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.
Just two points stood between La Pupusa Loka and an immediate shutdown by the Southern Nevada Health District. The Salvadorian restaurant at 1956 E. Charleston Blvd. earned 39 demerits during a routine inspection on Tuesday, April 10.
Inspectors found spoiled food, an inadequate number of hand washing facilities, ineffective pest control measures, unposted grade cards, and more.
The health department last closed the restaurant in September 2012 with 44 demerits. A and B grades pepper previous inspections dating back to 2010.
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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