May 9, 2018 By Tara Law
Rosalia’s Pizza in Forest Hills has been closed temporarily by the Health Department.
The pizzeria, which is located at 103-15 Queens Blvd, was closed on May 7 following an inspection.
The restaurant, which opened in 2017, was cited for numerous violations, including mice or evidence of live mice and improperly washed food surfaces.
Rosalia’s received 47 sanitary violation points. The inspector described the following violations; the first three were listed as critical.
1) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
2) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
3) Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
4) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
5) Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.