Apparently, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was so upset about the lack of information about bugs in Zomick’s challah that he has crafted a new law to ensure the residents of New York are no longer kept in the dark about failed health inspections.
The N.Y. Jewish Week reports:
Call it Zomick’s bill.
Although Zomick’s Bakery of Inwood, L.I., a major kosher food manufacturer, had failed nearly 60 percent of state food inspections because of vermin infestation since 2005, few knew about it.
State law required only that a notice of a failed state inspection be posted conspicuously at each public entrance of Zomick’s plant. And a spokesman for the State Department of Agriculture and Markets said its Food and Safety division made it a practice “not to share inspection records with third parties.”
That would all change under a bill to be submitted this week by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan). It would require the department to post online all food inspection violations.