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Jay-Z's 40/40 Club

Shut Down

for Health Code Violations

1/21/2012 4:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in New York City was shut down following a health code inspection that uncovered a slew of violations.

The violations, listed below and first reported by the NY Post, range from hot food being left out on the counter ... to a refrigerator being kept at 60° rather than the required 41° ... to a worker seen mixing salsa with his bare hands. 

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The club was scored 69 violation points, according to New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's website. A score of 28 or higher results in the dreaded C grade.

According to the paper, the club was closed Thursday night and new patrons were not allowed in -- the ones already inside were allowed to stay.

The Department of Health's website lists the restaurant as "closed by Health Dept." ... but the NY Post says it was open for business last night.

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A rep for the club tells TMZ it was a busted fridge that led to the violations. Click here for the full story.

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1.

karlew    

"the ones already inside were allowed to stay." Ewwwww!!!!

825 days ago
2.

Fan    

There was too much cocaine residue on top of all the toilet tanks.

825 days ago
3.

Muppet    

Who mixes salsa with their bare hands? That's disgusting!
Hope noone gets sick from the foods not being kept at proper temperatures!

825 days ago
4.

ExtraKetchup    

Gross!

825 days ago
5.

calling out liberal losers    

this clown spends 1.5 million on depriving regular peasant folks seeing there newborns at the hospital, marches with the occupy wall street mob(tried to profit off his t shirts from those clowns) and then runs a nasty dirty club where suckers drop big $$$ hoping to spot a celebrity! j z is a hippocrit and a first class loser! shame on him!

825 days ago
6.

URSilly    

Gross.
I'm sure there are MANY restaurants like this, just not being caught or they are good at covering on the day of inspection. Lots goes on back by the food prep.

You never know if any of the cooks or servers wash their hands after using the restroom and if they do, they still have to grab the faucet handle or doorknobs to wash up or leave the restroom, still having toilet germs on their hands while they go back to preparing food. Icks me out.

Hair in food icks me out too, so gross. To see a server or cook wipe at their nose or sweat into the food, or carry a water glass right at the rim where people drink out of it and take it to a table.

I prefer to cook at home then to eat out, less chance of getting a cold or some intestinal issue from someone touching food with improper hygiene. Plus you know how it is cooked, what is in it, etc, to have a healthier meal.

825 days ago
7.

Truth    

YESSSSS!!!! THE BEGINNING OF THE END. BEYAAWWWNCE AND JAY-Z ARE GOIN DOWN. DAMN... BETWEEN THE LAWSUITS AND SWAGGER JACKING ON BEY'S END, DRUG DEALING AND HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS ON JAY-Z'S END, THIS COUPLE REPRESENTS FAKENESS TO THE MAX. THEIR STANS ARE TOO STUPID TO SEE THRU THE FACADE. #TRUTH!!

825 days ago
8.

static    

He's no more a "Restauranteur" than he is an "Artist".

825 days ago
9.

Dave W    

If you got health code violation problems, I don't feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems and a club is one.

825 days ago
10.

sean    

So if you're scoring at home, Jay Z's got 99 problems and 69 health code violations. So really, 168 problems.

825 days ago
11.

Kaffee    

People would be smart never to go there again--I don't care who this guy is--he doesn't care about his customers--and if he didn't know, HE SHOULD HAVE!!

825 days ago
12.

LAWRENCE    

I'm sure some chumps regularly go there and have bottle service (AKA spending extra money on bottled booze you can get at Walgreens so you can somehow feel important.) and get their special salsa. It's freaking nasty and do you think for one second this guy cares.....NOPE. He will fire somebody, clean things up and if you go in there three months later it will be the same thing all over again.

825 days ago
13.

dina    

Just goes to show you how insignificant money is. This is crazy rich&yet the staff is incompetent and making minimum wage&therefore don't give a crap.

825 days ago
14.

Celebrities Suck    

I'm sure that place was infested with rats..

825 days ago
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jack     

Apparently food hygiene isn't a priority for some. Ewww, this is disgusting. Remind me NEVER to dine at JZ's.

825 days ago
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