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May 5, 2000
Toronto Public Health Releases Results of Week Nine of Restaurant Blitz
Toronto Public Health today released results of week nine (April 25-28) of the
restaurant inspection blitz in downtown Toronto. Two restaurants were closed
during this period, and only one restaurant will be charged. Charges are
pending against Zellers Restaurant, 250 The West Mall, after a Health Inspector
found mouse droppings on the floor and shelves in the food storage area.

During week nine, 137 restaurants were inspected in the downtown blitz area,
and 108 throughout the rest of the City. After initial inspection, 69 percent
of restaurants in the blitz area and 58 percent of restaurants in the rest of
the city were not in full compliance and required a second inspection. However,
a total of 99 percent of the food premises were in compliance upon second

The Mekong Paradise Restaurant at 4400 Dufferin Street re-opened yesterday
after being closed by Toronto Public Health on May 3. A full listing of food
premises closed and re-opened, as well as those with charges pending, are on
the Toronto Public Health home page on the City of Toronto Web site at .ca/health/blitz.htm. Since the blitz began on February 22, 2000, 28 food
premises have been closed and 51 food premises have been charged or have
charges pending. As of April 28, 1,469 restaurants have been inspected in the
blitz area, and inspectors have visited 2,513 restaurants city wide.

As part of the public consultation process, Toronto Public Health encourages
individuals and organizations to email their comments on access to inspection
information to
Comments can also be faxed to: Toronto Public Health, attention Food Disclosure
Group, 416-338-2257.

Restaurant Inspection Blitz page

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