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.
Click through the slideshow to see which restaurants violated the health department standards this week.
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.
Violation: Inspectors discovered dead cockroaches inside the freezer, on the floor near the freezer and underneath the 3 compartment kitchen sink.
Violation: Health inspectors discovered rodent excrement, rodent waste, in the food preparation area.
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.