Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Health Department inspection report that closed the Mars Bar for good


By now, of course, you know that the Mars Bar has closed. The City inspected the place on Monday afternoon and found a lot of fruit flies — like 850! (How precise is this number?)

Anyway! The DOH has finally updated its website with the report... we were a little curious about all this... How bad was it?

Well, 54 total violation points. Not in Fu Sushi's league.

To the report!

Establishment Closed by DOHMH. Violations were cited in the following area(s) and those requiring immediate action were addressed. ("Critical" violations are displayed in red.)

Sanitary Violations
1) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
2) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
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) 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.
6) Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware washing operation.

Stupid watermelon vodka!

13 comments:

VH McKenzie said...

How many people went there to EAT?

Spike said...

"conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises" -- what, selling beer? I'm insulted by the DOH character assassination!

Anonymous said...

Flesh Flies? YUM!

Jeremiah Moss said...

flesh flies! nothing there to eat but the human corpses?

Marty Wombacher said...

@Spike: Ha ha ha! Me too! And I don't get the food violations, they didn't sell food. And the flies were on the house. And apparently inside as well!

Goggla said...

"Facility not vermin proof."

Ahahaha! I want to slap this sticker on a number of businesses in the area...

Spike said...

If I'm not mistaken, ice is considered "food" by the DOH. So are lemons/limes/etc for all the fancy cocktails Mars used to make.

Anonymous said...

Fruit flies are a beloved delicacy here in the East Village. When is the DOH going to get that?

Anonymous said...

Food? I do remember getting in a fight outside the bar around 1982 and then going in for a beer. I bit my lip during the scuffle so I had a small piece of skin loose in my mouth and since my told me not to spit in public I swallowed it.....do you think that's the food the DOH is talking about?

blue glass said...

yes
it's kind of stupid to rate bars for food even though they have fruit and dairy for their drinks. most of the "food" sits in alcohol.
i know there is a push by the city to produce income by generating tickets but we would all be better served if the DOH stuck to restaurants, supermarkets and other food venders.

IggyPassenger said...

Those were organic, free-range 'artisinal' fruit flies...

Anonymous said...

Where am I going to get dinner now that this is closed?

nygrump said...

I'd suggest this is an opportunity to stop being a poseur at a dive bar and go hang out with the bums on the steps of the collegiate reformed church on 2nd ave or wherever else their drinking school ends up on 6th street, you can piss puke bleed drink and sleep all while remaining sitting in the same place, but be advised its not a life for poseurs. Only for serious drinkers.