Three warning letters issued, 36 businesses across P.E.I. warned to renew their licence
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Castello’s Ristorante and Pizzeria on Victoria Row in Charlottetown was one of three Island businesses issued warnings in July to clean up their premises. All complied with the orders.
Three Island businesses were ordered in July to do a better job of cleaning their premises.
Environmental health inspectors issued warning letters to the Landing Oyster House and Pub in Tyne Valley, Castello’s Ristorante and Pizzeria in Charlottetown and the Clyde River Golf Club.
The Landing Oyster House and Pub was inspected on July 13 and was flagged by inspectors for not being sanitary.
“General surfaces appeared not to have been cleaned and sanitized as appropriate,’’ said Ryan Neale, senior environmental health officer for the Department of Health and Wellness.
Inspectors issued a warning letter which advises ownership that changes need to be made. If those changes are not made by the time inspectors return, a notice of intent to issue a health order is given. If the problem persists, inspectors issue a health order which requires ownership to take immediate action. Failure to comply at that stage could result in the business being shut down.
In the case of the Tyne Valley business, Neale said compliance was immediate. When inspectors returned, everything was cleaned and sanitized to standard.
In regards to the Clyde River Golf Club, Neale said there was an issue with improper dishwashing.
“There is a requirement for manual dishwashing, a three-step requirement to wash, rinse and sanitize. Upon reinspection, we found they were using (proper) methods.’’
Castello’s was told the establishment was unsanitary.
“They were required to do a thorough cleaning of the kitchen and also to establish a cleaning schedule — just to ensure there is responsibility and accountability among the staff.’’
Neale said everything was fine when inspectors returned.
Environmental health inspectors were also busy in July issuing warning letters for businesses that failed to renew their licences in April.
Those businesses include Beach Treats in Kensington, Black Fox Manor in Belfast, Cardigan Garage, Causeway By The Motel and Convention Centre in Summerside, Community Gardens in Kensington, the Crapaud Community Curling Club, Crapaud Exhibition Outdoor Centre, Crystal Beach Campground in New Annan, Dino’s Pizza in Charlottetown, Eastern Eagles Soccer Complex in Montague, Galley Restaurant in Cavendish, Gelato Go Around in Stanley Bridge, Gemini Café in Darnley, Home Place Inn & Restaurant in Kensington, Kaylee Hall in Pooles Corner, Kingswood Catering in Montague, Le Centre Goeland in Wellington, Le Magasin du Coin in Wellington, Liquid Gold Olive Oils in Charlottetown, Little Red Barn and Tuck Shop in Malpeque, Matos Winery in Cornwall, Pizza Delight in Montague, Newman Estate Winery in Murray River (notice of intent to issue health order), O’Leary Community Sports Centre, Olde Village Bakery in Rustico, Papa Joe’s Restaurant in Charlottetown, Pizza Shack in Tignish (notice of intent to issue health order), Red Isle Farms in Bedeque, Rustico Resort Golf & Country Club, Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in Orwell, South Shore Actiplex in Crapaud, Stanley Bridge Resort, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Cardigan, The Scoop in Basin Head, Twin Shores Campground in Darnley, and Winds Corner Store in Montague (failure to submit water sample).
Neale said it’s unusual to have so many businesses neglect to renew their licence.
“I would encourage all operators to verify their licence is up to date.’’