Empire Bagels Inc

address: 3101d Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

Empire Bagels Inc (License# 602316) is a retail food store business licensed by State of New York, Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Food Safety & Inspection. The last inspection date is February 7, 2022.

Entity Overview

Empire Bagels Inc is a retail food store license by the State of New York, Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Food Safety & Inspection. The license number is #602316. The business address is 3101d Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461.

Retail Food Store Informatoin

License Number 602316
Entity Name EMPIRE BAGELS INC
DBA Name EMPIRE BAGELS
Address 3101d Westchester Ave
Bronx
NY 10461
County Bronx
Operation Type Store
Establishment Type J - Multiple Operations
A - Store
B - Bakery
C - Food Manufacturer
Square Footage 1000

Food Safety Inspections

Inspection DateGradeAddressDeficiency Number
2022-02-07A3101d Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461
2021-10-01C3101d Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 1046110C 04E 04F 09E 12A 10B 13D 12B 14B 15D 15F 16A 10A
Deficiency Description: 10C - Walls adjacent to the ware wash sink have peeling paint. - The floor, walls and ceiling in the basement storage area are heavily soiled and an disrepair as follows: wall and ceiling have numerous large holes and openings, with exposed, dust-laden pipes, beams wires, rust and peeling surfaces.
04E - The wood cutting surface of main work table in the bakery processing area is likely to contribute to food contamination as follows: the surface is very heavily scored and contains imbedded dark matter across food contact surfaces.
04F - 10-15 house flies were noted flying around and landing on food contact surfaces in bakery preparation area. - Approximately 30-50 fresh and old appearing mouse droppings were noted on floor underneath ware washing sink in the bakery preparation area. - Approximately 50-100 fresh and old appearing mouse droppings were noted on floor underneath ingredients storage metal rack in the bakery preparation area. No rodent defiled food noted during this inspection.
09E - Ventilation system in directly over the ware wash sink in the bakery preparation area yields excessive dust. - Ventilation system in directly over the dough former in the bakery preparation area yields moderate dust.
12A - Flour bags are stored directly on floor near basement entrance gate in the bakery preparation area.
10B - Establishment has insufficient space to accommodate operations with food and non-food items noted stored on the floor and against wall in the bakery preparation area hampering proper inspection and cleaning.
13D - The date and results of the most recent sanitary inspection are not posted.
12B - Bulk container of sugar, salt and cornmeal stored underneath bakery preparation table are not identified.
14B -Two dead American cockroaches are noted with glue tape near bathroom in the basement. - 30-50 dead flies are noted stuck to fly tapes suspended from ceiling in the basement.
15D - Thermometer is not provided in the standing cooler storing containers of cream cheese in the food service area. Ambient temperature measured at 42*F.
15F - Shelves storing food packaging in the basement are dust-laden.
16A - WD-40 lubricant chemical is improperly stored as follows: Product is stored with food packaging paper bags under food preparation table in the retail area. Condition corrected at the time of inspection.
10A - Exterior door and food service window in the retail food service area are noted open and are not properly screened. Possible pest entry.
2021-07-12C3101d Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 1046115E 15C 15F 14A 13D 12D 15G 16A 12B 09A 09D 15D 10D 10C 10B 10A
Deficiency Description: 15E - Unused wood bagel trays noted stored on the floor between the standing dough mixer and walk-in cooler in the bakery preparation area. - Unused ice machine is noted stored with heavily soiled interior in the basement storage area and is a likely insect harborage. - Unused shelving, food production equipment and appliances are noted stored in soiled condition on the floor in the basement storage area.
15C - Rubber gasket on door to walk-in cooler is torn and has an accumulation of dark grime. - Metal tubing leading from overhead vent hood to bagel boiling vat is noted to have a large hole in side facing the handwash sink in the bakery preparation area.
15F - Shelves storing food packaging in the basement are dust-laden.
14A - 10-20 old appearing rodent droppings are noted on the floor beneath the basement stairs.
13D - The date and results of the most recent sanitary inspection are not posted.
12D - Employee tablet computer, music speaker and keys are noted stored on shelf directly above work table in the bakery preparation area.
15G - Cardboard beverage holding trays are noted stored uncovered and in dust-laden condition in the basement storage area.
16A - Bottles of various cleaning chemicals are noted stored directly adjacent to containers of food ingredients on the floor beneath the ware wash sink in the bakery preparation area.
12B - Containers of various bagel ingredients and toppings stored on shelves adjacent to the ware wash sink in the bakery preparation area have soiled exteriors and are not properly identified.
09A - Handwash facility in bakery preparation area is observed to lack sanitary drying device and hand soap.
09D - The floor drain in the basement storage area not adequately maintained as follows: is not covered properly and is leaking water, possible pest harborage and source of flies.
15D - Thermometer is not provided in the standing cooler storing containers of cream cheese in the food service area. Ambient temperature measured at 45*F. Manager instructed to adjust temperature of cooler at time of inspection.
10D - Refuse containers in the bakery preparation area are not removed at sufficient intervals.
10C - The floor, walls and ceiling in the basement storage area are heavily soiled and an disrepair as follows: wall and ceiling have numerous large holes and openings, with exposed, dust-laden pipes, beams wires, rust and peeling surfaces. - The floor in the bakery preparation area has an accumulation of grime and spilled food. - Hanging wires, paper towel dispenser and soap dispenser above ware wash sink in the bakery preparation area are dust-laden. - Walls adjacent to the ware wash sink have peeling paint.
10B - Establishment has insufficient space to accommodate operations with food and non-food items noted stored on the floor under the ware wash sink in the bakery preparation area. - Establishment has insufficient space to accommodate operations various unused equipment, food packaging furniture and refuse stored directly against the wall and on the floor in the basement storage area hampering proper inspection, cleaning and extermination.
