Filipino fast food icon Jollibee, located inside a Seafood City supermarket in Concord, California was briefly closed on September 4, 2019 due to major health violations. According to a report by the Contra Costa County Health Department, it was detailed that the particular location was in violation of several health issues including rodent droppings and live cockroaches:
- 2-4 rodent droppings on the bottom inside ledge of deep fryers.
- 1 live cockroach on the wall above the back kitchen hand sink.
- 1 live cockroach on the wall at the 3 compartment sink.
- 1 live cockroach on top of the freezer where the hot holding unit is in the middle section of kitchen.
- 10+ live cockroaches underneath the food preparation table between the reach in freezer and reach in
refrigerator in the middle section of the kitchen.
- 1 live cockroach on a monitoring trap underneath table in the front kitchen by hand sink.
- 1 dead cockroach on the floor underneath reach in freezer in the middle section of the kitchen.
- Cockroach feces noted in the following areas:
– underneath 3 compartment sink.
– electrical socket underneath food preparation sink between reach in freezer and reach in refrigerator.
– underneath the food preparation table around the live cockroaches.
The location was previously inspected on August 20, 2019 and passed. However, the next routine inspection on September 4 yielded the above results and the restaurant was ordered closed by the Health Department until the violations were resolved.
Further investigation revealed that other tenants on the same strip mall where this Jollibee is located have also been inundated by several, similar health violations. In particular, the Seafood City Supermarket was briefly closed in June and Goldilocks, another Filipino fast food restaurant, in May of this year. Both of which were cited, closed briefly to resolve the violations, and reopened within days.
This particular Jollibee in question was reopened for business on September 11, 2019.
Contra Costa County health inspection reports concerning the tenants in the same strip mall may be found here.