May 7, 2018 By Tara Law
William Hallet, an Astoria bistro and bar which serves American-style food, has been closed temporarily by the Department of Health.
The Health Inspector discovered numerous violations at the 36-10 30th Ave. restaurant during an inspection on May 3. The restaurant received 49 violation points for infractions such as an improperly washed food surface and evidence of mice or live mice.
William Hallet also received a “Notice of Violation” after receiving a high score during its previous inspection on Feb. 24. The inspector gave the restaurant 43 violation points for various infractions, including an improper food contact surface.
The inspector found the following sanitary violations at the restaurant during the inspection on May 3. The first three were listed as critical.
1) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
2) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
3) Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
4) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
5) 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.