Evidence of insects, employee hygiene violations found in Smith County restaurants

Evidence of insects, employee hygiene violations found in Smith County restaurants

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Four East Texas restaurants get serious violations in the latest inspection period.

In  Tyler,

China King at 4542 South Broadway had the following violations:

  • Cold foods held too warm.
  • Hygienic violations among employees.
  • Cross-Contamination of Raw/Cooked Foods.
  • Toxic Items Properly Labeled/Stored.
  • Food Contact Surfaces needed Cleaning.

Total demerits: 23 

In Smith County, Purple Pig Café at 19785 Highway 155 reported:

  • Hygienic violations among employees.
  • Evidence of Insect Contamination.
  • Food Contact Surfaces needed cleaning.
Total demerits: 17

In Tyler, when inspectors visited Chicken Express at 1270 South Southwest Loop 323, they saw:
  • Hot foods were held too cold.
  • Hygienic violations among employees.
  • Toxic Items were improperly Labeled and Stored.
Total demerits: 15

And at Rudy's Bar-B-Q and Country Store at 1410 South Southwest Loop 323 in Tyler:

  • Hot foods were held to warm.
  • Hygienic violations among employees. 
  • Improper hand wash Facilities found.
Total demerits: 15


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