May 23, 2016 Staff Report
The Bao Shoppe, an Asian eatery located on Steinway Street, has been temporarily closed by the Health Department.
The restaurant, which opened last year at 30-66 Steinway Street, was closed due to evidence of mice and the food not being protected from contamination during storage, according to Health Department records.
The eatery is best known for its bao, buns filled with items such pork, fried chicken or tofu.
The operators placed a sign in the window stating that their hot water boiler broke and flooded the basement. The restaurant closed due to a lack of running hot water.
The following is what the Health Department has listed.
Violations recorded in the following area (s), a Notice of Violation issued and establishment ordered closed by the Department of Health at the initial operational cycle inspection conducted on 05/19/2016.
“Critical” violations are displayed in red.
Violation points: 46
1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
2) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
3) Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
4) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
5) Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws. Prohibited chemical used/stored. Open bait station used.