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.]