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(a) If any immediate danger to the public health or safety is found, unless the danger is immediately corrected, an inspector may temporarily suspend the permit and order the premises immediately closed. "Immediate danger to the public health and safety" means any condition, based upon inspection findings or other evidence, that can cause food infection, food intoxication, disease transmission or hazardous condition, including but not limited to, unsafe food temperature, sewage contamination, nonpotable water supply or an employee who is a carrier of a communicable disease.
(b) Whenever a permit is suspended as the result of an immediate danger to the public health or safety, the inspector shall issue to the permittee a notice setting forth the acts or omissions with which the permittee is charged, specifying the pertinent code section, and informing the permittee of the right to a hearing.
(c) At any time within fifteen calendar days after service of a notice pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the permittee may request in writing a hearing before a hearing officer to show cause why the permit suspension is not warranted. The hearing shall be held within fifteen calendar days of the receipt of a request for a hearing. A failure to request a hearing within fifteen calendar days shall be deemed a waiver of the right to such hearing. (Ord. 5353 § 1 (part); February 2, 1993.)