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State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is proposing a bill that would require the State Department of Agriculture and Markets to post all food inspection violations online.
The Inwood-based Zomick's  retains its kosher status, as certified by the Vaad Hakashrus of both the Five Towns and Far Rockaway, and OK Kosher Certification in Brooklyn. The Herald took a tour of the bakery’s Inwood plant recently, and saw workers wearing hairnets and gloves. Bearded men wore nets over their facial hair. The touring reporters also wore hairnets.
After failing an inspection in October 2012, Zomick’s adopted an aggressive program to enhance cleanliness and safety, according to Kaff, and earlier this year the bakery began working with Westchester-based Arnie Flakowitz Associates, a food safety consultant. “I know we are selling safe products,” Kaff said.
Silver said he is confident that the State Senate will also see the benefit of his proposed law. Tom Locascio, an aide to Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), the Senate majority leader, said that Skelos thinks the issue is important enough to review. “Senator Skelos shares the obvious concerns on this matter,” Locascio said, “and will work to determine the appropriate legislative action when the Senate reconvenes in January.”

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