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Restaurant Reports: Some critical violations in several East Texas restaurants

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EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Foods held dangerously out of temperature, and dirty work spaces are just a few of the violations found in the latest inspection period by East Texas health department inspectors.

In Longview, Pollo Regio at 1903 West Loop 281 had critical violations.

Diced beef was improperly cooled.

Jalapeno, habanero & tomatillo salsa held too warm.

Cooked rice was held too cold.

Employees improperly washing hands.

Stored cheese & ham not date marked.  Total demerits - 26

Over in Tyler, these restaurants had some issues:

Donut Palace at 4007 S Broadway #CNot washing hands after handling money

Used gloves seen sitting on the trays of donuts in the front display counter

personal food items stored in freezer, specifically frozen poultry in grocery bags stored in freezer

Expired CFM certification for Naychem Lim - 16 demerits

Spring Creek Barbeque #2

5810 S Broadway

Roaches observed in dry goods storage room

Flies observed in several areas of kitchen and restrooms

Loose rodent pellets used in dry storage room not approved for use in commercial food establishment

-Stagnant standing water under front service counter

Failure to maintain product temperature of 41 degrees in one cooler, product discarded

Building in poor repair- damaged floor tiles, missing or damaged baseboards, holes in wall, missing ceiling tiles - 19 demerits

IHOP #3414 - 209 SSW Loop 323

Raw steak, sour cream, cheese, peppers, ham not being stored at correct temperature, items discarded

Personal cell phone seen lying on prep table

One refrigerator not maintaining correct temperature (under guarantee and a new unit has been requested)

Cutting board stored next to hand sink

Flies observed

Pans observed crusted with built up grease, etc

Cutting boards not in good repair - 15 demerits

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