Food for Thought Report 11.7 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/7/02

Food for Thought Report 11.7

Inspectors have a had a busy week heading back to school. What they've found makes up a very long list for this edition of Food for Thought.

With so many Top Performing schools this time, we'll list them for you.

  • Bowie Elementary
  • Bozeman Elementary
  • Cavazos Junior High
  • Guadalupe Elementary
  • Honey Elementary
  • Hutchinson Junior High,
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Martin Head Start
  • Ramirez Elementary
  • Stewart Elementary
  • Wester Elementary
  • Wheatly Elementary

They all earn perfect scores, and they are all Food for Thought Top Performers.

Several schools had one critical violation.

  • Roaches were found at Coronado High School. 
  • Rodent droppings were found at Hodges Elementary.

LISD is under contract with an extermination company to take care of such problems.

  • At Parkway Elementary a hand sink was retaining water and not properly draining.
  • At Williams Elementary, 60 gallon trash bags were being used to line bulk food bins.
  • At Dupre Elementary dented cans were found in the ready supply of canned food items.
  • At Smiley Wilson Junior High, condensation in a freezer was found to be dripping into pizza dough. The dough was thrown away and other food was covered.

At  Dunbar Junior High, there were 2 critical violations found. Rodent droppings were found in a storage area and mold was found in an ice machine.

Now on to this week's Top Performing restaurants....

Drumgoole's at 3213 50th Street gets a perfect score with zero critical violations.

Dairy Queen at 6925 University gets a perfect score this week with zero critical violations.

Taco Bell at 402 Avenue Q is also a Food for Thought Top Performer with a perfect score.

Our only Low Performer this week is Texas Burrito at 2219 50th St. That's where inspectors found four critical violations. Violations including:

  • Improper cooling of potentially hazardous food products. Food was found between 90 and 120 degrees.
  • Cold foods were being held at improper temperatures. Meat was being held at room temperature, cold foods must be held at a minimum of 41 degrees.
  • An open container was found in the kitchen.
  • Some items had expired dates on them. Other violations included dead insects found on the floor and improper thawing.

The manager at Texas Burrito told us all violations have been corrected and the restaurant is ready to go. The report shows all critical violations were corrected on site.

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