Sewage, cockroaches: Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, Aug. 5-11 – San Bernardino County Solar


Listed here are the eating places and different meals services that San Bernardino County well being inspectors quickly shut down due to imminent well being hazards between Aug. 5 and 11, 2022.

Arby’s, 670 S. E St., San Bernardino

  • Closed: Aug. 10
  • Grade: Not graded
  • Purpose: Sewage overflow. The inspector visited in response to a grievance that sewage water was backing up within the kitchen and eating room. The supervisor stated the backup had began within the restroom and a plumber had already repaired it. The restaurant was nonetheless working, so the inspector shut it down till the affected areas might be cleaned and sanitized.
  • Reopened: Later that day

Organic Fusion Teahouse, 20162 Freeway 18 Unit I, Apple Valley

  • Closed: Aug. 9
  • Grade: 82/B
  • Purpose: Cockroach infestation. The inspector noticed about eight stay roaches in a number of areas, together with on a shelf above a dishwashing sink. There have been two different vital violations: Meals was at unsafe temperatures in a cooler that wanted restore, and blenders weren’t being sanitized sufficiently. This was the restaurant’s third B grade since 2021.
  • Reopened: Aug. 10. The inspector first got here and located that the restaurant had reopened with out permission, and shut it down again. It was permitted to reopen a number of hours later after a reinspection that discovered no proof of roaches.

Non-closure inspections of notice

Listed here are chosen inspections at services that weren’t closed however had different vital points.

Hotties Nashville Hot Chicken, at 13865 Metropolis Heart Drive Unit 3080 in Chino Hills, was inspected Aug. 10 and obtained a grade of 81/B with two vital violations. A number of packages and cartons of buttermilk, cheese, eggs and fries had been at unsafe temperatures and needed to be discarded, and the inspector stated two fridges weren’t maintaining chilly. Additionally, staff had been placing on gloves with out washing their fingers first. Among the many eight different violations, there was black buildup within the ice machine, there was brown buildup and a hair on the lemonade rack, and all cooking gear, fridges, the flooring and the ceiling wanted cleansing.

Mega Tom’s Burgers, at 1701 E. Primary St. in Barstow, was visited Aug. 10 in response to a grievance that somebody couldn’t discover the restaurant’s grade card, there was trash on the counter and an worker didn’t wash fingers. The restaurant’s most up-to-date rating was an 81/B in December, and this was the second time since then that the restaurant was discovered to have moved its grade card to a spot the place the general public couldn’t see it; the primary time was throughout another complaint investigation in June. Throughout this week’s go to, the inspector additionally noticed an worker not washing fingers.

Mariscos del Pacifico, at 17500 E. Foothill Blvd. Suite A6A in Fontana, obtained a follow-up visit Aug. 9 to verify whether or not two fridges that weren’t maintaining chilly throughout an inspection Aug. 3 (leading to a grade of 76/C) had been mounted. The supervisor stated they’d been repaired however nonetheless weren’t working due to lacking elements. Nonetheless, the inspector discovered meals saved in each. One of many items was not maintaining chilly, and whereas relocating the meals inside, the inspector discovered two extra fridges that weren’t working correctly.

The Flame Broiler at 1599 Redlands Blvd. in Redlands was not displaying its B grade card as required when an inspector visited Aug. 9. This was the second time for the reason that restaurant obtained an 85/B on June 13 that its grade card was discovered to have gone lacking. The inspector was visiting to confirm that the restaurant had eradicated the lifeless cockroaches seen in the course of the June 13 inspection and a June 8 investigation right into a complaint that somebody discovered a lifeless roach of their meals bowl. This time, the inspector once more discovered a number of lifeless roaches, however no adulterated meals, and deliberate one other follow-up in a couple of days.

Sumo Sushi, at 1520 N. Mountain Ave. Constructing D in Ontario, was inspected Aug. 8 in response to a foodborne illness complaint. It obtained a grade of 78/C with two vital violations. Seafood was at unsafe temperatures in two fridges, and an worker washed fingers with out cleaning soap or paper towels. Among the many 9 different violations, the restaurant wasn’t maintaining observe of how lengthy sushi rice had been at room temperature, there was black particles buildup within the ice machine, fryers and prep meals cabinets had been excessively soiled, and the partitions and flooring additionally wanted cleansing.

