Restaurant Report Card for Nov. 26: Mold at high school
A repeat offender, a Houston high school and a popular Galleria-area restaurant are getting low marks in this week's Restaurant Report Card.
At Timmy Chan's at 9550 Bissonnet, inspectors asked employees to seal the gaps under exit doors, on ceilings and floors to eliminate the entrance of rodents and cockroaches. They also asked them to use a different pesticide because the roaches can develop immunity to one chemical used over a long term.
KPRC Local 2 stopped by the restaurant to talk with the manager about the issues, but an employee asked us to leave.
Inspectors tossed potentially hazardous crab, chicken and feta cheese that was held overnight at the wrong temperature at the Grand Lux Cafe at 5000 Westheimer.
The Fish Place on the Gulf Freeway near Almeda got a repeat violation. Inspectors said they found two pounds of shrimp and two quarts of milk that was too warm. In September, inspectors said they found two roaches and 25 pounds of food off temperature.
Inspectors said found moldy cucumbers and black build-up inside the ice machine at Milby High School.
There was slime and black mildew in the ice machine at Hunan Hut on North Braeswood and Chimney Rock, inspectors said.
At the 99 Cent Only store at 8330 Broadway, inspectors said they found dry fecal matter on the floor in the warehouse.
Our A's this week go to Popeye's at 9120 Main and Berripop in Meyerland Plaza. Both businesses had spotless inspections.
To see a complete list of restaurant violations in the Houston area, visit www.click2houston.com/restaurantinspections.
How To File Restaurant Complaint
We get our information from the city of Houston Health Department, but many of you have complaints about restaurants in other cities and counties.
Refer to the following list to find out which agency to contact depending on the location of the restaurant:
* For all complaints about restaurants located in the city of Houston, call 311 or file the complaint online.
* Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services inspects and permits all retail food establishments in the unincorporated areas of Harris County as well as in the cities of Tomball, Katy, Jacinto City, Galena Park, La Porte, Morgan's Point, South Houston, Seabrook, El Lago, Southside Place, Hunter's Creek, Piney Point, Bunker Hill, Jersey Village, Spring Valley, Deer Park, Humble, Waller, and West University Place. If you believe you have become ill from ingesting food from an establishment in unincorporated Harris County or in a city inspected by Harris County, please file a complaint at http://www.hcphes.org/eph/foodcomplaint.ht or call them at 713-274-6300. If you are concerned about a food establishment's operations such as cleanliness, food handling procedures, etc., please file a complaint at http://www.hcphes.org/eph/complaints.htm.
* To file a complaint about a restaurant in Montgomery County, call the Montgomery County Health Department at 936-539-7839.
* To file a complaint about a restaurant Galveston County, call the Galveston County Health Department at 409-938-2300. Use this link to speed the process and file your complaint electronically, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* To file a complaint about a restaurant in Brazoria County, contact the Brazoria County Health Department.
* To file a complaint about a restaurant Fort Bend County, contact the Fort Bend County Health Department.
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