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Jackson Gyro Closed Temporarily by Health Department

Jackson Gyro, prior to opening this winter (Google Maps)

Aug. 18, 2018 By Tara Law

Jackson Gyro, a new restaurant located on 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights, has been closed temporarily by the Health Department.

The eatery, located at 85-30 37th Ave., received 53 violation points after an inspection on Aug. 15. The restaurant was formerly Jackson Bagel, but the facilities were renovated this year and reopened as Jackson Gyro.

The inspector reported several violations, including flies. 

The Health Department described the following violations. The first three were listed as critical.

1) 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.

2) Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.

3) 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.

4) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

5) 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.

6) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

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Captain Obvious

And yet places like McDonald’s, The Chinese restaurants , the coffee shop s remain open

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Joe

and the C Town on 37th by 85th. That place is generally disgusting…. expired products, etc.

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Anonymous

Eaten here numerous times, never once saw anything that would raise alarms. If you own a restaurant, you’re at the mercy of the food inspectors who can interpret the laws and score your restaurant any way they see fit, in other words, if they want to shut you down or fine you they can, that’s how this is all setup by NYC, you have to pray the inspectors like you and are having a good day, otherwise they’ll assume things. Meanwhile you’ll see perfect reports for the dirtiest places. Inspection on 8/15 has 53 violation points, then on 8/17 by some miracle only 2 violation points.
Here’s the most recent report:
Establishment authorized to reopen after inspection conducted on 08/17/2018.
Violation points: 2
Sanitary Violations
1) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
Here’s the report that shut them down, funny how all those violations just vanished 2 days later:
Violations recorded in the following area (s), a Notice of Violation issued and establishment ordered closed by the Department of Health at the reinspection conducted on 08/15/2018.
“Critical” violations are displayed in red.
Violation points: 53
Sanitary Violations
1) 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.
2) Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
3) 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.
4) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
5) 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.
6) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

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Fat man Lou.

C’mon guys , you should know better
Good food + Good service = returning customers.

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Anonymous

It can’t possibly be a food inspector assuming violations, they’re open again not even 2 days after being shutdown. Food inspectors sometimes have “bad days” and get a little creative and see things that aren’t there.

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