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Restaurant Closed with 110 Violations?!

We’re no longer living in an isolated world where a dirty restaurant doesn’t go unnoticed. People talk with each other on Yelp and various social sites, sharing pictures of dirty restaurants while offering eating advisories. This isn’t the only reason to keep your restaurant clean as a whistle. While a bad review can limit the number of people coming through the doors of your restaurant, the health inspector can shut it down.

As we talked about in the previous article, restaurant silverware can carry germs and disease just as well as restaurant dinnerware and other items within the restaurant. It’s simply good practice to prewash your dishes and silverware before running them through the dish machine.

There’s one restaurant which was shut down because they didn’t care… let this be a cautionary tale. The inspector counted 110 violations!

A few spots aren’t enough to shut down a restaurant, but when you’re talking about ‘accumulation of black/green mold-like substance inside the ice bin’ and ‘accumulation of encrusted food debris on/around mixer head,’ then alarms get raised.

The most pointed complaint that the health department mentioned about this particular restaurant was, ‘food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Construction drill used as a mixer.” While it’s been said that you should make sure to use your food items for foodservice purposes only, the opposite must be mentioned as well – don’t use tools meant for other purposes in the foodmaking process.

It doesn’t take long to clean your restaurant if everyone chips in a little bit of time. It also helps in keeping you away from the health inspector’s red pen.

2016-01-27 00:00:00
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