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    The most common fish food poisonings are scombroid and ciguatera. Scombroid is caused by improperly handling of fish producing histamine-releasing bacteria. Symptoms can occur as quickly as 15 mins. Ciguatera is common with tropical and sub-tropical fish and typically causes hot-cold reversal.

    Last updated: February 21, 2024

    Product: Fish

    Suspected food poisoning. Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Chills
    Suspected source: raw fish or raw beef
    Onset: Right away
    Duration: Less than 4 hours
    Sick: Me
    Additional information: Sushi appeared old, like it had been left too long on the belt. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Chills See Less


    Report date: Feb 16, 2024
    5. Procedures for responding to vomiting and diarrheal events
    - comments: observed incomplete vomit and diarrhea clean-up kit/procedure on site. Kit only had an apron and mask. Must provides a written procedure for the clean up of vomit and diarrheal events and... See More the corresponding equipment outline in the procedure. Priority foundation violation 7-38-005.

    10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
    - comments: observed exposed hand washing sink in front prep area rendered inaccessible by cups and utensils placed inside it. Instructed to maintain all exposed hand washing sinks open and accessible for hand washing. Priority foundation violation 7-38-030(c). Citation issued.

    10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
    - comments: observed no hand-washing signage at the handwashing in the dishwashing area. Instructed to provide hand washing signage for all hand washing sinks in the facility

    23. Proper date marking and disposition
    - comments: observed tcs foods (pork soup, beef soup, chicken soup, etc. ) held for 24 hours without discard dates. Instructed facility to provide discard date for any tcs foods held for over 24 hours. Priority foundation 7-38-005. Citation issued.

    35. Approved thawing methods used
    - comments: observed frozen fish thawing in container in the food prep area. Management instructed to thaw tcs foods under cold running water, in the refrigerator, or the microwave as part of a continuous cooking process.

    37. Food properly labeled; original container
    - comments: must provide labels for bulk item foods not in original containers.

    39. Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display
    - comments: observed food items stored on the floor in the walk-in cooler. Instructed manager to elevate all food six inches off the floor.

    41. Wiping cloths: properly used & stored
    - comments: observed soiled wiping cloths stored on prep tables. Instructed manager to store in sanitizing solution between uses.

    47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
    - comments: observed the inside of the deep fryer oil filtering unit with a build-up of grease and food debris. Instructed to clean and maintain all

    47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
    - comments: must not use duct tape as a means of repair on chest freezer in rear area. The surface must be smooth and cleanable

    47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
    - comments: observed torn gasket in the 2-door cooler in the prep area. Instructed to repair or replace and maintain

    47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
    - comments: noted some use of milk crates for elevation at the kitchen area and walk-in. Instructed not to use milk crates for elevation to prevent hiding places for pest. Must provides appropriate shelving for storage. All food items must also be stored 6' away from the wall

    49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
    - comments: observed accumulated grease and food debris on interior and exterior surfaces of cooking equipment, prep tables, coolers, freezers, shelving units. Instructed manager to clean and maintain.

    52. Sewage & waste water properly disposed
    - comments: observed waste water spilling onto floor from drain pipes and collected with buspan when draining 3 compartment sink. Instructed manager to get pipes cleaned to prevent back up onto floor of facility. Plummer on site to fix it during inspection. Priority. 7-38-030(c). Citation issued.

    55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
    - comments: observed garage area to be cluttered and with unnecessary articles. Must remove all unnecessary articles, detail clean area, organize, store articles 6' off floor, and maintain.

    55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
    - comments: observed debris on floors along walls and corners throughout prep area. Instructed manager to clean and maintain.

    56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
    - comments: observed one burnt out light bulb on the main prep line. Instructed to replace.

