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Cockroaches, rodents: restaurant closures in San Bernardino County, inspection, November 18-December. 2

There are restaurants and other food facilities that were temporarily closed by San Bernardino County health inspectors between November 18 and December 2, 2021 due to imminent health hazards. If no reopening date is mentioned, the agency did not list that facility as reopening. of this publication.

Inca’s Peruvian Grill, 870 E. Foothill Blvd. Unit 2, Upland

  • closed: December 2
  • Grade: 69/c
  • reason: Cockroach infestation, not hot water, working without a valid health permit, getting a grade below 70. There were dead cockroaches in a grease interceptor, in a floor sink, under the stove and in a toilet, as well as in containers of salt and seasoning and a freezer side. The operator said that the water heater was not working for more than two months. The health permit expired in January 2021. Among 16 other breaches, a flip-top fridge had a moldy tomato, refrigerated food was being stored on dirty shelves without a lid, there was an accumulation of food debris in the microwave, and the operator had tried to cool the food safely. Do not know the method or how much sanitizer to use for dishwashing.

Apple Valley Arco, 15333 Rancherias Road, Apple Valley

  • closed: December 2
  • Grade: not graded
  • reason: Cockroach infestation. When an inspector visited when someone complained, he saw a roach at the hot food counter. The inspector saw more than 10 live nymphs near some boxes of soda syrup. A pest control service treating the facility two weeks ago noted that there was cockroach activity.

Juice It Up!, 16155 Sierra Lakes Parkway Unit 130, Fontana

  • closed: November 30
  • Grade: 87/B
  • reason: Cockroach infestation. The inspector found 13 live roaches, two dead roaches and an empty egg bag in the vicinity of the prep table. Pest Control previously treated the facility for cockroaches twice in November. There was another serious violation: “over-accumulation of sludge” in the juice dispenser nozzle. The inspector returned the next day but continued to close as there were still cockroaches alive and dead.

taste of thai, 1180 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino

  • closed: November 18
  • Grade: not graded
  • reason: Infection of rodents. The inspector found droplets on the floor on and under food storage containers and under racks in the storage room, as well as under the front counter.
  • Reopened: Two rodents were captured and the facility cleared after 19 November pest control. No signs of rodents were found at the follow-up visit on 24 November.

note closure inspection

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

Mega Tom’s Burgers, 1701 AD on Main St. in Barstow, inspected on 2 December and received a grade of 81/B with a serious breach. There was no hot water when the inspector arrived, but the water heater was fixed immediately so the restaurant didn’t have to be closed. In 13 other breaches, the ice machine had black residue, the cook did not know what needed to reheat hot food and the B grade card from the restaurant’s last inspection in October 2020 was not displayed as required. That 2020 inspection resulted in the closure because of cockroaches. While the restaurant hadn’t received a new grade in more than a year, health inspectors visited it more than a dozen times to investigate complaints about cockroaches, foodborne illness and other allegations and follow up on discovered issues. did.

Hero Market, at 1160 Old Woman Springs Road Suite C in Yucca Valley, was inspected on 1 December. It got 96/a in retail stores, 98/a in meat market and 84/b for kitchen/grill/deli. There were two serious violations in the kitchen area: a prep cooler was not keeping cool and the food inside was at unsafe temperatures. There was also a moldy cucumber. This was the third B grade of the kitchen area in two years.

Chang’an Kitchen, 701 N. Unit C in Ontario at Milliken Avenue was inspected on November 24 and received a grade of 80/B with two serious violations. One was for issues related to the poor condition of the food: a bulk container of breading contained live insects that an employee said the restaurant was not using anymore, and there were two severely dented cans in storage. The second was related to non-cleanliness of food-contact surfaces: there was mold in the ice machine chutes, a worker didn’t clean the cutting board and some utensils weren’t being stored where they would stay clean. In eight other breaches, cooked boba was not being kept warm enough and food was not being refrigerated safely.

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Carniceria El Toro #1, Ontario at 1329 E. 4th St., inspected November 22 and received a 91/A in Store and 76/C in Prep Kitchen. There was a serious breach in the store for having two dark oranges for sale. There were two serious violations in the kitchen. Two large containers of tamarinds and two large containers of beans that were cooked the day before had not cooled to safe temperatures. In addition, the operator was cooking food at home and bringing it in as fire safety officials red-tagged the exhaust hood. Had to give up all that food. Among other breaches, there were flies in both the kitchen and store areas, the kitchen was using non-commercial-grade freezers, and the appliances and floors were dirty. This is the second consecutive B or C grade of the kitchen area.

Jenny’s Restaurant Pupperia, 741 W. On Holt Boulevard. In Ontario, it was inspected on November 22 and received a grade of 73/C with four serious violations. The inspector found fresh and old rodent droppings on the floor, a cockroach egg sac in a cabinet and dead roaches in the cabinet and from a sink. Drops of a thawed turkey were falling into an open container of potatoes placed under it. Two employees did not wash their hands properly. And the rice cooked the night before had not yet cooled to a safe temperature. In eight other breaches, a bag of raw meat was placed directly on top of raw vegetables, dirty dishes were placed on a clean dish shelf and the facility required cleaning. A follow-up inspection was planned to ensure that there was no worm infestation. This was the restaurant’s seventh B or C grade in the previous five years; On its last routine inspection, it received 65 and was closed for three days due to unhygienic conditions.

NS Coco Bakery Restaurant At 60 W Foothills Blvd. The inspection was conducted on 19 November in response to a complaint of a foodborne illness in Upland. It received a grade of 81/B with one serious violation. Some of the food items were not being kept hot or cold enough, including the salad prep fridge that the restaurant was told to stop using until it could be repaired. In 10 other breaches, there were dry rodent droppings on top of the dishwasher and behind the water heater, and a handwashing sink that didn’t have hot water. In a follow-up on 23 November, the sink and fridge were fixed and there was no evidence of rodents. An inspector returned on 1 December for a re-inspection requested by the restaurant and to investigate another complaint about rodent sightings. The restaurant scored a 90/A, but the inspector noticed more rodent droppings in some areas on the floor. Another follow-up was planned in two days.

last week’s updates

food section of dollar general At 350 W Main St. in Barstow, which was closed on 2 August because there was no water in the store, was allowed to reopen on 23 November.

about this list

The list is published online on Friday. Any updates on the reopening of restaurants will be included in 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 each serious violation and one to three points for a minor infringement. A grades (90 to 100 points) are considered “generally better”, B grades (80 to 89) are considered “generally acceptable” and C grades (70 to 79) are considered “generally unacceptable”. considered and requires follow-up inspection. , If a feature’s score is less than 70 or there is a serious violation that cannot be corrected immediately, it will be temporarily closed.

For more information about inspecting these or any restaurants in San Bernardino County, visit www.sbcounty.gov/dph/ehsportal/FacilityList/food. To file a health complaint, visit www.sbcounty.gov/dph/ehsportal/StaticComplaint or call 800-442-2283.

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