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Danbury Restaurant Health Inspections January

This information was provided by the Danbury Health and Human Services Department. To check what a score means, look at the violation number and compare it to the attached state manual.

Danbury Food Service restaurant inspections conducted by the Danbury Health & Human Services Department in January.

For a complete description of each violation below, check here to see the state's guide to restaurant inspections. Note the violation number on the left under each restaurant, and then find that violation number in linked state guide.

Those items listed below each restaurants are the violations. So a restaurant, for example, with a 9 - Handling of Food Minimized, didn't minimize the handling of their food. A restaurant with a 7 - Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation, failed to protect its food. A serious violation, a four-point violation, for example, Failing to Maintain Proper Food Temperature, might mean an automatic failure, because that violation is more unhealthy for patrons than a number 3 violation or a number 2 violation.

7-Eleven - 95

29 Mill Plain Road

15 Good hygienic practices, smoking restricted.

Amber Room Colonnade - 95
1 Stacey Road,
24 Sanitization rinse (hot water-chemicals.)
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.


American Legion Post 60 / J. Tradwell - 91
138 Triangle St.
62 Written Documentation of training program.
4 Adequate facilities to maintain product temperature, thermometers provided.
61 Designated Alternate Qualified Food Operator.

 
Amigos Deli & Groceries - 91
130 West St.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.


Arturo's Cantina - 93
52 1/2 Pembroke Road.
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.


Atlantic Restaurant LLC - 91
176 Osborne St.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
5 Potentially hazardous food properly thawed.


Auntie Anne's Pretzels - Kiosk - 96
7 Backus Ave. /Mall #142
9 Handling of food minimized.

Bagelman, Inc - 92
39B Mill Plain Road
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.
9 Handling of food minimized.


Black Gold Foodmart - 95
52A Pembroke Road
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.


Bombay Sweets & Spices - 88
5 Padanaram Road
9 Handling of food minimized.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
59 Smoking prohibited, signs posted at each entrance.


Chamomille Natural Foods - 88
58/60 Newtown Road
30 Hot and cold water under pressure, provided as required.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
19 No re-use of single service article.


Copacabana Cafe - 94
12 Ives St.
15 Good hygienic practices, smoking restricted.


Coyote Maverick - 83
48 Newtown Road
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.
15 Good hygienic practices, smoking restricted.
20 Dishwashing facilities approved design, adequately constructed, maintained, installed, located.
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.


Danbury Deli & Market, LLC - 92
216 White St.
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.
15 Good hygienic practices, smoking restricted.
24 Sanitization rinse(hot water-chemicals.)


Dunkin Donuts - 89
82 Newtown Road
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.
61 Designated Alternate Qualified Food Operator.
62 Written Documentation of training program.
9 Handling of food minimized.


Ed's Cigar Box - 96
279 Main St.
8 Food containers stored off floor.


Famous Cajun Grill/Danbury Fair Mall - 96
7 Backus Ave,Suite #143
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.


First & Last Café - 90
2 Pembroke Road
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
4 Adequate facilities to maintain product temperature, thermometers provided.


Healthy House - 97
296 White St.
15 Good hygienic practices, smoking restricted.


INDIAN FOOD & SPICE - 97
39-A Padanaram Road
9 Handling of food minimized.


Interfaith Early Learning Center - 94
119 Osborne St.
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.
9 Handling of food minimized.


Jeffrey's Chinese Kitchen - 93
7 Pembroke Road
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
9 Handling of food minimized.

Kennedy's Fried Chicken - 89
292 Main St.
15 Good hygienic practices, smoking restricted.
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
8 Food containers stored off floor.
18 Single service articles, storage, dispensing.


Little Caesars - 91
72 Newtown Road
15 Good hygienic practices, smoking restricted.
9 Handling of food minimized.


Lorenzo's Pizzeria - 91
34 White St.
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
9 Handling of food minimized.


MCCA - 89
38 Old Ridgebury Road
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
4 Adequate facilities to maintain product temperature, thermometers provided.


McDonald's/Mall/#246 - 94
7 Backus Ave.
15 Good hygienic practices, smoking restricted.
9 Handling of food minimized.