G & M Oil Chevron #76, at 4095 N. College Parkway in San Bernardino, was inspected Aug. 5 and obtained a grade of 85/B with one vital violation. Some meals was at unsafe temperatures in an open show cooler that wasn’t maintaining persistently chilly. Among the many six different violations, there have been some outdated rodent droppings in and on {an electrical} panel. The inspector went back Aug. 9 and located the cooler to be working. There have been nonetheless some droppings within the electrical field however the particular person in cost stated they’d be cleaned instantly.

The Cotija’s Taco Shop at 1089 E. Washington St. in Colton was inspected Aug. 4 in response to a complaint in regards to the fish tacos. The inspector didn’t discover any issues with the fish, however the restaurant obtained a grade of 80/B with three vital violations. Staff didn’t wash fingers when they need to have on three events. A couple of meals gadgets had been at unsafe temperatures in two fridges, together with a beverage cooler that was recognized to be in want of restore. And there was pink slime within the ice machine, contaminating ice. Among the many seven different violations, carne asada had been left at room temperature for 2 hours. This was the restaurant’s fourth B grade since 2019 and it was quickly shut down in 2021 due to a cockroach infestation. On Aug. 10, one other inspector visited the restaurant due to a foodborne illness complaint from somebody who stated they ate gadgets with carne asada and rooster, however the inspector discovered no meals security violations.

El Paraiso Salvadoreno, at 974 W. Kendall Ave. Suite 7-8 in San Bernardino, was inspected Aug. 4 and obtained a grade of 80/B with two vital violations. A number of containers of meals had been at unsafe temperatures within the walk-in fridge, as had been some gadgets that had been ignored at room temperature. Additionally, some cheese within the walk-in fridge was moldy. Among the many seven different violations, cooked rooster wasn’t being cooled down quick sufficient and there was pink mould within the ice machine (not touching ice). An inspector returned Aug. 10 and located that the walk-in fridge was maintaining chilly. The preliminary inspection was the restaurant’s third B grade since 2020, and it was quickly shut down in 2020 and 2019 due to cockroach infestations.

Mimi 5 Bobee, at 9799 Base Line Suite A in Rancho Cucamonga, was inspected Aug. 4 and obtained a grade of 80/B with three vital violations. A number of containers of meals had been at unsafe temperatures within the walk-in fridge, which wasn’t maintaining chilly sufficient, whereas different gadgets had been left at room temperature on the counter. There have been two points with food-contact surfaces not being clear — the dishwasher wasn’t shelling out sufficient sanitizer and there was black and brown mould within the ice machine. And an worker didn’t wash fingers. Among the many six different violations, there was a black mold-like substance on the partitions and a heavy accumulation of meals particles on the cabinets within the walk-in fridge.

Panda Chinese Restaurant, at 56091 Twentynine Palms Freeway in Yucca Valley, obtained a compulsory rescore inspection Aug. 4, after receiving a 69/C on June 30 and being quickly shut down due to the low rating and a cockroach infestation. This time, it received an 81/B with 16 violations. There have been two lifeless roaches on the restroom flooring, the restaurant was utilizing an unapproved pesticide, there was mould within the ice machine (not touching ice), uncooked meat wasn’t being thawed correctly and surfaces all through the ability had been very soiled. This was the restaurant’s third B or C grade since 2021.

Updates from previous weeks

The 7-Eleven at 41440 Massive Bear Blvd. Suite A in Massive Bear Lake, which needed to cease promoting ready meals on Aug. 3 as a result of it didn’t have hot water, had its well being allow absolutely reinstated Aug. 10 after the water heater was changed.

La Estrella Bakery, at 1734 E. Highland Ave. in San Bernardino, which was closed Aug. 2 due to a sewage backup, was permitted to reopen Aug. 9.

About this record

This record is revealed on-line on Fridays. Any updates as eating places are reopened can be included in subsequent week’s record.

All meals services within the county are routinely inspected to make sure they meet well being codes. A facility loses 4 factors for every vital violation and one to 3 factors for minor violations. An A grade (90 to 100 factors) is taken into account “usually superior,” a B grade (80 to 89) is “usually acceptable” and a C grade (70 to 79) is “usually unacceptable” and requires a follow-up inspection. A facility can be quickly closed if it scores under 70 or has a vital violation that may’t be corrected instantly.

For extra data on inspections of those or any eating places in San Bernardino County, go to To file a well being grievance, go to or name 800-442-2283.


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