Buckle up. Four restaurants were shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District in the past week.
First up, Kaizen Fusion Roll & Sushi at 10271 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson was shut down after a routine inspection found a whopping 55 demerits on Sept. 9.
Among the violations, spoiled food, food improperly cooled, food unprotected from potential contamination, ineffective pest control measures and staff not properly washing their hands.
This is the first time SNHD has shut down Kaizen since inspections started in 2008.
Taj Palace, the Indian restaurant at 9530 S. Eastern Ave., was shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District on Sept. 9 for an imminent health hazard. SNHD inspectors found no adequate refrigeration. This is the first time Taj Palace has been closed by SNHD since inspections started in 2011, but the restaurant generally earns a B or C grade.
Tacos El Burrito Loco at 2401 S. Valley View Blvd. was shut down by the SNHD after a re-inspection on Sept. 8 found 37 demerits. Inspectors found the staff not properly washing their hands, food unprotected from potential contamination, an inadequate number of hand washing facilities and ineffective pest control measures among the violations. SNHD originally found 38 demerits during an inspection on Aug. 18. This is the first C grade the restaurant received since opening in 2006.
Cafe Verdi West Pizzeria at 3111 S. Valley View Blvd. was shut down after a routine inspection on Sept. 5 found an imminent health hazard. SNHD inspectors found a pest infestation that called for the immediate closure of the restaurant. The restaurant has been closed by SNHD two other times in 2013 and 2010 and the health district has inspected the place three times for epidemiological investigations since 2000.
The Southern Nevada Health District routinely shuts down restaurants that receive more than 40 demerits. Restaurants have the option of requesting a re-inspection before the next scheduled inspection.
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