Three Lubbock ISD school cafeterias were perfect in their last health inspection.
Dupre Elementary School at 2008 Avenue, Hutchinson Junior High School at 3102 Canton Avenue and Roscoe Wilson Elementary School at 2807 25th Street each had zero critical violations, making them top performers.
The other cafeteria inspected, didn't do so well. Ramirez Elementary School at 702 Avenue T had two critical violations.
We contacted Aramark, which is the company that runs LISD's food services, and 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." The report shows that as well.
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Food for Thought 4.20
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 4/20/06.
Our only low performer this week is Tachita's Mexican Restaurant at 2323 66th Street. Inspectors cited six critical violations.
Open just more than two months, owner Ricardo Garcia invited NewsChannel's 11 Food for Thought camera inside his kitchen to explain the violations and show his customers that their safety and satisfaction is his top priority.
"It's something that we're practicing more and more, even myself. I'm trying to make myself more cautious as we are going through this process," Garcia said.
"We were using this pitcher to get water to put into a mop bucket. It's a clean pitcher, it wasn't dirty. We grabbed it from right here, and we were pouring water, but she said that's improper use of the hand sink," Garcia said.
"I had a pan of pork, cooked pork, sitting in here and it didn't have a top on it, and i believe it did not have a label on it, which comes into the label as well," Garcia said.
"We wash our ladles and then we hang them. You can see that they are clean. We just overlooked it. No excuse, but that's probably what happen, Garcia said.
"It's a new business an I just don't want it to get a bad name off of some silly violations when they shouldn't have happened," Garcia said. "This should not have happen. You know I'm sorry, and it won't happen again. I can assure you that. Next time you see me, it'll be a top performer...guaranteed."
Garcia told us all violations have been corrected.