10A -Exterior door and food service window in the retail food service area are noted open and are not properly screened. Possible pest entry.
09G - Proper sanitizer test devices are not available in the ware wash sink in the bakery preparation area.
09F - Sanitizing solution is not available in the ware wash sink in the bakery preparation area.
09C - Restroom facility lacks self-closing door.
04H - Equipment cleaning or sanitizing facilities for the establishment are inadequate as follows: an active refrigeration condensate pipe noted improperly drained into one sink bay. Condition likely to hinder proper cleaning and sanitizing of food contact surfaces and be a source of contamination with non-potable water drained into the sink. Establishment handles exposed ready to eat foods. Management instructed to remove the condensate pipe from sink bay at time of inspection.
04F - 10-20 live cockroaches are noted crawling on wall and floor between standing dough mixer and walk-in cooler. - 50-100 live flies are present on food packing materials, restroom walls, toilet fixture and handwash sink, storage shelves, floor and unused equipment in the basement storage area. - 20-50 live flies are noted airborne and resting upon wooden bagel trays which are stored on rolling rack adjacent to the bagel boiling vat in the bakery preparation area. - 5-10 dead cockroaches are noted on the floor in the basement storage area. - One dead fly is observed upon plastic wrap covering a container of cream cheese stored in the walk-in cooler.
04E - The wood cutting surface of work table in the bakery processing area is likely to contribute to food contamination as follows: the surface is very heavily scored and contains imbedded dark matter across food contact surfaces.
03D - Handwash sink in the food preparation area is noted to be heavily soiled, partly obstructed by a black trash bag, to be in direct contact with metal tubing leading from overhead vent hood to bagel boiling vat which has a large hole in side of tube which directly faces the handwash sink.
03C - Employees in the bagel retail service area are observed preparing and serving various ready to eat food items with bare hands, contaminating hands and then putting gloves on without washing hands and resuming food handling activities, and conducting food handling activities with only one gloved hand. No handwashing was observed by any employee serving ready to eat foods. Proper hand washing procedures discussed at time of inspection.
11B - Food worker in the retail food service area is observed working without hair restraints.
09E - Ventilation system in directly over the ware wash sink in the bakery preparation area yields excessive dust.
15B - A mop and bucket are noted stored in space between standing mixers with direct contact against non-food contact surfaces in the bakery preparation area.
2021-03-30C3101d Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 1046111C 15B 15A 14B 13D 12D 12A 15F 11B 10C 09G 04H 04F 03D 12B 15C
Deficiency Description: 11C - Used drinking coffee cups are observed on main food preparations table in the baking area. Condition corrected during inspection.
15B - Non-food contact surfaces of wooden preparation table in baking area are noted to have a moderate accumulation of dried food residues on the edge.
15A - The conveyor belt of the dough former is noted with a moderate accumulation of dried food residues on food contact surfaces.
14B - 3-5 dead American cockroaches are noted with glue trap on floor in the basement.
13D - The date and results of the most recent sanitary inspection are not posted.
12D - Employees outside jackets were noted stored not segregated from food in the baking area.
12A - Flour bags are stored directly on floor near basement entrance gate at baking area.
15F - Shelves above baking preparation table in baking area are noted with moderate build-up of dried food residues and cluttered with miscellaneous items.
11B - Food worker in the baking area is observed working without hair restraints.
10C - A plastic tarp was noted hanging from ceiling above dough former machine in the baking area due to ventilation fan humidity as per management. No water was noted dripping onto the tarp or dough former machine at the time of the inspection.
09G - Proper sanitizer test devices are not available in the establishment.
04H - Equipment cleaning or sanitizing facilities for the establishment are inadequate as follows: an active refrigeration condensate pipe noted improperly drained into one of the sink bay. Condition likely to hinder proper cleaning and sanitizing of food contact surfaces and be a source of contamination with non-potable water drained into the sink. Establishment handles exposed ready to eat foods. Management instructed to remove the condensate pipe from sink bay.
04F - Approximately 15-20 fresh and old appearing mouse droppings were noted on floor underneath ware washing sink in the baking area. No rodent defiled food noted during this inspection. - Two live German cockroaches are noted crawling on floor underneath dough former machine in the baking area.
03D - Hand wash sink for the retail area is heavily soiled and a soiled container noted on top of the sink. Ingredients storage containers in front of it are blocking access to the sink.
12B - Bulk container of bread crumbs, cinnamon powder, flour and sugar stored underneath processing table in the baking area are noted without labels.
15C - Fan guards in the dough storage walk-in cooler are not properly maintained as follows: dust laden.
15E - Unused equipment's and miscellaneous item in the baking area are stored in a manner which inhibits proper cleaning and inspection.
2018-01-29A3101d Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

Location Information

Street Address 3101D WESTCHESTER AVE
City BRONX
State NY
Zip Code 10461

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Dataset Information

This dataset includes 30 thousand retail food stores licensed by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. This license applies to any retail food store within New York where food and food products are offered to the consumer and intended for off-premises consumption and conducts no food processing. This includes stores that sell fluid milk, shell eggs, and refrigerated meats. Each business entity is registered with license number, entity name, business name, location, etc.

Data Provider State of New York, Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Food Safety & Inspection
Jurisdiction State of New York