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NYC’s New Business Recycling Rules

The rules of commercial recycling have changed.  As of August 1st 2017, the Department of Sanitation has officially started enforcement of those rules. Businesses now have the primary burden to properly separate recyclables and make arrangements for their collection.  In addition, they must- Contract with a private carter and devise a plan; Obtain registration if […]

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Air Conditioners and Open Doors… The Scoop

It was enacted to benefit the environment,  Local Law 092 of 2015 prohibited businesses from keeping doors open when air conditioning was on.  As a result, restaurant operators were prevented from providing patrons with a dining experience that included open doors. Hopefully change is on the way…here’s the scoop: Local Law 092 of 2015 In […]

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RAW OR UNDERCOOKED MENU WARNINGS AS OF JANUARY 1ST, 2016

New Health Warning As of January 1st 2016, Sec. 81.11 of the New York Health Code mandates that all food service establishments serving meat,fish, molluscan shellfish or unpasteurized raw shell eggs raw or undercooked (prepared below a temperture required by the Code) must include specific written  language on their menus. Old Health Warning Although warnings were always […]

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COMPLYING WITH SMOKING LAWS

The NYC Department of Health requires every food service establishment to post a sign along with a non smoking policy. The sign now includes E-cigarette language.  Although non compliance does not carry any violation points, money fines will be assessed. Download both the sign and the language below and post immediately. Make sure that the sign is printed with a color […]

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5 REASONS WHY RESTAURANTS NEED TO CONDUCT INDEPENDENT MOCK INSPECTIONS MONTHLY

A mock inspection is an unannounced inspection simulated to recreate a Department of Health (DOHMH) Inspection. Why is it important for restaurants and all food service establishments to get independent mock inspections every month? We get asked this question all the time… Besides the fact that they are the key to that coveted “A” letter grade […]

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THE LETTER GRADE SYSTEM COMING TO NYC SALONS?

A modified version of the system responsible for lowering instances of food borne illness, increasing hygiene practices and making restaurants safer could be coming to a salon near you. Bronx Borough President Rubin Diaz Jr. introduced a bill creating a Letter Grade System for cosmetology businesses. Regulated by the NY State division of licensing Services, […]

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5 Facts About Accepting Settlements For Restaurant Inspection Violations

Accepting a settlement in order to pay a reduced fine for a violation received during a DOH Inspection is the same as pleading guilty. Restaurant operators accepting a settlement, cannot request a hearing. Even if a settlement offer was not received by mail, you may still be able to settle without having to see a Settlement Officer, by […]

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5 Changes To Inspection Fines Every Restaurant Operator Needs To Know About

1. Fines for violations are now fixed: All violations have set fines listed in the NYC DOH Penalty Schedule. 2.  Hearing examiners will no longer determine fines at hearings. 3. The hearing examiner at the (OATH ) Health Tribunal, will only decide whether to uphold a certain violation. 4.  Fine Waiver – If ALL of the following conditions […]

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According To The NYC Health Code …Wearing Gloves Is Not Required..!?!?

Hand Washing & Glove Use for Food Workers – Questions and Answers   Q. What is the main reason for washing hands and not touching ready-to-eat food with bare hands? A. The main reason for not touching ready-to-eat foods with bare hands is to prevent viruses and bacteria that are present in your body from […]

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100 Random NYC Restaurant Patrons Asked What The “Grade Pending” Sign Means…Survey Says…

100  New Yorkers surveyed .. Top 5 answers on the Board Here’s the Question… What Does a  “Grade Pending” sign on the door of a restaurant mean? The following are the top 5 answers… the place is dirty  its worse then an A,B, or C there are mice Don’t eat there Not sure And now […]

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