|Many restaurants are serving without power|
"We have inspectors in the field, primarily in areas that were flooded and without electricity, to provide guidance on safe operations. We are not citing violations or issuing grades, but will close establishments that do not comply with minimal safety precautions.
Today, we had a protracted discussion with an operator who refused our inspector access for the consult. He was making pizza with cheese and sauce that was not under refrigeration since Monday evening. Ultimately, he agreed to discard the food and voluntarily close until new ingredients could be delivered."
The agency put together a special document detailing the guidelines for operating in a zone without power, view those here. They also issued rules about reopening following Hurricane Sandy, you can check out that info below and get updates on the DOH's website. Reopening Post Sandy