The Onondaga County Health Department released inspection reports for restaurants checked from May 21 to May 27. Modern Malt failed their inspection due to five violations, including food not being protected from contamination by workers. A kitchen employee was seen preparing a breakfast sandwich with bare hands, and the sandwich was not cooked further before being served. The inspector also noted poor hygiene, improper cleaning of equipment, and improper construction and maintenance of physical facilities. Other locations passed their inspections during this time period, including 1911 Tavern, American Legion Post #317, and Bonefish Grill.
As seen in the coverage by local news , Onondaga County Health Department has released its inspection reports for restaurants checked during the week of May 21 through May 27. Out of the many food establishments that were inspected, only one failed its inspection.
The restaurant that failed its inspection was Modern Malt located at 325 South Clinton Street in Syracuse. The establishment had five violations, with one being in critical condition. The critical violation was that the foods were not protected from contamination by workers.
During the inspection, the inspector witnessed a kitchen employee preparing a breakfast sandwich with their bare hands. The breakfast sandwich was also not undergo further cooking before being served. This was corrected, and the breakfast sandwich was voluntarily discarded. Education was also provided to staff on techniques to eliminate bare hand contacts.
Apart from the critical violation, there were other violations as well. Poor hygiene and activities of food workers were noted, as the inspector found a personal beverage and a personal phone on the prep top cooler in the kitchen. Improper cleaning, washing, and sanitizing of equipment and utensils were also noted, as the exterior of the cook line equipment had heavy grease accumulation and wasn’t clean.
Improper construction and maintenance of physical facilities were also highlighted, as the walls in the kitchen had grease accumulation and weren’t clean. The ceilings in the kitchen were also noted with dust accumulation and weren’t clean. Additionally, floors in the back hallways also weren’t clean, and tiles were missing, cracked, and in poor repair.
Furthermore, the inspector noted that the lighting in the basement storage area was not shielded. The inspector also noted the vent fans on the cook line equipment weren’t clean and had heavy dust accumulation as well as the ventilation hood which had grease and dust accumulation.
On the other hand, many locations passed their inspections between May 21 through May 27. Some of these establishments include 1911 Tavern at Beak and Skiff, American Legion Post #317, Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards Cafe/B, Bella Bakery, Bonefish Grill #935, Boulangerie, Cavalry Veterans of Syracuse, Coppertop Tavern, Core Greens, Grains, and Bone Broth, Cupcakes, and Dunkin.
It is important for food establishments to maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness to ensure that their customers are safe from any potential health hazards. The Onondaga County Health Department conducts regular inspections to enforce food safety regulations and ensure that food establishments are complying with the rules and regulations.
As the closing remark, Modern Malt was the only establishment to fail its inspection during the week of May 21 through May 27. The establishment had five violations, one of which was in critical condition. It is essential for food establishments to maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness to ensure that their customers are safe from any potential health hazards.