The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets conduct sanitary inspections of retail food stores, food service establishments, and food warehouses. Inspectors issue stores a 'Notice of Inspection'. giving them 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 the 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 an obvious location near each public entrance to the retail store.

The following locations have many critical violations that include unsanitary conditions with insects, rodents, birds or vermin.

11/28/2017
Buell Fuels North Bay C owned by Local Gas Llc
2088 NYS RT 49 #, North Bay, 13123
Critical Violations

  • Potentially hazardous foods are not stored at safe temperatures.
  • Plumbing or sinks not properly sized, installed or maintained: equipment or floors not properly drained.
  • Cleaning or sanitizing equipment, materials or agents are not available, suitable or properly stored.
  • Food contact equipment, utensils or conveyances: contact surfaces unclean or not properly sanitized.
  • Food equipment improperly designed, constructed or maintained.
  • Thermometers not provided where required.
  • Storage cabinets or shelves are not clean or in good repair.

1/5/2018
Cassville Food & Gas Owned by Cassville Food&Gas Inc
644 State Rt. 8, Cassville NY, 13318
Critical Violations

  • Hot-holding equipment improperly designed, maintained, or operated to keep hot foods at 135?F or above.
  • Evidence of leakage or backup in sewage lines.
  • Thermometers not provided where required.
  • Insect, birds or other vermin observed within the establishment (not likely to result in product contamination).
  • Food contact equipment, utensils or conveyances: contact surfaces unclean or not properly sanitized.
  • Handwashing facilities improperly installed or maintained.
  • Toilet facilities improperly installed, equipped or maintained.
  • Interior floors, walls, ceilings or fixtures are not of suitable construction, clean or well maintained.
  • Food not stored, conveyed or displayed in a manner that prevents contamination including marginal temperature deficiencies.
  • Food or ingredient storage containers are not clean, covered or properly identified.

12/29/2017
Lower East Side Market owned by Ali Mustafa
776 Bleecker St, Utica NY, 13501
Critical Violations

  • Improper thawing procedures are utilized.
  • Potentially hazardous foods are being kept below 135?F during hot-holding (rare roast beef may be served at 130?F or above).
  • Food displays are improperly constructed, maintained or supervised.
  • Insect, birds or other vermin observed within the establishment (not likely to result in product contamination).
  • Food or ingredient storage containers are not clean, covered or properly identified.
  • Food not stored, conveyed or displayed in a manner that prevents contamination including marginal temperature deficiencies.
  • Handwashing facilities improperly installed or maintained.
  • Toilet facilities improperly installed, equipped or maintained.

11/27/2017
Good N Easy*
1400 Whitesboro St, Utica NY, 13502
Critical Violations

  • Packaging materials unclean, improperly stored or handled in an unsanitary manner.
  • Food not stored, conveyed or displayed in a manner that prevents contamination including marginal temperature deficiencies.
  • Handwashing facilities improperly installed or maintained.
  • Food displays are improperly constructed, maintained or supervised.
  • Refuse containers not clean, covered, in good repair or removed at sufficient intervals.
  • Food contact equipment, utensils or conveyances for potentially hazardous foods: contact surfaces unclean or not properly sanitized and likely to contribute to contamination.
  • Other adulterated/unfit foods or ingredients.
  • Food contact equipment, utensils or conveyances: contact surfaces unclean or not properly sanitized.
  • Interior floors, walls, ceilings or fixtures are not of suitable construction, clean or well maintained.

* Good N Easy was incorrectly listed as Nice and Easy.


12/18/2017
Plaza Deli owned by Plaza Deli Inc.
462 Columbia St, Utica NY, 13502
Critical Violations

  • Insect, rodent, bird or vermin activity likely to result in product contamination.
  • Storage cabinets or shelves are not clean or in good repair.
  • Insect, birds or other vermin observed within the establishment (not likely to result in product contamination.

12/20/2017
Rowida Mini Mart owned by Rowida Mini Mart Inc
1501 Genesee St, Utica NY, 13501
Critical Violations

  • Equipment cleaning or sanitizing facilities inadequate for establishments handling potentially hazardous foods.
  • Processing Procedures / Educational Requirements are not met.

1/5/2018
Sams Mini Market owned by Sams Mini Market Inc
2107 Whitesboro St, Utica NY, 13502
Critical Violations

  • 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.
  • Handwashing facilities improperly installed or maintained.
  • Other adulterated/unfit foods or ingredients.
  • Food or ingredient storage containers are not clean, covered or properly identified.
  • Food equipment improperly designed, constructed or maintained.
  • Establishment has insufficient space to accommodate operations.
  • Sanitizing test devices not in use where required.

1/2/2018
Stittville Fill Grill N Chill owned by Stittville Fill Grill N Chill Llc
9060 State Rt, 365, Stittville NY, 134969
Critical Violations

  • Plumbing or sinks not properly sized, installed or maintained: equipment or floors not properly drained.
  • Potentially hazardous foods are being kept below 135?F during hot-holding (rare roast beef may be served at 130?F or above).
  • Refuse containers not clean, covered, in good repair or removed at sufficient intervals.
  • Processing Procedures / Educational Requirements are not met.
  • Handwashing facilities improperly installed or maintained.
  • Thermometers not provided where required.

11/27/2017
Utica Deli & Grocery owned by Utica Deli & Grocery Mkt. Inc
625 Albany St, Utica NY, 13501
Critical Violations

  • Toilet facilities improperly installed, equipped or maintained.
  • Thermometers not provided where required.
  • Food equipment improperly designed, constructed or maintained.
  • Handwashing facilities improperly installed or maintained.
  • Non-contact food equipment, utensils or conveyances are not clean or in good repair.
  • 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.
  • Insect, rodent, bird or vermin activity likely to result in product contamination
  • Refuse containers not clean, covered, in good repair or removed at sufficient intervals.
  • Rodent defiled foods or ingredients.

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[Inofrmation from Syracuse.com]