Eli’s Bagel Shop, 58 North Myrtle Ave., Spring Valley, was fined $1,300 for 16 violations including hundreds of mouse droppings, insecticide stored near food and dirty equipment. Inspectors ordered the shop closed until it was cleaned. When inspectors visited the shop two days later, they found that the notice of closure notice had been taken down , and a second closure sign was obscured by a sign saying “No hot Water.”
Owner Eli Solomon attended a hearing with the department and said he would improve conditions. It will be reinspected.
Royal Barbeque Inc., operator of Monsey Barbeque, 106 Route 59, Monsey, was fined $2,350 for 52 code violations, including raw meat thawing in buckets on the floor, mold in food containers, chicken blood splattered in a cooler and workers failing to use gloves.
During another inspection made on July 8, officials found food that should have been refrigerated being stored at 70 degrees, Stoughton said. That food was ordered destroyed.
“The place was a mess,” Stoughton told the board. “It has a horrible history.”
Restaurant representatives David Schreiber and Marko Hareu attended a hearing with the department and said that they would work to improve conditions, officials said.
Monsey Barbeque will be reinspected.
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