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No sanitizer, dead cockroaches, mold: Restaurants closed in San Bernardino County, inspection, Dec. 31-Jan. 6

No Sanitizer, Dead Cockroaches, Mold: Restaurants Closed In San Bernardino County, Inspection, Dec. 31-Jan. 6

There are restaurants and other food facilities that have been temporarily closed by San Bernardino County health inspectors between December 31, 2021 and January 6, 2022 because of imminent health hazards.

T&T Authentic Mexican Restaurant, 8111 Foothill Blvd. Suite B, Rancho Cucamonga

  • closed: January 5
  • Grade: 80/B
  • Cause: No sanitizer. The restaurant was using scented bleach, which is not an approved sanitizer for dishwashing and cleaning surfaces. They were ordered to stop food operations until an employee got proper sanitizer. There were two other serious violations: an employee didn’t wash hands properly and a pineapple in storage was severely dented and leaking. Additionally, some tamarinds were not being kept warm enough and some items in the prep cooler were not cold enough.
  • Reopened: before the end of the inspection

note closure inspection

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

Thai and Lao Cuisine (previously PHO 85), at 57069 Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley, was inspected on January 5 in response to a complaint of foodborne illness. It received a grade of 81/B with two serious violations. Leftover raw chicken and cooked rice in a prep sink were at unsafe temperatures, as were some chili sauce and peanut sauce in a refrigerator that wasn’t keeping cold. In eight other breaches, the leak caused the handwashing sink’s hot water to be turned off (the owner had it repaired during the inspection) and a box of cabbages was on the ground under another sink. Also, none of the three employees were wearing face coverings as required by the current statewide health order. Additionally, the restaurant changed ownership and names in November, but the new owner did not obtain a permit. He immediately submitted a form.

Tacos La Central, at 601 E. Foothill Blvd. In Rialto, inspected on 5 January and received a grade of 83/B with a serious violation. Two cooks did not wash their hands properly. In eight other breaches, the ice machine contained a mold-like substance (not contaminating the ice), cooked meat was left at room temperature for about two hours, frozen meat was also left at room temperature for about two hours. and the inspector noticed that water was “coming out” from the bottom of the toilet when it was flushed. This was the restaurant’s third B grade in two years.

rosary’s, at 32357 Yukeipa Blvd. Units 4 and 5 at Yukaipa were inspected on 5 January and received a grade of 85/B with three serious violations. A container of garlic in the refrigerator was moldy, as many of the foods were meant for employees, not customers. Dishes were being washed without sanitizer. At the same time, one employee did not wash his hands properly. This was the restaurant’s second consecutive B grade.

Seafood El CoritaAt 25570 E. Base Line at Highland, inspected on January 4 and received a grade of 75/C with two serious breaches. Menudo, hominy, salsa and sliced ​​tomatoes were at unsafe temperatures. In addition, a large container of black-eyed peas left uncovered in a storage area was “contaminated with two dead cockroaches, hairs and a screw.” The inspector found another dead roach on the floor, but none alive, and planned a follow-up inspection within a week to make sure there was no infestation. Among 11 other violations, employees did not know about proper cooking or temperature keeping or reheating procedures; The hot water at two handwashing sinks was turned off and one of them had no soap; food was left open in the refrigerator, raw meat was placed on top of open containers of prepared food; And the B grade card from a previous inspection of the restaurant was obstructed by a plant. It was the restaurant’s fifth B or C grade in the past four years and was closed for a week in 2018 due to a cockroach infestation.

Zaki Mediterranean Grill, 4323 E. Mills Circle Unit 102 in Ontario, was visited on January 4 in response to a complaint that no one could see his grade card (it received an 84/B on October 7th). The inspector found it on the ground, “consumer-facing with the white side on the back and letter grade A closed facing dustbin.” It was the second such complaint in two weeks, and both times an employee said it must have fallen to the floor.

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 To file a health complaint, visit or call 800-442-2283.

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