Food for Thought: 6/19 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Food for Thought: 6/19

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Health inspectors checked out dozens of local restaurants this week to see who's keeping clean and who needs to clean up.

KCBD NewsChannel 11's Christy Hartin tells us what they found.

Here's a quick look at this week's top performers:

  • Blue Sky Texas at 3216 4th
  • Cake by Distinctive Details at 8201 Quaker
  • Caprock Café at 3405 34th
  • China Wok at 6015 82nd
  • A Cup of Yo at 6076 Marsha Sharp
  • Domino's Pizza at 1617 University
  • Domino's Pizza at 5407 4th
  • Little Panda at 7412 University
  • Pizza Hut/Wing Street at 3001 50th
  • Sheila's Secret Garden Tea Room at 6409 Indiana

Now to this week's low performers:

Denny's at 607 Ave. Q had nine critical violations.

  • Several cold food items were above 41 degrees.
  • An employee did not wash their hands before putting on gloves.
  • Hand sinks were being used for purposes other than hand washing.
  • There were no paper towels at a hand sink.
  • Egg batter was stored next to vegetables. Butter was splashed on the edges of food containers.
  • Many ready-to-eat foods were expired or did not have an expiration date.
  • Multiple cold units did not have a thermometer.
  • The egg cooker and the microwave were dirty.

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

Management tells us everything has been corrected.

The report shows that as well.

Texas Land and Cattle at 7202 Indiana had 10 critical violations.

  • Sliced tomatoes were above the safe temperature of 41 degrees.
  • Steak was not at least 135 degrees.
  • The hot hold unit was not holding at 135 degrees or higher.
  • An employee changed gloves without washing their hands.
  • There were no paper towels at a hand sink.
  • An employee used the hand sink to fill a pan. Hand sinks are for hand washing only.
  • Raw eggs were stored above ready-to-eat dairy products.
  • Ready-to-eat steak and pasta did not have a date mark. Milk was held past the use-by date.
  • Thermometers were inaccurate.

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

Management says all violations have been corrected.

The report shows that as well.

Click here to read the full report for this week.

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