Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, July 14-21 – Redlands Daily Facts
Here are the restaurants and other food establishments that San Bernardino County health inspectors temporarily closed due to imminent health risks between July 14 and July 21, 2022.
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- Firm: July 14th
- To note: Unrated (most recent was 97/A in October)
- Raison: Cockroach infestation. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that someone had seen cockroaches in the lobby. The inspector found three live nymph cockroaches under a hand washing sink, another under a storage rack and several dead cockroaches nearby.
- Reopened: July 15 after pest control visit and facility cleanup
Non-closing note checks
Here are selected inspections at facilities that weren’t shut down but had other significant issues.
Grill & Mexican Bar Rancho El Cerrito, at 10540 Base Line Suite A in Rancho Cucamonga, was inspected on July 20 and received a rating of 80/B with three critical violations. One was for employees who don’t wash their hands, and another for employees who contaminate food by touching it after not washing. The third involved multiple issues with food at unsafe temperatures – some in a fridge that didn’t keep cold and other items that had been left at room temperature. It was the restaurant’s fourth B rating since 2018.
Village Ranch Market, at 15091 Merrill Ave. in Fontana, was inspected on July 19 in response to a complaint about spoiled food in the meat department. It received ratings of 80/B in the prepackaged market sector, 80/B in the meat department and 78/C in the restaurant sector. There were five separate critical breaches. The three departments were docked so that the women’s toilets could not flush. In the market area, some cheeses and meats were at dangerous temperatures in a cooler that did not keep the cold, and more than 20 onions were spoiled. In the butcher’s department, a fly landed on a cutting board. And in the restaurant there were several issues with the food not being hot or cold enough. Among other infractions, there were dry rodent droppings in a storage area; there were dead cockroaches on the floor inside and outside the walk-in freezer, in the produce aisle and in a storage area; there were houseflies throughout the facility and fruit flies in the produce aisle; and the floors in the dairy and meat coolers needed cleaning. A follow-up inspection was scheduled to ensure that there were no vermin infestations.
The Cardenas Markets at 15555 E. Main St. Suite D4 at Hesperia was inspected on July 15 and received ratings of 94/A in Market/Prepackaged Goods Area, 93/A in Juice Bar, 92/A in Department meat, 92/A in the bakery and 84/B in the charcuterie/kitchen area. There were seven critical violations. In the market area, some food was at dangerous temperatures in a cooler that did not keep cold and on a steam table. Also, the bags of tortilla dough for sale had been left too long at room temperature. In the bakery, a floor sink overflowed when the inspector tested the hot water (the manager said the problem started two days earlier but the sink had not been used since) and a fly landed on an unfrosted cake. In the meat department, the dishes were not properly disinfected. In the juice bar, some dairy products, sandwiches and salads were at unsafe temperatures. And in the market area, there was an “excess amount” of fruit flies in the produce area, some oranges were moldy and a can of beans was badly dented.
The Popeye’s at Petro Stop Centers, at 4325 E. Guasti Road in Ontario, was visited on July 15 in response to two complaints from people who said they saw a rat. The center, which contains four restaurants and a general store, has had repeated problems with rodents dating back to at least December. This time, the Popeye’s manager told the inspector he hadn’t seen any recent rodent activity, but said pest control was contacted immediately if anyone saw anything. The inspector found dry rodent droppings in a storage room, but no signs of active infestation.
About this listing
This list is published online on Fridays. Any updates as restaurants reopen will be included in next week’s list.
All county food facilities are regularly inspected to ensure they meet health codes. A facility loses four points for each critical violation and one to three points for minor violations. An A rating (90 to 100 points) is considered “generally superior”, a B rating (80 to 89) is “generally acceptable” and a C rating (70 to 79) is “generally unacceptable” and requires a follow-up inspection . A facility will be temporarily shut down if it scores below 70 or has a critical violation that cannot be corrected immediately.
For more information on inspections of these restaurants or any restaurant in San Bernardino County, 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.