Roaches, rodents, damaged fridges: Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, Sept. 22-29 – San Bernardino County Solar


Listed below are the eating places and different meals services that San Bernardino County well being inspectors briefly shut down due to imminent well being hazards between Sept. 22 and 29, 2022. If no reopening date is talked about, the company had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publication.

Baked Dessert Bar, 7880 Kew Ave., Rancho Cucamonga (in Victoria Gardens)

  • Closed: Sept. 28
  • Grade: Not graded
  • Motive: No sanitizer. An inspector visited in response to a grievance that the restaurant didn’t have any sanitizer to wash dishes or different surfaces, and that there have been gnats all through the power, contaminating meals. Each had been discovered to be true. The inspector famous “an abundance of gnats (lifeless and alive) all through the power and on meals tools and packaging.”

Villa Del Mar, 17509 Foothill Blvd., Fontana

  • Closed: Sept. 26
  • Grade: 77/C
  • Motive: Cockroach infestation. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that the restaurant had a rodent infestation. The inspector didn’t see any proof of rodents, however did discover three dwell roaches below the grill and food-prep sink, and 6 lifeless roaches in different areas. There have been two different important violations. The walk-in cooler and one other fridge weren’t holding chilly and a big amount of meals needed to be discarded, and uncooked shrimp wasn’t being thawed safely. Additionally,  dishes had been being washed with out sanitizer.
  • Reopened: Sept. 27 after pest management visited and the fridges had been mounted. The inspector did see just a few lifeless roaches and deliberate a follow-up go to inside every week.

Mr. You Chinese Food, 1270 W. Foothill Blvd. Suite H, Rialto

  • Closed: Sept. 23
  • Grade: 78/C
  • Motive: Insufficient refrigeration. The walk-in fridge wasn’t holding chilly and about 20 containers of meals needed to be discarded. Amongst different violations, two flies landed on an in-use chopping board, there was mildew within the ice machine (not touching ice), the dishwashing sink didn’t have sufficient sanitizer and an worker didn’t wash palms.
  • Reopened: Sept. 26

Fontana Ranch Market, 15324 Merrill Ave. Suite A, Fontana

  • Closed: Sept. 22
  • Grade: 85/B in the market area, 85/B in a restaurant area, 90/A in the meat department
  • Motive: Rodent infestation. An inspector visited in response to a complaint that somebody noticed two rodents working down an aisle. The inspector noticed a dwell rodent on the ground within the procuring space, a lifeless rodent, and droppings on a tortilla shelf, in a liquor closet and within the electrical panels of a fridge. The inspector went back the next day on the proprietor’s request however discovered one other lifeless rodent and extra droppings, and didn’t allow the market to reopen.

Non-closure inspections of observe

Listed below are chosen inspections at services that weren’t closed however had different vital points.

Curry House, at 11683 Cherry Ave. Unit F1 in Fontana, requested a rescore inspection after its kitchen space acquired an 80/B on Sept. 6. This time, on Sept. 28, it again got an 80/B, with about half of the violations repeated from the final inspection. Two of the violations had been important. A number of containers of meals had been at unsafe temperatures. Additionally, an worker was wiping down a prep desk with out sanitizer. Among the many 11 different violations, meals wasn’t being cooled down quick sufficient, tools and flooring wanted cleansing, and the walk-in fridge condensation line was nonetheless leaking, a repeat from final time — plus now the walk-in freezer line was too, with water leaking onto meals (which was all lined) and making a extreme ice buildup on the freezer’s ground and ceiling. This was the restaurant’s third B or C grade since 2020.

Mandarin Chef, at 21680 Bear Valley Highway in Apple Valley, was inspected Sept. 28 and acquired a grade of 85/B with 10 violations, considered one of which was important. The inspector noticed vermin droppings in a number of areas together with on expired soda bins in a storage space, on flooring below meals shelving and in a cupboard subsequent to wrapped plastic cups. There was additionally a lifeless cockroach on the ground behind the fryer and a few fruit flies over a clogged ground sink and one other drain.

Pot on Fire, at 3926 Grand Ave. Suite F in Chino, was inspected Sept. 27 and acquired a grade of 80/B with 9 violations, three of which had been important. Workers didn’t wash palms after touching uncooked beef and uncooked seafood. Tofu and cooked noodles left on a desk had been at unsafe temperatures. And there have been a number of points with food-contact surfaces not being clear, together with mildew within the ice machine that was contaminating the ice, and a meat slicer not being sanitized correctly. This was the restaurant’s second B grade since 2018.

Jack’s Liquor Market, at 320 S. Arrowhead Ave. in San Bernardino, was inspected Sept. 27 and acquired a grade of 84/B with eight violations, two of which had been important. The inspector discovered a “heavy accumulation” of dry rodent droppings all through the market, together with on meals shelving, flooring and the liquor storage space. Additionally, about 100 packages of sweet and one bag of chips had been ripped open. The inspector deliberate to return Sept. 30 to ensure there wasn’t an lively rodent infestation.

Salvi’s Pupuseria & Restaurante, at 8922 Beech Ave. Suite Okay in Fontana, was inspected Sept. 23 and acquired a grade of 86/B with seven violations, two of which had been important. The prepare dinner didn’t wash palms correctly, and was dealing with meals with out gloves regardless of having an uncovered burn on their hand. Additionally, some pork, beans and cheese had been at unsafe temperatures. This was the restaurant’s third consecutive B grade relationship to 2019.

Thai Family Restaurant, at 130 S. Mountain Ave. Suite P in Upland, was inspected Sept. 22 and acquired a grade of 81/B with one important violation. Some gadgets had been at unsafe temperatures in a fridge that wasn’t holding chilly, and pans of flour and cornmeal breading that additionally contained items of soft-shell crab had been unnoticed at room temperature. Among the many 12 different violations, the individual in cost didn’t know learn how to safely settle down meals or to make use of sanitizer when washing dishes, the restaurant was utilizing some non-commercial-grade tools and the boys’s restroom urinal was marked as out of order as a result of it might overflow.

Donut Star, at 811 W. Valley Blvd. in Colton, was inspected Sept. 21 and acquired a grade of 88/B with one important violation. Some meals was at unsafe temperatures; 256 slices of ham, 60 sausage patties, 63 omelets and some slices of cheese needed to be discarded. Among the many eight different violations, there was a black and inexperienced mold-like substance within the ice machine, the surfaces of different tools and the partitions had been soiled, open baggage of flour had been on the ground and the power was utilizing unapproved burners.

Updates from previous weeks

Jimmy’s Food Store, at 1620 W. Base Line in San Bernardino, whose food-prep space was shut down Sept. 21 due to a cockroach infestation, was allowed to completely reopen Sept. 27.

Rocket, a comfort retailer at 27300 W. Lugonia Ave. Redlands, whose open meals areas needed to shut down Sept. 20 due to a rodent infestation, was permitted to completely reopen Sept. 22.

About this record

This record is revealed on-line on Fridays. Any updates as eating places are reopened will probably be included in subsequent week’s record.

All meals services within the county are routinely inspected to make sure they meet well being codes. A facility loses 4 factors for every important violation and one to a few factors for minor violations. An A grade (90 to 100 factors) is taken into account “usually superior,” a B grade (80 to 89) is “usually acceptable” and a C grade (70 to 79) is “usually unacceptable” and requires a follow-up inspection. A facility will probably be briefly closed if it scores under 70 or has a important violation that may’t be corrected instantly.

For extra data on inspections of those or any eating places in San Bernardino County, go to To file a well being grievance, go to or name 800-442-2283.


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