Thirty-six Surrey restaurants on Fraser Health closure list in 2014

SURREY — Thirty-six Surrey restaurants were on Fraser Health’s closure list for 2014. That number is up 16 from 2013, during which 20 restaurants received closure orders.

The most common reason for the restaurant closures were related to hygiene, with many being closed down for not being maintained in a sanitary condition, or failure to ensure utensils or surfaces are maintained in a sanitary manner. However, some eateries, such as the Dublin Crossing, Tap Urban Cafe & Lounge, Sashimi Sushi and Nav Sweets Restaurants closed for reasons such as fires, flooding or equipment failures. All but two of the restaurants on the 2014 list were re-opened.

Fourteen of the restaurants were cited to have pest problems and one restaurant, Bukjang Korean Restaurant, was cited for a “failure to ensure the food was obtained from approved sources.”

Inderjeet Gill, manager in health protection at Fraser Health said that restaurant in particular had been sourcing eggs that were cracked, soiled and feathered and remains closed after having their permit revoked. Biryani Garden Restaurant also remains closed.

“This was an ongoing issue with them,” explained Gill. “Those aren’t the type of eggs you’d find at your local approved store.”

Some restaurants on the list had more violations than others, with the Guildford White Spot coming in at the top with nine health code violations.

That restaurant’s violations range from food not being stored at adequate temperatures to food not being protected from contamination and hygiene concerns. The report also notes that the restaurant was not being kept free of pests and was shutdown from Sept. 2 to 3 as a result.

Bill Senghera, business consultant and risk manager for White Spot, said the closure was a first in the company’s history and called the incident “a very, very rare occurrence.”

“We’ve been in business for over 85 years and never been forced to close as a result of any health or safety inspection and we are proud of our high food and safety standards,” he said.

Senghera said the day in question, Sept. 2, was “a perfect storm” of issues at the restaurant, which began with equipment breaking down.

Other Surrey restaurants with several health code violations included Mughal Gardens Banquet Hall and Non Stop Pizza, which also had pest issues and all were cited for concerns of sanitary conditions.

Fraser Health regularly posts all health code violations and restaurant closures online and Gill encourages all restaurant-goers to lookup a restaurant’s inspection report before visiting.

To view Surrey restaurant inspection reports click here.

The total list of Surrey restaurants closed at some point in 2014 were:

Anna Marie’s Cafe: 102 – 19329 Enterprise Way – Failure to ensure high temperature dishwasher is washing and/or sanitizing at appropriate temperatures

Apna Chaat House: 112 – 7500 120th St – Premises is not free of pests, food premises is not maintained in sanitary conditions

Bengal Grill: 103 – 12736 80th Ave – Equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not properly washed and sanitized, premises is not free of pests

Bhaia Sweet Shop & Restaurant: 14 – 6828 128th St – Failure to ensure premises is free of pests

Biryani Garden Restaurant: 201A – 7750 128th St – Food premises is not maintained in sanitary condition

Bombay Banquet Hall: 200&201 – 7475 135th St – Equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not properly washed and sanitized, equipment, utensils, food contact surfaces are not maintained in good working order

Bukjang Korean Restaurant: 128 – 15280 101st Ave – Failure to ensure food is obtained from approved sources

Cafe Madras 111C – 8381 128th St – Premises is not free of pests

Chawla’s Cuisine 117 – 7500 120th St  – Premises is not free of pests, equipment, utensils, food contact surfaces are not maintained in good working order

Cranked Sports Supplements: 119 – 7130 120th St – Equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not properly washed and sanitized, equipment, utensils, food contact surfaces are not maintained in good working order

Das The Spot: 104 – 2755 192nd St – Failure to ensure equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are maintained in sanitary condition

De Dutch Pannekoek House: (Fraser Hwy) 101 – 15235 Fraser Hwy – Equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not properly washed and sanitized

Desi 2 Go: 102 – 13916 Grosvenor Rd – Failure to ensure equipment/facilities hot and/or cold water for sanitary maintenance are adequate, failure to ensure food premises equipment is maintained in good working order

Domino’s Pizza: 9540 120th St – Failure to ensure premises is free of pests, failure to ensure food premises is maintained in sanitary condition

Dublin Crossing Irish Pub: 101 – 18789 Fraser Hwy – Equipment/facilities/hot and cold water for sanitary maintenance are not adequate, adequate hand washing stations are not available for employees

Hyland House Food Service: 6595 King George Blvd – Food premises closed as a result of flooding

Il Uk Jo Restaurant: 15188 Fraser Hwy – Failure to ensure high temperature dishwasher is washing and/or sanitizing at appropriate temperatures, failure to ensure food premises equipment is maintained in good working order

Ishtar Donair: 8 – 10180 153rd St – Equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not properly washed and sanitized, equipment, utensils, food contact surfaces are not maintained in good working order

Khalsa School Cafeteria: 6933 124th St – Failure to ensure premises is free of pests

Lighthouse Fish & Chips: 9631 128th St  – Adequate hand washing stations are not available for employees, food handlers are not washing hands properly and/or when needed

Madina Halal Restaurant, Pizza & Sweets: 9320 Scott Rd – Equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not properly washed and sanitized, equipment/facilities/hot and cold water for sanitary maintenance are not adequate

Mughal Gardens Banquet Hall: 8580 132nd St – Food is not protected from contamination, equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not maintained in sanitary condition, premises is not free of pests, food premises is not maintained in sanitary condition, adequate hand washing stations are not available for employees

Nav Sweets and Restaurant: 8140 120th St – Food premises closed due to extended power failure

New City Diner: 5 – 12950 80th Ave  – Food premises not constructed or maintained in accordance with approved plans, premises is not free of pests, food premises is not maintained in sanitary condition

Non Stop Pizza: 106 – 8077 King George Blvd – Equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not maintained in sanitary condition, equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not properly washed and sanitized, premises is not free of pests, food premises is not maintained in sanitary condition

Non Stop Pizza: (120th St) 119 – 7500 120th St – Failure to ensure premises is free of pests, failure to provide adequate hand washing stations for employees

Oriental Buffet: 15140 101st Ave – Cold potentially hazardous food is not stored/ displayed at 4 degrees C or below, equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not maintained in sanitary condition

Sashimi Sushi: (56th Ave) 113 – 17700 56th Ave – Food premises closed due to failure of water supply system

Simply H2O Distribution: 391 – 8148 128th St – Failure to provide adequate hand washing stations for employees

Supreme Ice Cream: 7112 128th St – Premises is not free of pests, food premises is not maintained in sanitary condition

Sweet Spice Bistro: 10671A King George Blvd – Failure to ensure equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are maintained in sanitary condition, failure to ensure premises is free of pests

Tap Urban Cafe & Lounge: 101 – 15350 34th Ave – Food premises closed as a result of fire damage

Vancouver Veggi Pizza: 347 – 8140 128th St – Equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not maintained in sanitary condition, equipment/facilities/hot and cold water for sanitary maintenance are not adequate. adequate hand washing stations are not available for employees

White Spot: 10181 152nd St – Cold potentially hazardous food is not stored/ displayed at 4 degrees C or below, hot potentially hazardous food is not stored/ displayed at 60 degrees C or above, food is not protected from contamination, equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not maintained in sanitary condition, equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not properly washed and sanitized, premises is not free of pests, food premises is not maintained in sanitary condition, equipment, utensils, food contact surfaces are not maintained in good working order, food handlers are not washing hands properly and/or when needed

To see the report click here.

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