Restaurants in Newmarket and Markham were charged with public health violations by York Region inspectors last week.
Ranch Fresh at 695 Stonehaven Ave., building C, in Newmarket was charged June 30 for maintaining a food premise in a manner adversely affecting sanitary operations, according to a report for inspections made June 26 to July 2 by York Region Community and Health Services, health protection division.
Items noted as not in compliance included: not holding potentially hazardous food at an internal temperature of 60°C (140°F) and higher; failure to provide handwashing stations with adequate supplies; failure to cover food to prevent contamination; failure to sanitize utensils in a chlorine solution of 100 ppm of available chlorine or more; failure to maintain equipment in good repair; failure to ensure equipment surfaces cleaned as necessary; failure to ensure presence of certified food handler or supervisor during all hours of operation.
Food handler education was conducted, and an acceptable temporary measure was put in place, the report states. A re-inspection will occur, according to the report.
H2 KTV at 30 – 8601 Warden Ave. in Markham was charged June 28 for maintaining a food premise in a manner adversely affecting sanitary operations and storing ice in an unsanitary manner, according to the report.
Items noted as not in compliance included: failure to provide thermometer in refrigeration equipment; failure to provide handwashing stations with adequate supplies; failure to use intact container/package when re-serving low-risk food that has not been contaminated; failure to ensure food premises are free of unlabelled meat/unstamped meat; failure to clean/sanitize utensils as often as necessary; fail to ensure facility surface cleaned as necessary; failure to provide adequate protection against the entrance of pests; and failure to maintain records of food purchased.
Food handler education was conducted, and temporary measures were put in place.
At a June 29 re-inspection, food handler education was conducted and H2 KTV passed the inspection.
The inspection report represents the condition of the restaurant at the date and time of the inspection only and does not guarantee or warrant the condition of the food premises at any other time, the public health unit states.
For more information on the charges above, contact York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or TTY 1-866-252-9933.