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Thai Elephant Restaurant

2109 31 ST
Queens, NY 11105
Phone: (718) 204 8827

As of: 2016-04-20 00:00:00

Inspection Trends

Violations:

Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.

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.
Thawing procedures improper.
Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.

No violations recorded.

No violations recorded.

Violations:

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:

Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
Thawing procedures improper.
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.
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.

Violations:

Letter Grade or Grade Pending card not conspicuously posted and visible to passersby.
A food containing artificial trans fat, with 0.5 grams or more of trans fat per serving, is being stored, distributed, held for service, used in preparation of a menu item, or served.

Violations:

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:

Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.
Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
A food containing artificial trans fat, with 0.5 grams or more of trans fat per serving, is being stored, distributed, held for service, used in preparation of a menu item, or served.

Violations:

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.
Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
Current letter grade card not posted.

Violations:

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.
Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
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:

Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
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.
Smoke free workplace smoking policy inadequate, not posted, not provided to employees.