Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, April 29-May 5 – San Bernardino Sun

Here are the restaurants and other food facilities that San Bernardino County health inspectors temporarily shut down because of imminent health hazards between April 29 and May 5, 2022. If no reopening date is mentioned, the agency had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publication.

Logan’s Roadhouse13480 Base Line, Fontana

  • Closed: May 4
  • Grade: Not graded (most recent was 92/A on April 18)
  • Reason: cockroach infestation An inspector visited in response to a complaint that someone saw customers kill a roach in the dining room. Management told the inspector they were aware of the issue and pest control had been out earlier that day as well as a week earlier. The inspector saw two live juvenile roaches in the servers area, two live and two dying roaches under the dishwasher and two dead roaches in other locations.

Fresco Grill11416 Chamberlaine Way, Adelanto

  • Closed: May 4
  • Grade: 84/B
  • Reason: Sewage overflow. All of the restaurant’s floor sinks were overflowing, with water from one of them running into the walk-in cooler when the handwashing sink was drained. The manager said a plumber had come by and was supposed to be back later that day. The inspector also noted that the restaurant’s health permit had expired in February. This was the restaurant’s second consecutive B grade, and it was temporarily shut down last April because of a cockroach infestation.

Tikal Bakery10064 Citrus Ave., Fontana

  • Closed: April 29
  • Grade: Not graded (most recent was 91/A in February 2021)
  • Reason: No hot water, nonfunctional oven hood. The inspector was there for a plan check consultation as part of a transfer of ownership.
  • Reopened: The hot water was restored and the hood was fixed by May 2, and the facility was told it could reopen as soon as the transfer was approved.

Non-closure inspections of note

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

Ktrachos 504, at 2834 W. Rialto Ave. in Rialto, was inspected May 4 and received a grade of 76/C with one critical violation, for eggs not being kept cold. Among the 15 other violations, the inspector saw 10 old rodent droppings under the water heater (but no signs of an active infestation), and someone’s cellphone was on a food-prep board at the cook line.

Arteaga’s Mexican Food, at 6244 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, was inspected May 4 and received a grade of 80/B with two critical violations. Rice and beans had been left out at room temperature, and some items in a hot holding unit weren’t reheated sufficiently. Among the eight other violations, the inspector saw two live cockroaches in the dining room and eight dead ones in other locations, 50 pounds of raw pork fat had been left at room temperature for five hours and had to be discarded, and employees didn’t know safe cooking temperatures or reheating and cooling procedures. A reinspection was planned within a week to make sure there was no roach infestation. Since 2019, the restaurant has now received four B grades and been briefly shut down once because of nonfunctional refrigerators.

John’s Incredible Pizza Co., at 5280 Arrow Highway in Montclair, was inspected May 4 in response to a complaint that 12 people got sick after eating there. It received a grade of 83/B with one critical violation. Two items at the salad bar, four at the pasta and soup station and the mix in the soft serve machine were at unsafe temperatures. Among the nine other violations, there was pink slime in the ice machine (not touching ice), two handwashing sinks didn’t have hot water, and two cans in storage had dented seams and broken hermetic seals,

Magic Lamp Restaurant, at 8189 Foothill Blvd. in Rancho Cucamonga, was inspected May 4 and received a grade of 84/B with one critical violation. Some food was at unsafe temperatures in a walk-in refrigerator and a reach-in refrigerator, neither of which was keeping cold enough. Among the eight other violations, there was mold in the ice machine (not touching ice). This was the restaurant’s fourth B or C grade since 2018.

Good China Star Fast Food, at 58080 Twentynine Palms Highway Suite F in Yucca Valley, was visited May 3 in response to a complaint that the B grade card from its last inspection was not on display as required. The inspector found it obstructed by a large number. The restaurant last received an 80 on Oct. 28, its fourth B or C grade since 2019.

Kuma Sushi, at 1905 N. Campus Ave. Suites C & D in Upland, was inspected May 3 and received a grade of 84/B. Among the 11 violations, several containers of food at the sushi bar were at unsafe temperatures, and the inspector saw 15 dead cockroaches on the floor under kitchen equipment. The inspector went back the next day and saw no signs of roaches.

the Waba Grill, at 1594 W. Base Line in San Bernardino was inspected May 2 and received a grade of 77/C with two critical violations. Two workers didn’t wash hands, and some chicken and cooked carrots weren’t being kept hot enough. Among the 12 other violations, there were two dead roaches in a storage area (but no signs of an active infestation) and someone’s cellphone was on the food-prep table. A follow-up inspection was planned to check for roaches again.

the Mr. You Express at 12223 Highland Ave. Suite 112 in Rancho Cucamonga, which received a 70/C on April 13, inspection underwent a mandatory rescore May 2. This time it got an 82/B, with one critical violation. There was mold and slime in the ice machine, with condensation dripping over it into the ice. Among the 11 other violations, chicken wasn’t being kept warm enough and some areas still needed cleaning. This was the restaurant’s sixth B or C grade since 2017.

Halleluiah BBQ, at 21920 Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley, was inspected April 29 in response to a foodborne illness complaint. It received a grade of 80/B with 13 violations. Among them, there were flies in the facility, potato salad wasn’t at a safe temperature, a freezer containing raw chicken had been turned off (the chicken wasn’t yet at a dangerous temperature), a cutting board used to slice meat was dirty, insecticide was being stored too close to food, and the owner said cooked food is typically cooled down by being left at room temperature, which is not a safe practice.

Sushi Martini, at 8153 Aspen Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga, was inspected April 29 in response to a complaint about unsanitary practices. It received a grade of 80/B with one critical violation. Multiple items of food were at unsafe temperatures in a cooler that wasn’t keeping cold. among the eight other violations, the inspector found eight dry rodent droppings on a shelf in a chemical storage area, five near the soda storage area and three on top of the dishwashing machine; the floors were very dirty; there was mold in the ice machine (not touching ice); the cook didn’t know the cooking temperature for chicken or how to cool down food safely; and another employee didn’t know dishwashing procedures. Pest control had just been out a few days earlier and reported seeing no activity. A follow-up inspection was planned to make sure there was no rodent infestation.

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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