Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jigga What!? 40/40 Club shut down by the Health Dept



Jay-Z's got more than a baby and 99 problems to worry about.

The rap icon's recently re-opened 40/40 Club scored 69 violation points during an inspection by the New York City Health Department.

The result: the club has been temporarily been shut down.

The lavish club was just re-opened on Wednesday for celebrities and for the media to get a sneak peek. The inspection was conducted the following day when the club was opened to the public.

Among the "critical" violations listed on the NYC Health Dept website included:

1) Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.


2) Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.


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


4) Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.


5) Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.


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


The temporary closing of the club comes following an over-the-top event, which brought out celebrities, including Warren Buffett, Ashanti, CC Sabathia and Russell Simmons.


Beyonce was also rumored to be at the grand re-opening, but she was a no show.

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