Report details violations that shut down Firefly on Paradise
A report released by the Southern Nevada Health District details the violations discovered during a recent inspection at Firefly on Paradise.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A report released by the Southern Nevada Health District details the violations discovered during a recent inspection at Firefly on Paradise.
Several people became sick from Salmonella after eating at the popular restaurant last week.
That prompted the Health District to conduct an inspection on Friday and shut down the restaurant immediately after.
While it remains unclear exactly where the Salmonella bacteria came from, the Health District report sheds some insight into violations at Firefly on Paradise.
Inspectors found employees using improper hand washing techniques, food at unsafe temperatures, unsanitary equipment and food stored incorrectly.
One inspector writes, "Observed employee handle ready-to-eat foods (garnish) with bare hands. Observed employee put on gloves without hand washing."
Inspectors described condensation from a storage rack dripping into open containers of food below.
Several food items were measured at unsafe temperatures, including pork, calamari, lettuce, cheese, chicken, beef, shrimp, clams and mussels.
A sanitizer bucket was stored next to open food, and chemical spray bottles were unlabeled.
Inspectors recommended the restaurant contact pest control to eradicate the "multiple fruit flies and small moths observed" in the facility.
Firefly on Paradise was handed 44 demerits and all food operations were shut down. The restaurant was closed and a sign was put up on the front door.
After victims of the food poisoning had stool samples tested, health officials confirmed Salmonella was to blame for the outbreak.
Now, health officials continue to work to find the source of the Salmonella. They say it could likely be improper hand washing or food handling.
In the meantime, Firefly on Paradise remains shut down.
In order to reopen, they'll have to be reinspected and earn a passing grade.