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OCEAN CITY CLOSED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Ocean City Restaurant in Havensight was closed Tuesday by the Health Department. It is the latest of three restaurants in the immediate area to be closed for health violations. Kum Wah Restaurant and Wendy's, both at Mandela Circle, were temporarily shut down in recent months.
A release from the Health Department said that during a Tuesday inspection, environmental health director Ethlyn Joseph found only one Ocean City employee with a valid food handler card. Also, she said, areas of the kitchen needed degreasing and exterminating. According to the release, a follow-up inspection will be conducted later this week.
Simon Chang, spokesman for the Chinese restaurant in Havensight Mall, said he expected the restaurant to reopen Wednesday.
He said the restaurant has not been open for business since Friday, because a construction crew has been installing a new kitchen fan. He added that exterminators were scheduled to come to the establishment Tuesday evening. In reference to the health cards, Chang said that the other employees have valid cards but had left them "at home."
Chang, sounding untroubled, said with reference to Joseph, "I think everything will be ready for her tomorrow."

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