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Empire, Coleman’s, Otro Cinco, Small Plates among unsatisfactory restaurant inspections in Onondaga County

These are the restaurant inspection reports from the Onondaga County Health Department for the week of June 22-28, 2014.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - These are the restaurant inspection reports from the Onondaga County Health Department for the week of June 22-28, 2014.

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Below you will find locations with unsatisfactory inspections, those operating within standards, and those that corrected previous violations during the second week of June.

Unsatisfactory inspections

A Pizza & More
6 Elm Street
Town of Tully


Inspected: June 24. Deadline to correct violations: July 11.

1. Establishment lacks accurate probe thermometer to evaluate temperature of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and/or holding (corrected).
2. Liquid soap at hand wash sink not properly labeled (corrected).
3. Ham, sliced turkey, sliced and diced tomatoes, feta cheese and sour cream all stored in reach-in sandwich cooler noted between 49°F-55°F (voluntarily discarded). Milk, whipped cream and half & half creamer stored in small reach-in cooler at wait station noted at 57°F (voluntarily discarded).
4. Reach-in sandwich cooler in kitchen and reach-in cooler at wait station not operating properly to maintain temperature of potentially hazardous foods at or below 45°F.
5. Portion cup used to dispense food products in reach-in sandwich cooler and plastic pan used to dispense sauce in bulk food container in walk-in cooler lack handles. Coffee filters at wait station not stored protected.
6. Meat slicer and bucket storing utensils on lower shelving in kitchen not clean.
7. Exterior of cheese bins in reach-in cooler, some lower shelving in kitchen, soda crates used for storage in stock room and food cart storing chicken wing sauce all not clean.
8. Toilet rooms lack readable hand wash signs (corrected).
9. Front door noted open, allowing for the possible entrance of insects and/or rodents.
10. Some ceiling tiles not clean.

Asti Caffe
411 North Salina Street
City of Syracuse


Inspected: June 11. Deadline to correct violations: July 7.

1. Fruit flies noted in one bottle of liquor (voluntarily discarded).
2. Pooled raw eggs stored above and next to ready-to-eat foods in cooler at cook line (corrected). Raw whole shell eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods in upstairs refrigerator (corrected).
3. Hand sanitizer and hand soap stored next to single service items upstairs (corrected). Spray bottle of chemical not labeled (corrected).
4. Containers of spices at cook line noted double stacked without hard covers.
5. Some coolers lack accessible thermometers.
6. Evidence of employee beverage consumption noted in food preparation area.
7. Some poly cutting boards noted in poor repair.
8. Some door gaskets on coolers noted in poor repair. Foil noted lining shelf in upstairs kitchen, not smooth and easily cleanable.
9. Ice chute on soda machine, food scales, interior of microwave oven and interior of ice machine all not clean.
10. All cooler door gaskets, bottom shelf in salad cooler, exterior of toaster oven, exterior of bread storage container, floor fan in salad preparation area, exterior of bulk food containers, soda boot at bar and bottom of tall reach-in freezer upstairs all not clean.
11. Hand wash sink lacks paper towels (corrected).
12. Several live and dead cockroaches noted in establishment.
13. Floors under and behind shelving and equipment upstairs, wall above hand sink in salad area, floor around fryer and floor in dish area all not clean.

Bleu Monkey Café
163 Marshall Street
City of Syracuse


Inspected: June 19. Deadline to correct violations: July 8.

1. Rice in hot holding units noted at 104°F and 120°F (corrected).
2. Bowls used as scoops in food not equipped with handles.
3. Single service bowls re-used as scoops in food.
4. Some plastic food containers not completely air-dried before stacking.
5. Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
6. Exterior of grease receptacle in basement not clean.
7. Establishment failed to notify the Onondaga County Health Department regarding receipt of a possible food illness complaint.

BoDean’s Smoked Chicken and Ribs
Temporary Food Service Permit
Operating at Taste of Syracuse
Clinton Square
City of Syracuse


Inspected: June 6. Deadline to correct violations: Next Temporary Event.

