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1/26/06-Cherokee County & Henderson

Several Restaurants Have Many Kitchen Problems, Others Tops In Town

In Cherokee County, Dairy Queen at 607 East Rusk in Jacksonville was inspected January 19th.

The inspector noted the cook used a broom then handled food without washing their hands. A worker handled foods with bare hands without using sanitizer. Food in coolers was also uncovered. Toxic cleaner was stored next to food trays, and there was slime in an ice machine.

Total Demerits: 26. No recheck ordered.

Deeleon's on Highway 69 in Wells was inspected January 5th.

Pie was at 59F, and should be 41F or below. Hot foods at 72-103F, should be 140F or above.  Raw ground beef and chicken were stored in the same pan.  Serving utensils were laying in standing water.

Total Demerits: 20. No recheck ordered.

Rusk Donut Shop at 1404 North Dickinson in Rusk was inspected January 11th. Eggs tested at 59F, they should be 41F or below.  Hot foods tested at 64-66F, they should be 140F or above. No paper towels at hand sink. Thermometers were needed.

Total Demerits: 20. No recheck ordered.

All Star Bar-B-Q at 1006 South Dickinson in Rusk was inspected January 9th.  Brisket and sausage at 46-47F, they should be 41F or below. Turkey, ribs, and sausage at 124-134F, they should be 140F or above. No handsinks in food prep area.

Total Demerits: 16. No recheck ordered.

In the city of Henderson, Tacos Liz at 916 Highway 79 North was inspected January 9th.

Some foods were held above the required 41F. Cooked meat on counter was at room temperature.  There were no paper towels in the food prep area. Thermometers were needed, and counters were dirty.

Score: a letter grade of "C".   A Recheck has been ordered, but is not yet on file.

In Henderson, these following restaurants had no demerits:

McDonald's, 2130 Highway 79 North

Burger King, 450 Highway 79 South

Pizza Hut, 430 Highway 79 South

Francisco's, 405 Highway 79 North

Frank N' Burger, 1339 Highway 79 North

Lupe's, 1221 Highway 79 North

Papa John's, 2415 Highway 79 South

In Cherokee County, one restaurant had a perfect score:

Lunch Box, 3018 North Jackson, Jacksonville.

Reports provided by the Henderson Health Department and the Cherokee County Health Department.

Reported by Morgan Palmer. morganpalmer@kltv.com

 

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