Restaurant Report Card: Cockroaches, slime, unsafe food temps discovered in local kitchens
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: Discovered a live cockroach crawling on top of the dough-mixing-machine in the kitchen. Also found an accumulation of dead cockroaches near the hand sink.
Violation: Discovered rodent droppings and live cockroaches on the kitchen floor. The order was given to eliminate all rodents.
Inspectors found food stored off-temperature: Beef stored at 54 degrees, pasta stored at 53 degrees and cut tomatoes stored at 49 degrees. The rules say foods should be stored at 41 degrees or lower to prevent rapid bacterial growth.
Violation: Inspectors discovered pink slime on the chute of the ice crusher. The order was given to clean the ice crusher to prevent contamination of the ice.
Violation: Inspectors found gnats in the salsa bar area, in the dishwashing area and in the storage area.
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