Alberta's health services have ordered a restaurant in northeast Calgary to close because of health code violations, including the presence of cockroaches.
Happy lamb hot pot, located at 999 36th St. HE was ordered to close on November 7. It is also known as Mongolian Grizzly and Little Mongolian Grizzly.
According to the AHS, cockroaches were sinking, insecticides were sprayed into the food area, wet towels were kept for cleaning the food preparation tables and the bar, and the spray bottle was not marked.
"Live and dead cockroaches were spotted underneath kitchen handwashing sinks, food preparation sinks, chest freezers, hob and dry storage space," the report said.
There were significant debris in the restaurant, a walled hole near the water pipe, and a chili container stored on the floor covered with stained cardboard, the AHS said.
"There was a large accumulation of debris on the floor and wall on the cooking line, on the undersides under the sink, under the tables for food preparation and between the board and the wall on the gas cooker," the report said.
AHS explained that the restaurant violated Public Health Law, including food regulation, Alberta regulation 31/2006 and a code for food trade and food services.
The AHS said Happy Lamb Hot Pot should engage pest control, stop spraying insecticides, store cleaning towels in an approved sanitizer between use, label chemicals, clean all surfaces, replace stove tiles, replace it. repair the hole in the lid, store food containers at least six inches from the floor, discard stained cardboard, cover food properly, and handle food with utensils.
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