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This week on DineSafe: Tim Hortons, The Upper Crust, Ginger (Bloor), TenTen, Piazzetta Trattoria

Posted by Sarah Ratchford / April 2, 2013

DineSafe TorontoThe run of red card-free weeks continues for Toronto restaurants. In our latest instalment of the DineSafe diaries, the most significant errors are inadequate pest control at a Tim Hortons and some hazardous food handling practices at Sushi Garden. Throw in several charges of improper food handling at new restaurant TenTen, and at least you know that the inspectors weren't sleeping on the job. Here's a selection of this week's slip-ups.

Ginger (on Bloor)
Inspected on: March 25
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 1, Significant: 3)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Piazzetta Trattoria (Eglinton)
Inspected on: March 27
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 2, Significant: 2)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

Sushi Garden
Inspected on: March 25
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 6 (Minor: 4, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to maintain hazardous foods at 4 C (40 F) or colder.

Tim Hortons (135 Rexdale Blvd.)
Inspected on: March 26
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 2 (Minor: 1, Significant: 1)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

The Upper Crust
Inspected on: March 27
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 8 (Minor: 2, Significant: 4, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated, employees failed to wash hands when required.

TenTen
Inspected on: March 27
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 5 (Significant: 4, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated.

Desi Taste
Inspected on: March 26
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 1, Significant: 3, Crucial: 3)
Crucial infractions include: Fail to wash hands when required, failure to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated, failure to maintain hazardous foods at 4 C (40 F) or colder.

Cineblossoms
Inspected on: March 25
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 6 (Minor: 1, Significant: 4, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to maintain hazardous foods at 4 C (40 F) or colder.

Discussion

11 Comments

Al / April 2, 2013 at 09:14 am
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That Tim Horton's franchisee is going to be getting a visit from the head office. There's a reason you don't see franchise restaurants on these lists. They have very regimented rules, and running afoul of them is against the franchise agreement.
alan / April 2, 2013 at 09:27 am
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tenten has only been open for a few weeks...
Wes replying to a comment from Al / April 2, 2013 at 09:57 am
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Its in Rexdale.
Not to surprising any where gets a warning up there.
ROB / April 2, 2013 at 09:59 am
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I frequent Ginger regularly. Good food,but because it's located right next to a low class strip joint it always has that sleazy vibe associated with the location. I wonder if that environment influenced the inspector or worse the employees? The place tends to be so busy that cleaning every nook and cranny might be impossible at times. Just an observation.
Chris / April 2, 2013 at 11:05 am
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@ROB I'm pretty sure that the infraction was for Ginger on Bloor, not Ginger on Yonge or Ginger on Church.
MrsClean / April 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm
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Don't care how busy a place is, i want it to be clean. Highly doubt a food inspector would let a neighboring strip club affect the standards set for cleanliness...but if they do and it makes them grade harder, i'm all for it!!
Martin / April 2, 2013 at 02:13 pm
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The Ginger on Yonge...gave me shrimp shells leftover from another meal in the broth of my soup. I would never ever eat there again.
Charlatte / April 2, 2013 at 02:18 pm
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Found a cockroach in the Ginger on Yonge yesterday...
ginnee / April 2, 2013 at 07:46 pm
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Anyone know who to contact when rodent droppings are spotted in a store selling pet food?

I tried calling the city's health department but they didn't follow up.
Ironheart / April 3, 2013 at 08:06 am
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@ginnee health dept. handles restaurants and human related health issues so would not respond to a pet store complaint. Try calling 311 and they can let you know if there are any bylaws addressing pet food stores. If so, likely Municipal Licensing and Standards that would look into it.
Derick / April 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm
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There is a place in Rexdale called Chubbys Fish n Chips that is infested with cross contamination. None of the staff there wash their hands yet they grab everything with their hands, disgusting. They need to be paid a visit and soon before people start falling ill.

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