Food for Thought 8.15 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Food for Thought 8.15

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - From full-service restaurants, to mobile units and even grocery stores, everyday health inspectors are busy checking out the cleanliness of Lubbock eateries.

This week, some of the more unconventional stops make the list, but not at the top.

KCBD NewsChannel 11's Christy Hartin dishes out this week's Food for Thought.

Mama Fu's at 1910 Quaker had eight critical violations.
  • An employee did not properly wash their hands before putting on gloves.
  • Employee's personal food and items were found throughout the kitchen. An uncovered drink was in the kitchen.
  • An employee handled ready-to-eat noodles with their bare hands.
  • Raw shrimp was stored above ready-to-eat wantons.
  • Several sauces were expired.
  • A hand sink was not accessible.
  • Several items in the kitchen were dirty or broken.
  • 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.

Mali Sno Italian Ice at 1708 50th had nine critical violations.
  • An employee washed their hands for less than 20 seconds.
  • An employee washed their hands in a mop sink. The hand sink was heavily soiled.
  • A hand sink did not have running water.
  • There was no paper towel at a hand sink.
  • Molded limes were stored with good limes.
  • A toxic item was not labeled.
  • The dish washer was not sanitizing.
  • Several food contact surfaces were dirty.
  • The report shows, due to the number and the nature of the violations management did not show proper food safety knowledge.
Management was not available for comment. The report shows most violations were corrected at the time of the inspection.

La Super at 2131 Clovis Rd. had 10 critical violations.
  • Rice was not cooling properly. This can cause bacteria growth.
  • Multiple items, including; fish, chicken and sausage were not at least 135 degrees.
  • Employees did not wash their hands before putting on gloves.
  • Uncovered drinks were in the kitchen.
  • Cans were dented. This can lead to botulism.
  • Raw eggs were stored above uncovered fruit.
  • Ham, milk and tomatoes did not have an expiration date.
  • There was no thermometer in a cooler.
  • Pans were stored on the floor.
  • The inspector notes due to the number and the nature of the violations, management did not show proper food safety knowledge.
Management says everything has been corrected. The report shows that as well.

There is some good news on the menu this week.

Here's a quick look at the top performers.
  • 82nd Street CafĂ© at 3416 82nd
  • Mr. & Mrs. Potato & Sons at 6417 33rd
  • Pizza Hut at 4401 82nd

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