Lady Gaga and her family owned eatery called Joanne Trattoria in Manhattan – just got slapped with a staggering 42 health code violation points, earning the dirty diner the dreaded “C” Grade. An excess of 28 violation points earns a “C” grade, putting Gaga at almost DOUBLE the lowest grade issued by city officials – there is no lower grade.
The “C” grade is displayed on a placard in the window of the establishment for an undetermined amount of time. The bad grade basically turns away most potential eaters which usually always spells “the end” for Gotham restaurants.
Gaga might be able to forestall the placement of the bad grade by appealing to the city’s Health Tribunal, while the issues are in appeal, the restaurant would be allows to display a “Grade Pending” placard.
Sanitary violations included:
* Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
* Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
* Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
* Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
The SmokingGun says:
The restaurant–operated by Gaga’s parents Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta–was first inspected in early-March, when it racked up 31 violation points (good for a “C” rating). But a March 23 reinspection found only 12 violation points, barely qualiying the Italian restaurant for an “A” grade (which is awarded to eateries with less than 14 violation points).
On March 25, a photo was posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page showing two employees posing with the “A” certificate. The image was captioned, “We received our A grade from the NYC Department of Health!”