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March 9, 2000
Toronto Public Health Releases Week Two Results of Restaurant Blitz
Toronto Public Health - Toronto Public Health today closed another two food
premises and released the statistics on week number two of the restaurant blitz
in Toronto.

Inspectors closed a wholesale bakery today. The Primavera Bakery and Pastry at
1448 Dundas Street West was closed due to unsanitary conditions. There was
evidence of a mouse and insect infestation and there was no pest control
program in place. The bakery had no handwashing basin or proper ventilation.

Also, the Danforth Fruit Market at 3701 Keele Street was closed due to an
active mouse infestation and unsanitary conditions.

In the second week of the blitz, February 28 to March 3, Toronto Public Health
inspectors visited 140 restaurants in the former City of Toronto region, of
which 115 required re-inspection.

"Of the 115 restaurants that required re-inspection, some of them may have had
one infraction, others may have had several infractions," said Dr. Barbara
Yaffe, acting Medical Officer of Health.

During this time period, nine restaurants were charged. Five of the nine were
reported in last week's media release and are posted on the City of Toronto's
Web site. The remaining four charged during week two are:

- Druxy's at 777 Bay Street. Charged for failing to keep hazardous foods
maintained at internal temperature below 5 degrees Celcius.

- Angelini Grill at 40 King Street West. Charged for failing to ensure
mechanical equipment used to clean and sanitize glassware was maintained to
wash between 60-71 degrees Celcius. The wash water temperature thermometer was
not easily readable. The food premise was not maintained to permit cleaning of
ceilings and the floor of food handling room was not kept clean.

- Laxmi at 1213 Danforth Avenue. Charged for failing to provide soap and
towels for hand washing basin in food preparation area and for failing to
provide towels or air dryer in employee washroom.

- Hong Mai at 1180 Bloor Street West. Charged for failing to provide smooth
floor surface in public washroom and failing to provide hand washing basin in
food preparation area.

During the first two weeks of the blitz, Toronto Public Health inspectors
visited 316 premises. However, due to re-inspections to ensure compliance is
being maintained and that closed premises remain closed, the total number of
inspections completed up to Friday March 3, 2000 was 540.

The public can report food-related complaints to Toronto Public Health at

The information on charges for week three of the blitz, March 6-10, will be
issued on Friday March 17.

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