Health Inspectors found cross contamination, hazardous food temperatures along with insects and rodents at an elementary school and children's camp in Herkimer County. 8 area restaurants have critical violations as well. 

Here are the 10 places in Herkimer with critical Health Code violations.

VINNY'S PIZZERIA
501 WEST STATE STREET, HERKIMER

On June 8, 2017, the NYS Health Department issued Vinny's Pizzeria 3 separate citations.

*Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods.
*Dirty wiping cloths not stored properly in sanitizing solutions
*Inadequate lighting and ventilation, fixtures not shielded, dirty ventilation hoods, ductwork, filters, and exhaust fans.

SISTERS BISTRO
3046 STATE RTE 28, OLD FORGE

Sisters Bistro's inspection on July 12, 2017, found problems with counters and food temperatures.

*Food contact surfaces are improperly designed, constructed, installed, located (cracks, open seams, pitted surfaces, tin cans reused, uncleanable or corroded food contact surfaces).
*Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45oF during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38oF during cold holding.

FRIENDLY BAKE SHOP
122 East MAIN STREET, FRANKFORT

The surprise inspection on July 12, 2017, finds food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.;

AMERICAN LEGION POST #31
100 WEST MAIN STREET, LITTLE FALLS

The NYS Health Inspection on July 18, 2017, found many critical violations at the American Legion in Little Falls.

*2 issues with food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises
*2 violations for food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation, and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked)
*3 found examples of food contact surfaces not washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any time of operations when contamination may have occurred
*3 violations of non-food contact surfaces of equipment not clean.
* Also cited for cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods.

HERKIMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
255 GROS BOULEVARD, HERKIMER

On August 4, 2017, Herkimer Elementary was written up for improper storage.

* Potentially hazardous foods are not stored under refrigeration except during necessary preparation or approved precooling procedures (room temperature storage).

YMCA CAMP GORHAM
265 DARTS LAKE ROAD, EAGLE BAY

On July 18, 2017, inspectors find critical violations like insects and rodents present.

*Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods.
*Enough refrigerated storage equipment is not present, properly designed, maintained or operated so that all potentially hazardous foods are cooled properly and stored below 45oF as required.
*Insects, rodents present;

DOLGEVILLE ROD & GUN CLUB
697 PECKVILLE ROAD, DOLGEVILLE

*On June 12, 2017, Health Department Officials determined accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.

ENCH. FOREST CAROUSEL CAFE
3183 STATE ROUTE 28, OLD FORGE

An inspection at Carousel Cafe on June 28, 2017, finds improper temperatures.
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*Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or above 140oF during hot holding.

CEDAR LAKE CLUB
382 RIDER ROAD, CLAYVILLE

The inspection on July 5, 2017, at the Cedar Lake Club finds improper cooling of food.

*Potentially hazardous foods are not cooled by an approved method where the food temperature can be reduced from 120oF to 70oF or less within two hours and 70oF to 45oF within four hours.

NEWPORT VILLAGE REC. COMMITTEE
EAST Street, NEWPORT

July 12, 2017, Health Inspectors find fault with thermometers at Newport Village Rec.

*Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.

These restaurants/schools/camps have 30 – 60 days to fix the critical problems discovered by the NYS Health Department. You can get all up to date Health Department violations at the New York State Health Department website.


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