Restaurant inspections in San Bernardino County, April 15-21 – San Bernardino Sun

San Bernardino County’s health department did not report shutting down any food facilities because of imminent health hazards between April 15 and 21, 2022.

Non-closure inspections of note

Here are selected inspections at facilities that weren’t closed but had other significant issues.

Tea 7-Eleven at 4500 Holt Blvd. in Montclair was inspected April 20 and received a grade of 86/B. Among the nine violations, none of which was marked as critical, the inspector found about 15 old rodent droppings on the floor under beverage storage racks and a freezer, there was dried food debris on beverage dispenser nozzles, and there were three cans of food for sale whose hermetic seals had been broken. A follow-up inspection was planned for the next day to make sure there was no rodent infestation.

Dona Timos Mex Grill, at 8836 Sierra Ave. in Fontana, which received a 77/C on April 5, underwent a mandatory rescore inspection April 19. This time, it got an 80/B — one point shy of being shut down for receiving two C grades in a row — and repeated most of the violations from last time. There were two critical violations: Raw beef, raw chicken and ready-to-eat ham were stored in the same pan, and blood from the beef was contaminating the other two items. Also, cooked chicken and beef were at unsafe temperatures. Among the nine other violations, there were dry rodent droppings in a storage area (a repeat issue), there were large openings in the roof and food was being stored on the floor of the walk-in cooler. The restaurant was also told to stop using a patio and a metal storage shed that the inspector said had been added on without health department approval. (The operator said the patio had been built 14 years ago.)

Mariscos El Guero Baja Style Ceviche Bar, at 4200 Chino Hills Parkway Suite 115 in Chino Hills, was inspected April 18 and received a grade of 76/C with two critical violations. Raw meat and seafood in three refrigerators were at unsafe temperatures. Also, there was food debris in ice at the bar. Among the 11 other violations, there was mold in the ice machine (not touching ice) and there were some holes in the ceiling.

Los Domingos Mexican Restaurant, at 17790 Wika Road in Apple Valley, was inspected April 15 in response to a complaint that four people got sick after eating there. It received a grade of 84/B with nine violations, none of which was marked as critical. Among them, tortilla soup was at an unsafe temperature and cooked chicken wasn’t being cooled down fast enough. Additionally, this was the restaurant’s second B grade in a row (and third since 2018) and the grade card from the last inspection wasn’t being displayed as required. The inspector wrote that the manager said the card was falling apart and had been misplaced some time ago.

Updates from past weeks

Tea El Torito at 118 E. Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino, which was closed April 5 for having a cockroach infestation and still had a couple of live roaches when it was permitted to reopen April 7, has been inspected twice more since then. On April 15, the inspector saw two live roaches, one of which was carrying an egg sac. On April 19, there were two more live roaches. The operator told the inspector they’ve been cleaning and treating the facility every day, had patched all openings in the floors and walls, and would continue to receive daily pest control. Another inspection was planned in two days.

Boonsee Thai Kitchen, at 11368 Kenyon Way Suite G in Rancho Cucamonga, which was closed April 12 because of an infestation of more than 100 cockroaches and overflowing sewage, was permitted to reopen April 19. When an inspector visited April 15 and 18, the infestation was still active . The operator said pest control hadn’t visited since April 13 but was supposed to come back later on the 18th. The following day, the inspector saw a few dying roaches and reinstated the permit. A follow-up was planned in one week.

About this list

This list is published online on Fridays. Any updates as restaurants are reopened will be included in next week’s list.

All food facilities in the county are routinely 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 superior,” 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 closed if it scores below 70 or has a critical violation that can’t be corrected immediately.

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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