RESTAURANT HEALTH PERMIT SUSPENSIONS
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 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. Permits are reinstated as soon as the situation is rectified. Following is a list of June suspensions.
Business: Chelsea’s Choice Dates Closed: 6/8-9 Reasons Cited for Suspension: 3025 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar Failure to comply with notice of violation: cockroach infestation, food containers stored on floor, inadequate cleaning of facilities. Business: La Petite Boulangerie Dates Closed: 6/15-16 Reasons Cited for Suspension: 24288 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills Summary suspension: no hot water. Business: C&J; Burgers Dates Closed: 6/19-20 Reasons Cited for Suspension: 421 E. La Habra Blvd., La Habra Failure to comply with notice of violation: no hot water. Business: Wienerschnitzel Dates Closed: 6/19-20 Reasons Cited for Suspension: 701 E. Whittier Blvd., La Habra Failure to comply with notice of violation: rodent and cockroach infestation, unclean food service equipment and floors. Business: Mr. Taco Dates Closed: 6/21-22 Reasons Cited for Suspension: 3408 Via Oporto, Newport Beach Failure to comply with notice of violation: refrigeration unit not cool enough, hot water not hot enough, handwashing facilities inadequate. Business: Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Shoppe Dates Closed: 6/23 Reasons Cited for Suspension: 154 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach Summary suspension: sewage overflow. Business: Dona Maria Dates Closed: 6/23-26 Reasons Cited for Suspension: 1211 E. First St., Santa Ana Failure to comply with notice of violation: unrepaired structural damage, including floor, wall and ceiling damage in the kitchen and restroom areas. Business: Red Onion Dates Closed: 6/26 Reasons Cited for Suspension: 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach Summary suspension: no hot water. Source: Orange County Health Care Agency, environmental health division