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 almost shut down the cook line at KJ Dim Sum, the Chinese restaurant at the Rio, after a routine inspection found 40 demerits, one point away from an automatic closing.
Inspectors found spoiled food, inadequate hand washing, a lack of hot and cold running water, food unprotected from potential contamination, and more.
This marks the first time the health department issued a C grade to the cook line at the restaurant, although the restaurant itself earned a 39-demerit C grade in 2013 and another 33-demerit C grade in 2012.
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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