1. Chicken wings stored in hot holding on grill noted between 100°F-105°F (corrected). Two racks of pork ribs stored in hot holding on grill noted between 125°F-130°F (corrected). Pork ribs and chicken wings stored on second grill noted between 105°F-112°F (corrected).
2. Hot holding equipment not adequate to maintain temperature of potentially hazardous foods at or above 140°F.

Additional inspection on June 7. Deadline to correct violations: Next temporary event.

1. Chicken stored in hot holding noted at 80°F.

Burger King Restaurant
700 South Salina Street
City of Syracuse

Inspected:June 10. Deadline to correct violations: July 7.

1. Portioned coffee grounds in filters not stored protected.
2. Single service food containers not stored inverted.
3. Blenders and lids at beverage station, soda fountain nozzles and ketchup dispenser housing beneath dining room soda fountain all not clean.
4. Some wire shelving in walk-in cooler, all shelving in beverage area near take-out window and garbage bin chutes at self-serve beverage area in dining room all not clean.
5. Drain below preparation sink in kitchen noted with buildup of grease and food debris, allowing for harborage of drain flies.
6. Men’s toilet room not clean.
7. Small black flies noted near soda fountain, on walls, under shelving and around trash in dining room. Small black flies noted in kitchen near ice machine, around sink drains and mop sink, in trash area, on walls, in shelving area near ice cream station/toppings area and blenders, near drains, under sandwich station and in beverage station near take-out window (voluntary closure, subsequently corrected).
8. Floors and edges in walk-in freezer, in walk-in cooler and throughout kitchen not clean. Floors and edges in preparation area, in dish area, in dry storage area, under front counter, under soda fountain in dining room and at beverage station all not clean.  

Camillus Elks
6117 Newport Road
Town of Camillus


Inspected: June 16. Deadline to correct violations: July 8.

1. Raw whole-shell eggs stored above and next to ready-to-eat food on top shelf of storage rack in walk-in cooler (corrected).
2. Case of bottled water stored on floor in walk-in beverage cooler. Two containers of cooking oil stored on floor in kitchen. Some food items stored on floor in walk-in cooler (corrected).
3. Tongs stored in pasta salad noted with handles touching product.
4. Upright reach-in cooler in back room near bar lacks thermometer.
5. Interior of ovens at cook line, warming unit, interior handle area of walk-in cooler door, soda gun at bar and base shelf of upright reach-in freezer/cooler unit in back room all not clean.
6. Exterior of both fryer units and chemical dispenser hoses on dish machine not clean.
7. Floors in walk-in cooler, in walk-in freezer and under cook line not clean. Walls and ceilings in beverage cooler not clean.
8. Lights above ice machine in storage room lack shields.

Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub
100 South Lowell Avenue
City of Syracuse 

Inspected: June 18. Deadline to correct violations: July 10.

