Food For Thought: 8.29 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Food For Thought: 8.29

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It's a mixed menu in this week's Food for Thought.

KCBD NewsChannel 11's Christy Hartin dishes out the details.
Here's a look at this week's top performers:
* Bonus Burgers at 2312 50th
* Nick's Sports Grill & Lounge at 9806 Quaker
* Noodles & Company at 1003 University Ave.
* Pizza Hut at 4401 82nd
* Starbucks at 5014 Milwaukee.
Now to this week's low performers.
We start at Taco Villa at 5139 80th. They had six critical violations.
* They were temporarily forced to shut down operations because the water heater went out; so, there was no hot water for the entire facility. That means no hand washing.
A repair person arrived during the inspection.
Operations resumed as soon as hot water was once again available.
* Raw chicken was above 41 degrees.
* Ground beef was not at least 135 degrees.
* An employee was ringing out a sanitizer rag into a hand sink.  And an employee was fill a bucket of water from a hand sink.
* Raw ground beef was stored above whole cuts of beef in the in walk-in cooler.
* There was no sanitizer in the cleaning solution.
Management says everything is back on track.
The report shows everything was corrected during the inspection.
Fuzzy's Taco Shop at 10101 Slide was cited for nine critical violations
* Ready to eat chicken and pork were not cooling properly and were thrown out.
* Brisket, raw chicken, fajita meat and fish were all above the safe cold temperature of 41 degrees.
* Ready to eat beef and chicken were not at least 135 degrees.
* Ice was in a hand sink. And an employee's uncovered drink was not in the proper place.
* A can was sharply dented. This can lead to botulism.
* There were no paper towels at a hand sink.
* Toxic items were not properly labeled.
* Ice buckets were dirty.
* The inspector notes, due to the number and the nature of violations - management did not show proper food safety knowledge.

Management tells us everything was corrected during the inspection.  The report show that as well.

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