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June 9, 2000
Toronto Public Health Releases Highlights from Week 14 of Restaurant Blitz
  
Toronto Public Health --Toronto Public Health today released highlights of week
14 (May 29-June 2) of the restaurant blitz. During week 14, a total of 546
restaurants were inspected across the city - 320 restaurants in the downtown
blitz area, and 226 throughout the rest of the City. After initial inspection,
22 per cent of restaurants in the blitz area and 47 per cent of restaurants in
the rest of the city were in full compliance. A total of 98 per cent of the
food premises were in complete compliance after the second inspection.

Three restaurants were closed and charges are pending against six premises as a
result of inspections during week 14. All of the following restaurants were
closed for both mouse infestation and sanitation violations:

Il Poon Hyang, 642 Bloor Street West, closed June 1 due to a mouse and
cockroach infestation, re-opened June 6.

Bangkok Paradise Restaurant, 506 Queen Street West, closed May 30 due to a
mouse infestation and sanitation violations, re-opened May 31.

Keelesdale Restaurant, 2685 Eglinton Avenue West, closed June 1 due to a mouse
infestation, re-opened June 1.

The following restaurants will be charged:

The Caribbean Lounge, 2743 Danforth Avenue, will be charged for failure to
maintain the food preparation table free of cracks and crevices.

Piccalilli Indian Cuisine, 2988 Dundas Street West, will be charged for
sanitation violations.

3 for 1 Pizza & Wings, 2982 Dundas Street West, will be charged for failure to
maintain the floor in the food preparation area in a clean and sanitary manner.

Albaraka Restaurant, 1620 Bloor Street West, will be charged for sanitation
violations.

Marianne's Bar & Grill, 1088 Bathurst Street, will be charged for failure to
provide hot and cold water at the sink in the food preparation area.

Golden Way Restaurant, 2807 Bathurst Street, will be charged for failure to
provide clean walls in the food preparation area.

Since the blitz began on February 22, 2000, 48 food premises have been closed
and 77 food premises have been charged or have charges pending. As of May 28,
4,916 food premises have been inspected city wide. A full listing of premises
closed, re-opened and with charges pending can be found at www.city.toronto.on.ca/hea lth/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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