Food for Thought Report 1.5 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/5/06

Food for Thought Report 1.5

It's Food For Thought Thursday, which means it's time to take a look at who fell above and below the line when it comes to cleanliness in Lubbock restaurants. This week inspectors checked out 16 eating establishments, NewsChannel 11's Ashley Rodriquez has what's on the menu.

This week we have one repeat top performer as well as a repeat low performer... take a look.

Food for Thought 1.5
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 1/5/06.

Camille's Sidewalk Cafe inside South Plains mall is this weeks top performer. "We have sandwiches, wraps, paninies, salads, grilled wraps and coffee and desserts," said Camille's Owner Pamela Banks.

This hot spot draws in shoppers, and repeat customers, now that they've occupied the same spot for three years. Banks says restaurant cleanliness is of the utmost importance. "We always want to have a clean atmosphere and we work at it daily. I have a really good crew that works hard to help me keep it clean."

On a low note, Little Panda at 1213 University is this weeks low performer with six critical violations.

  • Raw shrimp was held at 47 degrees, which is two degrees higher than the appropriate temperature.
  • A hand sink was used for cleaning plates and utensils.
  • Chopped cabbage and lettuce was found in an uncovered container and was stored next to containers storing toxic chemicals.
  • Toxic chemicals were also stored without a lid.
  • A hand sink was blocked by a large bowl in the basin.
  • Employees were not using sanitizer to manually wash utensils.

All violations were corrected on site. Management at Little Panda had no comment.

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