A Boston health inspector yesterday shut Sushi Today, 1562 Tremont St., after finding numerous things wrong in the kitchen, including rodent "droppings on food prep counters, cabinets, ledges, and around equipment," improper thawing, food meant to be refrigerated being left at room temperature and no soap at a hand-washing sink.
Also found: "prep sink with foul smelling water backed up into basin" and general evidence the place was not complying with basic food-handling safety requirements.
Thawing raw salmon and raw white fish in package in metal pan in refrigerator with cooked octopus. Discussed with PIC [person in charge] how contamination can occur between raw and ready to eat(cooked) foods. PIC voluntarily disposed of cooked octopus.
The restaurant can re-open after it passes a re-inspection and provides proof of a visit by a licensed exterminator and files a new food-handling safety plan.