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Restaurants Ordered Closed After Storm Food Dangers And Vermin
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Refrigerators crippled by power outages from the June 30th storm contributed to most of 17 restaurant health suspensions over the past two weeks according to area officials.

Health inspectors identified restaurants operating without electricity, food at unsafe temperatures, along with routine hand washing and vermin violations from June 25th through July 6th.

According to health officials in the District, Arlington, Montgomery County and Prince George's County, inspectors suspended and temporarily closed the following restaurants for food safety violations.

Washington, D.C.

West Wing Cafe Washington, DC 300 New Jersey Ave., NW, food in freezer thawed out, food at unsafe temperature, hand washing 

Café Romeo's, Washington, DC 2132 Wisconsin Ave NW, gross unsanitary condition

China Southern Washington, DC 306 Southern Ave SE., vermin infestation, food unsafe temperature.  A manager at China Southern said he was not selling the food to the public and planned to throw it away prior to being ordered to do so.

Jenny's Washington, DC, 1000 Water St., SW vermin infestation, handwashing violation


Arlington

Wendy's Arlington, Va, 3431 Columbia Pike, sewage back-up.  A Wendy's manager disputed the suspension saying the restaurant voluntarily closed.

Fort Washington

Szechuan Delight, Fort Washington, MD, 20744, 740 Cady Dr. operating without electricity and refrigeration

Landover

Bestway Snacks Landover, Md, 20785, 3838 Ironwood Place, vermin infestation

Mitchellville

House of Chang, Mitchellville, MD, 64 Watkins Park Dr, operating without electricity and no hot water

New Carrollton

Periyar Groceries New Carrollton, MD, 20784, 7453 Annapolis Rd., operating without electricity and refrigeration

Oxon Hill

Yums Carryout III, Oxon Hill, Maryland, 20745, 5225 Indian Head Hwy, operating without electricity and refrigeration

Eastover Deli, Oxon Hill, MD, 20774, 4911 Indian Head Hwy, operating without electricity and refrigeration

Panda Café, Oxon Hill, MD, 20744, 119 Indian Head Hwy, operating without electricity and refrigeration

Rockville

Tyson's Buffet, Rockville, Maryland, 5550 Randolph Road, vermin Infestation

Wheaton

Le International Market, Wheaton, Maryland, 2521 Ennalls Avenue, operating without electricity

Super Chicken, Wheaton, Maryland, 2531 Ennalls Avenue, operating without electricity

Mercado Latino, Wheaton, Maryland, 2319 Ennalls Avenue, vermin Infestation

El Pollo Kiki Riki Wheaton, Maryland 2533 Ennalls operating without electricity

Passing Reinspection

Health officials say all the restaurants fixed the problems, passed reinspections and re-opened.

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