San Bernardino County Restaurant Closures Oct. 29-Nov. 4 – San Bernardino sun


Here are the restaurants and other food establishments that San Bernardino County’s health inspectors temporarily closed between October 29 and November 4, 2021 due to impending health hazards. If a reopening date is not given, the agency did not list this facility as reopened on this publication.

Boulder Bay Market, 39176 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake

  • Closed: November 4th
  • Degree: 85 / B
  • Reason: Rodent infestation. The inspector saw rodent droppings on display shelves and in several food crates in the customer area, as well as large droppings in a storage room. A couple of packets of food had been chewed up in the boxes containing feces. The owner was aware of the problem and said he hired a pest control company a few weeks earlier.

Crazy Chicken, 758 W. Highland Ave., San Bernardino

  • Closed: November 3rd
  • Degree: Not graded (last 93 / A on January 5th)
  • Reason: Cockroach infestation. An inspector first visited November 2nd in response to a complaint about cockroaches, flies and dirty conditions. The inspector saw five cockroaches – three living, one dead and one dying – and some gaps and holes in the walls, but no flies in the kitchen and said the dining room was clean. Pest control serviced the facility overnight, but when the inspector returned the next day there were several live cockroaches, including on the cooking line, where the inspector now found excessive fat and food buildup on the floor. There were also some flies in the kitchen and dining room. This time the inspector ordered the restaurant to be closed.

schnitzel, 1388 W. Foothill Blvd., Rialto

  • Closed: November 2
  • Degree: 90 / A
  • Reason: Cockroach infestation. An inspector had visited the till October 25 in response to a complaint about cockroaches and found three dead cockroaches but none alive, so the complaint was closed. Another inspector came after another complaint on November 2 and found seven live and seven dead cockroaches, mostly in the kitchen, and ordered the restaurant to be closed.

Notice of Confidentiality Checks

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

Fish market in Viet Hung, at 25374 baseline Suite B in the highlands, was inspected on November 2nd. The main market received 98 / A, but the food prep area received 86 / B. Among the nine violations, none of which were classified as critical, some chilled fish were not cold enough, frozen fish were not safely thawed, and kitchen utensils and display cases were “excessively soiled with leftover food and grease”. This was the fifth B-Class of the food preparation area in a row by January 2019; The first time it was temporarily closed due to a cockroach infestation.

Just bargains, at 1250 E. Washington St. in Colton, was visited on November 1 in response to a complaint that it was selling expired food. The market sells expired groceries, but that’s legal, except in the case of baby food. The manager said the staff check the items daily to make sure the food is in good condition. However, the inspector found 11 cans with dents on the seam, which the USDA says are dangerous because bacteria can enter the can, and two other cans that bulged, an indication that the food inside was spoiled. This was the ninth time this year and the 29th time in the last five years that an inspector visited this market based on a complaint. It was closed for eight days in May because so much food for sale was in an unsafe condition, and it has received B’s on all three graded inspections since 2019.

Good China Star Fast Food, located at 58080 Twentynine Palms Highway Suite F in the Yucca Valley, was inspected on October 28 and received a grade of 80 / B with two critical violations. Some raw chicken and raw pork had been left out at room temperature. Also, a staff member who cooked raw chicken did not wash his hands after grabbing a trash can and then washed himself wrong twice when the inspector asked them to wash. Among the 10 other violations, the employee who prepared the chicken stored it in a container on a trash can, raw pork was unsafe to defrost, there was an open container of raw chicken on the sink draining board, and the floors were too dirty. This was the restaurant’s fourth B or C class since 2019.

The food area of Salvation Army pine peaks, at 700 S. Wren Drive in Big Bear Lake, was visited on October 28 in response to a complaint that someone had seen rodent droppings in several areas. The camp had had rodent problems for at least July when a routine inspection found feces in the kitchen and a storage area. (The food permit was also temporarily suspended that day due to overflowing sewage.) During a renewed inspection on September 17 and a follow-up examination a week later, the inspectors found old droppings in cupboards. The facility was advised to use a permanent pest control service. On October 28, an inspector found more feces on the floor and in cupboards and learned that the facility was still doing its own pest control. Another follow-up was planned for next week. In addition, the camp had 72 hours to come up with plans for a snack shop it operated that was not covered by its existing food permit.

Texas de Brazil, at 12369 Foothill Boulevard. at Rancho Cucamonga, was inspected on October 28 and was rated 81 / B with a critical infraction. The restaurant brings meat skewers to customers’ tables so that they can choose what they want. The inspector saw a child sneezing on a sausage skewer at a table; the waiter served several pieces and brought the rest back to the kitchen. The operator later threw the sausage away and the inspector remarked, “Further investigations will be carried out to prevent possible contamination.” Among the 10 other violations, there was pink mold in the ice machine (no contaminated ice), the dishwasher was not working properly, and four stored cans had dents on the seam.

Updates in the last few weeks

the Bakery in Walmart at 1445 E. Foothill Blvd. in Upland, which was closed on October 27th due to a sewage jam, was allowed to reopen on October 29th.

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  • Sewage Support, No Hot Water: Riverside County Restaurant Closures May 22-28 October

  • Rodents, Sewage Backlog: Restaurant Closures, San Bernardino County Inspections, May 21-28 October

  • Sewage, Rodents, Parole Failures: Restaurant Closures, Riverside County Inspections, May 15-21 October

  • Rodents, No Hot Water: Restaurant Closures, San Bernardino County Inspections, May 15-21 October

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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