Cockroaches, sewage discharge and more force closures at 4 Valley restaurants

American cockroach. (Thinkstock / Getty Images)
American cockroach. (Thinkstock / Getty Images)

Four restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards.

Between July 30 to Aug. 5, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations, sewage discharge and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur during routine and owner-initiated inspections, complaint investigations and reinspections.

The department did not provide details about the nature of the cockroach infestations — like the number of cockroaches and where in the facility they were found.

If a food facility is closed for a cockroach, rodent or fly infestation, sewage problems or for not having any water running through the facility it loses an additional seven points on top of the four points deducted for major health violations. Any time two major health hazards, such as unsafe food temperatures, are observed, the facility loses an additional three points in its inspection score.

Here are the food facilities that were temporarily closed. Unless otherwise noted, the grades listed for the facilities were received on the same day they were closed.

Frontier Wok Too

Location: 1816 W. Olive Ave., Burbank

Closure reason: sewage discharge

Closure date: July 31

Reopen date: July 31

Grade: B (80)

Sweet Corn

Location: 8401 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite K-106, Panorama City

Closure reason: no hot water

Closure date: Aug. 1

Reopen date: Aug. 3

Grade: B (86)

Kabab Kabab

Location: 12727 Sherman Way, Suite B8, North Hollywood

Closure reason: cockroaches

Closure date: Aug. 3

Reopen date: facility is still closed

Grade: B (82)

The Landing Grill & Sushi Bar

Location: 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 109, Westlake Village

Closure reason: cockroaches

Closure date: Aug. 3

Reopen date: Aug. 5

Grade: B (84); received an A (97) during an owner-initiated inspection Aug. 8, 2017


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