1. Mold noted on four loaves of bread in container (voluntarily discarded). Evidence of rodent activity noted in four bags of lentils, two bags of barley and two bags of split peas in basement storage area (voluntarily discarded). Twenty-nine pounds of butter solids noted contaminated by drainage from refrigeration unit in basement (voluntarily discarded).
2. Spinach artichoke dip and chicken dip stored in top of preparation cooler noted between 58°F-65°F (voluntarily discarded).
3. Tartar sauce stored in double-door reach-in cooler noted at 58°F (corrected).
4. Baked potato stored on top of oven noted at 133°F (voluntarily discarded). Blue cheese dressing and thousand island dressing on top of preparation top cooler noted between 66°F - 70°F (voluntarily discarded). Twelve single service containers of tartar sauce and seven containers of sour cream stored on counter noted between 66°F-68°F (voluntarily discarded).
5. Sheet trays of cooked chicken in walk-in cooler and containers of food in lower preparation cooler noted double stacked without hard covers. Containers of rolls on shelving not stored protected. Bottles of liquor stored on floor in liquor room in basement. Case of french fries and case of chicken stored on floor in walk-in cooler.
6. Scoop stored in bag of sugar noted with handle touching product. Ice scoop stored directly on top of ice machine, not a clean sanitized surface.
7. Cutting boards noted stored on floor.
8. Single service cups stored on floor under shelving in basement. Cases of single service containers stored on floor in basement and in liquor room.
9. Reach-in cooler in kitchen preparation area lacks thermometer.
10. Evidence of employee beverage consumption noted throughout preparation area and kitchen.
11. Most poly cutting boards noted in poor repair.
12. Gaskets on preparation cooler, on lid of chest freezer and on cooler door in bar area all noted in poor repair.
13. Double-door reach-in coolers in kitchen and in basement noted in poor repair and noted leaking.
14. Wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
15. Meat slicer, interior of white buckets storing clean sanitized utensils, interior of upper and lower preparation top coolers, interior of ice machine in basement and soda boots and guns at bar all not clean.
16. Exterior of white buckets storing clean sanitized utensils, lower shelving throughout, exterior of all cook line equipment, exterior of all coolers, shelving above server pickup, majority of kitchen equipment, bottom of chest freezer, keg lines in basement, exterior of refrigeration unit in walk-in meat cooler, floor fan in kitchen, ceiling fans in bar area and some fan guards in beer coolers at bar all not clean.
17. All men and women toilet rooms lack hand wash signs (corrected).
18. Evidence of mice noted in dry storage area in basement.
19. Walls in kitchen not clean. All floors throughout establishment, including under all equipment and in walk-in coolers not clean.
20. Ceiling vents noted with chipped and peeling paint. Ansul lines not clean. Some lights in dry storage area in basement and in liquor room lack light shields.

Crepe & Gelato Blvd
315 South Clinton Street
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 14. Deadline to correct violations: July 7.

1. Establishment noted open and operating without hot and cold running water (voluntary closure, subsequently corrected).

The violation letter stated that due to the nature of the violations, a Commissioner’s Hearing will be scheduled for non-compliance with Sanitary Code provisions. However, the business can choose to waive the right to a Hearing by admitting to the violations and paying a reduced fine of $250.00.

Empire Brewing Company
120 Walton Street
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 12. Deadline to correct violations: July 7.

1. Mold noted on cucumbers in preparation cooler (voluntarily discarded). Water from cooling unit noted leaking into container of thai chicken in preparation cooler (voluntarily discarded ten bags of chicken).
2. Portion cups of thousand island and blue cheese dressings at server station noted at 63°F (corrected).
3. Containers of spices stored on shelving lack covers. Boxes of growlers stored on floor in liquor room. Beverage lines stored on service ice at bar (corrected).
4. Ice cream scoop stored in standing water, noted at 82°F. Bowl used as scoop not equipped with handle.
5. Preparation cooler lacks thermometer (corrected).
6. Several poly cutting boards and plastic scoop used for flour noted in poor repair.
7. Cover on preparation top noted in poor repair.
8. Some clean, sanitized pans not properly air-dried before stacking.
9. Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
10. Beverage lines in keg cooler and guard on meat slicer not clean.
11. Exterior of bins storing flour and cornmeal, some lower shelving and bottom interior of top
door cooler at bar all not clean.
12. Men’s toilet room and server station lack hand wash signs (corrected).
13. Some mouse droppings noted at three bay sink and under corner of equipment at preparation
line.

Frank’s Plank Road Café, LLC
8350 North Main Street – Route 11
Town of Cicero

Inspected: June 10. Deadline to correct violations: July 7.

1. Coleslaw, crumbly blue cheese, tuna salad and sliced tomatoes stored in reach-in preparation
cooler across from grill line noted between 50°F-59°F (corrected). Portion cups of bleu cheese
dressing stored on ice at server station noted between 52°F-65°F (voluntarily discarded).
2. Reach-in cooler across from cook line not operating properly to maintain temperatures of potentially hazardous foods at or below 45°F (corrected).
3. Cutting board on preparation cooler noted heavily stained.
4. Interior of preparation cooler, interior of sliding-door cooler, can rack in dry storage area and some shelving units in dry storage area not clean.
5. Offensive odor noted in men’s toilet room. 
6. Some wall areas noted in poor repair. Floor around fryers and floor, walls and ceiling in walkin
beer cooler not clean.

