City health inspectors had more that 40 places to check out this week. And this time a whole bunch of schools make the grade. We have almost a dozen schools looking smart this week. Let's see the a-b-c's of this edition of Food for Thought.
|Food for Thought 5.22|
Earning zero critical violations and perfect scores across the board are the following Lubbock schools:
The streak of Low Performing restaurants continues, and things are looking light on the top performing side of things.
It's no lie. Pinocchio's Pizza at 5044 Frankford Avenue tosses up a perfect score this week, making them a food for thought top performer. And this week, they're the only one.
We begin this week's Low Performing list at Benaglio's at 4210 82nd Street. Four critical violations were found. Violations including:
The Manager at Benaglio's told NewsChannel 11 the health department does a great job and the restaurant's air conditioning had recently gone out, causing the temperatures on the salad bar to rise. He said the employee wiping their hands on the apron was a mistake, and the date marking violation involved a misunderstanding over health codes and the restaurant does a diligent job on date marking. The soiled equipment was a water scale that was thrown away in the presence of the inspector and their customers were never at risk. The report shows all critical violations were corrected on site.
Next it's Tio Jaime's Mexican Restaurant at 3017 34th Street with six critical violations.
The Kitchen Manager at Tio Jaime's tells us all violations have been taken care of.
McDonald's at 1910 50th St. is next with six critical violations.
The Manager at McDonald's told NewsChannel 11 all violations were corrected on site, they go through safety checklists twice a day and the restaurant is on the up and up.
Finally Casa Ole' at 7020 Quaker gets seven critical violations including improper cold hold of a potentially hazardous food product.
The Assistant Manager at Casa Ole' told me the restaurant has recently come under new management, specifically a new General Manager and Assistant Manager who have been sent to fix the problems there. He said everything had been taken care of. The report shows all critical violations have been corrected.