Teany Shuttered by Department of Health

Posted on: January 4th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

As popular as decade-old Teany is around the neighborhood, hindsight shows us that it was certainly a filthy place to dine.  At least recently. The Department of Health shut down the below-grade cafe a few days ago for a multitude of violations totaling a gagworthy 90 points.  Yes, you read that correctly.

Taped to the ginormous vestibule at 90 Rivington Street is all the evidence, including signs that indicate an imminent reopening under new management. Seems like a chicken-egg conundrum on the face of it…

Meantime, here’s a list of all the DOH infractions, according to the website:

  • Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
  • Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.

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