Health inspectors shut down a San Clemente caterer last week because of a rodent infestation.
According to a report from the Orange County Health Care Agency, inspectors found “numerous rodent droppings” during a Tuesday visit to Coastal Creations Catering Company at 111 Avenida Vista Montana.
The droppings were seen in the upstairs food and utensil dry store room as well as the downstairs bar linen cabinet, the inspector’s report says. In addition, a window could not be closed fully.
Inspectors ordered the owners to immediately exterminate all rodents, seal off the open window area, and clean and sanitize all surfaces. They returned the next day and allowed the catering company to re-open.
In the rooms where the droppings were seen, containers of dry food were left open and unprotected, according to the report.