Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, Jan. 13-20 – San Bernardino Sun
Here are the restaurants and other food establishments that San Bernardino County health inspectors temporarily closed due to imminent health risks between January 13 and 20, 2022. If no reopening date is listed, the agency had not listed this establishment as reopened to date. publication.
Boston Market, 10890 Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga
- Firm: January 20
- Class: Not listed
- Raison: Rodent infestation. An inspector visited the site to investigate six complaints. Four claimed the restaurant had no hot water, one alleged the restaurant had no posted rating card (it received an 82/B in August) and one was from someone who said he saw rodent droppings. The inspector said a few sinks had no hot water, but others did, and the quality card was where it was supposed to be. But there were rodent droppings on the floor in several places, including under food preparation areas, in a food storage room and under kitchen equipment. The four water complaints came on Thanksgiving Day, when the restaurant sparked outrage from customers who arrived to pick up prepaid holiday meals and found a sign saying orders would not be filled because it there was no staff. (A company spokesperson later said that customers received their food after the Boston Market management team entered.) Health inspectors attempted to visit several times in November and December, but found the restaurant still closed; an inspection report said it had just reopened last weekend.
Carl’s Jr., 8972 Central Avenue, Montclair
- Firm: January 19
- Class: 92/A
- Raison: Overflowing sewage. Several floor sinks in the kitchen were clogged and overflowing. The inspector noted that no food had been contaminated. Among other violations, there was a black mold-like growth in the ice maker dispenser.
Nonna’s Italian Restaurant, 1689 W. Kendall Drive Suite H, San Bernardino
- Firm: January 19
- Class: Not listed
- Raison: Infestation of cockroaches and rodents. An inspector visited on January 12 in response to a complaint that someone saw two dead cockroaches on the floor and that the restaurant smelled bad. The inspector immediately noticed a “sewage smell”, which the operator said was coming from the grease trap. The inspector didn’t see any cockroaches, but found old rodent droppings on the floor, and the operator said pest control last visited in August. The inspector returned a week later and found one live and three dead cockroaches, as well as a trap left by pest control filled with live and dead cockroaches, as well as fresh rodent droppings on the floor and in a cupboard. . The restaurant had been closed once before, for a week in November 2018, due to a cockroach infestation.
Kitchen Louisiana Popeyes, 4107 Edison Ave, Chino
- Firm: January 13
- Class: Not rated
- Raison: Rodent infestation. The Popeyes and a gas station convenience store it shares a building with had been closed Dec. 9-13 due to an ongoing rodent infestation. An inspector returned a month later for a follow-up and learned that pest control had caught about three rats a few days after Dec. 13, and that the most recent pest control department had found rodent droppings in the ceilings. The inspector found feces in the soda syrup area and on a seasoning box in Popeyes’ kitchen, as well as some in the cabinets of the convenience store. The Popeyes was closed, but not the convenience store; however, the two were asked to seal off spaces where rodents could enter.
- Reopened: January 14 after another pest control service. The inspector did not see any droppings and told the facilities to keep an eye out for rodent activity and clean up affected areas.
Non-closing note checks
Here are selected inspections at facilities that weren’t shut down but had other significant issues.
The luxury buffet, at 701 N. Milliken Ave. Suite D in Ontario, was inspected on January 18 in response to a complaint that the food was cold. He received a rating of 73/C with three critical violations. There were several issues with dirty food contact surfaces: mold in the ice maker, the dishwasher not dispensing enough sanitizer, and pans put away before they dried. Also, one employee didn’t wash their hands properly and one of the hand washing sinks didn’t have a faucet handle. Of the other 13 violations, three sinks, including the employee restroom, had no soap or paper towels, raw fish was at unsafe temperatures in a sushi bar cooler that didn’t keep it cold (one door fell during inspection) and the raw chicken was not thawed properly.
Three food vendors at Petro Stop Centers, at 4325 E. Guasti Road in Ontario – Popeyes, Burger King and Iron Skillet – were visited on January 13 in response to a complaint that someone had seen a rodent and feces. The center has been dealing with rodent problems for over a month. This time, the Iron Skillet manager told the inspector that the entire facility is serviced with a pest control service monthly and that no rodent activity was observed during the service for two more days. early. However, the inspector saw approximately 18 droppings on the floor and in/around the Burger King boxes; about 14 at the Iron Skillet, mostly under the soda fountain; and three more on the floor of Popeyes. Another inspection was scheduled in a week.
Asian buffet n°1, at 12819 Foothill Blvd. in Rancho Cucamonga, was inspected on January 12 in response to a complaint that the buffet food was not hot. It received a rating of 80/B with a critical violation, for chicken, clams, cooked bananas, and rice not kept at safe temperatures. Among the other 13 violations were mold in the ice maker (not touching the ice), a dead cockroach under a sink (but no signs of an active infestation, the inspector said), mold and mud in the floor drain under the sushi buffet, and the dishwasher didn’t dispense enough sanitizer. It was the restaurant’s third B rating since 2019 and the eighth complaint since 2018 alleging food was cold or contaminated, or may have caused foodborne illness.
Updates from previous weeks
Sergio’s tacos and salsa, at 34557 Yucaipa Blvd. in Yucaipa, which was closed on January 12 due to a cockroach infestation, was allowed to reopen on January 13.
About this listing
This list is published online on Fridays. Any updates as restaurants reopen will be included in next week’s list.
All food facilities in the county 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.