LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — China a GoGo on Aliante Parkway and Deer Springs in North Las Vegas is the fourth China a GoGo location to be on Dirty Dining
It got a 35-demerit C grade on April 8.
The Ann and Decatur Boulevard location has been on Dirty Dining twice. The North Rainbow and Anthem Village Drive locations in Henderson have each been on once.
And you may recall back in May 2016, bins of raw meat and vegetables were left exposed to the elements behind China a GoGo on Valle Verde Drive near the 215 beltway. 13 Action News cameras caught employees taking that food into the kitchen.
During the April 8 inspection at the Aliante Parkway location, a food handler wasn’t properly washing hands. The employee processed meat while wearing gloves, then went to other tasks without removing the gloves or washing hands.
Health code requires hand washing before putting gloves on to avoid contaminating the gloves. The wok cooks at China a GoGo didn’t do that.
Inspectors also discovered expired mushrooms in the fridge that had to be thrown out.
Eggs on the wok line were at unsafe temperatures, utensils were stored in tepid standing water, and there was no sanitizer in the sanitizer bucket on the wok line.
Food contact surfaces were dirty and unsanitary.
Inspectors described an excessive build-up of dried food around food storage containers in the make table where they found the food containers being stored overnight instead of covered, dated and stored in the walk-in cooler.
Both make-table refrigerators needed a deep cleaning.
There was excessive build-up of grease on the stove top and in the oven.
Multiple containers of food were not date-labeled.
Knives were stored behind exposed copper pipes along the wall near the water heater.
Shelves were lined with dirty foil and shelves, carts and floors throughout the facility were dirty, greasy and in need of deep cleaning.
In fact, inspectors found the entire facility in need of a deep clean.
The Health District is waiving the $1200 C grade fee for all restaurants until May 1.
Manager Johnny Lin said everything has been cleaned, explaining that things got dirty because the chef hadn’t been there for two weeks so employees were slacking.
China a GoGo was back to an A grade with zero demerits on April 10.
Click here for health report from China A Go Go 7.