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Cockroaches and no hot water: Restaurant closures in San Bernardino County, Jan. 3-10

Here are the restaurants and other food facilities closed by health inspectors in San Bernardino County between Jan. 3 and 10, 2019, according to the county’s Department of Public Health. If no reopening date is mentioned, the department had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publication.
Yogurtland , 12218 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley

Closure date: Jan. 9
Grade: 92/A
Reason for closure: No hot water . The person in charge told the inspector that the facility’s circuit breaker “continually turns off and it is left off until hot water is needed.”

Viet Hung Seafood Market , 25374 Baseline Suite B, Highland

Closure date: Jan. 8
Grade: 93/A in the meat market, 85/B in the food-prep area
Reason for closure: Cockroach infestation. The inspector visited to investigate a complaint that a couple had gotten sick after eating there, and to conduct graded inspections in the market and food-prep area, which are permitted separately. Both were closed because the inspector saw numerous live roaches on a table and near the water heater. There were no other major violations, but the inspector noted in the report on the complaint investigation that a seafood display case needed to be serviced to ensure it was maintaining cold enough temperatures throughout the case.

Restaurant at Arrowhead Country Club , 3433 Parkside Drive, San Bernardino

Closure date: Jan. 7
Grade: Not graded
Reason for closure: No hot water . The investigator visited as a result of a complaint about the water. This is the second time in the past month  that a restaurant at the country club was closed over a lack of hot water.
Reopening date:  Jan. 9 after hot water was restored

Non-closure inspections of note
Here are facilities that weren’t closed but had other significant issues in their inspections.
La Noria Market & Restaurant , at 1655 N. Mount Vernon Ave. in San Bernardino, was visited Jan. 3 to investigate a complaint that there was mold in a refrigerated display case. The inspector saw “multiple black mold spots” in a case that contained dairy and sweets, and “multiple clumps of mold spots” on storage racks, including some that hung over uncovered food items. The operator was instructed to remove the food and racks and deep-clean the case. The facility also underwent a scored inspection and received a grade of 80/B with one major violation for improper hot and cold holding temperatures: A reach-in refrigerator wasn’t keeping the food inside cold enough and two containers of food on a steam table weren’t hot enough. In a lesser violation, the facility’s water wasn’t hot enough. By the end of the inspection, the case with mold inside had been cleaned, the refrigerator was fixed and hot water was restored.
Manna Donuts , at 3205 W. Kendall Drive Suite 6 in San Bernardino, was visited Jan. 4 to investigate a complaint that someone had bought a carton of milk there that had green mildew inside. The inspector did not find any other spoiled or adulterated milk, but did note that the display case was a few degrees warmer than it’s supposed to be and told the facility to stop using the case until it’s repaired. The facility also underwent a scored inspection and received a grade of 81/B . No major violations were deducted, but the inspector found a fruit fly in a container of ice cream and some orange and black mold inside an ice machine. The inspector returned Jan. 7 and verified the display case was staying cold enough.
The Mr. You Chinese Food at 1270 W. Foothill Blvd. Suite H in Rialto was inspected Jan. 4 and received a grade of 73/C, with two major violations. An employee didn’t wash hands properly, and containers of raw beef and semi-cooked chicken weren’t being kept at a safe temperature. In lesser violations, the water at a mop sink wasn’t hot enough, and the inspector saw an “excessive amount of rodent droppings” in a storage area.
Updates from past weeks
Marcelino’s Mexican Restaurant , at 21510 Bear Valley Road Suite L1-3B in Apple Valley, which received a grade of 87/B during an inspection Jan. 2 and was closed because of a cockroach infestation , was reinspected at the manager’s request Jan. 4 but not permitted to reopen because there were still live roaches throughout the kitchen. An inspector returned Jan. 7 and found the infestation had been eliminated, and the restaurant reopened. Another graded inspection was conducted Jan. 8 and the restaurant scored a 91/A; one violation was for having water not quite hot enough, so a reinspection within 48 hours was scheduled to ensure compliance.
Chapter Two , at 24957 Redlands Blvd. in Loma Linda, which was closed Dec. 19 for having a health permit that expired in May 2017 and a past-due balance of more than $1,200, was permitted to reopen Jan. 4 after the fees were paid in full.
Anthesis / Pomona Valley Workshop , at 4650 Brooks St. in Montclair, a nonprofit whose food-preparation area was closed Nov. 27 because of a cockroach infestation, was reinspected Jan. 4 at the operator’s request but was not permitted to reopen because the inspector found two live and multiple dead roaches in the facility.
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About this list
The county routinely inspects and grades all facilities that handle open, non-prepackaged food. An A grade (90 to 100 points) is considered “generally superior” in food-handling and sanitation practices, a B grade (80 to 89) is “generally acceptable” and a C grade (70 to 79) is “generally unacceptable” and requires another inspection. A facility will be temporarily closed if it scores below 70 or has a critical violation that can’t be corrected immediately.
This list is published online on Fridays. Any updates as restaurants are reopened will be included in next week’s list. For more information on inspections of these or any restaurants 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.
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