Filthy Boston, MA restaurant had an “A” rating, closed by BOH

Posted on October 23, 2018 by


The following restaurant was closed by Boston, MA board of health.

80 Broadway

rating: A

Inspection Date: 10/19/2018

Description Status
*** Cold Holding

Comments: Slice tomatoes 54F, sliced mozzeralla 61F, cooked onions 60F at cookline. PIC voluntarily discarded. Blue cheese dressing at wait station 60F. All foods out of temperature voluntarily discarded.

*** Separation, Segregation,Cross Contamination

Comments: Raw chicken stored directly next to raw scallops and shrimp at cookine. Discontinue. Store raw TCS foods in a manner that prevents potential cross contact.

* Handling of Food & Ice

Comments: Chef handling cut onions with bare hands. Discontinue. Onions to be cooked.

*** Personnel w/ Infections Restricted/Excluded

Comments: Food handlers exposed to confirmed illness. Exlude until approved to return to work per BPHC.

*** Adequate Handwashing/Where/When/How

Comments: Cookline workers are not washing hands with proper frequency between changing gloves and tasks. Retrain staff in proper frequency of handwashing. When/where/how.

* Clean Cloths, Hair Restraint

Comments: Food workers without hair restraints. Provide.

* Non-Food Contact Surfaces

Comments: Provide splash guard at cookline handsink on left side near food storage.

* Wiping Cloths, Clean, Sanitize

Comments: Observed food worker wiping cutting board with a soiled wiping cloth. Discontinue. Immerse wiping cloths in approved sanitizer between uses.

* Clean Equipment & Utensils Storage

Comments: Cambro Drink dispeners being stored directly next to mop sink. Remove.

*** Location, Accessible

Comments: Handsink at cookline obstructed with containers of water Sink being used to fill pots with a hose attached remove. Maintain free access to handwashing facilities at all times. Handsinks are for handwashing only.

* Hand Cleaner, Drying, Tissue,Signage

Comments: No paper towel dispenser at cookline handsink. Provide. No signage at cookline handsink provide.

** Insects, Rodents, Animals

Comments: Flies present in kitchen. Rear door off kicthen wide open without screen. Provide updated IPM pest control report and provide screen or maintain door close.

*** PIC Performing Duties

Comments: CFPM not monitoring illness policy, cold holding temperatures, employee handwashing, seperation of raw TCS foods. Provide active managerial control as it is defined in the 2013 food code. 8-404.11 Imminent Health Hazard confirmed illness.

*** Non-Compliance w/Employee Health Policy

Comments: Manager in charge could not specifically answer questions as they relate to a required illness policy. Provide additional training for management in illness policy exclusion and restriction requirements.


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