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Restaurant Report: May 9, 2014
KFDM News - A health inspector visits restaurants in Orange County. Here are the highs and lows in this weeks Restaurant Report Card.
We begin with Senor Toro Mexican Restaurant on Lutcher Drive in Orange. Inspector Scales found cheese dip cooling on top of cart. All foods taken out of their original packaging need to be labeled and dated in the cooler. The scoops in the buckets of rice and beans needed handles to prevent contamination. Gnats and roaches live and dead were found throughout the restaurant. The pipes at the service sink were dripping water and needed to be repaired. The floors throughout needed to be cleaned of old foods. The rusted storage shelves needed to be repaired. The rusted air vents in the kitchen and prep areas need to be replaced. Senor Toro Mexican Restaurant in Orange gets a 78.
The inspector goes to Church's Chicken on Interstate-10 in Orange. He found that employees needed hair restraints, and that one employee had artificial nails. Both are violations of good hygenic practices. Hair was found on the fry scoop and had to be cleaned. The front cooler was holding water and was in need of repair. Several gnats were found at the dry storage area. There was no certified food manager on staff. The front handwashing station was dripping water and needed to be repaired. The floors throughout need to be cleaned of old foods and dirt. The storage racks inside the walk-in cooler needed to be repaired from rusting. Church's Chicken in Orange gets an 80.
Next inspector Scales checks out Waffle House on Highway 62 in Orange. Employee drinks were found in the prep area which is a violation of good hygenic practices. Ham and onions were not being stored at the proper temperature, which could lead to contamination. The front cooler was not keeping proper temperature and needed to be repaired. Gnats were found throughout the restaurant. Storage racks were rusted and needed to be replaced. The floors under equipment needed to be cleaned of old foods. Mold was found inside ice machine. The equipment and storage shelves needed to be cleaned. Waffle House in Orange gets an 82.
And finally, the inspector visits Tico's Cuban Cafe on Texas Avenue in Bidge City. Food taken out of its original packaging needs to be labeled and dated in coolers and freezers. Raw chicken was being stored on top of boxes of bread inside a freezer, which could lead to cross contamination. The vents above grills needed to be cleaned of old grease. Tico's Cuban Cafe gets an 89.