Food for Thought Report 3.15 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/15/07

Food for Thought Report 3.15

Brown Elementary at 2315 36th is at the top of the class. They got a perfect score on their latest health inspection making them a top performer.  

Their slogan is "eat fresh" and you can bet you'll do that here. It was a flawless inspection for Subway at 6302 Frankford, making them a top performer.

And can't decide what's for dinner? The meat and fish departments at United at 82nd and Boston cut through their inspections with ease. And top it off with a stop at their bakery. It was perfect as well.

Food for Thought 3.15
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 3/15/07.

Now to the schools with violations. 

Lubbock ISD's Ballenger Headstart at 1110 40th had one critical violation.

  • Clean utensils were stored in a soiled drawer. And clean pans were on a soiled shelf.

Rush Elementary at 4702 15th Street also had one critical violation.

  • There was possible cross contamination due to food storage arrangement. Raw chicken strips were thawing above apples in a refrigerator.

Evans Junior High at 4211 58th had two critical violations.

  • Hamburgers were 120 degrees. The safe temperature for hot foods is 135 degrees.
  • An inspector found mold and mildew build up on an ice machine.

Aramark, the company that manages LISD's food services, says, "The violations that were found during the inspection were corrected on site." 

Inspectors cited Little Panda at 1221 University with 10 critical violations.

  • Beef, chicken and eggs were found at temperatures as high at 72 degrees. That's more than 30 degrees above the safe temperature of 41 degrees.
  • Chicken was as low as 90 degrees. And egg drop soup was thrown out after inspectors found it to be 38 degrees below the safe hot temperature of 135 degrees.
  • An employee did not use soap when washing their hands.
  • A hand sink did not have towels.
  • Dented cans were found.
  • There was potential for cross contamination. Lettuce, broccoli and black specks were found in a sugar bin. And frozen unpackaged duck was on top of squid, beef and crab rangoon inside a freezer.
  • Multiple food products were not date marked.
  • Spray bottles were not labeled.
  • There was no thermometer to take the temperature of thin foods.
  • Multiple food contact surfaces were soiled, including: soiled bins stored with clean dishes, a clean pot was found on the floor and the inside of spice bins were soiled.

Little Panda management was not available for comment, the report shows most of the violations were corrected during the inspection.  

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