13 eating establishments have multiple health inspection violations

The new location for the City of Lubbock Health Department is scheduled for an October opening. (Zach Long)

Restaurant reports for the week ending Nov. 19:

TWO OR MORE

CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

Lubbock County Court Residential Center, 3501 N. Holly Ave. — Facility lacking required food handler certifications at the time of inspection. Corrected by the next routine inspection. Observed employee personal beverage being stored in cooling unit with food service items. Observed soiled spigots and juice dispensing machine. Observed soiled vents above dish-sanitation area. Observed soiled can opener. Observed soiled floors in dry storage area. Corrected on site.

McDonald’s (Wal-Mart,) 1911 Fourth St. — Observed water source at hand sink not reaching adequate temperatures at the time of inspection. Observed slight ice buildup in freezer. Corrected by 11/15/16. Observed bug light over ready-to-eat food items. Observed food storage containers with old labels. Corrected on site.

Hub City Wings, 1902 34th St. — Observed sanitizer testing at inadequate levels. Observed soiled food storage racks in cooling unit. Observed soiled soda nozzles. Observed soiled light covers over grill. Observed single-service cup being stored inside food storage containers. Corrected on site. Observed unsealed cabinet used for dry storage. Correct by next routine inspection.

Pinkies BBQ, 10207 U.S. 87 — Cold hold food held at inadequate temperatures. Observed sharply dented can available for consumption. Observed several boxes of chips being stored directly on floor. Corrected on site.

Mi Casita Care Center, 2400 Quaker Ave. — Observed soiled pan and trays being stored with clean utensils. Observed damaged bowls and plates used in food service area. Observed sticker residue left on food equipment. Observed improper storage of kitchen utensils. Observed three-compartment sink not sealed to wall. Observed several food storage containers stacked while wet. Observed mop being stored in mop bucket while not in use. Corrected on site. Observed damaged steel shelves used for food storage. Observed unsealed wooden shelves used for food storage. Correct by next routine inspection.

Stripes No. 147, 3402 Ave. Q — Observed hose being stored in mop sink. Observed ready-to-eat foods past expiration date. Inadequate date-marking systems. Observed kitchen items being stored in hand sink. Observed several boxes being stored on floor. Corrected on site. Observed missing light covers in cooling unit. Correct by next routine inspection.

Subway No. 4226, 4009 19th St., Ste. B — Cold hold food held at improper temperatures. Inadequate date-marking systems. Equipment not able to maintain adequate temperatures. Observed soiled fans in prep area. Observed soiled light covers in walk-in cooling unit. Observed single-service boxes being stored on floor. Observed dishes being stored on grease trap box. Observed damaged gaskets on a walk-in cooling unit door. Observed no posting of employee handwashing advisories at sink. No certified food manager on site at the time of inspection. Correct by next routine inspection.

Chef Lin’s To Go, 6625 19th St. — Observed multiple cases of possible cross-contamination. Improper storage of toxic items. Inadequate date-marking systems. Observed soiled gaskets on reach-in cooling units. Observed soiled fans in walk-in cooling unit. Observed personal employee cellphone being stored next to food service items. Back door of facility found open at the time of inspection. Improper storage of kitchen utensils. Observed soiled pipe next to stove. Observed damaged kitchen utensils. Observed single-service items being stored on floor. Observed missing light covers throughout kitchen area. Observed hose being stored in mop sink. Corrected on site.

Whataburger No. 525, 1717 50th St. — Observed soiled and cracked egg containers in cooling unit. Observed multiple cases of cross-contamination. Observed sanitizer not testing at adequate levels. Observed soiled items being stored with clean items. Observed damaged kitchen utensils. Observed hamburger buns being stored on floor. Observed service trays being stored on floor. Observed damaged gaskets on reach-in cooling units and grill. Observed single-service items being stored on floor. Observed soiled soda nozzles and surface area near drink prep. Observed employee personal items being stored with single-service items. Correct by next routine inspection.

Jake’s, 5025 50th St. — Observed possible cross-contamination. Observed unlabeled bottle containing toxic liquid. Inadequate date-marking systems. Observed no paper towels at hand sink. Observed soiled ice deflector panel. Observed soiled can opener in use. Observed soiled fan covers throughout facility. Observed food on floor in cooling unit. Observed clean items being stored next to wash compartment in three-compartment sink. Observed improper storage of kitchen utensils. Observed scoops without handles being stored in food containers. Improper storage of kitchen spices. Observed soiled light covers above food prep area. Observed damaged gasket on walk-in freezer. Correct by next routine inspection.

Lubbock Heart Hospital, 4810 N. Loop 289 — Observed improper storage of prepared foods. Observed molded strawberries in walk-in cooling unit. Observed damaged and unsound boxes containing prune juice. Observed possible cross-contamination. Observed hose being stored in mop sink while not in use. Observed sink in employee bathroom not reaching correct temperatures at the time of inspection. Observed damaged utensils and food storage containers. Observed fan in freezer with leak. Observed ice buildup in freezer. Observed soiled nozzle on coffee machine. Observed soiled backsplash on soda machine. Observed drink station cabinet with holes and in need of repair. Correct by next routine inspection.

A&W\Long John Silver’s, 1101 50th St. — Observed multiple cases of possible cross-contamination. Observed soiled containers stacked with clean equipment. Observed improper storage of kitchen utensils. Observed soiled cup holder cabinet by drive-through window. Observed improper storage of toxic item. Observed cardboard box containing cookies stored on hand sink. Observed damaged food storage containers. Observed damaged containers in cooling unit. Observed paper towels being stored and used to hold up pipe. Observed hose being stored in mop sink while not in use. Observed a box of cookies being stored on floor in dish-sanitation area. Observed potatoes being stored on floor in walk-in freezer. Observed food storage containers with sticker residue. Observed food storage containers stacked while wet. Observed vent hood with grease residue and dried-on grease. Observed damaged ceiling tiles above mop sink. Observed soiled food storage racks. Observed soiled floors under food storage. Observed damaged floor drain. Observed heavily soiled drink station area. Observed personal employee items being stored on food prep areas. Correct by next routine inspection.

Denny’s No. 6676, 4718 Slide Road — Observed possible cross-contamination. Observed soiled pots and food storage containers. Observed sanitizer testing at inadequate levels. Observed improper storage of toxic items. Observed hose being stored in mop sink while not in use. Observed expired sour cream available for consumption. Inadequate date-marking systems. Observed damaged kitchen utensils. Observed food storage containers with sticker residue. Observed improper storage of wiping cloths. Observed soiled kitchen utensils in use. Observed ice buckets being stored while wet. Observed soiled reach-in cooling unit. Observed rust damage on vent hood above mechanical dishwasher. Observed ice buildup in walk-in freezer. Observed heavily soiled walls, floors and ceilings. Observed soiled baby changing station in restroom. Observed no posting of employee handwashing advisories in men’s restroom. Correct by next routine inspection.

 

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