Food for Thought Report 12.21 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/21/06

Food for Thought Report 12.21

Our first stop is Frenship Willow Bend Elementary School at 8816 13th street.  They had two critical violations.

  • There was no hot water at a hand sink.
  • A thermometer was broken.  This violation was corrected during the inspection.

Lubbock Cooper North at 3202 108th had three critical violations.

  • Potentially hazardous foods did not have an expiration date.
  • Thermometers were not calibrated.
  • Food surfaces were found soiled.

All violations were corrected during the inspection.

Subway at 1301 50th Street had five critical violations.

  • Sliced ham, turkey and roast beef were over 41 degrees.
  • Four cans were dented.
  • The inside of an ice machine was soiled, and an ice scoop was stored on a soiled surface.
  • No Heimlich poster in facility.
  • An employee did not use hand soap or hot water when washing hands.

We contacted Subway, an employee said there was no one available to comment on their violations.  Two of the violations were corrected while the inspector was there.

Food for Thought 12.21
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 12/21/06.

United Supermarket at 112 North University also had five critical violations.

  • Melon was found at 48 degrees.  It should be 41 degrees or colder.
  • BBQ sausage was between 109-115 degrees and sliced BBQ brisket was 125 degrees.  Hot foods must be 135 degrees or hotter.
  • An employee wiped their bare hand on a soiled cloth while handing ready to eat foods.
  • Breakfast sausage, sliced sausage and beef did not have a date mark.
  • Toxic items were stored near ready to eat foods and food contact surfaces.

The report shows all violations were corrected during the inspection.

Cotton Patch Cafe at 6810 Slide Road had six critical violations.

  • Drinks without lids were found in the food prep area.  Floor cleaning equipment was stored on a hand washing sink.
  • Three cans were dented.
  • There were no paper towels at a hand washing sink.
  • Cleaning solution and a sanitizer bucket were stored near potatoes.
  • A thermometer was not calibrated.
  • Bowls used to serve soup were soiled.  And knives on a knife rack were soiled.

Management says all violations were corrected during the inspection.  The report shows that as well.

Crickets Grill and Draft House at 2412 Broadway also had six critical violations.

  • Beans were 52 degrees.  Raw hamburger patties were 48 degrees.  They should be 41 degrees or colder.
  • A drink without a lid was found above food.
  • The women's restroom did not have soap.
  • Toxic items were stored near food contact surfaces.
  • Lids, bowls and bins were soiled.
  • A consumer advisory was not posted about the consumption of undercooked meat.

Management says all violations have been corrected.  The report shows all but one was corrected during the inspection.

Tech Cafe at 2611 E. Slaton HWY had six critical violations.

  • Refried beans were 124 degrees.  They must be at least 135 degrees.
  • There was no hot water.
  • Because there was no hot water employees were unable to properly wash their hands.
  • There were no towels at hand wash sink.
  • A bowl was in a hand sink.
  • Cleaner was stored near food contact surfaces.

The owner says, this location just opened there are a lot of new employees.  He adds that all violations have been corrected.  The report shows all but one were corrected during the inspection.

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