Entenmann's Family Bakery and Kiely's Bar & Grille were both cited for the same critical violation of cooked or prepared foods that were subject to cross-contamination from raw food, as well as multiple non-critical violations, in July 2013, the most recent recorded inspection.
At Entenmann's, located at 2324 Hempstead Turnpike, inspectors also found non-critical violations including uncovered and mislabeled food, some of which was stored on the floor, and food contact areas that were not washed, rinsed or sanitized after each use, according to the data.
Entenmann's owner Donna Normandia told Patch the bakery's high standards of quality and excellence in the products sold speak for themselves.
"Regarding the specific items referred to as per health department issues, Entenmann's Family Bakery has always had topmost ratings since we opened our doors in 1976," Normandia said. "We truly pride ourselves in what our family built over the past 40 years serving the East Meadow and nearby communities and vow to continue following the best of guidelines in presenting only superior products to our customers."
At Kiely's Bar & Grille, located at 470 Newbridge Road, inspectors also found non-critical violations including the lack of accurate thermometers to evaluate refrigerated or heated storage temperatures and insects/rodents that were present in the establishment, according to the data.
No one answered the phone at Kiely's during several attempts to reach out for comment.
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Across more than 90,000 food service establishments statewide, the State Department of Health's Bureau of Community Environmental Health and Food Protection guides county and city health officials who permit and inspect food service establishments, the agency says.
The bureau maintains Part 14 of the New York State Sanitary Code, including subpart 14-1 which regulates food service establishments. See this subsection for specifics on inspections.
(Editor's Note: Patch sourced data downloaded from the state's online data portal on Jan 7, which may not reflect any inspection results added to the state's database since then.)