Here are the restaurants and other food facilities that San Bernardino County health inspectors have temporarily closed due to imminent health hazards between July 14 and 21, 2022.
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- Closed: July 14th
- Grade: Not rated (most recent was 97/A in October)
- Reason: Cockroach infestation. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that someone had seen gooseberries in the lobby. The inspector found three live nymph frogs under a sink, another under a storage shelf and several dead jaws nearby.
- Reopen: July 15 after pest control visited and cleaned the facility
Non-closing inspections of note
Here are selected inspections at facilities that were not closed but had other significant problems.
Rancho El Cerrito Mexican Grill & Bar, at 10540 Base Line Suite A in Rancho Cucamonga, was inspected July 20 and received a grade of 80/B with three critical violations. One was for employees who did not wash their hands, and another was for those employees who contaminate food by touching it after not washing. The third was for various issues related to food at unsafe temperatures – some in a refrigerator that didn’t keep cold and other items left out at room temperature. It was the restaurant’s fourth B grade since 2018.
Village Ranch Market, at 15091 Merrill Ave. in Fontana, was inspected on July 19 in response to a complaint about rotten food in the meat department. It received grades of 80/B in the prepackaged market area, 80/B in the meat department and 78/C in the restaurant area. There were five separate critical breaches. All three sections were clamped because the women’s toilet could not flush. In the market area, some cheese and meat were at unsafe temperatures in a display cooler that did not keep cold, and more than 20 onions were spoiled. In the meat department, a fly landed on a cutting board. And in the restaurant area there were several problems with food not being kept hot or cold enough. Among other violations, there was dry rodent droppings in a storage area; there were dead jaws on the floor inside and outside the walk-in freezer, in the produce section and in a storage area; there were house flies throughout the facility and fruit flies in the produce section; and the floors in the dairy and meat walk-in coolers had to be cleaned. A follow-up inspection is planned to make sure there are no pest infestations.
The Cardenas Markets at 15555 E. Main St. Suite D4 in Hesperia was inspected on July 15 and has grades of 94/A in the prepackaged market/produce area, 93/A in the juice bar, 92/A in the meat department, 92/A in the bakery and 84/B in the deli/kitchen area. There were seven critical violations. In the market area, food was at unsafe temperatures in a cooler that does not keep cold and on a steam table. Also, bags of tortilla dough for sale were left at room temperature too long. In the bakery, a floor sink overflowed when the inspector tested the hot water (the manager said the problem started two days earlier, but that sink had not been used since then) and a fly landed on an unbaked cake ended up In the meat department, dishes are not properly disinfected. In the juice bar, some dairy items, sandwiches and salads were at unsafe temperatures. And in the market area there was an “excessive 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 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 that pest control was contacted immediately if anyone did see anything. The inspector found some dry rodent droppings in a storage room, but no signs of active infestation.
About this list
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 country 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 grade (90 to 100 points) is considered “generally better”, a B grade (80 to 89) is “generally acceptable” and a C grade (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 about 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.