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Mouse Droppings Kicked Off the Cronut Shortage of 2014

Checking in with the Health Department on the inspection status of Dominique Ansel Bakery, Gothamist learns some new details on the violations that led the DOH to shut down the bakery. According to a DOH spokesperson, Friday's inspection turned up "several hundred mouse droppings" inside the shop. This is despite the fact that the staff spent seven hours cleaning the kitchen the day before and, according to bakery rep Amy Ma, only found one mouse.

Ma clarifies that "none of the mice droppings were found in our kitchen areas where food preparation is done," and adds that "It is something that came as a shock and disappointment to us as we have regular deep cleaning scheduled." She also notes that the DOH did not actually see a single mouse. The bakery can be re-inspected as soon as it submits a pest control plan, but the Health Department spokesperson says Ansel and his team have yet to do so. Which means it's likely to be another day or two at least before this Cronut shortage ends.
· DOH: "Several Hundred Mouse Droppings" Found at Still-Closed Cronut Bakery [Gothamist]
· All Coverage of the DOHnut Crisis of 2014 [~ENY~]

Dominique Ansel Kitchen

137 7th Avenue South, New York, NY

Dominique Ansel Bakery

189 Spring St., New York, NY