July 5, Staff Report
A Thai restaurant in Forest Hills was shut down Monday for health code violations.
Thai Pot, located at 103-07 Queens Boulevard, was shut down on for racking up 49 points in health code violations.
The restaurant was shut down for several critical violations, including evidence of live mice on the premises, live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas and cold food items held above 41º F
The eatery was also cited for several non-critical violations, including lack of vermin proofing in the facility.
The Health Department scores inspections and gives out letter grades to restaurants based on a points system. Any restaurant that receives between zero and 13 points receives an A grade, any receiving between 14 and 27 points gets a B grade, and any with 28 or more points gets a C grade. Each point value is assigned based on the size and scale of the violation.
If any violations are especially bad, the restaurant is shut down until it gets its score back under 28 violation points, at which point it can be inspected again and reopen.