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Papo Fried Chicken Zack’s Pizzeria shut by health department


May 7, By Michael Florio

A well-known Vernon Blvd pizzeria has been closed by the health department.

Papo Fried Chicken Zacks Pizzeria, located at48-11 Vernon Boulevard, was shut down after a health inspector claimed that there was evidence of mice, food contamination and faulty plumbing. The owner, who could not be reached for comment, was subject to:

Sanitary Violations (71 points)

1) Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.

2) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.

3) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.

4) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

5) Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.

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13 Responses »

  1. This is the least surprising thing I’ve heard all day.

  2. Hit the road, Zack.

  3. You don’t say…

  4. That place is gross… I would never eat there & can’t believe it lasted this long with these owners! DISGUSTING!

  5. I got sick from this place 6 years ago and have never eaten there again. This news is completely unshocking. Glad that it’s shut down.

  6. If they only had outdoor dining space…

  7. I saw an apt above it which was infested with roaches and mice. Disgusting. They need to fumigate the whole building. Who eats here that has kept it in business???

  8. The place is disgusting. I hope they either shut down completely or step it up.

  9. We need another macaron bakery there.

  10. Well, the food is fried and overcooked, that should kill all the germs plus taste GREAT.

  11. where do I go now to satisfy my fried chicken pizza craving?

  12. That place is so gross, no surprise. Love if it was replaced by a great, authentic, non-chain, ethnic restaurant. Spice, Cyclo, Casa Enrique, Tuk Tuk are so mediocre. Don’t need another pizza place either.

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