AMERICAN CANYON — Peking Express restaurant, 101 American Canyon Road W., Suite. D, failed a routine county health inspection Feb. 14.
The inspection report for the fast-food Chinese restaurant noted four major violations involving washing hands, food storage and temperature, and six other minor violations. Inspectors deduct six-points for major violations and one or two points for minor infractions. A failing score is 31 points or more. Peking Express got a score of 31 points.
The restaurant has been at the current address for 11 years according to owner Tony Wong, who, when reached by telephone, said he has been in the restaurant business for 35 years. This is the first time his restaurant has failed a health inspection, Wong said.
Wong blamed the failure on an order of meat that was left stacked on the floor outside the freezer just before the inspection by a rushed delivery driver and some minor infractions, including an employee temporarily keeping personal food in an empty rice cooker.
He said he was confident the restaurant would pass a follow-up inspection.
“The Peking Express facility remains open; however, we will provide a reinspection in approximately 30 days (from the first inspection) to follow up on the violations observed,” Stacey Harrington, county environmental management coordinator, wrote in an email.
Restaurant grades are posted on the Napa County website: countyofnapa.org/FoodInspections.