DineSafe Toronto: Food safety inspectors find serious health violations at 18 restaurants (April 27) | Food and drink


Toronto Public Health has issued conditional pass warnings to 18 restaurants over the past week.

Asian Gourmet Wok and Grill at 6228 Yonge Street received a conditional pass on April 20 with the following infractions:

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Sanitize utensils in chlorine solution for less than 45 seconds

Fresh Buy Market at 1913 Yonge Street received a conditional pass on April 20 with the following infractions:

• Failure to protect against harboring pests

• Food premises maintained in such a way as to allow contamination of single-serve containers

• Offer for sale potentially dangerous foods at an internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C

Kibo Sushi House at 345 Bloor Street East received a conditional pass on April 20 with the following violations:

• Failure to protect against pest reproduction

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Not disinfecting multi-use items after use

• Hand washing stations not easily accessible by food handlers

Vietnam Noodle Star at 4188 Finch Avenue East received a conditional pass on April 20 with the following infractions:

• Failing to ensure that the surface of the equipment is cleaned as needed

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Failing to remove garbage when necessary to maintain sanitation

• Store ice in an unsanitary manner

• Store potentially hazardous foods at an internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C

• Use a handwashing station other than for employee handwashing

Avocado Sushi Japanese Cuisine at 1105 Bay Street received a conditional pass on April 21 with the following infractions:

• Failure to protect against pest reproduction

• Use a handwashing station other than for employee handwashing

Asian Food Center Gocery Shop at 10 Westmore Drive received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following infractions:

• Failing to ensure that the surface of the equipment is cleaned as needed

• Using food equipment that is not in good condition

Lucky Pot at 5005 Steeles Avenue East received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following infractions:

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Food premises maintained in such a way as to allow contamination of single-serve items

• Refrigerate potentially hazardous foods to an internal temperature above 4 C

• Use a handwashing station other than for employee handwashing

Popular Pizza at 5790 Sheppard Avenue East received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following violations:

• Not providing hand washing stations with adequate supplies (hot and cold water)

• Use utensils that are not in good condition

The Rivals Sport Pub at 560 Danforth Avenue received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following infractions:

• Not maintaining hand washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels)

• Sanitize utensils in a chlorine solution containing less than 100 ppm available chlorine

• Mechanical equipment is not maintained to provide sufficient flushing with the chemical solution

What A Bagel at 4884 Dufferin Street received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following infractions:

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Not disinfecting multi-use items after use

• Disinfect utensils with an agent for which the test reagent is not readily available

Yima Sichuan Kitchen at 3555 Don Mills Road received a conditional pass on April 22 with the following infractions:

• Failure to protect against harboring pests

• Not keeping records of pest control measures taken for one year

The Alton Restaurant at 250 Alton Towers Circle received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following infractions:

• Failure to protect against harboring pests

• Food room maintained in such a way as to allow undesirable effects on food

• Maintain potentially hazardous foods at an internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C

• Use utensils that are not in good condition

Jerk Paradise at 296A Gerrard Street East received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following violation:

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

Katsuya at 3610 Dufferin Street received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following violation:

• Failure to protect against harboring pests

Sushi Cafe at 600 Sherbourne Street received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following violation:

• Store potentially hazardous foods at an internal temperature between 4 C and 60 C

Thai By The Park at 1675 Bloor Street West received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following violations:

• Failing to ensure that the surface of the equipment is cleaned as needed

• Do not guarantee storage racks designed to protect against contamination

• Not maintaining hand washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels)

• Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration

• Not disinfecting multi-use items after use

Union Mercado at 65 Front Street West received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following violation:

• Not providing hand washing stations with adequate supplies (hot and cold water)

Wasabi Grill And Noodle at 300 Borough Drive received a conditional pass on April 25 with the following infractions:

• Not maintaining hand washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels)

• Store ice in an unsanitary manner

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About DineSafe

All establishments that prepare and serve food in the City of Toronto are subject to Toronto Public Health’s DineSafe program. These companies must post their most recent inspection results prominently and unaltered.

Inspections may result in a “pass”, “conditional pass” or “pass” notification. Conditional passes are issued when at least one violation poses a potential health risk, while the closure order is issued when an immediate health hazard is present.

Conditional passes and closure notices trigger a follow-up inspection within 48 hours. Failure to correct major infractions upon re-inspection may result in fines, subpoenas and other punitive action.

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This story was automatically generated from City of Toronto data and aims to provide readers with publicly available results of municipal food inspections. The Toronto Star has no role in the collection, review or analysis of this data, and makes no representation or endorsement regarding any food premises, or the products or services offered by any food premises. Readers should review all municipal disclaimers located on the city’s open data portal.


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