Boston MA restaurant closed for food spoilage violations

Posted on October 11, 2015 by


The Boston, MA board of health has closed the following restaurant for numerous critical foodborne illness violations

Inspection Date: 10/9/2015

*** Spoilage, Unsafe Food

Comments: Meats with freezer burn and frost build-up . Discard unsafe food. Wrap all meats properly to protect foods.

*** Hot Holding

Comments: Cooked turkey left under steam table in covered pot 76F chicken legs 94F. Discard out of temperature product. All hot food must be maintained at 140F or above.

*** Cold Holding

Comments: Two door refrigeration unit slice cheese 49F goat 49F meatball 49F. All cold food must be maintained at 41For below Discard all foods out of temperature.

* PHF’s Properly Thawed

Comments: Trash bag filled with meat thawing in soiled container on floor in basement. Container with beef thawing not cover in basement. Exposed to filth, dust and soils.

* Food Protection

Comments: Bag of carrots , onions and pots with food on floor . Remove. Store all food properly six inches above ground. Multiple trash bags of foods stored in freezers. Remove and store in food grade container.

***  Adequate Handwashing/Where/When/How

Comments: Observed no handwashing during the inspection . PIC must trained staff in handwashing.

*  Clean Cloths, Hair Restraint

Comments: No aprons staff clothes soiled. Provide aprons.

* Non-Food Contact Surfaces

Comments: Two door refrigerature unit 56F . Repair or replace.

* Pre-Flushed, Scrapped, Soaked

Comments: Soiled pots and pans piled high in both 3 compartment sinks. Remove and clean properly.

* Non-Food Contact Surfaces Clean

Comments: All freezer with soils frost build-up and odorous smell. Clean and sanitize all freezer.

* Non-Food Contact Surfaces Clean

Comments: Soils and dried spills in refrigeration units in basement and kitchen area. Clean to remove all soils.

* Non-Food Contact Surfaces Clean


* Installed and Maintained

Comments: Pipe under 3 compartment sink in basement being held up with jack. Repair

*** Number, Convenient

Comments: Handsink in kitchen with grease build-up . Discontinue use of sink for other than handwashing. Hand sink in basement blocked with pots and pans in sink. Remove Handsink are for hand washing only.

* Hand Cleaner, Drying, Tissue, Signage

Comments: No soap or paper towel at any of the handsinks. Provide

* Improper Maintenance of Floors

Comments: Soils and food debris on floor throughtout kitchen area. Clean to remove.

* Improper Maintenance of Walls/Ceilings

Comments: Hood sticker expired August 2015. Call from service and provide current sticker.

*** PIC Performing Duties

Comments: Person in charge not monitoring staff, food temperatures or proper food handling practices.

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

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