Five Longview area restaurants were singled out for the most serious violations in the latest round of inspections by the health department, including the "Butcher Shop" at 102 Lehigh. 9 violations were found in a march 14th inspection. Hot and cold foods were held at dangerous temperatures and food contacts surfaces were not properly cleaned. They scored a C.
10 violations were found in a March 7th inspection of "Cantons" at 2010 east Marshall. Stored foods were not properly protected, cold foods were at unsafe temperatures and food prep areas were not cleaned. They scored a C.
Inspected march 9th, "Dairy Queen" at 3815 Marshall had 8 violations. Hot and cold foods were held at unsafe temperatures, and there were general cleanliness violations. They scored a C.
"Catfish King" at 1700 Judson road had 7 violations in a march 14th inspection. Moldy cutting boards were found, cold foods at unsafe temperatures and hygienic violations among employees, they scored a B.
And 7 violations were found at "New Ways" restaurant at 4306 west Marshall. Inspected march 15th , stored foods were not protected, ready to eat foods were improperly handled and hot foods were at unsafe temperatures. They scored a B.
All reports are provided by the Longview environmental health department.