Cockroaches, filth get Sandy restaurant closed

La Frontera, Sandy. Image: Google Earth

SANDY, Utah, April 20, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A Sandy restaurant has been closed by the Salt Lake County Health Department for violations including the presence of live and dead cockroaches, dirty equipment, and improperly stored chemicals.

La Frontera Cafe, at 61 W. 10600 South, closed Wednesday after being cited for more than 40 violations, including:

  • The presence of cockroaches, dead and alive, in places including the bar and tortilla storage areas
  • Food prepared on site held for more than 24 hours and not dated
  • Unclean ice machine interior
  • Surfaces around soda nozzles unclean
  • Food debris in the cooler
  • Unclean shelves in cooler
  • Containers of chemical sprays unlabeled with common names
  • Stored ingredients stored in containers marked without common names
  • No soap in the bar sink area and no provisions to dry hands in the bar or kitchen sinks
  • Dusty air vents
  • Dirty floor, wall and ceiling areas
  • String used on oven door
  • Floor tiles missing under the grill
  • Missing ceiling tiles and a hole in the wall
  • Food stored at potentially unsafe temperatures

La Frontera Cafe will be allowed to reopen no sooner than a week after its closure date, and only if all violations have been eliminated.

Also closed was Sweet Chimney, at 4100 W. 11400 South, South Jordan. Its five violations were:

  • No operating sink
  • No sink close to the food prep area
  • Food stored in non-food-grade containers
  • A food container stored on the floor
  • Staff applying icing and toppings outside of the mobile unit

Sweet Chimney closed Wednesday and was allowed to open Thursday.



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