Health Department Closes Indian Restaurant After Finding a Cockroach Infestation

The Southern Nevada Health District shut down Curry Leaf Flavors of India at 5025 S. Fort Apache Road after finding a multi-generational cockroach infestation on November 26. KTNV reports that health inspectors found cockroaches “coming through ceiling tiles, on the magnetic knife strip, on walls over prep surfaces, on shelves with food containers, around the hand sink, in the ware washing area, underside of tables, and crawling on kitchen floors.”

The health department issued violations for grease on equipment, food debris on a fryer, and dirty floors, ceilings, shelves, and walls. Food such as potatoes were held at unsafe temperatures while employee food and customer food were stored together in the kitchen.

The restaurant reopened on December 3 with a zero-demerit A grade.

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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