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07 March

Rodents and Roaches Get an “A” in NYC Restaurants

NYC restaurants are being rated for food safety and cleanliness. I have heard a lot of news reports on how unfair these ratings are. How serving food at the wrong temperature can fail a restaurant? No mention of the other nasty stuff! What about the rats, mice, roaches and flies? A restaurant can still get an A rating when any of these pests are found! What????

Below are some Critical Violations from the NYC Self Inspection Worksheet for Restaurants. You can see for yourself how many minimum points each violation receives. If a restaurant scores a 12, they get an A rating. So you can have mice and get an A. You can have rats and get an A. You can have roaches and mice for an A rating. You can have flies and mice for an A rating.

  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
    Minimum Points received 5
  • Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
     Minimum Points received 5
  • 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.
    Minimum Points received 5

I will only eat in a NYC restaurant that has an A rating. How about you?

See the NYC Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation Self-Inspection Worksheet For Food Service Establishments:

About the Author:  Bob Wiemer is the General Manager at Suburban Exterminating in Smithtown.  Wiemer is a certified entomologist. He is a member of the Entomological Society of America  and Pi Chi Omega, the professional fraternity for pest control.  Bob is trained and certified for the Sentricon Termite System and Structural Fumigation. He is  a presenter at Suburban Exterminating’s children’s library program “Future Scientists: Learn What It Takes to Become an Entomologist”. 

About Suburban Exterminating Co, Inc.:  Established in 1960, Suburban Exterminating Co, Inc. is Long Island, New York’s leading full-service pest management company. Suburban Exterminating provides services in all phases of pest control to homes and businesses. A recipient of the International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Excellence Award, it was the first New York company to be certified as “Green Shield” making the company a leader in environmental stewardship. We service all of Suffolk county and Nassau county east of the Meadowbrook Parkway.

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