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    Health Department Shuts Down Earthbar Equinox in WeHo for Vermin Infestation

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    The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health has shut down all operations of Earthbar Equinox, located at 8590 Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, in the heart of The Sunset Strip. The establishment, which specializes in wellness and holistic health by providing a one-stop shop for vitamins and supplements, was penalized for violating section 114259.1, which translates to what LA Public Health describes as a vermin infestation.

    Earthbar Equinox was shut down on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. It is not yet clear how long the closure will last.

    The violations include:

    • # 35. Equipment/Utensils – approved; installed; clean; good repair, capacity
    • # 44. Floors, walls and ceilings: properly built, maintained in good repair and clean
    • # 36, squioment, utensils and linens; storage and use
    • # 23. No rodents. insects. birds. or animals

    According to the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, infestation (vermin) is defined as the presence of vermin within the food facility as evidenced by actual live bodies, fresh droppings or vomitus, urine stains, or gnaw marks, that could result in contamination to the food, equipment, packaging, or utensils.

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public’s health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department’s programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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    Paulo Murillo
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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Cy Husain
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    4 months ago

    Yes the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is willing to regulate the vitamin & supplement industry when the most serious threats to Public Health are apparent. FDA oversees both supplements and medicines, but FDA regulations for dietary supplements differ from medicines. Medicines or Pharmaceuticals MUST get FDA approval before marketed. Supplements DON’T require this or ANY approval. Supplement companies make many unfounded health claims but, with a fine print disclaimer somewhere. Vitamins & Supplements need be regulated just like Pharmaceuticals, NOT doing so has endangered Public Health

    Kevin
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    Reply to  Cy Husain
    4 months ago

    Two completely different issues that you seem to be tying together. The health department is NOT regulating supplements here, just the environment they are served in. They do the same for a burger joint or fine dining restaurant.

    Cy Husain
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    Reply to  Kevin
    4 months ago

    Yesthey do the same for a burger joint or fine dining restaurant” the argument being that the vitamin & supplement industry SHOULD be held to the same industrial hygiene standards as the Pharmaceutical industry.

    Rbr
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    4 months ago

    IT should be closed immediately.

    Kevin
    Kevin
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    Reply to  Rbr
    4 months ago

    Did you read the article, it was shut down.

    John Cleese
    John Cleese
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    4 months ago

    I’d rather drink a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake than a 15 dollar smoothie with rat feces.

    Weho artist
    Weho artist
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    4 months ago

    That entire facility needs to be renovated. Probably one of the worst equinox gyms in the country and they have the nerve to charge $200+/month.

    Jake Anderson
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    4 months ago

    And yet I’m sure you still go. Haha

    John Cleese
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    Reply to  Jake Anderson
    4 months ago

    At least we didn’t know about the vermin infestation. It is revolting to see someone preparing your food while obsessively touching their hair, face.

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Jake Anderson
    4 months ago

    I don’t go to Equinox, Jake.

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