The environmental health division of Orange County's Health Care Agency performs routine unannounced inspections of the county's more than 6,000 restaurants, markets and other food establishments. When conditions violate state law or applicable county and municipal codes, inspectors can issue notices of violation. If inspectors find during an announced recheck that conditions cited in the notice have not been rectified, they can effectively close the business by suspending its health permit. Inspectors can also issue a summary health permit suspension during a routine inspection if they find an immediate health threat. In all cases, health permits are reinstated as soon as the situation is rectified.
Business: Stop N Go Market 12152 Knott Ave. Garden Grove
Dates Closed: July 5-6 Reasons Cited for Suspension: Failure to comply with notice of violation: accumulation of trash and liquid waste in planters; floor stains and debris under and around all equipment; inappropriate food storage; mold in ice maker; lockers in restroom; candy and miscellaneous items in dressing room; cleaning supplies not properly stored; clothes stored in food storage room.
Business: Captain's Place 8552 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
Dates Closed: July 5-7 Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension: heavy cockroach infestation; no demonstratable means of sanitizing eating and drinking utensils (dishwasher inoperable, no sanitizer available for hand-washing dishes); heavily soiled food service equipment, cabinetry and floors.
Business: Edwards Cinemas snack bar 730 Mission Viejo Mall, Mission Viejo
Dates Closed: July 10-11 Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension: sewer line backed up, causing sewage to flood food handling areas.
Business: Thanh Son Tofu food processing 9866 Westminster Blvd., Westminster
Dates Closed: July 24-26 Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension: heavy cockroach and ant infestation; food containers stored on floor; dirty walls and floors.
Business: Peking Inn 1701 E. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana
Dates Closed: July 25-26 Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension: no hot water.
Business: Disneyland Hotel--Villa Verde 1150 W. Cerritos Ave., Anaheim
Dates Closed: July 26 Reasons Cited for Suspension: Failure to comply with notice of violation: inadequate sneeze-guard protection.
Business: Disneyland Hotel--Chef's Kitchen 1150 W. Cerritos Ave., Anaheim
Dates Closed: July 26-27 Reasons Cited for Suspension: Failure to comply with notice of violation: inadequate sneeze-guard protection.
Business: Kentucky Fried Chicken 2931 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar
Dates Closed: July 27 Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension: no hot water.
Business: Pizza Villa 888 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim
Dates Closed: July 31- Aug. 1 Reasons Cited for Suspension: Summary suspension: no hot water; cockroach infestation.
RESTAURANT HEALTH PERMIT SUSPENSIONS BY COMMUNITY
July 1988--July 1989
City: Suspensions Santa Ana: 26 Anaheim: 20 Westminster: 11 Newport Beach: 6 San Clemente: 6 Garden Grove: 5 Laguna Beach: 5 Laguna Hills: 4 Huntington Beach: 4 Irvine: 4 Corona del Mar: 3 Fullerton: 3 Mission Viejo: 3 Orange: 3 Buena Park: 3 La Habra: 2 Placentia: 2 Stanton: 2 Brea: 2 South Laguna: 1 Laguna Niguel: 1 San Juan Capistrano: 1
Source: Orange County Health Care Agency, environmental health division