Six schools received a gold star from health inspectors this week.
Those include: Atkins Jr. High School, Bayless Elementary School, Bean Elementary School, Dunbar Jr. High School, Frenship Northridge Elementary School and Parsons Elementary School.
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Seven schools had only one red x on their health inspection tests.
At Project Intercept inspectors observed a soiled can opener on a prep table.
Centennial Elementary was written up for sponge and alcohol swabs that were found in the hand sink.
At Iles Elementary, there was no hot water at the hand wash sink in the kitchen.
Over at Monterey High School inspectors observed rice sitting out at room temperature.
Food temperatures was also a problem at O.L. Slaton Junior High where corndogs and chicken nuggets were not at least 135 degrees.
Mashed potatoes were found in the hot hold unit at 100 degrees at Wheatley Elementary. Inspectors advised staff that the food temperature needed to be at least 135 degrees.
And Frenship Terra Vista Middle School, single servings of milk were holding at 51 degrees.
And there's only one school this week that needs to hit the books a little harder. Two critical violations were found at Frenship Westwind Elementary.
According to the reports, all violations at all schools were corrected at the time of the inspections.
Aramark manages both LISD and Frenship cafeterias. They say they continuously train employees on food safety procedures and the violations that were found were corrected on site.
Now on to this week's restaurant inspections. There are three low performers on the Food for Thought list this week. One of those restaurants is making the list for the fifth time in less than a year.
We begin at the Taco Villa located at 2243 19th where health inspectors found eight critical violations.
According to the report, most violations were corrected on site. Management tells NewsChannel 11, "Our commitment is to be compliant per state regulations and of course our focus is to do what's right for our customers through increased awareness and continued education."
Next up Chinese Kitchen at 5308 Slide Road, a Food for Thought repeat low performer. Inspectors found eight critical violations:
According to the report all violations were corrected during the inspection. Management tells NewsChannel 11 they are working with a new health inspector and are making sure their employees understand proper food safety procedures.
And, it's the same location at 906 50th street, since it opened in January, Jin's Buffet was a low performer in all four of its health inspections.
The restaurant is now called Grand Buffet, and it's a low performer with eight critical violations.
According to the report all violations were corrected on site.