Food for Thought Report 5.29 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/29/03

Food for Thought Report 5.29

It's not a full blown smorgasbord in this week's Food for Thought, but we do have a few tops and lows to tell you about. Our two Low Performers bring in five critical violations each. And food on a stick is your thing, then you'll want to stick with eating at this week's Top Performing place. Let's put on the dog as we get into another installment of Food for Thought.

Food for Thought 5.29
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 5/29/03.
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Dog gone it, they've earned a perfect score. Corn dog on a stick inside South Plains Mall at 6002 Slide Road is a Food for Thought Top Performer this week with zero critical violations.

The first of our two Low Performers this time is Pete's Drive in at 4156 34th St., where five critical violations were found. Violations including:

  • Chili being held at between 134 and 135 degrees. Hot foods must be kept at 140 degrees or warmer--the chili was discarded.
  • Good hygiene practices were not being followed. Open drink containers were found in the food prep area, the drinks were removed.
  • Packages of roast beef were not marked for discard, the markings showed the meat was sliced on May 17, 2003 but there was no discard date marked on the packages.
  • A thermometer was missing from a reach in refrigerator.
  • A soap nozzle was soiled with evidence of slime mold.

The Manager at Pete's told me all violations have been corrected.

Finally, J&B Coffee at 2701 26th Street gets five critical violations.

  • Milk and half-and-half found at 51 degrees.  Cold food products must be kept between 41 and 45 degrees or cooler.
  • There were open drink containers found in the prep and dish washing areas.
  • The ice machine was producing ice that was yellowish in color, the ice was discarded.
  • A container of yogurt was stored for 2 weeks with no date mark for discard. The yogurt was discarded.
  • A thermometer was missing from the refrigerator.

A staff member at J&B told NewsChannel 11 the manager was unable for comment. We did leave a message on the Manager's cell phone, but the call was not returned. The report shows three of the five critical violations were corrected on site.

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