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Resobox Café Temporarily Closed by Health Department

Resobox (Photo: Google Maps)

Aug. 6, 2018 By Tara Law

A café located inside a Long Island City cultural center has been closed temporarily by the Department of Health.

The cafe at Resobox, the Japanese art center located at 41-26 27th St., was closed after an inspection on Aug. 2.

The Health Department slapped the eatery with 72 violation points for infractions such as roaches and inadequate personal cleanliness.

The health inspector described the following violations. The first three were described as critical.

1) Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
2) No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
3) Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
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.
6) 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.

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