Health Department finds health code violations at Bendix Restaurant

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The St. Joseph County Department of Health has given Bendix Restaurant in South Bend a deadline address multiple health code violations discovered over three separate inspections.

Inspectors found mouse droppings, food at unsafe temperatures and employees who did not always wash their hands at the Miami Street restaurant.

Reports say an exterminator found rodent activity in the kitchen.

In a hearing with the health department on Monday, representatives of the restaurant said some of the employees and family members helping out are not properly trained on food safety.

The health department said the restaurant needs a certified food protection manager checking in daily.

"The concerns were that the person that is already their Certified Food Protection Manager is not in the establishment frequently enough to oversee the compliance of all regulations," said Carolyn Smith, the Director of Food Services for the St. Joseph County Department of Health.

The restaurant has until 3 p.m. Tuesday to designate a certified food protection manager to get the violations under control.

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