Cockroaches, unpermitted distributors: Restaurant closures, inspections in Riverside County, April 8-14 – Press Enterprise


Listed below are the eating places and different meals amenities that Riverside County Division of Environmental Well being inspectors briefly shut down due to imminent well being hazards between April 8 and 14, 2022.

Thai Smile, 100 S. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

  • Closed: April 12
  • Grade: 71/C, failing
  • Cause: Cockroach infestation. The inspector, visiting in response to a criticism about soiled circumstances, noticed a dwell cockroach on the wall behind a microwave. Among the many 16 different violations, meals together with uncooked beef, pork and fish had been at unsafe temperatures; meals was being saved on the ground within the prep and cooking areas, together with a big bucket of soup that was left to chill at room temperature; the beer gun line was in touch with ice; meals was being saved uncovered; and tools, flooring and partitions wanted cleansing. This was the restaurant’s second failed inspection in lower than a yr, so it now faces an administrative listening to.
  • Reopened: April 13

Manny’s Flamin’ Tacos, meals truck based mostly at 83711 Peach St., Indio

  • Closed: April 12
  • Grade: Not graded
  • Cause: No verification of a secure potable water tank on the truck, lack of correct meals security data and certification
  • Reopened: April 14

Along with inspections at permitted eating places, a number of environmental well being places of work carried out operations final weekend searching for unpermitted meals merchandising operations. Seven distributors had been shut down. Apart from not having permits, none had water for laundry palms or dishes, and all had meals at unsafe temperatures and unprotected from contamination, division spokesperson Brent Casey mentioned. He mentioned workers talked to the distributors about methods they may get permitted and keep away from meals security hazards. Listed below are the distributors, their areas and the date they had been shut down:

  • Taco stand on Streeter and Arlington avenues in Riverside, April 7
  • Taco stand on a mud lot at 8951 Granite Hill Highway, Jurupa Valley, April 8
  • Taco stand in entrance of 8449 Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley, April 8
  • Taco/meals stand at Etiwanda Avenue and 54th Road, Jurupa Valley, April 8
  • Taco stand at Freeway 74 and Conard Avenue in Lake Elsinore, April 9
  • Taco stand at Riverside Drive and Lincoln Road in Lake Elsinore, April 9
  • Taco/meals stand on the vacant lot at 33056 Grand Ave., Lake Elsinore, April 9

Non-closure inspections of word

Listed below are chosen inspections at amenities that weren’t closed however had vital points.

Aloha Pizza, at 755 W. Blaine St. in Riverside, was inspected April 13 and acquired a failing grade of 85/B with one important violation. The restaurant was washing dishes with water that wasn’t sizzling sufficient and bleach meant for laundry, not dishes, to sanitize. The dishwashing sink was additionally in disrepair. Among the many eight different violations, the ability’s water wasn’t fairly sizzling sufficient and the temperature was fluctuating (the inspector mentioned to have the water heater serviced), about 30 kilos of meals needed to be discarded for being at unsafe temperatures (it was in a prep cooler that wanted to be adjusted) and the restaurant was utilizing latex gloves, that are now not allowed in California meals amenities.

El Trigo Taqueria, at 4155 Park Ave. in Riverside, was inspected April 12 and acquired a failing grade of 69/C with 4 important violations. Cooked tomatoes — together with in two massive pots saved on the ground — had been left at room temperature for five 1/2 hours, whereas different containers of soup and tomatillos had been refrigerated however weren’t cooling down quick sufficient. Dishes weren’t being washed correctly, and clear dishes had been saved towards a grimy wall. Three staff didn’t wash palms correctly. And ready masa and roasted garlic had been at room temperature. Among the many 14 different violations, the restaurant was utilizing unapproved snap traps and bug spray, the insect spray bottles had been saved too near meals, shelving all through the restaurant was rusty and the ability wanted cleansing. The restaurant additionally failed inspections in 2021 and 2019, and now faces an administrative listening to.

Sapporo Mex Sushi, at 539 S. D St. in Perris, was inspected April 11 and acquired a failing grade of 71/C with two important violations, each associated to meals at unsafe temperatures. Uncooked shrimp, salsa and mayonnaise had been left at room temperature, cooked shrimp and cheese weren’t being saved chilly sufficient and cooked meat, rice and beans weren’t being saved sizzling sufficient. Among the many 15 different violations, staff didn’t know secure meals temperatures or sanitizer focus, bulk meals was being saved uncovered, some meals within the freezer had been cross-contaminated, clear utensils had been saved in a grimy drawer, surfaces wanted cleansing, the restaurant was utilizing latex gloves, and an extreme quantity of soiled dishes had piled up, not simply on the dishwashing sink but additionally on the food-prep sink, on counters and on the ground.

Love Donuts Cafe, at 19009 Van Buren Blvd. Suite 123 in Riverside, was inspected April 11 and acquired a failing grade of 80/B with two important violations. The restaurant wasn’t retaining monitor of how lengthy ham and cheese croissants had been left at room temperature in a show case. Additionally, an worker washed however didn’t sanitize a sheet pan and incorrectly thought sanitizer got here out of the tap. Among the many 9 different violations, an worker didn’t wash palms, and tools and the flooring wanted cleansing.

About this listing

This listing is printed on-line on Fridays. Any updates as eating places are reopened will probably be included in subsequent week’s listing.

All meals amenities within the county are routinely inspected to make sure they meet well being codes. A facility loses 4 factors for every important violation — and will have to shut if the violation can’t be corrected instantly — and one or two factors for minor violations. An A grade (90 to 100 factors) is passing. Grades of B (80 to 89 factors) and C (79 or under) are failing and usually require the proprietor to make enhancements and be re-inspected.

For extra info on inspections of those or any eating places in Riverside County, go to To submit a well being criticism a couple of restaurant, go to or name 888-722-4234 throughout enterprise hours or 951-782-2968 after-hours.

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