LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A restaurant chain has gone three for seven.
Three of its seven valley locations have now been on Dirty Dining, earning it repeat offender status.
And when 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears walked in, she immediately spotted some violations herself!
China One is a Dirty Dining three-peat offender but it's the first time for the location on Craig and Decatur Boulevard.
They got a 40-demerit "C" grade on April 8, leaving them one demerit shy of a shutdown.
The inspector watched an employee handle dirty dishes, then food, without handwashing. In fact, the inspector "saw zero handwashing" anywhere in the facility.
He also measured grilled chicken and beef at dangerously unsafe temperatures. They had to throw out an entire bus tub of beef that was thawing in standing water.
The microwave was dirty and walls and floors were filthy despite a collection of dirty mops cluttered in a corner.
The inspector wrote "Entire facility in need of deep cleaning and organization."
When we arrived, the cashier told us there was no manager or person in charge on the premises, which is one of the violations they were written up for when the Health District was there.
The inspection report shows "No manager or person in charge available during the inspection." It says "Cashier Ryan Lin was helpful, but lacks the food service knowledge needed for this facility." As we waited, Ryan made several phone calls and talked to someone, but said there was no one available to talk to us.
And there's another violation we easily spotted.
China One's "C" grade card was not posted on the wall where the health inspector left it.
Ryan found it amid a stack of papers on the counter, told us it had fallen off, and then proceeded to put it back up on the wall.
Other violations the inspector found included chicken and shrimp uncovered in the fridge and subject to cross contamination, rice paddles in lukewarm standing water and a grocery store t-shirt bag being used as a glove to scoop noodles.
There was also old food residue on the can opener, packages of meat stored on the freezer floor and a tub of dirty utensils in the back food prep area.
We left a business card, but no one from China One ever called back. It was reinspected April 24 and got a 1-demerit "A" grade.
We also have one imminent health hazard closure: Family Food Mart deli on Fremont and 11th was shut down April 8 for a multi-generational cockroach infestation. They also had to throw out sausage, cheese and potato salad due to unsafe temperatures.
Family Food Mart's deli was reinspected on April 10 and got a three-demerit "A" grade. The general manager said he feels like he's the victim in this case. He said his pest control company failed him, he's never had a problem like this before and it won't happen again.