WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- In today's Restaurant Alert, tracking a Capitol Hill neighborhood bakery, a H Street Corridor sushi spot and a Silver Spring Mexican restaurant with the WUSA9 Restaurant Alert app.
Health inspectors temporarily closed: Spring Mill Bread Company, 701 8th Street, SE DC; Hikari Sushi and Sake Bar, 644 H Street, NE DC; and Pollo-Mex, 134336 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Md.
They all passed re-inspection and are back in business.
Click here to see our updated list showing hundreds of area closures:http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/2014/03/20/restaurant-inspection-washington-dc/6660161/
The Spring Mill Bread Company touts its use of only five simple ingredients for their all natural breads and baked goods but DC health inspectors cited the number 10 for the count of violations when temporarily shut them down.
Spring Mill Bakery, see report: http://restaurantalert.wusa9.com/mobile/washington/restaurant/863
Click the link above to get to its July 11th report showing basement violations of no cold or hot water for hand washing and mouse droppings.
"We certainly did not intentionally try to operate with no hot water," said Spring Mill Bakery in a statement. "Our system was just not recovering as needed and that has been fixed."
"We have a licensed pest services monthly and do not have a problem with rodents," the statement said.
Hikari Sushi and Sake Bar, see report: http://restaurantalert.wusa9.com/mobile/washington/restaurant/2512
Click the link above to look up closure violations at Hikari Sushi and Sake Bar on H Street, NE.
The app shows its July 2nd report noting 13 closure violations including "sewage back up observed at the sump pump area" and "the chef not washing hands between switching tasks."
"The temporary interruption of service was solely due to plumbing issues which were completely unforeseen," said a Hikari's manager in a statement. "Although there were additional citations, we can confirm that none compromised the integrity of our product and all were rectified immediately," the statement said.
Pollo-Mex, see report: http://restaurantalert.wusa9.com/mobile/montgomery/restaurant/2376
Click the link above to see closure violations at Pollo-Mex on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring.
The app shows a July 14th report noting out of compliance, "cold holding temperature" and out of compliance "rodents and insects."
Montgomery County's digital data doesn't provide details, so we pulled paperwork showing citations like: "potentially hazardous foods were observed being held at 50-degrees and above in a malfunctioning cooler...," "excessive roaches infestation observed in the food prep, serving and bar area of the facility..." and "live roaches and their lymph observed."
"We are, of course, fastidiously dedicated to the safety and well-being of our customers," said Pollo-Mex in a statement. "Pollo-Mex immediately increased our pest control to weekly treatments and otherwise took remedial steps to address this concern," the statement said.
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