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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Cockroaches, plumbing problems: Restaurants closed, inspected, June 3-9 in Riverside County

There are restaurants and other food facilities that have been temporarily closed by Riverside County Department of Environmental Health Inspectors between June 3 and 9, 2022 due to imminent health hazards. If no reopening date is mentioned, the department did not list that facility as reopened. This publication.

cafe gossip26150 Iris Ave. Suite A1, Moreno Valley

  • closed: June 9
  • grade: 80/B, failing
  • cause: Cockroach infestation. The inspector found several live cockroaches on the floor and in traps throughout the facility. There were also many fruit flies throughout the facility, including the food preparation and storage areas. Among other violations, raw meat was not being refrigerated properly, and cleaning of all equipment, shelving, containers, tables, walls and floors was required.

Del Taco 24941 Elder Avenue, Moreno Valley

  • closed: June 8
  • grade: 85/b, fail
  • cause: Overflowing sewage. There was a puddle of wastewater around the floor drain between the sinks for preparing food and washing dishes. The inspector said another floor sink had clogged and it looked like it would start flowing soon. In other violations, there was no soap in the employee restrooms and several areas required cleaning.
  • Reopened: After that day

Lone Palm Bar1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

  • closed: June 7
  • grade: 91/A, Passing
  • cause: No running water. Supply was cut off due to repairs to another building sharing a water line.

Van Buren Drive-In Theater’s Food Area3035 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside

  • closed: June 7
  • grade: not graded
  • cause: Operations during plumbing renovation. The facility was installing a grease interceptor and remained open despite being unable to hand-wash, dishwash or use the food-preparation sink. Told to keep it closed till the work is done. Two mobile dining facilities that the theater used as a memorial also had to be closed.

note closure inspection

Here are select inspections of facilities that weren’t closed, but had significant problems.

loco burrito, at 24170 Sunnymead Blvd. In Moreno Valley, the inspection was carried out on 9 June and received a failing grade of 80/B with a serious violation. The meat and cheese were at unsafe temperatures in a refrigerator that was confiscated to not keep cold, and the salsa containers were stored in an insufficient ice bath. Among 12 other violations, cooked tomatillos were not being refrigerated properly, chicken and shrimp were not being thawed correctly, some refrigerated food was uncovered, and inspectors warned that excess items stored outside could harbor worms. can attract.

Taiyo’s Sushi, at 11120 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, was inspected on June 9 and received a failing grade of 81/B with a serious violation. There were rodent droppings in a food-storage area, including on top of boxes holding canned foods and on lids of soy sauce containers. A follow-up visit was planned in 24 h to ensure that there was no infection. In 11 other breaches, a bag of onions had fruit flies and some seafood at unsafe temperatures in a cooler that was sealed. In January, the restaurant failed an inspection and was closed due to a rodent infestation; Now it is facing administrative hearings for recurring issues.

Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs In Palm Springs, 285 N. Palm Canyon Drive, the inspection was conducted on June 8 in response to a complaint about rodents and other unhygienic conditions. The inspector noticed rat droppings and urine in the back waiting station of the hotel’s banquet room, and asked to clean up the area and stop collecting open garbage overnight. The restaurant received an unsuccessful grade 80/B with a serious violation. Both of its walk-in refrigerators were defective; One was empty but the other was full. The person in charge said that the other had gone out overnight and a technician was already there. Had to give up over 100 pounds of food. Another small fridge was also not keeping cool. In 11 other breaches, an employee did not wash his hands, two ice machines did not have doors to protect the ice from contamination, some berries were moldy, the facility needed cleaning and several leaks needed repair. This was the second failed inspection of the facility in just over a year, so it now faces an administrative hearing.

Mr. You Express, at 16110 Paris Blvd. Suite J in the Moreno Valley was inspected on 7 June and received a failing grade of 70/C with three serious violations. The two chicken dishes in the front service area weren’t being kept hot enough. Five employees did not wash their hands properly or at all. And there were several issues related to food-contact surfaces: the knife and cutting board used to cut raw chicken were put away after washing but not washed, the ice machine had a “huge accumulation of black residue”. (not touching ice) And the scoops in the rice and flour box were very dirty. In 14 other violations, a handwashing sink did not contain soap, several containers of cooked food were not being cooled fast enough, including some in coolers that were confiscated for not keeping cold, meat The food was not being thawed safely, and the restaurant was in need of cleaning. Additionally, the restaurant was found to be operating without a valid permit following a change of ownership.

Chicago Pasta House, at 24667 Sunnymead Blvd. In the Moreno Valley, it was inspected on 7 June and received a failing grade of 80/B with a serious violation. Many food items in many refrigerators were at unsafe temperatures. The Pizza and Salad Prep Fridge was confiscated, and the inspector also said not to use a walk-in cooler to store any potentially dangerous food until it was verified to work . In 11 other violations, the ice machine had mold, two trays of cooked chicken were left at room temperature, food was left uncovered, equipment needed to be cleaned, and all but one employee food handler card expired. Had gone. Additionally, there were some flies in the facility; The operator said that the air curtain installed to keep them out was broken. This was the second failed inspection of the restaurant since 2019.

last week’s updates

New India Sweets and Spices, at 1320 W Blaine St Suites ABC in Riverside, which failed a May 20 inspection with a grade of 68/C and was allowed to sell prepared food suspended due to a rodent infestation, has fully reopened . It passed a follow-up inspection on June 3 with a 95/A. The inspector saw some old droppings, but said a thorough search found no other evidence of rodent activity.

Pho Na 92, at 14220 Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs, which failed a May 11 inspection with a score of 75/C and was closed due to a cockroach infestation, was allowed to reopen on 8 June. It received a new grade of 93/A. The inspector saw a dead cockroach but no one alive.

About this list

The list is published online on Friday. Any updates on when restaurants reopen will be factored into next week’s list.

All food facilities in the county are inspected regularly to ensure they meet health codes. A facility loses four points for every serious violation — and may have to shut down if the violation can’t be corrected immediately — and one or two points for a minor violation. Passing an A grade (90 to 100 marks). The grades of B (80 to 89) and C (79 or less) are failing and usually require the owner to make corrections and re-inspect.

For more information about inspecting the Inn or any of the restaurants in Riverside County, visit restaurant grading.rivcoeh.org. To file a health complaint about a restaurant, visit www.rivcoeh.org/Complaint or call 888-722-4234 during business hours or 951-782-2968 after hours.

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