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This week on DineSafe: Friendly Thai, Hero Certified Burgers, Kabul Halal Meat, Kim Po Vietnamese, Simple Bistro, Steeles Bakery, Very Fair Seafood, What a Bagel

Posted by Robyn Urback / November 6, 2012

toronto dinesafeThis week on DineSafe, I discovered what is, perhaps, the best-named restaurant in Toronto. That is, a place called "Very Fair Seafood Cuisine" in Scarborough (yes, I understand that "fair" is probably used as a descriptor of value, rather than quality). Unfortunately, I made the discovery because of its eight health violations and not because of any restaurant merits. Oh well. Joining Very Fair on the DineSafe list this week is What A Bagel at Spadina and Richmond, Steeles Bakery up in North York, and a handful of others now toting yellow passes. Here's a look at some DineSafe offenders this week.

Friendly Thai (Bloor/Crawford)
Inspected on: November 1
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 10 (Minor: 2, Significant: 6, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control

Hero Certified Burgers (Forest Hill Village)
Inspected on: October 30
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 1, Significant: 4, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to prevent food from contamination, failure to ensure/provide for proper employee hygiene/handwashing

Kabul Halal Meat
Inspected on: October 29
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 11 (Minor: 2, Significant: 8, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Improper storage/removal of waste

Kim Po Vietnamese Restaurant (Dundas/Spadina)
Inspected on: October 29
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 3, Significant: 3, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control

Simple Bistro
Inspected on: October 29
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 8 (Minor: 3, Significant: 4, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to protect food from contamination

Steeles Bakery
Inspected on: October 26
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 12 (Minor: 3, Significant: 8, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control

Very Fair Seafood Cuisine
Inspected on: October 30
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 8 (Minor: 3, Significant: 4, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to protect food from contamination

What a Bagel (Spadina/Richmond)
Inspected on: October 30
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 5 (Minor: 1, Significant: 2, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control, failure to protect food from contamination

Discussion

9 Comments

Indianguy / November 6, 2012 at 09:25 am
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Yes? Hi! The what a bagel is more like the what a rip-off...
GM / November 6, 2012 at 10:20 am
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For some reason this series has become one of my favourites to read on the site each week.
CdnSyrup / November 6, 2012 at 10:48 am
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Whatta Bagel on Spadina? no shocker there!! Everything is always exposed
J.G Hague / November 6, 2012 at 11:49 am
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I've seen what a bagel locations on dinesafe way too often to ever go there again. The spadina location is right on my commute to work and I happen to like their food but it's just disgusting to see how unsanitary they are. I didn't realize until now that it's been two conditional passes for the spadina location, and for a litany of infractions. I hope the city wises up to this place, under the sleek exterior are some negligent sanitation and food handling practices.
Aaron / November 6, 2012 at 01:08 pm
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Hey, the what-a-bagel in question is actually in Forest Hill Village, and not at Richmond.... Spadina ROAD vs Spadina AVENUE
dwarf / November 6, 2012 at 02:17 pm
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THIS COMMAND OF OF CHARGE AGAINST THE WHAT-A-BAGEL ESTABLISHMENTS IN OUR TOWN IS AN ANTI-SEMETIC CRIME.
J.G. Hague / November 6, 2012 at 02:32 pm
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Then I suppose the frequency of dinesafe reports against Chinese restaurants is anti-Chinese? Just because a business is run by Jewish persons (and for that matter I'm not sure all what a bagel locations are) doesn't mean you can raise the hue of anti-Semitic hate crimes. Food service inspections are a systematic and highly regulated practice that all establishments that serve food are subject to. I would be hard pressed to believe allegations that the inspections were culturally or ethnically biased.

What's more at issue here is that one chain of establishments has had multiple negative evaluations against different locations at different times. Sounds sloppy business practices to me.
kalsd replying to a comment from J.G. Hague / November 6, 2012 at 02:51 pm
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Dark Comedy Detection Level: 0
F Off replying to a comment from DR.MUSIC / November 7, 2012 at 12:22 am
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What an ignorant and racist piece of trash you are.
Rot in hell

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