Food for Thought Report 12.11 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/11/08

Food for Thought Report 12.11

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It's spicy at the top of this week's list.

Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen heats up their health inspection with a repeat perfect performance. Located at 3703 19th Street, they've brought you the sights, sounds and of course the taste of New Orleans for the past 20 years.

Our next stop has also been on the Food for Thought list before, but this is their first time as a top performer. If you're thinking Arby's - you're right! Their 5052 Frankford location scores big with a flawless health inspection.

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Food for Thought 12.11
Here is a complete list of the restaurants and their violations for the week ending on 12/11/08.

Now to our two repeat low performers.

Health inspectors cited Texas Land & Cattle at 7202 Indiana with six critical violations.

  • Cold foods were not 41 degrees or below.
  • A cook handled ready to eat foods with bare hands.
  • A pair of tongs were in a bin of shredded cheese and knife was in a container with sliced lemons. This poses the risk of cross contamination.
  • The sanitizer in the dish washer was not strong enough.
  • According to the report, due to the number of critical violations, the manager on duty did not demonstrate a knowledge of food safety.
  • Plates, utensils and two microwaves in the kitchen were dirty.

Management says all violations have corrected. The report shows, most were corrected at the time of the inspection.

Hong Kong Buffet at 4845 50th street had seven critical violations.

  • The ambient temperature of a walk-in cooler was 46 degrees, making all ready to eat foods inside the cooler above the safe cold temperature of 41 degrees.
  • A thermometer was missing in another cooler.
  • Tofu was in a hand sink. To prevent cross contamination hand sinks are for hand washing only.
  • A bowl was left in cooked rice and another bowl was in a bag of rice. An employee wiped a meat cleaver on their apron.
  • Toxic chemicals were near food contact surfaces.
  • A meat cleaver and ladles were dirty. Ice cream scoops were moldy.
  • There was no consumer advisory posting about using a new plate at the buffet.

Management tells us that all violations have been corrected. According to the report, most of the violations were corrected during the inspection.

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