Mouse infestation closes birthplace of the cronut

New York City residents and tourists are apparently not alone in their love of Cronuts, those croissant-and-doughnut hybrids that have people lined up for blocks before dawn outside a SoHo bakery.

Online video showing a mouse running around in the Dominique Ansel Bakery on Spring Street, which shot to fame after its eponymous chef cronut21-300x300created the pastry, led health officials to temporarily shut the shop on Friday.

The closing was reported on Friday on the website Gothamist, which noted that the bakery had been open earlier in the day.

Inspectors from the city’s health department found a severe mouse infestation at the bakery requiring professional pest control, and the bakery cannot reopen until inspectors determine the problem has been fixed, an agency statement said.

90 sick; poor refrigeration of jam likely cause of fair food poisoning

The cronut craze seems to be receding, but not until at least 90 people were sickened after consuming cronut burgers at the cronut2Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto last month.

But it wasn’t the cronuts – it was probably a uniquely Canadian product, maple bacon jam served with the cronut burger.

Toronto Public Health says inadequate refrigeration probably caused the outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus.

While the brown sugar and maple syrup results came back negative, the bacon tested positive, but for different bacteria. The bacterial toxin found in jam samples from both Le Dolci and Epic Burgers was cronut.t.shirt.aug.13actually produced from a different strain of Staphylococcus aureus than that found in the bacon.