PopGoesTheNews.com A Filipino restaurant in Toronto that opened only eight months ago was ordered shut down on May 15 by public health officials.
An inspector hit FV Foods on Wilson at Bathurst with 12 infractions, including a “significant” failure to maintain adequate pest control and “crucial” failures to maintain hazardous foods at 60 degrees C or hotter and to thoroughly re-heat hazardous foods.
But the restaurant was issued a summons and ordered closed for a “crucial” failure to prevent “gross unsanitary conditions.”
The list of infractions also includes failures to protect food from contamination.
The closure order comes after the restaurant failed two previous random inspections.
On Jan. 16, FV Foods received a Conditional Pass due to 11 infractions, including “crucial” failures to ensure food “is not contaminated/adulterated” and to maintain hazardous foods at 60 degrees C or hotter.
Its first inspection, on Oct. 16, 2012, found nine infractions and resulted in a Conditional Pass. Toronto Public Health cited an employee for failing to wash hands and a “crucial” failure to maintain foods at the proper temperature.
The FV Foods at Wilson and Bathurst – one of six locations across the city – opened on Sept. 8, 2012 with a blessing by Rev. Fr. Albert Macalipay. It can re-open for business if it passes a follow-up inspection by Toronto Public Health.
On its website, the restaurant promises “a complete dining experience that includes outstanding service, wonderful food items, and a nice and cozy ambiance.”