Minas Carne & Deli - 95
36 Osborne St.
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.


New Beijing Chinese Kitchen - 85
216 White St.
5 Potentially hazardous food properly thawed.
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.
9 Handling of food minimized.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
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New Panda Garden - 92
45 Padanaram Road
9 Handling of food minimized.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
24 Sanitization rinse(hot water-chemicals.)


Outback Steakhouse - 84
116 Newtown Road
15 Good hygienic practices, smoking restricted.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.


Padaminas NY Bakery II, LLC - 89
10-12 Main St.
9 Handling of food minimized.
15 Good hygienic practices, smoking restricted.
8 Food containers stored off floor.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
4 Adequate facilities to maintain product temperature, thermometers provided.


Pappadellas Restaurant North - 93
129 Padanaram Road
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.


Salvation Army - 94
15 Foster St.
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.


Sbarro - 92
7 Backus Ave, Suite C208.
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.
9 Handling of food minimized.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott - 97
30 Old Ridgebury Road
4 Adequate facilities to maintain product temperature, thermometers provided.
24 Sanitization rinse(hot water-chemicals.)


Taipei Tokyo - 77
15 Backus Ave.
13 Hand washing facilities provided Automatic Failure.
4 Adequate facilities to maintain product temperature, thermometers provided.
9 Handling of food minimized.
16 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located.
26 Food contact surfaces of utensils & equipment clean.
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.


Windmill Diner - 95
14 Mill Plain Road
7 Food protected during storage, preparation, display, service and transportation.
9 Handling of food minimized.

Martha Rhodes February 12, 2013 at 04:09 PM
This report is too confusing. What does the number adjacent to the restaurant name mean? Is it on a scale of 1-100? Is a higher score better or does it mean there are that # of demerits lodged against the establishment? The numbers preceding the category description (e.g. "9 - Handling of food minimized.") doesn't compute when subtracting that total from 100 to equal the number adjacent to the restaurant name. Useless information for the average reader. Too bad.
Mark Langlois (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Hi Martha, these only come put once a month, so they take a while to get used to. The score after the name of the restaurant is what they have left after all demerits. A 100 is a perfect score. Yes, they start with 100 and go down. Each violation has a number. Use the state guide in the story attached at the top with a URL to read about each violation. The wording is directly from the guide and it is written this way by the Health Department to avoid confusion and lawsuits.
FriendlyCritic February 13, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Maybe you shouldn't use the wording directly from the guide. Maybe you should tell the bigger story, rather than republishing a list that has little significance to your average reader.
Anita February 13, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Mmm, yeah, I read the 'Guide' and Martha is right, it's confusing and it doesn't compute. For instance, Windmill Diner, 100 - 7 - 9 is 84, not 95.
Mark Holick February 13, 2013 at 04:39 AM
Dear Mark How would someone get a list of all restaurants in the danbury area ? Thank You Mark Holick
Mark Langlois (Editor) February 13, 2013 at 11:02 AM
You can get partial lists from any number of sources with the understanding the list will be as inaccurate as any printed list. Its old when you create it. Start with the directory on Danbury patch under directory. http://danbury.patch.com/directory/category/food-dining. Then add anything that is missing from google or look through the restaurant inspection stories on Danbury patch (Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec. and Jan.) That's roughly 5/12 of the city's restaurants.
Mark Langlois (Editor) February 13, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Hi Anita, Windmill is a good choice. 7 and 9 below the name refer to section numbers in the Connecticut Food Service Inspection guide. 7 = Food protected during storage, a two-point demerit. 9 = Handling of food, a two point demerit. The health department doesn't list the less important one-point violations. So it lost four points on 7 and 9 and another one point along the way. 95 is the total score.
Mark Langlois (Editor) February 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Friendly - (John) - I don't reword the health reports for the same reason the health department doesn't reword the health reports. The words come from the Public Health Code. Each restaurant got an inspection report with these words on it. They signed the report. The report is accurate and not open to debate. Thanks for the close eye, as always, Mark.
FriendlyCritic February 13, 2013 at 01:21 PM
I didn't say you should reword it, I said you should tell the bigger story. Give it some relevance, rather than just republishing a list.

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