Health inspectors kept busy this week checking out 35 local kitchens. Fourteen of those were school cafeterias, and more than half of those schools were less than perfect.
We begin at Brown Elementary at 2315 36th Street. Inspectors found one critical violation. The say thermometers were not properly calibrated.
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Next inspectors say they found a tray of equipment with food particles on it at Hardwick Elementary at 1420 Chicago Avenue. Inspectors also noted that cutlery was not dispensed handles first.
Murfee Elementary at 6901 Nashville Avenue had one critical violation.
Soiled surfaces were also found at Waters Elementary at 3006 78th Street. Other violations include:
Next we head to Stewart Elementary at 4815 46th Street where inspectors noted improper temperatures.
Two critical violations were noted at Haynes Elementary at 3802 60th Street.
Monterey High School at 3211 47th Street was sited for the same two critical violations.
At Maedgen Elementary School at 4401 Nashville Avenue had two critical violations.
We contacted Aramark School Support Services, who manages all of LISD's kitchens, they released this comment:
"Our top priority is to ensure that the food served at LISD is of the highest quality within the safest environment possible. We continuously train our managers and employees on proper techniques in food handling and food safety procedures. The violations that were found during the inspection were corrected on site."
Health reports show that as well.
And now to the good news. Six schools aced their health inspection, they include: Bowie, Mahon, Rush and Wright Elementaries along with Mackenzie and Smylie Wilson Junior Highs
Now on to our top performing restaurants.
Chatman Hill E.T. and BBQ at 512 East 23rd Street racks up another perfect health inspection, giving them a repeat spot on the food for thought top performing list.
Tom and Bingo's BBQ at 3006 34th did a job well done and grilled up zero critical violations in their health inspection. They're a repeat top performer as well.