DIRTY DINING – Dozens of Cockroaches Found Inside American Kitchen Restaurant in Lafayette

December 5, 2017 15:33 pm · 0 comments

American Kitchen, located at 71 Lafayette Circle in Lafayette was closed this week due to a vermin infestation.

The Contra Costa County Health Department released their observations to Claycord.com. They say live cockroaches, along with nests, were found under the food preparation table.

Other findings from the routine inspection are shown below.

  • Minor violation – Plumbing; fixtures, back flow devices, drainage
  • Minor violation – Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized
  • Minor violation – Equipment, utensils and linens: storage and use
  • MAJOR violation – No insects, rodents, birds or animals present
  • MAJOR violation – Time as a public health control; procedures & records
  • Minor violation – Floors, walls and ceiling: built, maintained and clean
  • Minor violation – Nonfood contact surfaces clean
  • Minor violation – Equipment/utensils-approved; installed; clean; good repair; capacity (e.g. sinks, CO2tanks, etc)
  • Minor violation – Proper hot and cold holding temperatures
  • Minor violation – Thermometers provided and accurate

UPDATE: The restaurant has been reinspected by the Health Department and is back open.


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