Gizzard Complaint Leads to Shut-Down
Here's some news from our friends at CDPH:
No Hot Water to Wash Hands, Clean Utensils
A complaint about green chicken gizzards has led to the shutdown of a fast food restaurant on the South Side.
JJ Fish & Chicken, 11858 S. State, was ordered closed today after Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) inspectors found no hot running water, no certified food manager on duty and other health violations.
The inspection was triggered by a customer who called 311 to complain of becoming ill after eating chicken gizzards that were allegedly green on the inside. No evidence of spoiled food was found today by CDPH inspectors.
The restaurant also was cited for a poorly maintained outside garbage container, an exit door with gaps that allow access to rodents and insects, and a broken three-compartment sink (water leaking from one compartment to the next).
The enforcement action was the 247th time in 2008 that Health Department inspectors have shut a food establishment for violations of the Chicago Health Code. Representatives of JJ Fish & Chicken will have to explain themselves at an administrative hearing on February 5 and pay fines expected to total $2,500.
Chicagoans who believe that a restaurant or any other licensed food establishment is operating in an unsafe manner are encouraged to report it by calling 311 or visiting www.cityofchicago.org.