VANCOUVER — The summer saw a handful of restaurant and other foodservice closures in the metro Vancouver area, due to infractions cited by health officials in the city.From early June through late August 2011, infractions included closures due to improper construction and unsanitary conditions, a lack of hot water on the premises, pest infestations, failing to protect food from contamination and improper dishwashing and glass-washing facilities.
Additionally, a few restaurants in the Vancouver area were cited for failure to ensure cold conditions. One operation was cited for failure to ensure its equipment, utensils and food contact surfaces were maintained in sanitary condition.
Inspectors found the poor and unsafe conditions in districts, including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster and Surrey, British Columbia.
Most of the closures were punitive in nature, ranging from one to three days. Affected operations included such locations as a hotdog cart and McClary’s Café.