Food for Thought Report 8.31 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/31/06

Food for Thought Report 8.31

It's not all bad news this week with three top and three low performers. We'll get to the violations in just a minute, we start with dessert.

It's a sweet treat for this sweet shop, Aunt Norie's Bakery at 5217 82nd Street is the icing on the cake. They were perfect in their last health inspection.

You can find our next top performer, Eddie's Barbeque at 1324 East 50th Street. And besides cooking up great barbeque, they're sizzling with perfection.

And the last stop at the top is Taco Villa at 7110 Quaker Avenue. They wrap up the top performers with no critical violations.

Food for Thought 8.31
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 8/31/06.

Next we head to our low performers.

Chinese Kitchen at 5308 Slide Road had four critical violations.

  • Pork and shrimp were found at 49 degrees. Chicken was found at 55 degrees. Cold foods must be 41 degrees or colder.
  • An employee did not wash their hands after eating.
  • An employee was eating in the food prep area.
  • A can opener was soiled.

We contacted management at Chinese Kitchen. They say the walk-in cooler froze and was not keeping accurate temperatures. They also say an employee was using egg drop soup to prepare other menu items, and was not eating in the food prep area. They say all violations have been corrected since the inspection.

Their last health inspection landed them at the top, but this time Daylight Donuts at 410 Frankford Avenue had five critical violations.

  • Employees were not washing their hands prior to putting on gloves.
  • An employee was chewing gum. A personal non-lidded drink was found near donut glazes. Chicklet chewing gum and drink were found on a kitchen counter.
  • There was not adequate hot water at a hand sink. A sink did not have a back flow prevention device.
  • The drain at a hand sink was not draining properly allowing wastewater to flow onto the floor.
  • A dirty tray was found stored with a clean one.

We contacted Daylight Donuts for a comment, according to the answering machine they were already closed. The report show most of the violations were corrected at the time of the inspection.

And finally Long John Silvers at 3415 S. Loop 289 also had five critical violations.

  • Fried fish was found at 115 degrees. Hot food must be 140 degrees or hotter.
  • An employee drink was stored in a spillable container on a food prep counter.
  • A whisk was stored in a hand washing sink.
  • Hot dogs did not have a date mark.
  • A bottle of degreaser was found on a food prep counter.
  • Soda machine nozzles were very soiled and moldy.

We contacted Long John Silvers, management did not return our phone call. The report shows all violations were corrected on site.

Now on to this week's list of inspected schools.

Three Lubbock schools turn in a perfect performance and two others are short of perfection.

We begin with Cavazos Junior High School at 210 N. University, a Food for Thought top performer with zero critical violations. Also on top with perfect scores, Hutchison Junior High school at 3102 Canton and New Directions Early Center at 417 North Akron. 

Inspectors found one critical violation at Lubbock High School at 2004 19th street. 

  • Dishes were not being properly sanitized.

That violation was corrected at the time of the inspection.

Jackson Elementary School at 201 Vernon had two violations.

  • Several cans with significant dents were found with other canned goods.
  • A hose connected to a faucet did not have a check valve to prevent back flow.

Both violations were corrected at the time of the inspection.

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