Health officials shut down West Valley restaurant

Published May 25, 2014 2:55 pm

Rice Village Express • Department cites more than 2 dozen health violations.
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The Salt Lake County Health Department has closed Rice Village Express in West Valley City, saying it posed an "imminent health hazard."

According to a report on the department's website, the fast-food Chinese restaurant, at 3601 S. Constitution Blvd., was cited on Tuesday, May 20, for more than two dozen violations, including:

• Cooked chicken and other potentially hazardous foods held at too high a temperature (50 degrees) on the counter

• Raw meat stored on the floor

• Raw meat thawing at room temperature

• Single-use containers being reused

• A cot in the upstairs area above where food is prepared

• Keys and a baseball cap stored above food preparation tables

• Person in charge unable to demonstrate adequate knowledge of several food handling procedures

Once the restaurant corrects the violations, it will be able to reopen.