Restaurant Closures, San Bernardino County Inspections Sept. 2-9 September – Daily Bulletin
Here are the restaurants and other food facilities that San Bernardino County’s health inspectors have temporarily closed between September 2 and 9, 2021 due to impending health hazards.
Golden Chopstix, 12119 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley
- Closed: 7th of September
- Degree: Not graded (last was 94 / A on April 29th)
- Reason: Cockroach infestation. During a visit in response to a cockroach complaint, the inspector found live and dead cockroaches in the kitchen counter and in the food preparation area, near the counter and in other areas. For the same reason, the restaurant was closed for one day in November 2016.
- Opened again: Sept. 8 after a visit to the pest control department; the inspector saw no live cockroaches
Cake among us bakery, 7890 Haven Avenue Suite 11, Rancho Cucamonga
- Closed: 7th of September
- Degree: Not graded (last 96 / A on Dec. 2)
- Reason: No hot water. The inspector came to a field consultation and found that the water heater turned off after a minute or two of operation.
- Opened again: September 8th
Louisiana famous fried chicken, 15329 Palmdale Road Suite K, Victorville
- Closed: September 2nd
- Degree: 85 / B
- Reason: Cockroach infestation. The inspector, who came to visit in response to a complaint about a foodborne illness, found about a dozen live and dead cockroaches in and around the sink and water heater. There were two other critical violations: the restaurant had no hot water when the inspector arrived, but the kettle was turned on immediately, and some sliced watermelons and cheesecakes were lying in a display case at unsafe temperatures.
- Opened again: Sept. 3 after the pest control visit; the inspector did not find any live or dead cockroaches
Notice of Confidentiality Checks
Here are selected inspections of facilities that were not closed but had other serious problems.
New China Express, at 1211 N. Waterman Ave. in San Bernardino, was checked on September 7th in response to a foodborne illness complaint by someone who said they became very ill two days after eating a platter of prawns. The inspector found several violations: The manager said that shrimp are cooked at 135 degrees, not 145 degrees as the health code requires. Some raw shrimp, chicken, and beef were in unsafe temperatures in a refrigerator that didn’t keep cold. A cooked shrimp dish was not kept hot enough. And an employee didn’t wash his hands after handling money. The restaurant received no rating; His last score was 81 / B as of May – the fourth B or C class since 2019. The inspector returned on September 8 to confirm that the refrigerator and warming table were keeping the food at a safe temperature.
Charley’s burger, at 16867 Arrow Blvd. in Fontana, was inspected on September 8th and received the grade 78 / C with two critical violations. Some raw beef, raw bacon, and cheese were at unsafe temperatures, and two employees didn’t wash their hands. Among the 10 other violations, the inspector found that several refrigerators were in poor condition and an employee had placed a mobile phone on a cutting board.
Joey’s Bar-BQ, at 3689 Riverside Drive in Chino, was inspected on September 3 and received a grade of 81 / B with two critical injuries. Numerous food containers were in two refrigerators and two warming units at unsafe temperatures. In addition, the operator did not wash his hands. Among the seven other violations, there was no splash guard between the hand basin and the preparation table. This was the restaurant’s third B class since 2020; It was a re-inspection that the restaurant requested after receiving an 80 / B in January.
the From the taco at 56748 Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley was inspected on September 2 and was rated 83 / B with two critical violations. The walk-in refrigerator had an internal temperature of 64 degrees (41 or less is required) and multiple containers of food were at unsafe temperatures. The manager said it stopped working a few hours ago and it is being fixed. Also, some toppings on ice on the taco bar and kitchen counter weren’t cold enough. Of the seven other violations, employees were unaware that they were cooking or maintaining temperatures or correctly performing the dishwashing process; and the inspector noticed excessively dirty floors and walls. This was the restaurant’s fifth B class since 2016 and it was temporarily closed in January for lack of hot water and in March 2020 for cockroach infestation.
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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 checked to make sure they meet 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 www.sbcounty.gov/dph/ehsportal/FacilityList/food. To file a health complaint, go to www.sbcounty.gov/dph/ehsportal/StaticComplaint or call 800-442-2283.
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