Feb. 19, 2016 Staff Report
Dee Thai, a popular Thai restaurant that has been in Sunnyside since 2008, has been temporarily closed by the Health Dept.
The 46-17 Queens Blvd restaurant, best known for its green curry, Pad Thai and curry puffs, was closed Wednesday after health inspectors claimed the establishment was unsanitary. The inspectors reported, among other problems, that there was evidence of mice and roaches inside the premises.
On Friday morning, Dept. of Health inspectors were back in the restaurant going through a check list of items.
The owner of the restaurant could not be reached for comment.
DEE THAI RESTAURANT (from Health Dept. website)
Violations recorded in the following area (s), a Notice of Violation issued and establishment ordered closed by the Department of Health at the initial operational cycle inspection conducted on 02/17/2016.
“Critical” violations are displayed in red.
Violation points: 58
1) Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
2) Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140º F to 70º F or less within 2 hours, and from 70º F to 41º F or less within 4 additional hours.
3) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
4) Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
5) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
6) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
7) Thawing procedures improper.
8) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.