DineSafe Toronto

This week on DineSafe: Obama Cafe, Golden Griddle, Ho Lee Chow, La Prep, Pho Huong, Yummy Dogs

President Obama wouldn't like the colour posted by Toronto's food safety program in the Obama Cafe. It was the only spot that got a red card this week.

South Street Burger (2215 Steeles W) got itself a conditional pass, but still clocked in with 12 infractions - the most for this week. Also notable is conditional pass for the strangely combined Ho Lee Chow and Rusty Nail Pub. The mix just doesn't inspire confidence. Read about their infractions below, along with the rest of this week's DineSafe offenders.

Obama Cafe (1226 Danforth Avenue)
Inspected on: September 5
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 3, Significant: 3 Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to prevent an insect infestation, operator fail to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated.

Golden Griddle (180 Eglinton Avenue E)
Inspected on: September 3
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 2, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated.

Ho Lee Chow/The Rusty Nail Pub (2202 Danforth Avenue)
Inspected on: September 4
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 1, Significant: 2, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

La Fromagerie (868 College Street)
Inspected on: September 3
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 3 (Significant: 2, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

La Prep (4711 Yonge Street)
Inspected on: September 5
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 4 (Minor: 2, Significant: 1, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

Pho Huong (598 College Street)
Inspected on: September 5
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 5 (Minor: 1, Significant: 3, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

Sam Jung Restaurant (1865 Leslie Street)
Inspected on: September 4
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 6 (Minor: 1, Significant: 4, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated.

South Street Burger (2215 Steeles Avenue W)
Inspected on: September 3
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 12 (Minor: 4, Significant: 7, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Employee fail to wash hands when required.

Yummy Dogs (1591 Wilson Avenue)
Inspected on: September 5
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 5 (minor: 2, Significant: 3)
Crucial infractions include: N/A


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