Baltimore's public markets: Health Department closures since 2012
By Todd Stewart
For the Baltimore Sun|
Jul 17, 2018 | 9:50 PM
A rat nosing around behind a glass case at a bakery stall prompted the latest of over a dozen closures at the Baltimore’s public markets.
Lexington Market, where the rat was spotted, has racked up by far the most violations from the health department. But Northeast Market — which closed Tuesday for a rat infestation — and Cross Street Market have faced closures as well.
The violations run the gamut from faulty refrigerators to food being kept at improper temperatures and a lack of soap to rodent and insect infestations.
Baltimore City Health Department reports from Lexington Market — and elsewhere in the city — can be found on its website.
November 2014: Ronny’s Combo was closed for nearly a week for malfunctioning refrigeration units, cold foods not held at proper temperature, mouse infestation and unsanitary conditions.
September 2014: Park's Fried Chicken was closed for cold and hot foods not being held to the proper temperature, a malfunctioning refrigerator, hot holding units, insect infestation, no soap, no paper towels and general unsanitary conditions.
August 2014: Faidley’s Seafood was closed for rodent infestation, a malfunctioning refrigeration unit, cold foods not held at proper temperature and preparing steamed foods without proper license.
May-June 2013: Sandwich King was closed for nearly a month for a rodent and insect infestation, as well as unsanitary conditions.
December 2013: Chinese Pavilion was closed for a day for cold foods not being held at a proper temperature, a rodent infestation and unsanitary conditions.
December 2013: Italian Stallion was closed for three days for cold and hot foods not being held at the proper temperature, an insect and rodent infestation, employees mishandling foods and unsanitary conditions.