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 Dates Closed Reasons Cited for Suspension La Petite Boulangerie Oct. 4-5 Failure to comply with notice Restaurant 18685 Main St. of violation: improper Huntington Beach temperatures; no quick heating method for soups; refuse area in poor condition; soap and towel dispenser missing at hand sink Baron's French Bakery Oct. 17 Summary suspension: sewage 15072-15082 Weststate St. backup Westminster Beachcomber Restaurant Oct. 18 Failure to comply with 2633 W. Coast Highway a notice of violation Newport Beach Cafe Au Rendevous Oct. 11-12 Summary suspension: Restaurant no hot water; 9200 Bolsa Ave., poor sanitation Westminster Captain Nash's Seafood Oct. 4-5 Very poor sanitation in Restaurant kitchen, storage 25192 Cabot Road, Laguna area, dishwasher Hills and bar areas Christy's Donuts Oct. 23-24 Summary suspension: heavy 3710 E. Westminster Ave. infestation of cockroaches Santa Ana throughout food preparation area Hien Vuong Oct. 18-19 Summary suspension: 2525 W. 17th St., unsanitary food preparation Santa Ana area, loaded with cockroaches Middle East Grocery/ Oct. 17-18 Summary suspension: major Restaurant violations included lack 2954 W. Ball Rd., Anaheim of soap and towels in restrooms; fly infestation in garbage dumpsters; smoking in deli area; dirty washing sinks; unprotected open trays of food.
Source: Orange County Health Care Agency, Environmental Health Division