Food for Thought Report 1.23 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/23/03

Food for Thought Report 1.23

Inspectors had plenty to chew on this week, as they ventured into almost 50 local and county kitchens. We start this week's food for thought report with a look at what they found when they headed back to school.

We start with a perfect score from those tigers. Frenship High School in Wolfforth gets zero critical violations, making them a Food for Thought Top Performer.

Then it's over to New Deal where New Deal ISD gets three critical violations.

  • Bulk food containers with food inside of them did not have labels.
  • A spray bottle was not labeled. All toxic item containers must be labeled.
  • A thermometer on a food warmer was not working properly.

The report shows all critical violations were corrected on site.

Now on to the restaurant side of things. We start at the Barnes & Noble Cafe inside the book store located at 6707 Slide Road. They open the book on a perfect score, making them a Food for Thought Top Performer.

Next it's on to Albertson's at 6524 Slide Road, where we find two top performers under the same roof. The bakery and grocery departments both get zero critical violations.

Quizno's at 6802 Slide Road is our next Top Performer this time, with a perfect score.

Sausage Charlie's Meat at 1713 East Broadway received zero critical violations.

It's a triple play at United Supermarket at 112 North University--the deli, grocery and meat departments all get perfect scores.

Finally Wing Stop at 6807 Slide Road flies in with zero critical violations, making them a Food for Thought Top Performer.

Now it's on to this week's Low Performing list beginning with Country Depot at 9801 North FM 1264. That's where four critical violations were found.

  • Food in a warmer found at 100 degrees. Hot food must be kept at a minimum of 140 degrees or hotter.
  • Potentially hazardous ready to eat foods were not properly dated.
  • Two vertical cooling units and one horizontal cooling unit did not have thermometers.
  • Soda nozzles were found to be soiled.

NewsChannel 11 was unable to reach anyone at Country Depot for comment, but the report says all critical violations were corrected on site.

Our next Low Performer is Scuttlebutt's at 3404 Slide Road. Inspectors found five critical violations. Violations including:

  • Hush puppy batter, which includes eggs, not being held at 41 degrees or colder.
  • There was dumping in the hand sinks in the bar and wait station. Hand sinks are to be used for hand washing only.
  • A cook handled raw beef and did not wash hands before handling ready to eat products.
  • There were dented cans of tomato sauce, ketchup, baked beans and tomatoes in the dry storage area.
  • A cook did not use the approved method for handling ready to eat products.
  • Sanitizer was not being dispensed in the dishwasher.

Other violations included a temperature gauge in the dishwasher that was not working, soiled equipment and interior of food containers, a heavily soiled beverage drain trough, a tumbler being used for an ice scoop in the bar and a tong handle touching lettuce in the salad refrigerator.

The owner of Scuttlebutt's did not wish to comment on the inspection report, but the report does show all critical violations were corrected on site.

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