Cock­roach in­fes­ta­tion shuts down sand­wich eatery in mall

Calgary Herald - - CITY + REGION - BILL KAUF­MANN bkauf­[email protected]­media.com

Live and dead cock­roaches found in the kitchen of a north­east Cal­gary sub­ma­rine sand­wich shop has led to the busi­ness’s lengthy clo­sure.

Al­berta Health Ser­vices in­spec­tors or­dered Ex­press Viet­namese Sub­ma­rine, at 638-999 36th St. N.E., to close on Oct. 17 and ad­dress mul­ti­ple hy­giene con­cerns, in­clud­ing dead and liv­ing cock­roaches dis­cov­ered on a food prepa­ra­tion ta­ble, a dish­wash­ing area, walls and floors.

“Dead cock­roaches were ob­served be­hind ceil­ing light cov­ers in the front ser­vice area,” added an AHS no­tice of clo­sure.

“There were cock­roach fe­ces through­out the food premises.”

The or­der di­rected the op­er­a­tor of the kiosk in the Pa­cific Place mall to hire a pest con­trol firm to erad­i­cate the in­sects and a sub­se­quent re­port from that com­pany “must in­di­cate that the food premises is free of pests, namely cock­roaches.”

Other vi­o­la­tions in­cluded per­ish­able foods stored in overly warm cool­ers, dish­wash­ing done in cold wa­ter with no san­i­tiz­ing, im­prop­erly stored raw meats and an ab­sent ther­mome­ter.

As of Wednes­day, the kiosk was still shut down.

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