Permits may be suspended temporarily by the Health Authority for failure of the permit holder to comply with the requirements of this Code. Whenever a permit holder or operator has failed to comply with any notice issued under the provisions of Division II of this Code, the permit holder or operator shall be notified in writing that the permit is, upon service of the notice, immediately suspended and that an opportunity for a hearing will be provided if a written request for a hearing is filed with the Health Authority by the permit holder. Upon suspension of the permit all food service activities shall cease and resume only after the permit is reinstated.
Upon the suspension of the permit, the permit shall be removed from the establishment and returned to the Health Department. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Code, whenever the Health Authority finds unsanitary or other conditions on operation of a food service establishment or retail food store which, in their judgment, constitute a substantial hazard to the public health, they may without warning, notice of hearing, issue a written notice to the permit holder or operator citing such condition, specifying the corrective action to be taken, and specifying the time period within which such action shall be taken; and, if deemed necessary such order shall state that the permit is immediately suspended, and all operations as a food service establishment or retail food store are to be immediately discontinued. Any person to whom such an order is issued shall comply immediately therewith, but upon written petition to the Health Authority shall be afforded a hearing as soon as possible.