LOS ANGELES—Since the beginning of 2016, over 152 food facilities (restaurants/markets) in Los Angeles have been ordered closure by the Los Angeles Country Department of Public Health, for failing the Environmental Health Inspections.
If housing, swimming pools and other food facilities such as food trucks were included, the closure of facilities would reach more than 200.
Facilities on the closure list each have one or more violations of the California Health and Safety Code. Some have re-opened after correcting relatively minor violations, while others were ordered immediate closure for severe and multiple violations.
No water or no hot water section, sewage discharge and vermin infestation are the three major violations for closure of the establishments. Other violations include, contamination of food, gross contamination of food contact surfaces, no working toilet facilities, observed rodent infestation, gross contamination of utensils section and unsafe food temperature.
Some closed eateries across the Los Angeles area include the following areas: Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Cerritos, Santa Monica, North Hollywood, Venice, Tarzana, Artesia, Culver City, Northridge and many more.
All 152 closures are listed on Los Angeles County Health Department’s website, under the Inspections section, where inspection reports for all the other food facilities’ can also be found. There is also a page that allows individuals to search specific restaurants by name, address, city or zip code.