The violation letter stated that due to the nature of the violations, a Commissioner’s Hearing will be scheduled for non-compliance with Sanitary Code provisions. However, the business can choose to waive the right to a Hearing by admitting to the violations and paying a reduced fine of $250.00.

Gino & Joe’s Pizza
48 East Genesee Street
Town of Lysander

Inspected: June 12. Deadline to correct violations: July 7.

1. Cardboard box that previously stored raw chicken reused to store cooked sausage pieces (corrected).
2. Sausage calzone stored at front service line noted at 70°F and not time logged. Bin of cooked chicken wings stored near fryers noted at 61°F (corrected).
3. Meatballs and sausage stored in hot holding unit noted at 132°F (corrected).
4. Cooked sausage pieces stored in cardboard box, not a clean sanitized surface. Food items stored on floor in walk-in cooler.
5. Employees preparing food lack hair restraints.
6. Some shelving in walk-in cooler not clean.
7. Pipes near walls of fryers and hoods over fryers and ovens not clean.

Jreck Subs
5401 West Genesee Street
Town of Camillus

Inspected: June 16. Deadline to correct violations: July 9.

1. Ham noted at 49°F, turkey noted at 50°F and roast beef noted at 54°F, all stored in preparation top cooler (corrected).

The violation letter stated that due to the nature of the violations, a Commissioner’s Hearing will be scheduled for non-compliance with Sanitary Code provisions. However, the business can choose to waive the right to a Hearing by admitting to the violations and paying a reduced fine of $250.00.

King David Restaurant
129 Marshall Street
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 23. Deadline to correct violations: July 11.

1. Raw beef and tzatziki sauce in reach-in cooler across from grill noted between 49°F-51°F (corrected). Approximately thirty-four pounds of Greek yogurt and ten pounds of sour cream in reach-in cooler at server station noted between 51°F-54°F (voluntarily discarded).
2. Reach-in cooler across from grill and reach-in cooler at server station not operating properly to maintain temperature of potentially hazardous foods at or below 45°F.
3. Bag of rice stored on floor and under drain of hand wash sink. Bottled soda, canned juice and box soda all stored on floor. Trash can stored on top of box soda (corrected).
4. Serving utensils stored in standing water near grill.
5. Case of single service cup lids stored on floor in storage room.
6. Reach-in coolers across from grill and in preparation area lack thermometers.
7. Towels used to line reach-in cooler at server station, shelf in reach-in cooler across from grill and shelf under clean sanitized cups, all not smooth and easily cleanable surfaces.
8. Shelving throughout establishment not clean.
9. Standing water noted on bottom of reach-in cooler at server station. Interior of microwave oven not clean.
10. Mop sink not accessible.
11. Hand wash sink not accessible; multiple items noted in sink.
12. Floors under and around equipment not clean.

Oompa Loompyas
Temporary Food Service Permit
Operating at Taste of Syracuse
Clinton Square
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 6. Deadline to correct violations: Next Temporary Event.

1. Two containers of chicken wig dip improperly cooling on counter and in cooler noted between 71°F-73°F (voluntarily discarded).
2. Probe thermometer not available to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and/or holding.
3. Chemicals stored on single service items (corrected).
4. Food items stored on ground.
5. Female employee lacks hair restraint.
6. Single service items stored on ground.

Otro Cinco
206 South Warren Street
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 17. Deadline to correct violations: July 11.

1. Manager observed preparing burrito and quesadilla with bare hands, bare hand contact noted (voluntarily discarded).

The violation letter stated that due to the nature of the violations, a Commissioner’s Hearing will be scheduled for non-compliance with Sanitary Code provisions. However, the business can choose to waive the right to a Hearing by admitting to the violations and paying a reduced fine of $250.00.

Pascarella’s Bakery
Temporary Food Service Permit
Operating at Downtown Farmer’s Market
Clinton Square
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 17. Deadline to correct violations: July 8.

1. Cannolis in reach-in cooler noted at 58°F.
2. Reach-in cooler not operating properly to maintain temperatures of potentially hazardous foods at or below 45°F.
3. Hand wash station not set up (corrected).
4. Establishment noted operating without a valid Temporary Food Service Permit (subsequently corrected).

