DineSafe Toronto

This week on DineSafe: Riverside Public House, Vesta Lunch, Pizza Pizza, Second Cup, New Ho King

This week on DineSafe two restaurant chains got red cards: Pizza Pizza on Don Mills was closed down for one very crucial infraction... failing to provide a main water supply. That one speaks for itself. Second Cup on the Danforth also got busted, but for not maintaining their food at the required temperatures. The other closure this week was Saigon Gourmet, which seemed to have a bit of an insect problem, as well as some issues with maintaining foods at the proper temperatures. Oh, and the iconic Vesta Lunch got dinged too, but with a yellow card. More details on this week's biggest DineSafe offenders below.

Cathay Wok (4841 Yonge St)
Inspected on: November 19
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 8 (Minor: 1, Significant: 4, Crucial: 3)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to wash hands when required, operator fail to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated, operator fail to maintain hazardous foods at 60C (140F) or hotter.

New Ho King (410 Spadina Ave)
Inspected on: November 21
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 2, Significant: 3, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Employee fail to wash hands when required, operator fail to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated.

Pho Rex (6581/2 Bloor St W)
Inspected on: November 21
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 10 (Minor: 4, Significant: 5, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

Pizza Pizza (3040 Don Mills Rd)
Inspected on: November 18
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 1 (Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to provide main water supply.

Riverside Public House (725 Queen St E)
Inspected on: November 19
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 2, Significant: 6, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated.

Saigon Gourmet (641 Dupont St)
Inspected on: November 18
Inspection finding: Red (Closed)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 4, Significant: 3, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to prevent an insect infestation, operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

Second Cup (355 Danforth Ave)
Inspected on: November 19
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 5 (Minor: 2, Significant: 2, Crucial: 1)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to maintain hazardous food(s) at 4C (40F) or colder.

Vesta Lunch (474 Dupont St)
Inspected on: November 18
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional)
Number of infractions: 7 (Minor: 3, Significant: 2, Crucial: 2)
Crucial infractions include: Operator fail to wash hands when required, store hazardous foods in container at internal temperature above 5 C O.


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