Food for Thought Report 7.8 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/8/04

Food for Thought Report 7.8

While thousands were enjoying the parade and the food that comes along with it, health inspectors were out Saturday and Sunday inspecting food vendors. We have no low performers, so that means they must have passed with flying colors! Bridget Faulkenberry, manager of Lubbock's Environmental Health Department says, "They get the same inspection as restaurants. We probably do them more often because, when we're at an event, we inspect them whether we inspected them the week before or not."

Food for Thought 7.8
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on

Nine of the mobile units health inspectors checked out qualified as top performers and none qualified as low performers. Here's the list of those who got perfect scores:

  • Howco Sales
  • Kilauean Ice
  • Pinocchio's Pizza
  • Rich-Mar Concessions
  • Sweet Things
  • Caribbean Sno-Cones
  • Classy Caboose
  • El Paisano

The standards for mobile units are just a strict as those for regular restaurants, but cooking in a mobile unit does present a unique set of challenges. Faulkenberry says, "When it's hot outside, you really have to worry about keeping food cold taking care that flies don't get on it and things like that."

Our only other top performer this week had a "strong" showing during its last inspection. Smoothie Max, at 2422 Broadway, specializes in protein shakes for those who want to bulk up and there's certainly no fat at Smoothie Max, they had zero critical violations.

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