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This week on DineSafe: Bahara Cuisine, Canton Chilli, Castro's Fiestahan, Dragon Dynasty, Lil' Bean N' Green, Omi, Pho Dau Bo, Poondy Bread

Posted by Robyn Urback / February 26, 2013

toronto dine safeThis week on DineSafe, two Toronto restaurants were shut down due to infestations. Bahara Cuisine House on Carlton Street was first, caught in the midst of a rodent infestation. Next was Castro's Fiestahan on Bathurst, which was forced to close because of an insect infestation. Are we having fun yet? Also on the DineSafe offenders' list this week was Poondy Bread (no stranger to the DineSafe low list), plus a surprise in the form of a conditional pass handed to the popular Lil' Bean N' Green in Leslieville. Here's a look at some of the DineSafe highlights this week.

Bahara Cuisine House (178 Carlton St)
Inspected on: February 19
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 3, Significant: 1, Crucial: 3)
Condition(s) for closure: Operator fail to prevent a rodent infestation

Canton Chilli (418 Spadina Ave)
Inspected on: February 20
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 6 (Minor: 2, Significant: 3, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to ensure/provide for proper employee hygiene/handwashing

Castro's Fiestahan (4130 Bathurst St)
Inspected on: February 20
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 8 (Minor: 4, Significant: 3, Crucial: 1)
Condition(s) for closure: Operator fail to prevent an insect infestation

Dragon Dynasty (2301 Brimley Rd)
Inspected on: February 20
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 4, Significant: 2, Crucial: 0)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Lil' Bean N' Green (1133 Queen St E)
Inspected on: February 19
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 3, Significant: 3, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to protect food from contamination

Omi Restaurant (243 Carlton St)
Inspected on: February 19
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 1, Significant: 2, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to protect food from contamination

Pho Dau Bo (665 Markham Rd)
Inspected on: February 19
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 1, Significant: 2, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to ensure/provide for proper employee hygiene/handwashing, failure to protect food from contamination

Poondy Bread Bakery (729 Kennedy Rd)
Inspected on: February 19
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 2, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to protect food from contamination

Discussion

8 Comments

cathie / February 26, 2013 at 10:23 am
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Fiestahan has been cited before. I walk by everyday and there's never anyone in there. Don't know how they stay open, although with no customers that should give them plenty of time to clean.
ROB / February 26, 2013 at 02:21 pm
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GREAT,I was at Dragon Dynasty this past weekend.
gbengi / February 27, 2013 at 12:46 am
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Great, I was at Pooey Bread last week.
Granpa Troll / February 27, 2013 at 05:49 pm
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Robin I have a question....
Are these the only citations issued last week or are they a selection from a larger group?
lil' bean n' green / March 9, 2013 at 08:01 pm
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Hi All,

We want to let our customers know what the actual issues were that led to our 48 hour conditional pass. Sometimes, when things are vague, it leads to miscommunication. The biggest issue was that it was the day after Family Day when the new inspector came in and it was an extremely busy day, and our dishwasher broke down. As a result of this, in order to operate, we needed a 3rd sink behind the bar. If we were using the dishwasher to use the dishes- this would have led to contamination due to them being in direct contact with customers. However, we switched to paper plates & cups & plastic utensils until we fixed our dishwasher AND installed a 3rd sink. The other issue was that our freezer in the back was situated too close to our recycling bins (which was never brought up by our previous inspector) so we relocated our bins. This was a new inspector and we complied with her inspection notes and received our Green Pass after the 48 hour period. As you all know, we strive to be a healthy and environmentally facility and took this inspection very seriously and passed! Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any further questions. info@lilbeanandgreen.com

Sincerely,
April
Me / March 9, 2013 at 08:44 pm
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Ah, ROBYN posts this stuff. Enough said. Has she ever posted ANYTHING positive? Or does she just hate life?
Dendanger replying to a comment from Me / March 9, 2013 at 11:27 pm
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Take it easy bro. It's not easy being a writer.
Me / March 9, 2013 at 11:41 pm
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Aye

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