    Source: chicago.gov
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    Suspected food poisoning. Symptoms: Diarrhea, Cramps, Headache
    Suspected source: fish
    Onset: 4 to 12 hours
    Duration: Several days
    Sick: Me | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Cramps, Headache See Less
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    Suspicion of food poisoning. Symptoms: Diarrhea, Stomach Pain, Headaches
    Suspected source: McFish and 2 hours after the onset of symptoms
    Onset: Less than 4 hours
    Duration: 4 to 12 hours
    Sick: A loved one | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Stomach Pain, Headache See Less
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    Report date: Feb 15, 2024
    35. Approved thawing methods used
    - comments: observed 4 boxes and packages of frozen tcs foods such as: chicken wings, pork tips, pork tails, package fish sitting in at room temperature in the shopping aisles near the meat/seafood prep area. Instructed manager... See More that leaving frozen foods in ambient air temperature is not applicable. Manager instructed employees to out all product into cold holding units.

    36. Thermometers provided & accurate
    - comments: observed no probe stem thermometer for taking food temperatures. Must provide. Priority foundation 7-38-005, citation issued

    38. Insects, rodents, & animals not present
    - comments: observed pest infestation. Approximately over 1,000 mice droppings throughout the facility. The following areas were observed with mice droppings on the floor:in the inside of the walk-in cooler with produce stored inside, front service area by the entrance, in the box disposal/ packaging area, surrounding the aquariums with live fish across the meat/seafood prep area, under the food prep tables in the meat/seafood prep area, in the mop sink area, outside the toilet rooms, near the green picking area in the shopping area, the electrical closet at the front, in the office, behind cold holding units in the shopping aisle, and under the pallets in the basement, behind the front service counter, and in the shopping aisles espcially where the pummeto, fruits, and vegetables are stored. The following surfaces were observed with mice droppings: on the pallets in the basement, on the shelving units in the shopping aisle especially where the dried mushrooms are stored, on the slicer and the table where the slicer is stored in the meat/sea food prep area, on the ledge of the wall near the green picking area, and on the boxes in the storage area where the portable gas stove is stored, the lower interior of the cold holding unit near the toilet rooms, in the shelving units behind the front service counter. Instructed to eliminate pest activity, clean, sanitize affected areas and recommended contacting pest control for a service. Priority violation 7-38-020(a), citation issued

    39. Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display
    - comments: observed dried food items such as dried pork, fish, and mollusks stored throughout the shopping ares in the facility in open containers. Instructed put all food items in containers that are smooth and easily cleanable and able to close and prevent contamination from customers.

    48. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained & used; test strips
    - comments: observed the facility missing three sink stoppers for the three compartment sink. Instructed to provide adequate sink stoppers and maintain.

    49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
    - comments: observed build up of scales on the splash guard and on top of the three compartment sink. Also, the display cold holding units in the shopping with build up of food debris on the inside of the equipment. Instructed to clean and maintain saidequiment.

    51. Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices
    - comments: observed a leak at the pipe under the washing compartment of the three compartment sink. Water profusely leaking into a bucket. Instructed to repair and maintain.

    54. Garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained
    - comments: observed outside garbage lids completely missing on both receptacles. Instructed to provide and maintain dumpster lids, to prevent rodent harborage. Priority foundation 7-38-020(b) citation issued.

    55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
    - comments: observed the floors thoughout the facility not maintain, especially in the walk-in cooler near the meat/seafood prep area which had fresh and old animal blood. Also, must elevate all items off the floors throughout the facility. Instructed to clean and maintain.

    55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
    - comments: observed standing water in the basement. Instructed to remove standing water and maintain.

    56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
    - comments: observed blown out light bulb above the staircase going into the basement and throughout the basement. Instructed to replace all blown out light bulbs in the mentioned area.

    Source: chicago.gov
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    Report date: Feb 15, 2024
    8. Hands clean & properly washed
    - comments: observed employee utilizing gloves to handle raw steak and utilize same gloves, without handwashing, to handle ready-to-eat food items such as diced ham and sliced cheese. Instructed to discard mishandled items and wash hands... See More and replace gloves in-between tasks, such as switching from handling raw food items to ready-to-eat food items. Person-in-charge discarded mishandled food items and discussed proper handwashing procedures with employee. Priority violation, 7-38-010 citation issued.

