Following yesterday's report on the DOH shuttering of Soho legend Kelley & Ping, K&P's Brad Kelley drops us an email to explain the situation:
Dear Eater, It is of utmost importance I inform you of how much we value our customers. And let you know Kelley and Ping has daily Health Department standard checks done by our employees. However, that being said, it is inevitable that from time to time some errors are made.After the jump, Kelley lays it all out. +5 points for your forthrightness, sir.
Dear Eater,· The DOH Chronicles: Little White Lies Edition [~E~]
It is or utmost importance I inform you of how much we value our customers. And let you know Kelley and Ping has daily Health Department standard checks done by our employees. However, that being said, it is inevitable that from time to time some errors are made.
I would like to respond to your comments regarding Kelley and Ping Soho's closing by the Health Department individually:
1. "Prohibited Chemical"-according to the Health Department chemicals can't be where food is. For this particular violation a bus person had left a bottle of closed Windex in an area where food is.
2. "Single Service Item Reused" this refers to the spoon we use to scoop individual portions of rice. The spoon is only used for serving rice and does not touch any other surface or food product.
3. "Fruit Flies" And yes we were closed for fruit flies. This is a 28 point violation. There were fruit flies present. However, our weekly visit from the exterminator was scheduled for the evening of the day the Health Department closed us. As of today, Thursday May 17th-after the exterminators visit on the evening of May 16th, there are no fruit flies present in our establishment.
4. "Closed for Repairs" While it is true we have been closed by the Health Department, we are also using this time proactively to do repairs that are otherwise hard to achieve while in operation.
5. "The Garbage Photo" We adhere to the Department of Sanitation's Codes and have a regular waste service pick up our garbage. I would be curious as to the time the photo was taken-as upon our porters arrival his first responsibility of the day is to clean the sidewalk of any waste and mop it with bleach.