The latest Health Inspections at Syracuse area restaurants have found numerous critical violations including smoking around food, rodents, insects and cross contamination.

Frank's Plank Road Cafe
8350 North Main Street, Cicero

Rodents, insects, and other vermin as well as not enough refrigeration among critical violations found by the Health Department on July 18, 2017.

*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.
*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.
*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.
*Food contact surfaces not washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any time of operations when contamination may have occurred.
*Non-food contact surfaces of equipment not clean.
*Effective measures not used to control entrance (rodent-, insect-proof construction). *Harborage areas available for rodents, insects, and other vermin.
*Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.


Sacred Heart Church of Cicero
8229 Brewerton Road, Cicero

Unwashed surfaces and Insects and rodents were found at Sacred Heart Church on July 21, 2017, by Health Inspectors.

*Food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.
*Toxic chemicals are improperly labeled, stored or used so that contamination of food can occur.
*Food contact surfaces not washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any time of operations when contamination may have occurred.
*Insects, rodents present.


Original Italian Pizza
2130 Brewerton Road, Mattydale

July 10, 2017, Inspection finds toxic chemicals and possible vermin at Original Pizza.

*Toxic chemicals are improperly labeled, stored or used so that contamination of food can occur.
*Single service items reused, improperly stored, dispensed, not used when required.
*Adequate, leakproof, non-absorbent, vermin-proof, covered containers not provided where needed.


Bridgeport Rod & Gun Club
PO Box 117, Bridgeport

Dirty food surfaces, plumbing problems, and hair improperly restrained at the Bridgeport Rod and Gun CLub on July 14, 2017.

*Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods.
*Hair is improperly restrained.
*Food contact surfaces not washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any time of operations when contamination may have occurred.
*Plumbing and sinks not properly sized, installed, maintained; equipment and floors not properly drained.Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces;
*Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.


Erawan Thai Restaurant
2724 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

Tobacco was being used in food preparation area on July 19, 2017, as well as several other critical violations says the Health Department.

*Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods.
*Toxic chemicals are improperly labeled, stored or used so that contamination of food can occur.
*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).
*In use food dispensing utensils improperly stored; Item 8E- Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate refrigerated or heated storage temperatures.
*Tobacco is used; eating, drinking in food preparation, dishwashing food storage areas.
*Food (ice) contact surfaces are improperly designed, constructed, installed, located (cracks, open seams, pitted surfaces, tin cans reused, uncleanable or corroded food contact surfaces).
*Wiping cloths dirty, not stored properly in sanitizing solutions.
*Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.
*Lighting and ventilation inadequate, fixtures not shielded, dirty ventilation hoods, ductwork, filters, exhaust fans.


Silver Fox Senior Social Club
22 EAST Genesee STREET, Baldwinsville

The Silver Fox had possible cross-contamination on July 12, 2017, according to the Health Department.

*Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods.


Market Diner
2100 Park Street, Syracuse

A surprise Health Inspection turns up insects and rodents among 14 critical health hazards at Market Diner on July 19, 2017.

*Food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.
*Toxic chemicals are improperly labeled, stored or used so that contamination of food can occur.
*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.
*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.
*Single service items reused, improperly stored, dispensed, not used when required.
*Tobacco is used; eating, drinking in food preparation, dishwashing food storage areas.
*Food (ice) contact surfaces are improperly designed, constructed, installed, located (cracks, open seams, pitted surfaces, tin cans reused, uncleanable or corroded food contact surfaces).
*Manual facilities inadequate, technique incorrect; mechanical facilities not operated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. *Wiping cloths dirty, not stored properly in sanitizing solutions.
*Food contact surfaces not washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any time of operations when contamination may have occurred.
*Non-food contact surfaces of equipment not clean.
*Garbage storage areas not properly constructed or maintained, creating a nuisance. *Insects, rodents present.
*Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.
*Lighting and ventilation inadequate, fixtures not shielded, dirty ventilation hoods, ductwork, filters, exhaust fans.


Sakana-Ya & Namu
215 Walton Street, Syracuse

Inaccessible handwashing facilities are just 1 of the 9 critical health violations found at Sakana-Ya & Namu on August 2, 2017, by NYS Health Inspectors.

*Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods.
*Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or above 140oF during hot holding.
*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).
*In use food dispensing utensils improperly stored.
*Food (ice) contact surfaces are improperly designed, constructed, installed, located (cracks, open seams, pitted surfaces, tin cans reused, uncleanable or corroded food contact surfaces).
*Food contact surfaces not washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any time of operations when contamination may have occurred.
*Non-food contact surfaces of equipment not clean.
*Handwashing facilities inaccessible, improperly located, dirty, in disrepair, improper fixtures, soap, and single service towels or hand drying devices missing.
*Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.


These restaurants/clubs/churches 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.

Any establishment in CNY that has failed a Health Inspection is always welcome to send us their passed inspection, and we will gladly share it with our audience.


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