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Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Shut Down Then Re-Opened For Health Code Violation

Jay Z 40 40 Club Shut Down

First Posted: 01/25/2012 1:35 pm Updated: 01/25/2012 1:35 pm

Jigga man does in fact have 99 problems, and his restaurant is one. Just one day after the star-studded grand re-opening of the rapper's 40/40 Club that included famous guests like multi-billionaire Warren Buffet, the club was shut down for a host of health-code violations, The New York Post reports.

The list of infractions are enough to make anybody's stomach turn. According to the report, an inspector found perishable food in the refrigerator that was set at 60 degrees instead of 41. Hot food was also left out on the counter at a lower temperature than recommended. To make matters worse, a worker was seen mixing salsa with his bare hands, TMZ reports.

"If you have a walk-in place with food like this, you put a hell of a lot of people at risk," a source told the Post. "A night of dinner and dancing should not include the risk of contracting food-borne illness."

Although the club corrected the problems and was permitted to re-open, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene gave it 69 violation points. A score of 28 or higher lands an eatery with the dreaded C grade.

The club's representative, Ron Berkowitz, told TMZ that the motor in one of the refrigerators blew out right before the inspector arrived. He said the fridge was fixed by noon and the club was cleared for business.

Can't say we'll be eating there anytime soon.

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Filed by Danielle Cadet  |