DOH Chronicles covers restaurant inspections by the Southern Nevada Health District that earn 39 or more demerits. More than 40 demerits or an imminent health hazard calls for the immediate closure of a restaurant.
The Southern Nevada Health District shut down Bangkok Orchid, the Thai and Chinese restaurant at 4662 E. Sunset Road in Henderson, after a routine inspection on Monday, Oct. 9, revealed an imminent health hazard.
Inspectors found a pest infestation, considered an imminent health hazard and cause for the immediate shutdown of the restaurant.
A look at the restaurant’s previous inspections dating back to 2007 reveals a mixed bag of grades, including a 41-demerit inspection in 2013 that closed the restaurant. That inspection found no hot and cold running water from an approved source, improperly cooled and reheated potentially hazardous foods and improper hand washing among the demerits.
The health district conducts unannounced inspections at least once a year. Inspections are posted online about five days after the inspection. 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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