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Soiled surfaces, improper temperatures among violations in Lubbock restaurant inspections – Business – Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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Environmental Inspections conducted by the Lubbock Environment Health Department during the week that ended July 31:

NO CRITICAL VIOLATION

• (0) 2020 Chiloso’s (Temporary Permit)

• (0) 2020 O’Dogs LLC (Temporary Permit)

• (0) 2020 Sunshine’s Smokehouse (Temporary Permit)

• (0) Americas Best Value Inn, 150 Slaton Road

• (0) Beef O’Brady‘s (Bar), 5510 Fourth St. Ste. 280

• (0) Casa Manila, 6620 Milwaukee Ave., Ste. 700

• (0) China Express I, 5510 Fourth St., Ste. 250

• (0) Chop Chop Japanese, 7320 Milwaukee Ave., Ste. 100

• (0) Churches Chicken No. 2120, 6410 19th St.

• (0) City Donuts, 2245 19th St.

• (0) Econolodge I-27, 5706 I-27

• (0) Food King No. 85 (Grocery), 2706 26th St.

• (0) Golden Age Nursing Home, 2613 34th St.

• (0) Kin Korean (Bar), 6810 Milwaukee Ave., Ste. 30

• (0) La Quinta Inn and Suites (North), 5006 Auburn Dr.

• (0) Starbucks No. 52281, 3214 W. Loop 289

• (0) Stripes No. 258 (Food Service) 6502 19th St.

• (0) Stripes No. 273 (Food Service), 533 N Frankford Ave.

• (0) Subway No. 56689, 928 Slide Road, Ste. 300

• (0) Torchy‘s Tacos (Bar), 3204 W. Loop 289 Ste. 100

• (0) Torchy‘s Tacos (Food Service), 3204 W. Loop 289 Ste. 100

• (0) United Market Street No. 506 (Meat Market), 1701 50th St.

• (0) United No. 502 (Food Service), 3405 50th St.

• (0) United No. 502 (Meat Market) 3405 50th St.

• (0) Wal-Mart No. 3826 (Deli), 1911 Marsha Sharp Fwy.

• (0) Wal-Mart No. 3826 (Produce), 1911 Marsha Sharp Fwy.

• (0) Wingate by Wyndham (Food Service), 5214 2nd Drive

ONE CRITICAL VIOLATION

• (1) 7-Eleven No. 124, 9802 Slide Road – observed dusty exterior of coffee maker.

• (1) Chicken Express No. 2305, 2308 82nd St. – observed visibly soiled lid on front ice machine.

• (1) Covenant Child Development, 2210 Joliet Ave. – observed cabinet leaving food service items exposed. Observed chipped paint revealing unsealed wood in food service area.

• (1) Pre-Game Daiquiris To Go, 2668 34th St. – observed soiled fan covers in walk-in cooling unit.

• (1) Slim Chickens, 7801 S. University Ave. – observed sticker residue on tea pitcher.

• (1) Stripes No. 258, 6502 19th St. – observed soiled syrup boxes under frozen drink machine.

• (1) Wal-Mart No. 3826 (Grocery), 1911 Marsha Sharp Fwy. – observed damaged gasket on multiple reach-in cooling units.

TWO OR MORE CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

• (2) Boardwalk, 2434 25th St. – observed water source at hand sink not reaching adequate temperatures at the time of inspection.

• (2) Dollar General No. 3213, 2226 19th St. – observed damaged seal on back door to facility. Observed unsealed sheetrock walls. Observed holes in wall of storage room. Observed soiled racks and walls in reach-in cooling unit.

• (2) Fire House Subs, 9810 Slide Road, Ste. 500 – observed containers stacked while wet. Observed improper storage of kitchen utensils. Observed hand sink not properly sealed to wall.

• (2) Food King No. 81 (Grocery), 8208 Slide Road – observed dusty vents along cheese and dairy display. Observed soiled wall and ceiling in walk-in cooling unit.

• (2) Food King No. 81 (Meat Market), 8208 Slide Road – observed pieces of meat and paper towels in bottom of handwashing sink.

• (2) Food King No. 85 (Meat Market), 2706 26th St. – observed dusty vent on cooling unit. Observed soiled area under meat holding shelves in walk-in cooling unit. Observed soiled floor near walk-in freezer.

• (2) Food King No. 85 (Produce), 2706 26th St. – observed dusty vent over produce display. Observed soiled floor in walk in cooling unit.

• (2) Wal-Mart No. 3826 (Bakery), 1911 Marsha Sharp Fwy. – observed personal employee beverage stored on food boxes in walk-in freezer. Observed soiled light fixtures.

• (2) Wal-Mart No. 3826 (Meat Market), 1911 Marsha Sharp Fwy. – observed soiled fan covers in walk-in cooling unit. Observed damaged gasket in reach-in cooling unit.

• (3) Beef O’Brady‘s, 5510 Fourth St. Ste. 280 – observed damaged rear door to facility. Observed three-compartment sink not properly sealed to wall. Observed soiled gaskets on walk-in cooling unit.

