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Chemicals near food, undercooked meat cited in Stratford restaurant inspections

February 7, 2019 GMT

STRATFORD — Toxic chemicals stored near food, undercooked meat, improper food storage and delivered food stored on a kitchen floor were among violations cited by town health inspectors at food service establishments last month.

In total, nearly a third — nine out of 29 — of the businesses inspected last month failed inspections.

That means they had one or major, four-point violations or scored lower than 80.

If a business fails an inspection, it can be closed if an inspector determines there’s an imminent risk to public health if it were to stay open.

Otherwise, the business will be brought to a hearing at the health department and eventually will be inspected again.

“It’s impressed upon them that they need to pass their inspections,” said Maureen Whelan, environmental health supervisor. “Depending on their history we’ll tell them they have to pass their next reinspection that they know about and then the next unannounced inspection or they’ll be closed.”

The inspection forms are available for public inspection at the health department’s offices at 468 Birdseye St.

A list of January’s inspections and their scores are below.

Establishments that failed inspections:

BJ’s Wholesale Club at 955 Ferry Blvd. — 95

Subway at 150 Barnum Ave. Cutoff — 95

Eurest Dining Services at 6900 Main St. — 96

Flight Fit N Fun at 280 Garfield Ave. — 74

Duchess Diner at 1000 Stratford Ave. — 86

Wheels at 440 Lordship Blvd. — 91

Danny’s Drive-In at 940 Ferry Blvd. — 89

Donut Crazy at 3690 Main St. — 86

Hong Kong Tokyo at 411 Barnum Ave. Cutoff — 85

Establishments that passed inspections:

Eurest Dining at 6900 Main St. — 97

Cutspring Deli at 4314 Main St. — 98

Star Pizza at 1720 Barnum Ave. — 96

Executive Chef at 1420 Barnum Ave. — 97

Food Land at 805 Main St. — 91

Honeyspot Gulf LLC at 245 Honeyspot Road — 88

Cumberland Farms at 1290 W. Broad St. — 98

McDonald’s at 411 Barnum Ave. — 94

McDonald’s at 2439 Barnum Ave. — 94

Cibus at 1 Woodend Road — 87

Big Y at 355 Hawley Lane — 86

Whiskey Barrel at 231 E. Main St. — 92

Spartan Pizza at 540 Success Ave. — 92

Biagio’s at 88 Ryders Lane — 88

Villa Pizza at 411 Barnum Ave. Cutoff — 90

Knapp’s Landing at 520 Sniffens Lane — 91

Dunkin Donuts at 1273 W. Broad St. — 90

Lighthouse Deli at 348 Stratford Road — 92

Sitting Duck at 3694 Main St. — 91

Dunkin Donuts at 3582 Main St. — 88