Food For Thought Report 10.9 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/9/08

Food For Thought Report 10.9

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Here's a look at the violations inspectors found at Linda's Cafe at 6201 W. 19th Street.

  • Cooked beef was thrown out after cooling at room temperature for six hours. Foods should be placed in refrigerator to cool.
  • Raw beef and eggs were above the safe cold temperature of 41 degrees.
  • Fried rice and egg rolls that were not at least 135 degrees were thrown away.
  • Cigarettes and a lighter were on a food prep table. Noodles were being drained in the hand sink. Remember, to prevent the spread of germs, hand sinks are for hand washing only.
  • Employees did not wash their hands after handling raw chicken and beef.
  • They then touched multiple utensils, handles and raw vegetables.
  • Packages of spring rolls, which contain raw chicken and beef, were dripping juices onto packages of ready to eat foods.
  • Flies were found throughout the kitchen.
  • Cans were sharply dented.
  • Toxic items were next to food.
  • Multiple utensils were dirty.
  • According to the report, the restaurant has a certified food manager, but after what was observed and the number of violations, the inspector says the manager is not training the employees on proper food safety.

The report shows many of the violations were corrected while the inspector was there. Management tells us that they have since all been corrected.

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Food for Thought 10.9
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 10/9/08.

Here's a check of the schools that each had one critical violation.

Food contact surfaces were dirty at Maedgen Elementary, Stewart Elementary and at Stubbs Headstart.

Cans were sharply dented at Frenship Willow Bend Elementary and at Mahon Elementary. This could allow bacteria to grow inside the can and potentially cause botulism, which could be fatal.

Now to the schools with two critical violations a piece.

At Frenship Terra Vista Middle School - there was a sharp dent in a can of vegetables and mildew in the ice machine.

At Frenship Northridge Elementary - diced ham was above the safe cold temperature of 41 degrees and a knife was chipped.

At Hardwick Elementary - hamburger meat was not at least 135 degrees and a meat slicer was dirty.

According to all reports, each violation was corrected at the time of the inspection.

And finally, we sign off on this report card from the top. Here's a look at the schools that aced their health inspection:

  • Bowie Elementary
  • Centennial Elementary
  • Guadalupe Elementary
  • Haynes Elementary
  • Iles Elementary
  • Wester Elementary
  • Wright Elementary
  • Mackenzie Middle School
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