Food for Thought Report 2.15 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/15/07

Food for Thought Report 2.15

Whether you're tasting the samples, picking up produce, getting groceries or buying from the bakery You're sure to find sweet perfection at Sam's Club at 4304 West Loop 289. They got a perfect score with zero critical violations.

Then it's over to Dimba's at 5010 Quaker. The restaurant gets zero critical violations making them a food for thought top performer.

And rounding out the list is Subway. You can eat fresh at the 6315 82nd Street location. It's also a top performer with a perfect score.

Alderson Middle School at 219 Walnut, Frenship Terra Vista Middle School at 1111 Upland and Williams Elementary at 4812 58th are all at the top of the class this week. Inspectors found no critical violations during their latest inspections.

Food for Thought 2.15
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 2/15/07.

Here's a look at the schools with one critical violation a piece.

Rodent bait was not kept in a tamper proof box at both Tubbs Elementary School at 3311 Bates and Waters Elementary at 3006 78th.

At Frenship Westwind Elementary, located at 6401 43rd, milk was found between 45 and 55 degrees. It must be 41 degrees or colder.

Three other schools had two critical violations.

An employee at Monterey High School at 3211 47th changed gloves without washing their hands. Plus, inspectors found toxic items that were not properly stored.

At Parkway Elementary at 406 N. Zenith an employee's open cup of coffee was found on the food prep table. And an employee was handling Jello cups without gloves.

Pinto beans were holding above the safe temperature of 41 degrees at Cavazos Middle School at 802 Avenue Q, and the facility does not have a back flow prevention device - this protects the water from contamination.

Health reports show that all violations were corrected during the inspections.

Now to this week's low performers.

Inspectors found five critical violations at Orlando's at 2402 Avenue Q.

  • Spaghetti was not cooling properly and had to be thrown out.
  • Ham, tomatoes, cheese and shredded mozzarella were holding between 45 and 51 degrees. They must be 41 degrees or colder.
  • Drinks without lids were found on food contact surfaces.
  • An employee was handling ready to eat foods with their bare hands.
  • Inspectors found plastic lids that were cracked and a soiled knife and spoon were stored with clean utensils.

Management had "no comment." The report shows all violations were corrected at the time of the inspection.

Texas Land and Cattle at 7202 Indiana had seven critical violations.

  • Sliced tomatoes and cheese were found at 68 degrees. That's 27 degrees above the safe temperature of 41 degrees.
  • Beans and mashed potatoes were holding at 118 degrees. They must be at least 135 degrees.
  • A drink without a lid was found on a food contact surface. And ice was dumped in a hand washing sink.
  • Sliced turkey did not have an expiration date.
  • Spray bottles were not properly labeled.
  • There was no thermometer in a reach-in cooler.
  • Knives, scissors and other kitchen utensils were found soiled.

Management says, "All violations have been corrected." The report shows all but one were corrected while the inspector was present.

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