Cockroach infestation forces momentary closure of Burbank restaurant


A Mexican restaurant in Burbank was quickly closed final week because of a serious public well being hazard.

El Pollo Gordo, 916 W. Burbank Blvd., had its well being allow suspended March 21 for a cockroach infestation, in accordance with a report from the Los Angeles County Public Well being Division. The restaurant reopened three days later with a B (83) well being grade.

Eating places and markets whose permits are suspended should shut till one other inspection determines the issues have been mounted. Closures can happen throughout routine and owner-initiated inspections, grievance investigations and reinspections.

The division didn’t present particulars in regards to the nature of the cockroach infestation — just like the variety of cockroaches and the place within the facility they had been discovered.

If a meals facility is closed for a cockroach, rodent or fly infestation, sewage issues or for not having any water working by means of the ability it loses a further seven factors on prime of the 4 factors deducted for main well being violations. Any time two main well being hazards, corresponding to unsafe meals temperatures, are noticed, the ability loses a further three factors in its inspection rating.

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