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June 2, 2000
Toronto Public Health Releases Highlights From Week Thirteen of Restaurant Blitz
  
Toronto Public Health --Toronto Public Health today released
highlights of week 13 (May 22-26) of the restaurant blitz. During week 13 a
total of 424 restaurants were inspected across the city's 271 restaurants in
the downtown blitz area, and 153 throughout the rest of the City. After
initial inspection, 28 percent of restaurants in the blitz area and 42 percent
of restaurants in the rest of the city were in full compliance. A total of 98
percent of the food premises were in complete compliance after the second
inspection.

Six restaurants were closed and charges are pending against six premises as a
result of inspections during week 13. All of the following restaurants were
closed for both mouse infestation and sanitation violations:
  • Dairy King, 3575 Dundas Street West, closed May 23, re-opened May 24.
  • Café Karaoke, 1553 Dupont Street, closed May 23, re-opened May 25.
  • Hong Hing Chinese Restaurant, 1374 Queen Street West, closed May 24, re-opened May 29.
  • Romantic Restaurant, 1551 Dupont Street, closed May 24, re-opened May 25.
  • Café Charles, 730 Yonge Street, closed May 26, re-opened May 26.
  • Kara Altin Coffee Shop, 1306 Bloor Street West, closed May 22, re-opened May 24.

The food service section only of the Tropical Corner, 612 Bloor Street West was
closed May 25, due to a mouse infestation, sanitation violations and inadequate
equipment. Tropical Corner sells videos, offers tax and fax services and also
sold some food.

The following restaurants will be charged:
  • Mr. Philly's, 91 Front Street East, will be charged for failure to provide thermometers in the refrigeration area, failure to provide hot and cold water at hand washing basin, and sanitation violations.
  • Hot dog cart vendor, licence #1247, 111 Rylander Boulevard, will be charged for failure to provide hot and cold water at the hand wash basin, failure to provide a waste water tank, and lack of a thermometer in the food cooler.
  • Casa Manna, 200 Bay Street, will be charged for failure to store food at proper temperatures.
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken, 250 The East Mall, will be charged for sanitation violations.
  • Country Style Donuts, 44 Gerrard Street West, will be charged for sanitation violations and failure to store food at proper temperatures.
  • Marc's Restaurant, 2143 Danforth Avenue, will be charged for failure to provide hot and cold water at the hand wash basin and disrepair of food preparation table.

Since the blitz began on February 22, 2000, 48 food premises have been closed
and 71 food premises have been charged or have charges pending. As of May 28,
4,370 food premises have been inspected city wide. A full listing of premises
closed, re-opened and with charges pending can be found at:
http://www.city.toronto.on .ca/health/blitz.htm.

Individuals and organizations can email their comments on access to inspection
information to: dinesafe@city.toronto.on.ca.
Comments can be faxed to:Toronto Public Health, Food Disclosure Group,
416-338-2257.


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