Food for Thought: 11.21 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Food for Thought: 11.21


Two previous low performers land at the bottom of the list once again, but it's not all bad news in this week's Food for Thought - we also have several top performers.

KCBD NewsChannel 11's Christy Hartin serves up this week's edition.

We begin at China Star at 1919 50th.

  • They were cited with nine critical violations.
  • Several containers of cooked chicken were cooling at room temperature... This can cause bacteria to grow.
  • Raw chicken was sitting out and was above 41 degrees.
  • Food items on the buffet were not at least 135 degrees.
  • Several employees' drinks did not have lids on them.
  • Raw chicken was stored above sauces and bread dough in the walk-in cooler.
  • Bowls were stored in containers of raw chicken and ready-to-eat foods.
  • Several food items did not have a date mark.
  • A cleaning solution was at toxic levels. And cleaning items did not have a label on them.

The inspector notes - due to the number and the nature of the violations management did not show proper food safety knowledge.

The report shows all violations were corrected at the time of the inspection.

Now to our other repeat low performer... Carnio's Italian Kitchen at 6821 Slide had nine critical violations

  • Raw chicken was above the safe cold temperature.
  • Raw chicken was stored above butter.
  • An employee did not wash their hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • There was no cold water at the hand sink.
  • An employee handled bread with their bare hands.
  • There were open drinks in the kitchen.
  • Sharply dented cans were stored with good ones.
  • Kitchen utensils and storage containers were dirty or broken.

According to the report management did not show proper food safety knowledge.

The report shows all violations were corrected while the inspector was there.

Now to this week's good news.

Here's a look at our top performers:

  • Apple Tree Café & Bakery at 3501 50th
  • Caprock Café at 5217 82nd
  • Dion's Pizza at 905 University
  • Fazoli's at 4008 82nd
  • Spanky's at 811 University
  • Subway at 1301 50th
This week's full report is available here.

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