Wed. Feb 1st, 2023

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Allen County Department of Health (DOH) reopened the Golden Corral in Fort Wayne near Lima Road after briefly closing the restaurant on Tuesday due to multiple areas of the restaurant, according to Department of Health documents. Cockroaches found.

The Department of Health said it received a complaint about Golden Corral on Monday, saying “a cockroach had crawled out of the salad on her plate.”

After inspections, a health inspector found two “live, free” cockroaches in the pizza buffet area, one behind the restaurant’s reachable refrigerator and one in the preparation at the end of the buffet line, the ministry documents said. on the wall near the sink.

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Sanitation inspectors also observed a dead cockroach on the floor under the preparation sink and a trapped cockroach under the main line of the buffet, according to documents from the Ministry of Health.

Inspectors observed receipts from Orkin, a pest control service, showing they served at the restaurant on September 15 and September 26, the documents said. A Golden Corral principal told inspector Orkin the restaurant was “deeply treated” on September 15. 26.

Orkin’s Sept. 26 receipt said the company “treated skirting and placed baits in areas where cockroaches were active,” the ministry document said.

The document also said a person in charge was unaware of the recent complaint, nor had there been any similar complaints recently.

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As a result of the inspection, the Ministry of Health closed the Golden Corral until the restaurant completed a task list, which allowed the company to request a follow-up inspection and apply to reopen.

The Ministry of Health allowed the Golden Corral to reopen on Tuesday evening following follow-up inspections.

The Ministry of Health also received a complaint about Golden Corral cockroaches in April, but no disciplinary action was taken as no cockroaches were found during inspections.