Limestone Cafe, 178 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA Temporary Closure - related to food safety
Closure Date : Jun 18
“Violation Points: 134
Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Sewage disposal system improper or unapproved.
Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
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.
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
Other recent reports
“I got a philly cheesesteak on 4/18/19 and about 1-1.5 hours later I experienced severe cramping followed by nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. This kept me up for most of the night and symptoms are still persisting though milder now. The only food I ate earlier was day was prepackaged ramen... See More ”
“l went to a food cour this Wednesday noon and started diarrhea that night. my temperature hit 41 degree in the past two days several time. Since yeasterday, I am in a hospital for treatment and not yet recovered”
“My Girlfriend and I was celebrating her birthday at the pelican. We ordered the oyster and prawn platter. 4 hours later we both felt nausea and vomitted. Vomiting lasted till the next day afternoon. We went there on the 18th April 2019, table 22. Invoice 026-0000010066”
“I became sick over thanksgiving 2018 with severe stomach cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, ect. I got food poisoning from the jerk chicken ordered through room service within hours of eating it. Visited the on-site nurse to document it but she dismissed it as, "not being use to the native foods... See More ”