Here are the restaurants and other food facilities closed by health inspectors in San Bernardino County Nov. 15-21, 2018, according to the county’s Department of Public Health. (The department was closed Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving.) If no reopening date is mentioned, the department had not listed that facility as reopened as of Friday.
Riverside County’s Department of Environmental Health closed no food facilities, but did reopen one closed the previous week; see details below.
Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 E. A St., Upland
- Closure date: Nov. 15
- Grade: 95/A
- Reason for closure: Rodent infestation. The inspector saw numerous droppings in the back dry storage area, including on sealed bags and containers and the surrounding shelving. There was also a chewed-open bag of wheat.
- Reopening date: Nov. 16
Arco am/pm, 25330 Third St., Highland (partial closure)
- Partial closure date: Nov. 15
- Grade: Not graded
- Reason for partial closure: Cockroach infestation. The inspector visited in response to a complaint from someone who reported seeing a dead roach on the floor in front of the drink area. The inspector saw one live roach in the back kitchen storage area and numerous dead roaches on sticky traps. The facility’s permit to prepare and sell open food was suspended but it was allowed to continue selling prepackaged food. This was the facility’s second cockroach-related permit suspension in just over a month; it was previously closed Oct. 9-12.
- Reopening date: Nov. 16
Nannas Italian Restaurant, 1689 W. Kendall Drive, Suite H, San Bernardino
- Closure date: Nov. 21
- Grade: 84/B
- Reason for closure: Cockroach infestation. The inspector saw numerous live roaches in the kitchen area. In addition, the inspector saw contaminated food which the facility voluntarily discarded.
Non-closure inspections of note
Here are facilities that weren’t closed but had other significant issues in their inspections.
The McDonald’s at 1796 E. Lugonia Ave. in Redlands was inspected Nov. 15 in response to a complaint that a customer became ill after eating a hamburger. The inspector conducted a “thorough interview regarding safe food-handling practices” as well as a scored inspection, which resulted in a grade of 75/C with two major violations: A cook didn’t wash hands before putting on gloves and starting to prepare orders, and shelled eggs as well as a carton of liquid egg whites were not being held at a safe temperature. Among the lesser violations, the inspector noted that the cook “could not demonstrate adequate knowledge of proper cooking time and temperature relationships,” the ice machine’s chute had “black/brown debris accumulation” and a few ants and fruit flies were in the restaurant.
The Super Penny Mart at 2060 E. Highland Ave. in San Bernardino was inspected Nov. 15 and received a grade of 87/B, with two major violations. The inspector saw a dead roach in the ice machine used to ice down produce (the machine was emptied out and cleaned). Also, there was no hot water. Though this violation often leads to a facility closure because hands and dishes can’t be washed properly, the inspector gave the market 48 hours to get its water up to the required 120 degrees. When the inspector returned Nov. 20, the water reached 114 degrees; the facility was again given 48 hours to come into compliance.
Updates from past weeks
El Ojo de Agua Taqueria, at 25100 Alessandro Blvd. Suites C & D in Moreno Valley, which was closed Nov. 14 because of a cockroach infestation, was permitted to reopen Nov. 16. Its grade of 86/B remained in place.
About this list
The San Bernardino and Riverside county health departments routinely inspect all facilities that handle open, non-prepackaged food, and issue grades of A (90 to 100), B (80-89) and C (79 and below). A facility will be temporarily closed if it has a major 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 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.
For more information on inspections of restaurants in Riverside County, visit restaurantgrading.rivcoeh.org. To submit a health complaint about a restaurant, go to www.rivcoeh.org/Complaint or call 888-722-4234 during business hours or 951-782-2968 after-hours.
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