From the Times Ledger:
Bellerose civic leaders and City Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) are calling on a halal meat market in the neighborhood to get its act together after it was cited for more than a dozen violations, including three labeled as “critical” by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Super Halal Meat Fruits & Vegetables Inc., at 253-06 Hillside Ave. in Bellerose, racked up three “critical deficiencies” by the Agriculture Department, including live flies in the meat processing area flying around and landing on meat contact and non-contact surfaces.
The agency also said there were live flies on produce and in a dumpster and a meat fat storage area.
Citing a letter from the agency, the councilman said the market was assessed a $600 penalty, and the agency called the business a “chronic violator,” which means the market will face inspections every 30 days instead of every 60 days.