The State Health Department found the majority of food service establishments in Syosset to be largely in compliance with state codes in 2013, with only four establishments reporting critical violations.
The data is the result of a Patch review of state documents of inspection reports as of Jan. 7, 2014, reflected in the attached map. You can zoom in and out of the map and click on any bubble for basic information about the food service establishments, including its name, date of inspection and violation specifics.
Some restaurants were cited with minor violations such as evidence of food not being protected during storage, display and service. That's the equivalent of not tightly wrapping leftovers in your household refrigerator. Critical violations were found at Mother Kelly's East, Celebrity Diner, Lia's Pizzeria and Demi's Coffee Shop.
Mother Kelly's East at 160 Underhill Boulevard was cited for food workers not using proper utensils to eliminate bare hand contact with cooked or prepared foods on Feb. 25.
Celebrity Diner at 312 Jericho Turnpike was cited with two critical violations on Feb. 25: Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods and toxic chemicals are improperly labeled, stored or used so that contamination of food can occur
Lia's Pizzeria Cucina Italiana at 567 Jericho Turnpike was cited for having cooked or prepared foods subject to cross-contamination from raw foods on May 6.
Demi's Coffee Shop on 100 Crossways Park Dr. West in Woodbury was cited for having cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods on Aug. 19.
The various county health departments make these inspections routinely and follows up with restaurants that have critical violations. The reports then go to the state.
Across more than 90,000 food service establishments statewide, the the State Department of Health's Bureau of Community Environmental Health and Food Protection guides county and city health officials who permit and inspect food service establishments, the agency says.
The bureau maintains Part 14 of the New York State Sanitary Code, including subpart 14-1 which regulates food service establishments. See this subsection for specifics on inspections.
You can access the entire list, and past reports, here.