• (3) Big Ben’s BBQ, 4250 Ave. A – observed food service items being stored in hand sink. Note: hand sink is for handwashing only. Observed no paper towels at hand sink. Observed no posting of employee handwashing advisories.

• (3) Oriental Food Express, 6309 66th St. Ste. 950 – observed several ready-to-eat food items without date-mark. Observed personal employee food stored in reach-in cooling unit.

• (3) Smokehead Shop No. 4, 1902 Ave. Q – observed no chemical test strips on site at the time of inspection. Observed soiled ice deflector plate.

• (3) Taco Bell, 9832 Slide Road – observed sticker residue on food storage containers.

• (3) Tea 2 Go, 5026 19th St. Ste. 100 – observed hand sink being used to store utensils. Advised: hand sink is for handwashing. Observed heavy ice buildup on interior of reach-in freezer.

• (3) Tiff‘s Treats Cookie Delivery, 411 University Ave. Ste. 200 – observed water pitcher being filled at hand sink. Note: hand sinks are for handwashing only. Observed food manager certification not displayed to the public at the time of inspection.

• (3) United Supermarkets No. 506 (Food Service), 1701 50th St. – observed improper storage of ready-to-eat food items.

• (4) Burger King No. 4634, 6003 W. 19th St. – observed cold hold foods held at improper temperatures. Observed heavily soiled return air vent with missing filter.

• (4) Food King No. 81, 8208 Slide Road – observed unlabeled toxic items stored in back produce area. Observed dusty fan covers in walk-in cooling unit.

• (5) Ravi‘s Liquor, 2217 University Ave. – observed facility employees lacking required food handler certification at the time of inspection. Observed no hand sink at drink mixing area. Advised: facility shall install hand sink for area that is unobstructed. Observed whole lemons stored in container of cold water.

• (6) China Star Asian Buffet, 1919 50th St. – observed cold hold food items held at improper temperatures. Observed chemical items stored improperly.

• (6) Josie‘s, 3312 Ave. Q – observed no certified food manager on site at the time of inspection. Observed tape being used to hold filter on ice machine. Observed shoelace being used to support personal fan. Observed uncovered food and walk-in cooling unit. Observed broken, damaged and missing floor tiles. Observed soiled ceiling vent and fan covers in walk-in cooling unit.

• (6) Picoso’s Mexican Kitchen (Bar), 7611 Milwaukee Ave. – observed improper storage of kitchen utensils. Observed hand sink storing dishes. Advised: hand sinks are for handwashing only. Observed no hand soap at hand sink. Observed no posting of handwashing advisories.

• (7) Capital Pizza, 2705 26th St. – observed soiled can opener. Observed several expired items available for consumption. Observed damage seal on reach-in cooling unit.

• (8) Denny’s No. 6675, 607 Ave. Q – observed several cases of cold hold foods being held at improper temperatures. Observed thermometer for cooling unit in disrepair. Observed damaged weatherstripping at back door to facility. Observed heavy ice buildup in walk-in freezer. Observed soiled area and debris under fryer.

• (8) Murphy USA No. 7678, 1809 Fourth St. – observed chemical stored over food service items. Observed expired items available for consumption. Observed rag stored in hand sink. Advised: hand sink is for handwashing only. Observed employee beverage discarded in hand sink. Observed soiled retail shelves. Observed soiled exterior of ice dispenser. Observed soiled walk-in cooling unit floor.

• (9) Kin Korean (Food Service), 6810 Milwaukee Ave. Ste. 30 – observed cold hold food items held at improper temperatures. Observed possible cross-contamination. Observed no paper towels at hand sink. Observed tablet charging in hand sink. Note: hand sinks for handwashing only. Observed personal items stored with food service items.

• (12) Cancun Mexican Restaurant, 7905 University Ave. – observed cold hold foods held at improper temperature. Observed hot hold foods held at improper temperatures. Observed multiple cases of possible cross-contamination. Observed food service gloves stored under toxic items.

• (13) Picoso’s Mexican Kitchen (Food Service), 7611 Milwaukee Ave. – observed cold hold food items held at improper temperatures. Observed hot hold food items held at improper temperatures. Observed ready-to-eat food items without date-mark. Observed hand sink not reaching adequate temperatures at the time of inspection and being used as dump sink. Observed no soap for hand sink at the time of inspection. Observed dishes stacked while wet. Observed soiled kitchen utensils. Observed no covered trashcan in employee restroom.

• (16) Rise N Shine Donuts, 6415 34th St. Ste. 100 – observed cold hold food items being held at improper temperatures. Observed hot hold food items being held at improper temperatures. Observed improper storage of kitchen utensils. Observed ready-to-eat donuts stored on rack at trashcan. Observed sanitizer bucket testing at inadequate levels. Observed medicine stored above prep area. Observed improper storage of toxic items. Observed wet rags stored outside of sanitizer solution. Observed personal employee items stored over prep services. Observed personal food stored on bags of dry ingredients. Due to the number and nature of violations, food safety knowledge was not observed.

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