Food for Thought Report 6.18 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/18/09

Food for Thought Report 6.18

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By Christy Moreland  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Four restaurants make a repeat appearance on the Food for Thought list, but they're not all at the top.

Hong Kong Super Buffet at 4845 50th is a repeat low performer.

This week health inspectors cited the restaurant for eight critical violations.

  • Fruit and crab salad had to be thrown out because they were above the safe cold temperature of 41 degrees.
  • Shrimp, chicken and rice on the buffet were not hot enough. They must be at least 135 degrees.
  • Crab and pork did not have an expiration date.
  • The inspector notes that she observed numerous flies throughout the kitchen and the dry storage area.
  • An unlabeled toxic item was stored near food contact surfaces.
  • The ware-wash machine was not working properly; so, dishes were not being sanitized.
  • Several utensils and food contact surfaces were dirty or damaged.

According to the report most of the violations were corrected during the inspection. A manager was not available to speak with us and did not return our call.

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Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 6/18/09.

From the bottom to the top.

Let's take a look at the restaurants that had perfect inspections.

First, if you were thinking Arby's - you're right! The 5052 Frankford location scores big with their second time at the top.

Our next top performer hit a grand slam with their last inspection. Denny's at 607 Ave. Q cooks up another repeat performance.

Mrs. Camp's Bakery at 4005 34th Street is also a repeat top performer.

The family-owned bakery has been in business for more than 60 years, and they've found the recipe for perfection. "Cleanliness is a group effort," cake and pastry designer Cyndi Braswell said. "All the employees know what they are responsible for cleaning and everything. When your finished with a project you clean up your mess before you move on, and just maintaining it everyday I think is pretty much the key to keeping everything nice."

Mrs. Camp's is known for decadent desserts - especially their cakes, "Once you've tried them I know your going to come back."

So, who is Mrs. Camp? "Mrs. Camp was one of the founding owners. After a couple of years, the Scarboroughs bought it out from the Camp's, they were co-owners. They kept the name."

But they kept much more than that, "They have the same ingredients and the same recipes they've been using for the entire time. They don't alter them at all. So, I think that's why they are so popular in Lubbock."

The fact that they are delicious doesn't hurt either.

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