Update • The Salt Lake County Health Department allowed this restaurant to reopen on July 23, 2018.

July 19, 2018 • Inspectors with the Salt Lake County Health Department shut down a West Valley City restaurant Thursday after finding numerous health code violations including flies, a pen stored in the potato slicer and a broken table being stabilized with a rock.

Carlos’s Kitchen #2, 4247 W. 3500 South, was “closed for presenting an imminent health hazard,” according to a report on the department website.

The restaurant, which serves Salvadoran food, was cited for 30 violations — several of which were critical to human health, the notice shows. The restaurant will remain closed until the owner can fix the problem and inspectors say it is safe for diners

Among the problems:

• Numerous flies in the facility.

• A pen stored in the potato slicer.

• A fly swatter on top of a food container.

• Raw meat stored above ready-to-eat foods in the refrigerator.

• A table, with two broken legs, being held up up by a rock.

• Cooked chicken, sausage, pork, beans, rice, cheese and raw eggs being held at unsafe temperatures.

• Employee’s personal beverages not separated from food-preparation areas.