Restaurant inspections: Moe’s, Chinese restaurant, 2 pizzerias cited for violations Sept. 6-12

Torri Donley

Here are the food service inspections reported by the Onondaga County Health Department from Sept. 6 to 12: Table of Contents UNSATISFACTORY INSPECTIONSOPERATING ACCEPTABLYVIOLATIONS CORRECTEDMore restaurant inspections UNSATISFACTORY INSPECTIONS New China Chen 6197 State Route 31, Cicero Inspection done Sept. 9 Critical violations: Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at […]

Here are the food service inspections reported by the Onondaga County Health Department from Sept. 6 to 12:


New China Chen

6197 State Route 31, Cicero

Inspection done Sept. 9

Critical violations: Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45°F during cold holding, 2-3 tablespoons of minced garlic and oil noted on the cookline at 84 F (voluntarily discarded). None of the employees wearing masks/facial coverings (corrected).

Violations: Oils and sauces in squeeze bottles not properly labeled; bulk bags of sugar, rice and dried mushrooms left open when not in use. Lower shelves of preparation tables rusty. Front door of facility left open without screening, possible entrance for insects and rodents. Lighting and ventilation inadequate, fixtures not shielded; dirty ventilation hoods, ductwork, filters and exhaust fans. Vent hood and filters dirty, have accumulated grease. Premises littered with old equipment, papers and recyclables, storage areas disorganized; box of tools stored on lower shelf of preparation table with stainless steel food pans and cutting boards. Reinspection is required.

Champ’s Pizzeria & Fish Fry

1711 W. Genesee St., Syracuse

Inspection done Sept. 9

Critical violations: Potentially hazardous foods not stored under refrigeration, large plastic storage tub of approximately 50 bleu cheese dressing cups between 70.5 and 75.7 degrees while stored on preparation table for an extended period of time (discarded). Partially cooked chicken wings between 93.3 and 101.8 degrees while resting on preparation table (discarded). Several employees not wearing masks properly (corrected – explanation provided that all food service employee must properly wear masks covering mouth and nose at all times while in kitchen and service areas).

Violations: Several squeeze bottles storing oil and water not labeled. Four knives stored between preparation tables or between preparation table and rear wall. Three male food service workers do not have hair properly restrained. Aluminum foil pans not stored covered or inverted to properly protect the interior surfaces. Reinspection is required.

Little Caesars

7871 Oswego Road, Liverpool

Inspection done Sept. 9

No critical violations reported.

Violations: Rolling racks inside walk-in cooler dirty, mold noted; door edges around pizza preparation cooler dirty, mold noted; interior bottom shelves of soda coolers at front of store dirty. Front hand wash sink lacks soap, blocked from being easily accessible and not draining (not currently being used). Large amount of houseflies inside facility. Floor edges, wall areas behind food preparation areas and sinks, and air return vents on ceiling all dirty. Reinspection is required.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

5256 W. Genesee St., Camillus

Inspection done Sept. 10

Critical violations: Cold holding table not working properly and not able to maintain potentially hazardous foods at/below 45 degrees at all times. Several potentially hazardous foods noted held at improper temperatures including one small container of sour cream at 54.9 degrees, one small container of guacamole at 52.5 degrees, and one small container of diced tomatoes at 54.5 degrees (corrected). Store manager called to schedule repair service.

Violations: Manager observed preparing food without proper hair restraint. Floor drains below food preparation sink and three-bay sink dirty; standing water noted in depression above clean out cap; debris noted on floors in kitchen and front service/preparation area. Reinspection is required.


The following establishments were inspected but no violations were found:

Angels Heavenly Hamburgers, 22 Jordan St., Skaneateles

Applebees, 5241 W. Genesee St., Camillus

Best Western Plus, 6605 Old Collamer Road, DeWitt

Brookdale Bellevue, 4330 Onondaga Blvd., Geddes

Brooklyn Pickle, 7175 Buckley Road, Salina

The Brooklyn Pickle, 1600 W. Genesee St., Syracuse

Buckley Landing, 7430 Buckley Road, Clay

Camillus Ridge Terrace, 2453 W. Genesee Turnpike, Camillus

Chelsea’s Restaurant & Bar, 5076 Velasko Road, Syracuse

Gangnam Style, 115 Harvard Place, Syracuse

Gardenview Diner, 650 Old Liverpool Road, Salina

Jandy Convenience Store, 1017 S. Geddes St., Syracuse

Jim’s Fish Fry, 1248 Wolf St., Syracuse

A La Mode Cafe & Catering, 331 Nottingham Road, DeWitt

Ling Ling Buffet, 604 S. Main St., Clay

Mom’s Diner, 501 Wescott St., Syracuse

Outback Steakhouse, 3946 State Route 31, Clay

Pastabilities, 311 S. Franklin St., Syracuse

Ponchitos Taqueria/Cantina, 1022 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Salvation Army, 749 S. Warren St., Syracuse

Stingers Pizza Pub, 4500 Pewter Lane, Building 3, Manlius

Swallow’s,1914 South Ave., Syracuse

Sweet Basil, 3 Clinton St., Tully

Vali’s Golden Apple @ Tanner Valley, 4040 Tanner Road, Onondaga

Wendy’s, 5309 W. Genesee St., Camillus

Westvale Fish Cove, 2130 W. Genesee St., Geddes

The Wood, 7439 Canton St. Road, Van Buren


The following establishments were found to have corrected previous violations:

Duo Chang Jiang, 7575 Buckley Road, Clay

Jake Hafner’s Country Tavern, 5224 W. Taft Road, Clay

New Yummy China, 8097 Brewerton Road, Cicero

Rong Cheng Chinese Kitchen, 402 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse

Chickadee Human Eatery, 8140 Route 11, Cicero

No.1 Kitchen NY, 119 W. Seneca St., Manlius

Popeye’s Restaurant, 3609 Brewerton Road, Salina

Utica Pizza Company, 628 S. Main St., Clay

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