East Meadow Bakery, Bar and Grille Cited For Health Violations

According to data supplied by the New York State Health Department, East Meadow food establishments were cited for "critical violations" during the most recent recorded inspections.

Entenmann's Family Bakery, 2324 Hempstead Turnpike.
Entenmann's Family Bakery, 2324 Hempstead Turnpike.
An East Meadow bakery and bar and grille were cited for critical health violations by the Nassau County Department of Health in recent months.

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.

Collected from the “Health Data NY” section of the New York “Open Data Portal,” the searchable map above includes food service establishments in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

You can zoom in and out of the map and click on any bubble for basic information about the food service establishments, including its name, date of inspection and violation specifics.

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.)

Hi Everyone January 17, 2014 at 02:21 PM
I think it is a shame for the East Meadow Patch to do this. I understand the need for good stories, because it will engage the reader and make them want to continue being a patch reader. However, the person writing this article clearly does not live in East Meadow or support it's local businesses. As you can see by just driving through the area, East Meadow has had it's fair share of store closing and it is truly a problem. As a patron of many businesses local and otherwise, I know that these violations occur and sometimes swept under the rug if special "things" are given to the inspector. Not saying that people can be bought....haha! But, a small business trying to stay afloat....leave them alone. I am sure we all remember uncle guiseppes before the renovation...ugh. But besides that, I think this bakery is wonderful and I have never had a bad experience and love the Irish soda bread and the pies. As for the EM Patch...I get it...but next time pick on someone your own size or better yet find the business that can pay you off. Positive thoughts...Entenmann's. All good things to good people. Best Regards.
Rich January 17, 2014 at 08:36 PM
Patch has done nothing wrong. The businesses received violations and it was reported. I can understand the owners are not happy. Fix the violations and don't let it happen again. But to blame patch for your carelessness in not following basic food safety is stupid.
Frank M January 20, 2014 at 04:56 PM
Rich is correct...The Patch was reporting on data supplied by the NYS Health Dept. It is up to individual reader to decide how to use the information reported. Keep up the good work Patch.
XYZ January 28, 2014 at 07:09 AM
I agree with "HI Everyone". The patch is a piece of patch. Sure it's public info. So. There isn't a business out there that needs improvement. I'd like to inspect the writer's house.
Joseph Brown February 05, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Donna, I feel for you.....I owned a restaurant in the town of Babylon a few years back and my violation: "no spring back'' on the restroom door. It's a hinge for the door close automatically. If there was internet back then it probably would have hurt my business due to the lack of clarity of these violations to the public. good thing you caught this on the Patch in time to defend yourself. See you soon for some baked goods! www.HomeWithJoeBrown.com


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