York Region inspectors charged two food establishments in York Region for public health violations last week.
The Chicken Place in Aurora, located at 1 - 1 Industrial Pkwy. S., was charged on Nov. 18 with food premises being maintained in a manner adversely affecting sanitary operation, according to the report for inspections made Nov. 13 to 19 by York Region Community and Health Services, health protection division.
During the complaint inspection, food inspectors noted that the restaurant failed to take reasonable precautions to ensure that food was not contaminated by hair, failed to cover food to prevent contamination, and failed to sanitize utensils in chlorine solution of 100 ppm of available chlorine or more.
Those items were corrected during the inspection, but it was also noted that the establishment failed to clean/sanitize utensils as often as necessary, failed to keep washroom facilities sanitary, failed to ensure ceilings, walls, and floors were kept clean/in good repair, and failed to ensure the presence of a certified food handler or supervisor during all hours of operation.
As a result, food handler education was carried out on-site and a re-inspection will be conducted at a later date.
J.D. Legend in Keswick, 24270 Woodbine Ave., was charged with storing potentially hazardous foods at internal temperature between 4°C and 60°C during a re-inspection on Nov. 14.
During an initial inspection on Nov. 7, inspectors noted in their report that the establishment failed to provide a thermometer in hot-holding equipment, failed to provide hand washing stations that are conveniently accessible by food handlers, failed to protect food from contamination or adulteration, failed to sanitize utensils in chlorine solution of 100 ppm of available chlorine or more, failed to provide equipment for cleaning and sanitizing utensils as required, and failed to ensure completion of food handling training by food handler or supervisor.
With the following re-inspection, the restaurant remained not in compliance on two items, failing to store and maintain potentially hazardous food at an internal temperature 4°C (40°F) and lower and failing to ensure completion of food handling training by food handler or supervisor.
Food handler education was carried out and the restaurant was charged.
The inspection reports represent the condition of the restaurants at the date and time of the inspection only, and does not guarantee or warrant the condition of the food premises at any other time, the public health unit states.
For more information on the above charges, contact York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or TTY 1-866-252-9933.