The inspection reports are public records. If there are violations, the inspector always returns for a follow up inspection to ensure that the violations are corrected. Establishments with repeated or serious violations are called for a hearing with the Board of Health.
This is the first of what will become a regular feature on Watertown Patch.
Here are the critical violations found by recent inspections:
The restaurant was inspected in August, and one critical violation was found. It was fixed by the follow-up inspection.
- The can opener was soiled with dried food.
Little Thai Cafe
An inspection in August found five critical violations. All the violations were remedied by the follow up inspection.
- Hand sink was soiled by food product.
- Deli cups were used for scoops - need to use proper utensils.
- Meats were stored on shelf in refrigerator mixed with other products. The meats should be separate by temperature which it will be cooked to.
- Food was uncovered on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.
- Shrimp and sprouts not stored at proper temperature.
Not Your Average Joe's
Five violations were found during an inspection in August at Not Your Average Joe's. All were remedied before the follow up inspection.
- Shrimp was not stored at proper temperature.
- Scallops, fish and lettuce left uncovered.
- Mash potatoes were not left in warming dish at proper temperature.
- Hand sink was contaminated with soiled food
- BBQ sauce was stored at room temperature.
The inspection of the Dunkin Donuts at 485 Arsenal Street - The Arsenal Mall - found no critical violations.