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South End market ordered shut for second time in three weeks, and not just because of all the live, unpermitted frogs on the loading dock

Update: The market passed a re-inspection on Feb. 21 and was allowed to re-open.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Ming's Supermarket, 1102 Washington St. in the South End, shut for a variety of health issues, including all the frogs on a rear loading dock without a permit, 600 dozen eggs sitting in a too warm warehouse and rodent droppings found at several spots, including the produce area.

A health inspector had also ordered the market shut on Jan. 23, due in part to rodent droppings - and one dead rat - found at different spots ithan where they were found yesterday.

During yesterday's inspection, the health inspector ordered a manager to send the frogs - number not specified - back to the dealer until after the store gets a permit to sell them from the state marine-fisheries department.

The eggs were being stored at 58 to 60 degrees when they should have been kept at no more than 41 degrees, according to the inspector's report. The inspector ordered the eggs dumped into a trash compactor and, for good measure, doused with bleach.

Also, a hand-washing sink in the fish department could not be used because it was blocked with equipment.

The market can re-open after it passes a re-inspection.

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of live frogs. But the place calls itself NY Mart (spelled “Marts” on the front door) these days.

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The inspection did not find anything wrong with the frogs (I mean, the place was hopping), just that the store didn't have the proper permit for selling them.

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While I appreciate a good pun, I'm genuinely sad this didnt lead to a video of cute frogs hopping around a Boston grocery.

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... say, buddy, you got a license for them frogs over there?

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But it’s ok to have live turtles?

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Maybe they have the proper permit for turtles.

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It's not easy being green.

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... that had to sue that slumlord, Leo “Jack” Motsis, last fall for all sorts of illegal practices. They won but it would seem their days are numbered. Inkblot grows apace.
I won’t miss the smoke shop next door.

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... during and after this, as anyone who had the unpleasant misfortune to encounter him on his daily ramblings up and down Tremont near the Eagle witnessed. No one was spared his rages against “THE PARASITES”.
Probably back in Vegas again now drowning himself in further debt. Or campaigning for Trump.

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They own the building they are in.

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But a neighboring building.

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They rent their 'main' building as well. (I forget who with)

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Yeah that's a no from me and the market yuck

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In other countries, including Western Europe, they don't refrigerate eggs at all.

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There's a reason you don't want to eat unrefrigerated eggs in the US:

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't.

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since they've just been ordered shut for the 2nd time in 3 weeks due to health and sanitation code violations. They should be forced to shape up or be forced out of business altogether.

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... and retail developers would love to see this ethnic supermarket, which serves the shrinking low income Asian community its situated in, shut down so they can further isolated and force out that community.

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Most of their customers love in the suburbs, drive in late model Honda’s and Toyota’sabd park opposite it in the tufts lot on the weekends. The place defines “wet market”. The meat and seafood section is disgustingly filthy.

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