Nine commercial kitchen fail health inspections in Danbury

January 25, 2019

DANBURY - Nine commercial kitchens failed their health inspections in December - mostly for food temperature violations - according to the latest records from City Hall.

The nine businesses - including three restaurants, two hotels, and a bakery - were ordered to correct the violations with 24 hours, and have subsequently passed their re-inspections.

“Our inspectors follow up on these reports to ensure that the corrections are made,” said Lisa Morrissey, Danbury’s director of health and human services. “If something is egregious we can actually ask them to close until the corrections have been done.”

The following businesses were fined $250 for failing their health inspections: Basilico, Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury, La Costenita, Lou’s Deli & Salads, Padaminas NY Bakery, Planeta Brazil Bar & Grill, the Portuguese Cultural Center, Residence Inn by Marriott, and Stanziato’s Wood Fired Pizza, the health department said.

The health department reported that 33 other commercial kitchens passed their inspections in December, although in every case, each business was cited for minor demerits.

Among the demerits in the passing kitchens were poor hygienic practices, the presence of insects or rodents, food not property thawed, and improper disposal of wastewater.

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