Sounds like DOH went a little overboard in closing Ben's Best down for 3 days:
"Our biggest problem was the hanging salami in the window, which we had hanging there for 60 years," said deli owner Jay Parker. "Now the Board of Health says that it has to be confined to the temperatures of other meat products even though it is salted and smoked."
Popular Ben's Best forced to close for 3 days
The salami in the window was 14 points on the inspection, he said. The deli was slapped with an additional seven because of the failure to clean a slicing machine after each use.
"We had sliced some pastrami, after which we were supposed to clean the machine before slicing some corned beef," Parker said. "We were making a pastrami-and-corned beef sandwich, so I did not understand what cross-contamination [there] was.
Cross contamination usually occurs with foods of different types, like cheese and meat, or raw meat with cooked food.