Friday, October 5, 2012

Lady Gaga's restaurant in New York fails health inspection - AGAIN

The New York City restaurant owned by Lady Gaga and her family not only gets terrible reviews, it also scored miserably during a Department of Health inspection that found six "critical" violations, including failing to protect food from potential contamination.

The October 2 inspection of Joanne Trattoria on Manhattan's West Side found eight separate sanitary infractions, totaling a 42 violation points.

Restaurants that are found to have in excess of 28 violation points are given a "C" grade, the lowest issued by city officials.

The Department of Health review Tuesday was actually a reinspection prompted by an August visit that found five "critical" violations totaling 35 violation points.

So, it just got worse instead of better for the reinspection.

Here are the October 2 inspections violations:

* Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.

* Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.

* Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.

* Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.

The restaurant--operated by Gaga's parents (photo at the top) Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta--was first inspected in early-March, when it had 31 violation points ("C" rating). But a March 23 reinspection found only 12 violation points, barely qualiying the Italian restaurant for an "A" grade (the A grade is awarded to restaurants with less than 14 violation points.