Dirty water on the potatoes

News 8 July, 2017
  • Dominique Scali

    Friday, 7 July, 2017 21:43

    Friday, 7 July, 2017 21:43

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    The restaurant Vincent submarine of the district of Hochelaga was poorly maintained to the point where the” dirty water ” from a pipe fell on a potato cooked.

    “Coming out of the cold room, drops of dirty water from the ceiling fell on my head […] I could see the dark circles on the ceiling as well as the painting that was taking off,” noted the inspectors during their visit of October 2016.

    The facility, located at 3855, rue Sainte-Catherine in Montreal, has been sentenced to 2100 $ fine in may for of the deficiencies observed in 2016.


    “Droplets of dirty water” fell on containers of potatoes blanched not covered, indicated by the inspectors in their report. Water dripped from a ” metal hose rusted and dirty connecting the wall and the ventilation unit, near the power line dusty yellow “.

    The walls had holes and the ceiling was in a poor state to the point where chunks of plaster were broken, have they also noticed.

    Flies were flying in the section washing of the trade and the equipment was unclean. The inside of the sink was ” moldy in the corners “. The inside of the dishwasher and the faucet were crusting of dirt.

    The report suggests that the inspectors went on site following a complaint from the public to ” food unfit “.

    The officials had actually warned us about nearly 10 months earlier by inspectors who have found a matter “slimy pink” on the rim of the metal container of a tealight steam, one can read in the report of January 2016.

    Foul smells

    The inspectors had also felt a foul smell in several areas, including lifting a cutting board and lifting out the aluminum panel glued on the shelf of a table. They have also noted a “uniform layer of fat yellow dresser” under the shelves and behind-the-scenes of grease on the legs of a small table.

    For his part, the manager of the restaurant, Rhéaume Benedict, ensures that the restaurant is clean. “Everything is correct, well done and legal “, he says.

    According to him, the inspectors are too strict. Several restaurants in the area have suffered the reprisals of the ministry of Food (MAPAQ) recently, noted Mr. Benedict. “In 30 years in catering, I have never seen it. And this is not because it is messy “.

    Excerpts from the report

    “Subject of complaint : food unfit. “

    – The inspectors

    • Uncleanliness
    • Poor maintenance

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