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This week on DineSafe: Green Room, La Tortilleria, Kokame Japanese, Noodle Bowl, Pita King, Sinchon Food, Steve's Restaurant, Top Taste

This week on DineSafe, another three Toronto restaurants provided a little extra incentive for packing your own lunch. Kokame Japanese on Wilson, La Tortilleria on St. Clair, and Sinchon Food on Bayview were all required to close their doors for varied unacceptable health and safety conditions. To offer a little spoiler (no pun intended): rodents and insects were involved. Joining them on the shortlist this week are the Green Room and Noodle Bowl (among others) both of which are no strangers to critical DineSafe scrutiny. Here's a glimpse of some of the places that made it on the DineSafe list this week.

Green Room
Inspected on: July 31
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 5 (Minor: 3, Significant: 0, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate temperature control, failure to protect food from contamination

La Tortilleria
Inspected on: July 31
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 6 (Minor: 3, Significant: 2, Crucial: 1)
Condition(s) for closure: Operator fail to prevent a rodent infestation

Kokame Japanese
Inspected on: August 2
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 15 (Minor: 3, Significant: 9, Crucial: 3)
Condition(s) for closure: Operator fail to prevent gross unsanitary conditions

Noodle Bowl
Inspected on: August 1
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 11 (Minor: 5, Significant: 4, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control, failure to protect food from contamination

Pita King and Grill
Inspected on: July 31
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 16 (Minor: 5, Significant: 7, Crucial: 3)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control, failure to protect food from contamination, failure to ensure/provide for proper employee hygiene/handwashing

Sinchon Food
Inspected on: July 30
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 3, Significant: 2, Crucial: 2)
Condition(s) for closure: Operator fail to prevent an insect infestation

Steve's Restaurant
Inspected on: July 30
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 3, Significant: 4, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control, failure to protect food from contamination

Top Taste
Inspected on: August 1
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 11 (Minor: 3, Significant: 6, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Inadequate food temperature control


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