Pinoy resto in NYC temporarily closed after health inspection
A popular Filipino restaurant in New York City has been temporarily shut down by the health department due to alleged violations discovered after an inspection, according to a report on Sunnyside Post.
The report said Kabayan 2, located on Roosevelt Avenue, was ordered closed after racking up 117 violation points during a health inspection, topping the 109 violations its first branch accumulated in August last year.
The City Health Department temporarily shuttered the restaurant for violations including lack of washing facilities near the food preparation area and toilet, and storing food in sub-optimal temperatures.
Kabayan 2 was opened shortly after its first branch, located on Queens Boulevard, was closed also following a health inspection.
Inspectors found out that the owner of the restaurant failed to obtain licenses for walk-in freezers and refrigerators on top of finding mice and flies in food and non-food areas.
An illegally-constructed hut was also found at the back of the restaurant. It was demolished as it was constructed without a building permit.
Despite the previous ruling, the owner of Kabayan opened the Roosevelt Avenue location. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News