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This week on DineSafe: Ali Baba's, Eva Deli, Fruitland Joe Maggiano's, Kensington's Espresso Bar, Pocha, Tavora Supermarket, Toko

This week on DineSafe, three Toronto restaurants — yes, THREE — were shut down for unacceptable sanitary conditions. And if you couldn't tell by the caps lock, this indeed is a big deal. Joe Maggiano's in North York was one of the worst offenders this week with a rodent infestation, along with Pocha in the city's downtown, which simply fell under the category of "gross unsanitary conditions." But Toko Bistro was the one to excel as this week's repeat DineSafe delinquent, now closed with a total of 13 infractions. If there was ever a reason to opt to stay in for dinner, this might be it. Here's some of what happened on DineSafe this week.

Ali Baba's (24 Wellesley)
Inspected on: July 18
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 8 (Minor: 2, Significant: 3, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control

Eva Fine Delicatessen
Inspected on: July 16
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 3, Significant: 5, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control

Fruitland
Inspected on: July 16
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 2, Significant: 4, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control, failure to ensure/provide for proper employee hygiene/handwashing

Joe Maggianos
Inspected on: July 16
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 5 (Minor: 0, Significant: 2, Crucial: 3)
Condition(s) for closure: Operator fail to prevent a rodent infestation

Kensington's Espresso Bar
Inspected on: July 19
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 10 (Minor: 1, Significant: 6, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to protect food from contamination

Pocha
Inspected on: July 17
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 3 (Minor: 1, Significant: 0, Crucial: 2)
Condition(s) for closure: Operator fail to prevent gross unsanitary conditions

Tavora Supermarket
Inspected on: July 18
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 3, Significant: 3, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Failure to protect food from contamination, improper storage/removal of waste

Toko Bistro & Bar
Inspected on: July 17
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 13 (Minor: 4, Significant: 4, Crucial: 5)
Condition(s) for closure: Operator fail to prevent a rodent infestation. Operator fail to prevent gross unsanitary conditions


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