Justin Timberlake’s restaurant hit with “mice” sanitation violations

Justin Timberlake's NYC eatery (Photo: Jetss)
Justin Timberlake’s NYC eatery (Photo: Jetss)

Justin’s New York City restaurant has been hit with charges of sanitation violations during a recent health inspection, including a citation for mice sightings.

Officials at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene gave the ‘Sexy Back’ hitmaker’s ‘Southern Hospitality’ venue a routine examination in July of this year and according to the department’s records, the place received four violations.

In the documents obtained, two of those violations were critical, with the first showing “evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food area,” adding the venue has “conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.”

The other citation suggests an area of the kitchen which comes in contact with food was “not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use, and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.”

The final grade for Southern Hospitality is still pending while the restaurant remains open. Timberlake opened the Southern-style barbecue eatery in 2007 with business partners Trace Ayala and Eytan Sugarman. The extent of his current involvement is unknown and so far the singer has not publicly defended the violations.


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