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2 eateries closed in Salt Lake County this week due to health violations

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Posted - Aug 17th, 2018 @ 3:58pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Two Salt Lake County food establishments closed this week after health officials found violations that posed an imminent health hazard, reports show.

Both establishments have since reopened.

The Salt Lake County Health Department averages about one establishment closure a week, according to spokesman Nicholas Rupp. Restaurants will always be inspected at least once per year, but some may have three or four inspections, according to Rupp.

Here are more details about the reasons for the two closures. Find more information at the Salt Lake County Health Department website.

Curry Time Food Truck

11241 S. Kestrel Rise, South Jordan

Closed Aug. 11, reopened Aug. 13

Nine different violations forced health officials to close Indian food truck Curry Time last weekend.

Cooked lamb meat was being stored at 60 degrees Fahrenheit on a counter in the food truck, and cooked vegetables were being stored at 70 degrees. A potato dish also measured at 78 degrees, according to a health department report.

The food truck also lacked a certified food safety manager, according to the report. There was also no water at the hand sink and equipment was being stored in the sink.

Curry Time reopened on Aug. 13 after health officials conducted a follow-up inspection and reinstated the truck’s permit, according to inspection records.

Penny Ann’s Cafe

280 E. 12300 South, Draper

Closed Aug. 13, reopened Aug. 14

Nine violations were behind the reason for why health officials closed Penny Ann’s Cafe earlier this week, according to a health department report.

Several cold food items, including cut tomatoes, corned beef and cold cut meat, were not being held below the safety standard of 41 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the report. The walk-in cooler and several smaller coolers were not equipped to hold food below 41 degrees.

Health officials conducted a follow-up inspection on Aug. 14 after the restaurant was closed the day before. Officials reinstated the restaurant’s permit even though they found two noncritical violations, including some floor surfaces at the restaurant that were not easily cleanable and some wall and floor junctures that were not covered and sealed.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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