    15. Food separated and protected
    - comments: observed raw food stored over ready-to-eat foods in several areas throughout the kitchen area: raw shell eggs stored over ready-to-eat corned hash in the cook line area, raw beef stored over ready-to-eat potatoes in the serving line area, and raw eggs stored over ready-to-eat ham in the walk-in cooler. Instructed to relocate raw foods below ready-to-eat foods to prevent cross-contamination. Person-in-charge relocated raw eggs and raw beef below ready-to-eat foods on-site. Priority violation. 7-38-005 citation issued.

    22. Proper cold holding temperatures
    - comments: observed several food items stored in large walk-in cooler above 41. 0f: refried beans at 46. 8f, tuna at 46. 9f, pasta at 48. 7f, soup at 47. 8f. Instructed to discard and denature all out-of-temperature food items. Person-in-charge discarded and denatured all out-of-temperature food items on-site, approximately 50 lbs with $200 of product. Priority violation. 7-38-005 citation issued.

    25. Consumer advisory provided for raw/undercooked food
    - comments: missing disclosure for consumer advisory on the menu. Instructed to disclose on the menu which foods (ex, eggs, steak, hamburgers ) can be ordered under cooked/cooked to order with an asterisk next to those specific items; and then by asterisking them to a footnote that states these items are served raw or undercooked or contain (or may contain) raw or undercooked ingredients in addition to the reminder statement such as 'consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions' priority foundation. 7-38-005.

    33. Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control
    - comments: observed large/rear walk-in cooler insufficient temperature to cold-hold tcs food items with internal ambient air temperature of 48. 9f. Person-in-charge discarded all tcs food items from cooler and ceased use of cooler to store tcs food items. Person in charge adjusted temperature of walk in cooler and maintain proper temperature of 36. 0f by end on inspection priority violation. 7-38-005 citation issued.

    39. Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display
    - comments: observed cooked sausage and cooked bacon stored in direct contact with clean linens prior to service. Instructed to remove food items from linens and cease use of linens in contact with food and maintain.

    43. In-use utensils: properly stored
    - comments: observed in-use utensils stored in water at the server area. Instructed to remove and store utensils on clean, sanitized surface in-between uses and maintain.

    45. Single-use/single-service articles: properly stored & used
    - comments: observed single-use sour cream containers cleaned and re-used as to-go containers for customers. Instructed to cease re-use of single-service containers for food storage and maintain.

    49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
    - comments: observed gaskets along front cook line cold-holding units to be soiled. Instructed to clean and sanitize gaskets on all cold-holding units and maintain.

    55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
    - comments: observed several missing wall tiles above prep coolers along cook line. Instructed to replace missing wall tiles and maintain.

    Source: chicago.gov
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    Report date: Feb 15, 2024
    1. Person in charge present, demonstrates knowledge, and performs duties
    - comments: observed no city of chicago certified food manager on site during the time of inspection

    2. City of chicago food service sanitation certificate
    - comments: observed no city of chicago... See More certified food manager on site during the time of inspection while preparing and serving tcs foods (gyros, chicken, italian beef, sliced tomato, nacho cheese). Instructed to provide at least one on-site while open and operating. Must maintain. #7-38-012. Citation issued.

    10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
    - comments: observed no hand cleanser available at handsink located in (in use) front prep, rear prep or unisex toilet room. Instructed to provide and maintain proper handwashing. Priority foundation violation. #7-38-030 (c). Citation.

    10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
    - comments: observed rear handsink basin filled with pots, soiled utensils, scrubbing pads and soiled towels. Instructed to remove all said items and use handshink for handwashing purposes only. Priority foundation violation. #7-38-030 (c). Citation issued.

