Yorkdale Mall’s popular new attraction, the Cheesecake Factory, landed in hot water last week after failing a city health inspection.
The beloved American chain’s first Canadian location, which opened in late November, got slapped with a yellow conditional grade after it racked up seven infractions, two of them crucial, five of them significant, on Thursday.
The next day, health inspectors returned and the restaurant received a passing grade, a City of Toronto report said. According to the city website, significant infractions present a potential health risk and must be corrected in 24 to 48 hours or legal action may be taken.
Crucial infractions present an immediate health risk. The crucial infractions were for failing to ensure that food was not contaminated, and for failing to keep hazardous foods at 4 C or colder.
“These items must be corrected immediately or an Order to Close the premises can be issued and/or immediate action must be taken to remove or eliminate the health hazard,” the website says.
“We take food safety and sanitation very seriously and are committed to providing a safe dining experience to all of our guests,” said Alethea Rowe, spokesperson for the Cheesecake Factory, in an email statement.