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.

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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…

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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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