Union Jack’s restaurant in Ballston (671 N. Glebe Road) has been temporarily shut down by the county’s health department.
The restaurant was closed yesterday after a county food inspector discovered that the restaurant did not have any hot water, according to Michael Peter of the Arlington County Dept. of Human Services.
“The restaurant was closed by one of our food inspectors due to an imminent health risk,” Peter told ARLnow.com. “It was reported and confirmed that Union Jack’s had no hot water in the restaurant.”
“With no hot water, there is no way to properly clean and sanitize utensils and dishes,” he continued. “In addition, with no hot water, employees are less likely to wash their hands properly as they engage in food preparation.”
Red “Notice of Food Establishment Closing” signs were posted on the doors of the restaurant, located within Ballston Common Mall. So far, the restaurant has not reopened.
“The Arlington County food inspector left instructions for Union Jack’s to contact her once hot water was running again and she would immediately come to confirm and lift the closure order,” Peter said. “As of 11:18AM, no contact had been made.”