Collected from the “
Data NY” section of the New York “
Portal,” the searchable map above includes food service establishments in
Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties that were cited for “critical
violations” during the
recorded inspection by the
You can zoom in and out of the map and click on an orange bubble for basic information about the food service establishment cited, including its name, date of inspection and specifics of the violation or violations cited.
In New York, the State Department of Health's Bureau of Community Environmental Health and Food Protection “works to protect the public health by assuring that food service establishments are operated in a manner that eliminates hazards through design and management, resulting in a decreased incidence of foodborne illness in our communities,” according to the agency’s website.
Across more than 90,000 food service establishments statewide, the bureau’s “Food Protection Program” guides county and city health officials who permit and inspect food service establishments, the agency says.
The bureau maintains Part 14 of the New York State Sanitary Code, including subpart 14-1 which regulates food service establishments. See this subsection for specifics on inspections.
Some of the citations available from the Health Department date back to early 2013; some restaurants have had subsequent inspections.
For example, Greg DeMarco, for six years an owner at Rye Roadhouse (which has received four star ratings on Yelp and Trip Advisor), told Patch that the critical violation cited in April was for a single cracked egg on a flat of eggs in the restaurant’s walkthrough.
“By the book, that is considered a critical violation and it was an oversight on our part that happened during the normal course of business that morning,” DeMarco said. “We are committed to cleanliness and food safety. It’s a top priority. This hasn’t been an issue for us in the past and we don’t expect it to be an issue going forward.”
It hasn’t been.
Records show that the most recent inspection at Rye Roadhouse, on Dec. 30, yielded zero critical violations.