Keeping Your Restaurant In Compliance With New York State
The grade your restaurant receives is more than a letter. The grade represents your brand and your reputation. It is about your commitment to your customers and your commitment to good, clean food. Due to the significant amount of importance that the city, state and consumers place on this grade, scoring well translates into positive reviews, loyal customers and more business. Standard Pest Management is happy to provide you with tips and resources to contribute to your restaurant’s success. For more tips and information, you can visit our blog and browse the NYC Dept. Of Health website.
What you need to Know
The NYC Department of Health prohibits roaches, mice, rats and even flies from dwelling in food establishments because these pests can spread diseases and sicknesses. For consumer safety, restaurants must maintain a clean and orderly environment that will not attract pests and immediately exterminate any pests that are found. Any practices and conditions that lead to pests must be discontinued and eliminated. What Restaurant Inspectors look for:
The Food Establishment Inspection
Here are the measures inspectors take when searching for evidence of live pests in a restaurant. You can simulate these steps to look for any issues so you can treat them and be able to do well on your actual inspection.
Evidence of rats and mice
Conditions that promote pests
Violating the safety rules can create health hazards and result in the DOH closing your food establishment, which is why we would like to remind you that every restaurant is required to enter into a contract with a pest management professional, licensed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, to provide preventive measures and extermination services.
We are proud to be able to offer you these services and you can request more information or get a free estimate by contacting us or filling in the “Schedule Estimate” form on the top-right of this page.