Shreveport's Dupont Fish Market shut down by state

Health inspectors close Shreveport fish market

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport business has been shut down by the Louisiana Health Department for a laundry list of health code violations.

Dupont Fish Market at 161 N. Market Street has been in business since 1943. However, its doors were shut on Monday.

Below is a list of violations found by the Louisiana Department of Health.

  • Materials used to construct food contact equipment allow the migration of deleterious substances. (rusted knife)
  • Food contact surfaces and utensils are not clean to sight and touch. (cutting board, knife sharpener)
  • Flies are present in the establishment
  • Insects are present in the establishment. Ants in freezer gaskets and insulation.
  • Prohibited live animals are present within the establishment. Dog in the back area of the place where freezers and pecan equipment is stored. Feces on floor
  • Potentially hazardous foods are not properly thawed.
  • Food is not stored in a clean, covered container. Fish in a chest freezer
  • Packaged food is stored in direct contact with ice or water. Fish in cooler
  • An accurate ambient air temperature-measuring device is not provided for freezers.
  • Non-food contact equipment is not maintained in good repair. Freezer gaskets and lids.
  • The sink compartments are not large enough to accommodate the immersion of the largest equipment and utensils. Cutting boards too large.
  • Non-food contact surfaces of equipment have an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris. Chest freezers, ice coolers, freezer bottom.
  • A sanitizer test kit is not provided to accurately measure the concentration in mg/L or parts per million of sanitizing solution provided.
  • Food handlers are not wearing proper hair restraints.
  • Soap and or paper towels are not provided for use at the handwashing lavatory.
  • The toilet room fixtures are not clean
  • A covered waste can is not provided in the ladies toilet room
  • There was an insufficient number of receptacles for garbage. No outside dumpsters. Trash piled in areas of the establishment.
  • Plumbing is not maintained. Back restroom hand sink is not plumbed. Drains to floor.
  • Openings are not protected against the entry of rodents or insects. Backdoor open and gaps/holes in walls and ceilings.
  • There are unnecessary items on the premises. Broken/unused equipment
  • Floors are not clean
  • Floor is not maintained level or in good repair
  • Walls and ceiling in the food preparation are not constructed of smooth, light-colored, durable and easily cleanable materials. Wall behind cutting boards in front area.
  • A valid permit to operate was not obtained prior to the opening of the food establishment and/or the permit is not valid due to nonpayment of fees/penalties.

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