Peppino’s Mobile Unit
Operating at Taste of Syracuse
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 6. Deadline to correct violations: July 7.

1. Mobile unit noted operating without a valid Mobile Food Service Permit; i.e., 2014 permit has not been renewed at this time.

Pizza Hut
Temporary Food Service Permit
Operating at Taste of Syracuse
Clinton Square
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 6. Deadline to correct violations:Next Temporary Event

1. Creamed spinach dip noted at 124°F (corrected).
2. Accurate probe thermometer not available to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and/or holding.
3. Some single service containers not stored inverted and stored with tools (corrected).

Small Plates
Temporary Food Service Permit
Operating at Taste of Syracuse
Clinton Square
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 6. Deadline to correct violations:Next Temporary Event

1. Chili noted at 129°F, hotdogs noted at 90°F and cooked chicken noted at 124°F, all stored on table (corrected).
2. Hand wash station not properly set up.
3. Establishment noted operating without a valid Temporary Food Service Permit (subsequently corrected).

Southwest Community Center
Temporary Food Service Permit
Operating at Juneteenth
Jubilee Park
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 14. Deadline to correct violations: July 7.

1. Raw chicken wings and frozen french fries stored in un-drained ice (corrected).
2. Hand wash station lacks soap (corrected).
3. Establishment noted operating without a valid Temporary Food Service Permit.

Three Fat Guys Tavern
3898 New Court Avenue
Town of Dewitt

Inspected: June 16. Deadline to correct violations: July 7.

1. Three pounds of shredded mozzarella cheese, one eight-ounce package of grated cheese and four whole red onions on sheet tray in walk-in cooler noted contaminated by refrigeration unit drainage (voluntarily discarded). Dry chicken coating mix on preparation table noted with dried pieces of chicken and meat juice (voluntarily discarded).
2. Various food items stored on floor below dry storage shelves. Some food in walk-in cooler not stored covered/protected.
3. Upper interior and slide on ice machine, meat slicer, some food pans in preparation top, burger press on stove top and soda guns at bar all not clean.
4. Gasket around door and door area of refrigerator and top of stove not clean. Standing water noted in low portion of preparation top cooler and in several bar coolers.
5. Men’s toilet room lacks hand wash sign (corrected).
6. Hand wash sink not accessible.
7. Gap noted at bottom of rear door into garage, allowing for the possible entrance of insects and/or rodents.
8. Floor edges throughout establishment and floors under cook line and under racks in walk-in cooler all not clean.
9. Ventilation hood filters, top of ventilation hood and ansul lines not clean.

The violation letter stated that due to the nature of the violations, a Commissioner’s Hearing will be scheduled for non-compliance with Sanitary Code provisions. However, the business can choose to waive the right to a Hearing by admitting to the violations and paying a reduced fine of $250.00.

Tiffany’s Catering Company
101 Oak Street
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 13. Deadline to correct violations: July 7.

1. Mold noted in containers of baked beans and container of marinara sauce in reach-in cooler (voluntarily discarded). Water from tube in reach-in cooler noted leaking into pan of salt potatoes (voluntarily discarded potatoes).
2. Macaroni and cheese in reach-in cooler noted at 55°F (voluntarily discarded). Four containers of ranch dressing in reach-in cooler noted between 51°F-54°F (voluntarily discarded).
3. Reach-in cooler not operating properly to maintain temperatures of potentially hazardous foods at or below 45°F (all products removed). Refrigeration unit noted leaking.
4. Ice scoop stored on ice machine, not a clean sanitized surface.
5. Food thermometer stored with office supplies.
6. Some shelving in equipment storage room noted with worn paint. Some lower shelving in preparation area noted with peeling paint and in poor repair. White wire shelving in kitchen noted with chipped paint and rust.
7. Some insulated coolers not properly air-dried.
8. Exterior of rear reach-in freezer and red wire shelving in kitchen not clean.
9. Mouse droppings noted under table near side door.

Varsity Coffee Shop
802 South Crouse Avenue
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 18. Deadline to correct violations: July 10.

