Food for Thought Report 2.11 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/11/10

Food for Thought Report 2.11

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - This week's Food for Thought boasts 11 top performers.

  • A&W/Long John Silvers at 3415 S. Loop 289
  • A&W/Long John Silvers at 5402 4th
  • Burger King at 4202 82nd
  • Chick-Fil-A at 3525 19th
  • Chili Dog Cafe at 5903 82nd
  • El Paisano Mexican Restaurant at 1301 50th
  • La Kumbia at 5001 Ave. Q
  • Lone Star Beef Jerky at 2314 Colgate
  • Taco Bell/TCBY 5713 W. 4th
  • Thai Pepper at 3702 20th
  • West Crust at 6012 82nd

Inspectors cited Burger America inside the South Plains Mall with 10 critical violations.

  • Employees did not wash their hands between job duties or when starting their shift.
  • Paper towels were not available at hand sinks.
  • A sponge and scouring pad were on a hand sink - which is for hand washing only.
  • An employee used dirty gloves when handling ready to eat foods such as buns and vegetables for the hamburgers.
  • There was no sanitizer available anywhere in the restaurant to disinfect utensils or food contact surfaces.
  • According to the report, an employee was sent to purchase bleach during the inspection.
  • A toxic item was on the soda machine.
  • Raw chicken was stored above bread in the walk-in cooler.
  • Perishable foods were not correctly date-marked.
  • Kitchen utensils were not stored properly.
  • According to the report, the inspector states that the certified food manager no longer works at the facility. She adds that the manager/owner on site during the inspection was unable to answer questions about food safety and must be certified within 30 days.

The manager told us most violations have been corrected and they will be re-inspected on Monday. He also says that he has already signed up for the online food safety course and expects to take the test this weekend to get his certification.

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