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DOH Is Monitoring, But Won’t Crack Down on ‘Candlelit’ Restaurants

DOH Is Monitoring, But Won’t Crack Down on ‘Candlelit’ Restaurants

While Con Ed is busy this afternoon calling customers to retract the earlier calls claiming that electrical service had been restored, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been making the rounds among restaurants without refrigeration. Inspectors are not issuing citations or even conducting inspections, Zagat reports, but rather just trying to prevent serious lapses in food safety. Dozens of restaurants that still have gas have outfitted their cooks with headlamps and their dining rooms with candles. The DOHMH is circulating special food safety guidelines for areas that do not have electricity. [Zagat, Daily Intel, Related]

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