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Express Brook Lunch Restaurant

502 EAST 138 ST
Bronx, NY 10454
Phone: (718) 585 5880

As of: 2015-12-21 00:00:00

Inspection Trends

Violations:

Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
“Choking first aid” poster not posted. “Alcohol and pregnancy” warning sign not posted. Resuscitation equipment: exhaled air resuscitation masks (adult & pediatric), latex gloves, sign not posted. Inspection report sign not posted.
Smoke free workplace smoking policy inadequate, not posted, not provided to employees.

Violations:

Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
The original nutritional fact labels and/or ingredient label for a cooking oil, shortening or margarine or food item sold in bulk, or acceptable manufacturer’s documentation not maintained on site.

Violations:

Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Toilet facility not maintained and provided with toilet paper, waste receptacle and self-closing door.
Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.

Violations:

Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.

Violations:

Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
Smoke free workplace smoking policy inadequate, not posted, not provided to employees.

Violations:

Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.
Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws. Prohibited chemical used/stored. Open bait station used.
Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.

Violations:

Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.

Violations:

Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.

Violations:

Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.

Violations:

Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.

Violations:

Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
Canned food product observed dented and not segregated from other consumable food items.
Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

Violations:

Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.

Violations:

Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

Violations:

Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Bulb not shielded or shatterproof, in areas where there is extreme heat, temperature changes, or where accidental contact may occur.