192 stores that serve food had critical violations and failed their Food Safety and Health Inspection for NYS. Here are 5 in Central New York that all have one thing in common, "insect, rodent, bird or vermin activity likely to result in product contamination."

The Division of Food Safety and Inspection housed within New York State’s Department of Agriculture and Markets provides a vital service that is critical to maintaining the safety of the food supply in New York State from the producer to the consumer.

The Food Safety and Inspection Division is the Department’s largest division and a large majority of the food safety program rests solely on establishment inspections.

Following the Department's sanitary inspection of a retail food store, the inspector will issue the store a 'Notice of Inspection'. The Notice of Inspection will give the store an "A", "B", or "C" letter grade, which corresponds to the results of their most recent sanitary inspection.

A - No critical deficiencies were found. (Food safety program in place is working.)
B - Although critical deficiencies were found, they were corrected at time of inspection. (Room for continuous improvement.)
C - Critical deficiencies were found but were not or could not be corrected. (Need for immediate corrective action.)

The Department requires that the Notice of Inspection be posted in near their public entrance to the store. Consumers can also request copies of the inspection notice from the retailer.

Syracuse.com offers you chanced to search the full list from New York State with plenty of filters so you can check out everything the inspector found at the business.


Tops 569
54 Main St, Norwich
Inspection Date: 1/4/2018
Owner Name: Tops Pt Llc

    • Non-contact food equipment, utensils or conveyances are not clean or in good repair
    • Food equipment improperly designed, constructed or maintained
    • Cleaning or sanitizing equipment, materials or agents are not available, suitable or properly stored
    • Interior floors, walls, ceilings or fixtures are not of suitable construction, clean or well maintained
    • Ready-to-eat foods are subjected to cross contamination from raw foods, or cross contamination between species is likely to occur
    • Storage cabinets or shelves are not clean or in good repair
    • Insect, rodent, bird or vermin activity likely to result in product contamination
    • Food not stored, conveyed or displayed in a manner that prevents contamination including marginal temperature deficiencies
    • Exterior of unsuitable construction or not in good physical repair
    • Potentially hazardous foods are not cooled by an approved method where the product temperature can be reduced to 70?F or less within two hours and 41?F or less within an additional 4 hours

Kwik Fill A0059
316 W Falls ST, Seneca Falls
Inspection Date: 1/2/2018
Owner Name: United Refining Co Of Pa In

  • Rodent defiled foods or ingredients
  • Insect, rodent, bird or vermin activity likely to result in product contamination
  • Food not stored, conveyed or displayed in a manner that prevents contamination including marginal temperature deficiencies
  • Plumbing or sinks not properly sized, installed or maintained: equipment or floors not properly drained
  • Establishment has insufficient space to accommodate operations
  • Sanitizing test devices not in use where required

Toilet facilities improperly installed, equipped or maintained


American Market Cny
401 Pond ST, Syracuse
Inspection Date: 1/2/2018
Owner Name: All American Market Of Cny Inc

        • Interior floors, walls, ceilings or fixtures are not of suitable construction, clean or well maintained
        • Unused equipment or materials improperly stored or in an unclean condition
        • Cleaning or sanitizing equipment, materials or agents are not available, suitable or properly stored
        • Processing Procedures / Educational Requirements are not met
        • Toilet facilities improperly installed, equipped or maintained
        • Non-contact food equipment, utensils or conveyances are not clean or in good repair
        • Rodent defiled foods or ingredients
        • Plumbing or sinks not properly sized, installed or maintained: equipment or floors not properly drained
        • Sanitizing test devices not in use where required
        • Handwashing facilities improperly installed or maintained
        • Storage cabinets or shelves are not clean or in good repair
        • Insect, rodent, bird or vermin activity likely to result in product contamination

Djs Food Mart
2008 South Ave, Syracuse
Inspection Date: 1/10/2018
Owner Name: Djs Food Mart Inc

          • Not wearing clean outer garments, effective hair restraints or secure jewelry
          • Insect, rodent, bird or vermin activity likely to result in product contamination
          • Equipment cleaning or sanitizing facilities inadequate for establishments handling potentially hazardous foods
          • Food equipment improperly designed, constructed or maintained
          • Interior floors, walls, ceilings or fixtures are not of suitable construction, clean or well maintained
          • Packaging materials unclean, improperly stored or handled in an unsanitary manner
          • Potentially hazardous foods are being kept below 135?F during hot-holding (rare roast beef may be served at 130?F or above)
          • Thermometers not provided where required
          • Rodent defiled foods or ingredients
          • Employee handwashing facilities inadequate for establishments handling exposed foods
          • Plumbing or sinks not properly sized, installed or maintained: equipment or floors not properly drained
          • Food contact equipment, utensils or conveyances for potentially hazardous foods: contact surfaces unclean or not properly sanitized and likely to contribute to contamination
          • Cleaning or sanitizing equipment, materials or agents are not available, suitable or properly stored
          • Storage cabinets or shelves are not clean or in good repair

Family Dollar Store #90
1701 N SALINA ST, Syracuse
Inspection Date: 1/2/2018
Owner Name: Family Dollar Inc

            • Insect, rodent, bird or vermin activity likely to result in product contamination
            • Storage cabinets or shelves are not clean or in good repair
            • Food not stored, conveyed or displayed in a manner that prevents contamination including marginal temperature deficiencies
            • Interior floors, walls, ceilings or fixtures are not of suitable construction, clean or well maintained

Any establishment in CNY that has critical violations in their Health Inspection is welcome to send us their amended inspection, and we will gladly share it with our audience.

[Information from Syracuse.com]