The State Health Department found the majority of food service establishments in Glen Cove in 2013 to be largely in compliance with state codes, with only two establishments reporting critical violations.
The data is the result of a Patch review of state documents of inspection reports as of Jan. 7, 2014 and reflected in the attached map. 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.
Some restaurants were sited with minor violations such as evidence of food not being protected during storage, display and service. That's the equivalent of not tightly wrapping leftovers in your household refrigerator. Critical violations were found at Panini Tuscan Grill and the North Shore Inn at First Baptist Church.
Panini Tuscan Grill on 58 Forest Avenue was cited for not having accurate thermometers available or used to evaluate potentially hazardous food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding on Sept. 30, 2013.
North Shore Inn, a soup kitchen at First Baptist Church on Continental Place, was cited for the same critical violation on Oct. 24, 2013.
The various county health departments make these inspections routinely and follows up with restaurants that have critical violations. The reports then go to the state.
Across more than 90,000 food service establishments statewide, the 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.
You can access the entire list, and past reports, here.