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Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, rodents and food "not safe for human consumption"

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HOUSTON – KPRC's Bill Spencer makes his weekly rounds to restaurants in town to make sure they are keeping up to the health standards in Houston.

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Click through the slideshow to see which restaurants violated the health department standards this week.

 

Chatter’s Café and Bistro 140 S. Heights Blvd

Violation: Inspectors found several baby German cockroaches inside the door gaskets of the walk in cooler and the walk in freezer. More cockroaches found above the dry storage area.

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Los Ranchitos 7687 Clarewood

Violation: Inspectors discovered dead cockroaches inside the freezer, on the floor near the freezer and underneath the 3 compartment kitchen sink.

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Hot Wings/West King 2575 Dairy Ashford

Violation: Health inspectors discovered rodent excrement, rodent waste, in the food preparation area.

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Pappy’s Café 12313 Katy Freeway 

Violation: Inspectors discovered food “not safe for human consumption”. One hundred and eighty pounds of food condemned and thrown away after being found stored off temperature (above 41 degrees)

The management at Pappy’s Café tells Channel 2 News that the refrigeration unit in their cooler conked-out overnight, only a matter of hours before Houston restaurant inspectors showed up to inspect the restaurant.

Pappy’s management said they discovered the refrigeration was not working first thing that morning, when they themselves were routinely checking temperatures.  They said they were not ordered to, but instead, voluntarily decided to throw out the 180 pounds of off-temperature food.  

Pappy’s said they have been in business 34 years and never had a problem like this before.

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