Restaurant Closures, San Bernardino County Inspections, Nov. 23-30 September – Press Enterprise

Here are the restaurants and other food establishments that San Bernardino County’s health inspectors have temporarily closed between September 23 and September 30, 2021 due to impending health threats.

Jollibee, 1 Mills Circle Suite 103, Ontario (in Ontario Mills Mall)

  • Closed: September 29th
  • Degree: Not graded (received a 91 / A on September 21)
  • Reason: Rodent infestation. After seeing some rodent droppings in a storage area on September 21, the inspector wrote that there would be a follow-up examination in two days. Instead, he returned on September 29th. Pest control had visited and set traps, but the inspector found rodent droppings again in the storage area, in the food preparation area, on the floor and on a cart with hamburger buns. On September 1, six other restaurants in Ontario Mills had closed due to rodent infestation, but they all reopened on September 2, and the September 9 follow-up did not reveal any further evidence of vermin.
  • Opened again: 30. September

Zendeja’s Mexican grill, 2440 S. Vineyard Ave., Ontario

  • Closed: September 29th
  • Degree: 81 / B
  • Reason: Cockroach infestation. In response to a foodborne illness complaint, the inspector visited about seven live cockroaches near the cooking line and in a cabinet under the soda fountain and more than 10 dead cockroaches in the same cabinet. There was another critical point: food in three refrigeration units was at unsafe temperatures. Among the seven minor violations, there was mold in the ice machine and liquid waste pooled in a floor sink, which the manager said could not be fixed until the landlord agreed.

Shirley’s Market, 25388 E. 6th St., Highland

  • Closed: September 27th
  • Degree: 85 / B
  • Reason: Rodent infestation. The inspector said the entire facility smelled of rat urine and saw feces “on every shelf in the grocery display area,” including mixed with loose chips and flour from an open bag. There was also feces on a tray in the walk-in cooler, the floor of a storage room, and the floor of a shipping container. The operator said he knew about the rodent problem and was trying to get rid of it without professional pest control. The inspector also noted a missing wall in a storage area where plumbing was being repaired and holes in the ceiling in two places, including an area that had rotted from water damage.
  • Opened again: September 28th after two visits to the pest control department and all excretions were cleaned.

Yermo Inc., 35474 Yermo Road, Yermo (partial closure)

  • Closed: September 23rd
  • Degree: Not graded (last was 90 / A on August 9th)
  • Reason: Rodent infestation. An inspector visited him in response to a complaint that someone had seen mice and cockroaches in the supermarket. The inspector found rodent droppings – which the operator knew about – in a cupboard with a garbage can under the beverage machine. There were also some rodent chew marks on a cardboard box and a dead cockroach stuck to tape in the same closet, and more old droppings in a storage room. The store was still allowed to sell prepackaged items, but not prepared food or drinks. This was the second edition of the store in six weeks; It was closed for a day in August because there was no hot water after a pipe break.
  • Opened again: September 28th after the pest control visit

Notable confidentiality checks

Here are selected inspections of facilities that were not closed but had other serious problems.

Fuji restaurant, at 73603 Twentynine Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms, was inspected on September 28 in response to a complaint about unsanitary conditions. It received a mark of 77 / C with a critical violation. The owner did not wash his hands and when asked to do so, he washed twice wrongly. Among the 13 other violations, the temperature of the fake crabs in a cooler that didn’t stay cold was at that temperature, boiled rice stood outside at room temperature, a large container of raw cabbage stood on the floor across from the cooktop, and surfaces throughout the kitchen were heavily soiled with grease, leftover food and “black, viscous substances”. The restaurant has now received a grade of B or C on five consecutive inspections and seven out of eight inspections carried out since 2018, records show.

the Pick Up Stix at 1053 E. 19th St. Suite B in Upland was inspected on September 24th and given a grade of 80 / B with a critical violation. Raw chicken and raw shrimp were in a prep cooler at unsafe temperatures; Staff were instructed to keep the lid closed. Among the 10 other violations, there was mold in the ice machine and on the floor under the kitchen counter, cold water was turned off at a hand wash basin, some food containers were not cooled down quickly enough, and an employee was not aware of safe temperatures for cooking chicken, reheating or heating up food Keeping food warm.

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About this list

This list will be published online on Fridays. Any updates when restaurants reopen will be added to the list for the next week.

All food establishments in the county are routinely audited to ensure they are compliant with health regulations. A facility loses four points for every critical violation and one to three points for minor violations. An A grade (90 to 100 points) is considered “generally superior”, a B grade (80 to 89) as “generally acceptable” and a C grade (70 to 79) as “generally not acceptable “And needs a follow-up inspection. A facility will be temporarily closed if it is below 70 or has a critical violation that cannot be resolved immediately.

For more information on inspections of this or other San Bernardino County restaurants, visit To file a health complaint, go to or call 800-442-2283.

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