1. All potentially hazardous foods in walk in cooler noted between 49°F-55°F (voluntarily discarded).
2. Cooked chicken improperly cooling in walk-in cooler noted at 65°F (corrected).
3. Walk-in cooler not operating properly to maintain temperatures of potentially hazardous foods at or below 45°F, ambient temperature noted at 53°F.
4. Chili in hot holding unit at front counter noted at 104°F (corrected).
5. Containers of food in cooler across from fryer noted double stacked without hard covers.
6. Reach-in pizza cooler lacks accessible thermometer.
7. Shelving storing soda, rolling rack in kitchen, dry storage shelf in kitchen and shelving in walk-in cooler all not clean. Standing water noted in bottom of pizza cooler.
8. Floor under bag in box soda not clan.

The violation letter stated that due to the nature of the violations, a Commissioner’s Hearing will be scheduled for non-compliance with Sanitary Code provisions. However, the business can choose to waive the right to a Hearing by admitting to the violations and paying a reduced fine of $250.00.

Yum Yum Gluten Free Bakery & Café
116 Seeley Road
City of Syracuse

Inspected: June 19. Deadline to correct violations: July 10.

1. Raw chicken stored next to bowl of frosting (corrected).
2. Bucket of sanitizer stored next to basket of food items (corrected).
3. Oil and spices at tables not stored protected and accessible to public. Tray of pizza and container of basil not stored protected. Personal beverages in reach-in cooler not labeled and noted stored with food intended for public use.
4. Single service cups not stored inverted.
5. Some dishes noted chipped and in poor repair.
6. Poly cutting board noted in poor repair, heavily grooved and stained. Paper bags noted lining wire shelf, not smooth and easily cleanable.
7. Dishes, food storage containers on wire shelf, meat slicer, interior of oven and several baking pans on rack with clean pans all not clean.
8. Exterior of chest freezer, exterior of air fan, shelving in reach-in cooler in dining room and exterior of oven/ range top all not clean.
9. Hand sinks lack paper towels.
10. Some wall areas and floors under and behind equipment not clean.

The violation letter stated that due to the nature of the violations, a Commissioner’s Hearing will be scheduled for non-compliance with Sanitary Code provisions. However, the business can choose to waive the right to a Hearing by admitting to the violations and paying a reduced fine of $250.00.

Satisfactory Inspections

The following locations were inspected and found to be operating within standards.

McDonald's 5961 Route 20 Lafayette

Peace, Love and Ice Cream 1400 Burnet Avenue Syracuse

Pizza Hut 587 7879 Oswego Road Liverpool

Rosalie's Cucina 841 West Genesee Street Skaneateles

Shattuck's Paddy Wagon Mobile Unit 8097 Morgan Road Liverpool

Shove Park Recreation Center 1 Shove Park Drive Camillus

Skippys Soft Serve 210 Terminal Road West Liverpool

Smokin' Skinnys Mobile Unit 3146 Falls Road Marcellus

Sweet Lew's Sports Bar and Grill 7356 Church Street North Syracuse

Syracuse Microd & Quarter Midget Club New York State Fairgrounds Syracuse

Tecumseh Golf Club 200 Waring Road Syracuse

Temple Adath Yeshurun 450 Kimber Road Syracuse

Villa Pizza Fritte Mobile Unit #4 - Lemonade 3179 Erie Boulevard East Dewitt

Villa Pizza Fritte Mobile Unit #5 - Ice Cream Stand 3179 Erie Boulevard East Dewitt

Villa Pizza Fritte Mobile Unit #6 - Pizza Stand 3179 Erie Boulevard East Dewitt

Villa Pizza Fritte Mobile Unit #7 - French Fry Stand 3179 Erie Boulevard East Dewitt

Wacky Ray's Weiner Wagon Commissary 1802 Teal Avenue Syracuse

Warners Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 72 - Newport Road Warners

Violations Corrected

The following locations were found to have corrected previous violations

Columbus Baking Co. Mobile Unit
136 Shaker Heights Camillus

KFC
3406 Erie Boulevard East Syracuse

Sliders Burgers and Belgian Fries
121 Marshall Street Syracuse

Wendy's
5845 East Circle Drive Cicero

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