Sheldon Silver doesn’t like bugs in his Zomick’s challah


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.

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