Vegetarian restaurant closed by Boston MA BOH for Flies, Rodents, and no proof of certified food protection manager

Posted on October 22, 2019 by


Grasshopper Vegetarian
1 Beacon St
Allston, MA. 02134
Letter Grade: A
Inspection Date: 10/21/2019
* (A), (B) and (C)(1), (4)-(16) Demonstration (Pf)

Comments: No proof of certified food protection manager

** (A)-(P) Person-In-Charge-Duties (Pf)

Comments: Upon my arrival there is evidence that the kitchen/ware washing areas are not cleaned prior to closing at the end of the night and reopening for business the next day. Gross unsantary conditions existing Met with the owner/operator Hoai Nguyen. PIC must oversee day to day operations to ensure establishment is operating in a safe and sanitary manner in compliance with the food code

*** Cleaning Procedure (P)

Comments: Evidence that no hand washing is being performed – Observed no hand washing during inspection

** Clean-up of Vomiting and Diarrheal Events (Pf)

Comments: No written procedures and kit for clean up of vomiting and diarrheal incidents

* Food Storage-Preventing Contamination from the Premises (C)

Comments: Food (produce) stored in direct contact with filthy floor – Kitchen/prep/ware washing areas Cut produce and shrimp and other TSF’s left on sandwich unit overnight

* Condiments, Protection (C)

Comments: Open foods not stored in food grade covered containers – Kitchen/prep/basement storage

*** (A)(2) and (B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot and Cold Holding (P)

Comments: Shrimp 47 F Cut brocoli 56 F Wet noodles 55 F Cut romaine 50 Sweet potatoes 55 F Tofu 50 F TCS foods left on salad units overnight

*** Discarding or Reconditioning Unsafe, Adulterated, or Contaminated Food (P)

Comments: Food items left in back of establishment prior to food establishment’s owner arrived – These food items cannot be served and shall me discarded immediately

* Sponges Use Limitation (C)

Comments: Using sponges at ware washing area

** Temperature Measuring Devices, Ambient Air and Water-Accuracy (Pf)

Comments: No thermometer in upright refrigeration unit – Near back door/steps

** Warewashing Machines, Temperature Measuring Devices (Pf)

Comments: •Temperature Measuring Devices: Requires an irreversible registering temperature indicator for mechanical warewashing. No irreversible registering thermomter indicator for high temp dish machine

** Food Temperature Measuring Devices (Pf)

Comments: Provide thin probe thermometer

* Cutting Surfaces (C)

Comments: Heavily worn and discolored cutting boards – Kitchen/prep

** (A) Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils (Pf)

Comments: Built up soils/encrusted food debris on food contacts and non food contact equipment – Throughout kitchen/prep/ware washing Built up soils on exterior of ice machine

*** Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency (P)

Comments: Built ups soils on interior of ice machine

* Cooking and Baking Equipment (C)

Built up and encrusted soils/food debris and grease on cooking equipment – Kitchen/prep

* Nonfood Contact Surfaces (C)

Comments: Built up soils on interior and exterior of refrigeration unit – Kitchen/prep/ware washing Built up and encusted soils/debris on shelving – Kitchen/prep/ware washing/wait station

* Service Sink (C)

Comments: Access to mop sink is blocked by an in use up right refrigeration unit – Provide access to allow for proper disposal of all dirty water

* Maintaining Refuse Areas and Enclosures (C)

Comments: Trash overflowing/debris stored in exterior rear of establishment Ground area heavily soiled with food/grease debris – Outside rear of establishment

* Floors, Walls and Ceilings-Cleanability (C)

Comments: Built up soils on ceiling, walls and attachments – Kitchen/prep/ware washing/dining areas Built up and encrusted soils on floor under and behind equipment – Kitchen/prep/ware washing/basement/dining areas Stagnant water on floor – Kitchen/prep/ware washing Floor not smooth, durable, non absorbent and easily cleanable – Kitchen/prep/ware washing Built up dust/soils on ceiling vents/light fixtures in bathrooms Missing, broken ceiling tiles throughout basement Floor in disrepair in walk in unit – Basement

** Handwashing Cleanser, Availability (Pf)

Comments: No hand soap at hand sink – Kitchen/prep/ware washing

** Hand Drying Provision (Pf)

Comments: No drying device at hand sink – Kitchen/prep/ware washing

** Controlling Pests (Pf)

Comments: Fly infestation throughout kitchen/prep/ware washing areas On food, equipment, etc Evidence of rodent activity kitchen/prep/ware washing Provide full extermination along with IPM report from licensed exterminator

* Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter (C)

Comments: Unnecessary equipment, articles stored in throughout basement


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