The Salt Lake County Health Department closed an IHOP in West Valley City and the Asian Isle restaurant in Salt Lake City on Monday, citing numerous health-code violations.
According to this notice on the department website, the IHOP, 3383 S. Decker Lake Drive, "has been closed from conducting food operations" until 24 health-code violations are corrected.
Problems, according to the notice, included lack of valid food handler permits; employees failing to wash hands between touching raw eggs and handling ready-to-eat food; thawing ham in standing water; food held at improper temperatures; unclean ice machines and shelves; and personal items stored over food preparation counters.
Inspectors also noted that "the lack of prep sinks on the cook line and service area is creating a problem with employees using hand-wash sinks as multipurpose sinks."
The Asian Isle, at 488 E. 100 South, also cannot conduct food operations until eight potentially hazardous issues are corrected, according to the health department.
Problems include an inoperable hand-wash sink; storing raw chicken above ready-to-eat food; and storing potentially hazardous food at incorrect temperatures.
Both restaurants will be allowed to reopen once the problems are fixed.
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