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Swami's Cafe in La Mesa No Longer Infested with Cockroaches: DEH

A popular La Mesa café shut down Tuesday by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) due to a cockroach infestation and other sanitation infractions has been allowed to reopen.

Inspectors also found hand washing violations considered major, and food storage and food contact violations the county considers minor.

According to the inspection, the café was also out of compliance with its personal cleanliness, thawing, and equipment storage practices.

No violations were found during a re-inspection the same day but a re-inspection on Wednesday determined the cockroach infestation was still active, according to the county.

The café was reinspected once again on Thursday and it was determined that infestation was eliminated, according to a county spokesperson.

Swami’s also has locations in the Midway District, North Park, Hillcrest, Poway, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside.

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