basement is infested with roaches. Discard unsafe food products. (The employees placed the sugar and rice in trash bags, denatured the items with bleach and discarded the food in the dumpster out back.)

*** Cold Holding

Comments: Chicken stored at room temperature 65F and food that is for employees is stored at room temperature. Store all food under refrigeration of 41F or below if the food is for employees store it in a separate clearly marker refrigerator or employee area.

*** Adequate Handwashing/Where/When/How

Comments: The handsink in the back is blocked by equipment. Provide access to handwashing at all times. Employees are observed rinsing off their hands in the three compartment sink, they are not washing them correctly with soap and water or washing them in the correct sink. Properly train employees in handwashing and safe handling procedures.

*** Good Hygienic Practices

Comments: Employees are observed eating in the kitchen. Train employees about proper hygienic practices.

** Food Contact Surfaces Clean

Comments: The bulk food containers in the basement are soiled and chewed. Clean or replace containers.

* Non-Food Contact Surfaces Clean

Comments: There is cardboard lining the surfaces in the kitchen. Remove and provide a smooth, cleanable, durable surface.

Location, Accessible

Handsink is blocked with equipment. Clean to remove.

Single Service Articles Stored, Dispensed

Comments: Single serve utensils are stored in varying directions. Store properly to prevent contamination.

** Insects, Rodents, Animals

Comments: The rice container has been chewed and two bags of rice inside the plastic barrel are chewed. There are cockroaches in the bulk sugar container in the basement. There is a gross infestation of cockroaches and rodents at the establishment. Provide increased treatment until the problem is resolved.

* Improper Maintenance of Walls/Ceilings

Comments: There are holes in the walls. Repair holes to help keep rats out of the establishmnet.

*** PIC Knowledge

Comments: The certified food manager is not at the location but there is a long history of repeated risk factor violations and infestation at the establishmnet. Provide additional certified food manager to properly supervise the food safety at the establishment.

*** = Critical Foodborne Illness
** = Critical
* = Non Critical

© 2015 US Food Safety Corporation. No copyright claim is made for portions of this blog and linked items that are works of the United States Government, state governments or third parties.

Posted in: Family safety