Mouse droppings reportedly found in Rogers Park bakery
Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on November 8, 2011
Here is a portion of the WLS story:
City inspectors closed a bakery at the city’s northern border after hundreds of droppings were found throughout the business, including inside the ovens.
Dumpster Task Force inspectors visited the Caribbean American Bakery at 1539 W. Howard St. in Rogers Park on Monday to follow up on a complaint, which was confirmed by the finding of more than 500 mice droppings, a release from the city Dept. of Streets & Sanitation said.
Droppings were found on the front selling counter, along the ledge inside the oven, under the steam table, on shelves containing 50-pound bags of flour and even on the cutting board and counter in an area where bread was sliced, the release said.
Tickets were issued for the critical violations of inadequate pest control and for failing to protect food contact surfaces from contamination, the release said. The bakery was also cited for the serious violation of failing to have a certified food service manager on site during food preparation.
“Management at the Caribbean American Bakery failed to adequately address their problems with mice and that put their customers at risk,” Josie Cruz, deputy commissioner of Streets & San, said in the release. “Before they can reopen they will have to revamp their housekeeping and pest control programs, clean and pest-proof their bakery, and then seek and pass a tough re-inspection.”