Health Inspectors Cite Four New Rochelle Eateries

According to data supplied by the New York State Health Department, four food establishments in New Rochelle were cited for "critical violations" during the most recent recorded inspection.

Health inspectors cited four New Rochelle-based food service establishments for “critical violations” during the most recent recorded inspection, according to data supplied by the New York State Department of Health.

The four establishments are:

  • The Avenue Deli & Café at 704 North Ave. (1 violation)
  • Station Café at 1 Station Plaza (1 violation)
  • VIP Country Club (main dining) at 600 Davenport Ave. (2 violations)
  • Imperial Waterfront Grill at 583 Davenport Ave. (3 violations)

Collected from the “Health Data NY” section of the New York “Open Data Portal,” the searchable map above includes food service establishments in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties that were cited for “critical violations” during the last recorded inspection by the state health department.

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.

For restauranteurs, context for what constitutes a critical violation is imperative. For example, a single cracked egg on a flat of eggs in the walkthrough at Rye Roadhouse yielded a critical violation—an oversight that owners say the eatery has addressed. Rye Roadhouse received zero critical violations at its most recent inspection, on Dec. 30.

[Editor's Note: This article was updated with additional information about specific critical violations.]

Westchester County Health Department January 09, 2014 at 01:06 PM
While the data is supplied by New York State, the inspections are performed by Westchester County Health Department sanitarians, who also issue any violations and reinspect the premises at a later date.
Mike Morelli January 17, 2014 at 06:20 PM
In reference to the VIP Country Club’s violations, this article refers to…”the most recent recorded inspection.” It should be mentioned that the referred to inspection at the VIP Country Club was December 28, 2012, more than one year ago. Furthermore, the ACTUAL report from the date of inspection for the VIP Country Club states: the critical violations were "Corrected at Inspection" by discarding 2 cans and by “relocating raw foods to lower level of refrigerator”. The article fails to mention that the violations were corrected immediately in the presence of the inspector.


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