    36. Thermometers provided & accurate
    - comments: missing thermometers in all cooling units on the premises. Instructed to provide and maintain.

    38. Insects, rodents, & animals not present
    - comments: observed evidence of pest activity on site. . . Noted approximately 12 small black live flies fling throughout front and rear prep areas and on exterior equipment surfaces. Approximately 100 small rodent droppings on the premises in the following areas. . . Front prep area scattered on floor next to breading station and underneath 2 door cooling unit, underneath all fryers and alongside windowsill front prep, rear prep/dishwashing area underneath 3 compartment sink, rear storage under shelving units, along both sides mop sink. Instructed to remove droppings, sanitize affected areas, and contact pest control for service. Must eliminate pest activity on site. Priority foundation violation. 7-38-020 (a). Citation issued.

    48. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained & used; test strips
    - comments: observed no chemical test strips on site during the time of inspection for testing sanitizing solution strength at the 3-compartment sink. Instructed to provide. Priority foundation violation. #7-38-005. Citation issued.

    49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
    - comments: observed all heavy equipment on the premises with excessive amounts of dried food debris and food splatter on interior and exterior surfaces. Instructed to clean and maintain free of accumulated food residue.

    53. Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, & cleaned
    - comments: observed no covered receptacle in unisex toilet room. Instructed to provide.

    53. Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, & cleaned
    - comments: observed all plumbing fixtures in toilet room in need of cleaning. Instructed to provide and maintain.

    55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
    - comments: observed excessive trash, food debris, flour and grease debris on floors throughout front prep area under all heavy equipment. Also noted pooled blood and chicken pieces on walk in cooler floors. Instructed to remove, clean and maintain.

    55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
    - comments: observed crumbling(red) wall in front prep area near window where chicken/fish breading takes place, large hole as well as torn wall base on wall across from white chester freezer in rear prep area. Instructed to repair said walls to be smooth and easily cleanable.

    56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
    - comments: observed excessive build up of grease on filters in hood ventilation system over deep fryers. Instructed person in charge to clean and maintain.

    57. All food employees have food handler training
    - comments: observed no food handler certificates on site for review. Instructed to provide.

    58. Allergen training as required
    - comments: no allergen training certifcate on site for review. Instructed to obatin as required.

    Source: chicago.gov
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    Honestly I feel like it’s on me for getting the sushi in the first place. I had food poisoning and was very sick for a few days. Be careful when buying raw fish that sits out all day! | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting See Less
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    Suspected food poisoning. Symptoms: Vomiting, Stomach Pain, other: Burping
    Suspected source: Fish filet sandwich
    Onset: Right away
    Duration: 4 to 12 hours
    Sick: Me | Symptoms: Vomiting, Stomach Pain, Burping See Less
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    Date Closed: Feb 15, 2024
    Reason for Closure:
    No hand washing facility in or adjacent to toilet room or within 25 feet of a food preparation, food service or ware washing area. Hand washing facility not accessible, obstructed or used for non-hand washing purposes. No hot and... See More cold running water or water at inadequate pressure. No soap or acceptable hand-drying device.
    Dishwashing and ware washing: Cleaning and sanitizing of tableware, including dishes, utensils, and equipment deficient.
    Cold TCS food item held above 41 °F; smoked or processed fish held above 38 °F; intact raw eggs held above 45 °F; or reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) TCS foods held above required temperatures except during active necessary preparation.
    Evidence of mice or live mice in establishment's food or non-food areas.
    Properly scaled and calibrated thermometer or thermocouple not provided or not readily accessible in food preparation and hot/cold holding areas to measure temperatures of TCS foods during cooking, cooling, reheating, and holding.
    Non-food contact surface or equipment made of unacceptable material, not kept clean, or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
    Establishment is not free of harborage or conditions conducive to rodents, insects or other pests.
    Source: New York City Environmental Health Department.
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