Rancho El Jaripeo at 803 S. Dickinson in Rusk was inspected March 6.
Beef was at 115 degrees; it should be 140 degrees or hotter. Bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food without using sanitizer was noted. Raw beef was touching raw chicken. Towels were needed and insect spray was stored incorrectly. Also, a vent hood needed cleaning.
Total demerits: 29.
On a recheck: April 5, pork on a grill was at 135 degrees; it should be 140 degrees or hotter. An open beverage container was seen in the kitchen. Hand sanitizer was needed, and a vent hood needed cleaning.
Total demerits: 19. No further recheck ordered.
Panda Café at 1664 S. Jackson in Jacksonville was inspected March 16.
Chicken was sitting out at 57-61 degrees; it should be 41 degrees or below. Dirty cloths were used to wipe cooking surfaces. Bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods without sanitizer was noted. Numerous flies were seen around a trash can. Also, a reach-in cooler and other surfaces needed cleaning.
Total demerits: 22. A recheck has been ordered, but is not yet on file.
Cherokee Country Club at 14881 Highway 79 in Jacksonville was inspected April 11.
Fish filets and buttermilk were at 47-52 degrees; they should be 41 degrees or below. Bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods without using hand sanitizer was noted. Ice machine and mixer needed cleaning as well.
Total demerits: 19. No recheck ordered.
One Cherokee County restaurant had no demerits, a perfect score:
The perfect score goes to:
Jack In The Box
1329 S. Jackson
In Henderson these restaurants had no demerits:
918 Highway 79 North
500 Highway 79 North
522 Highway 79 South
405 Highway 79 South
300 Highway 79 South
Subway inside Wal-Mart
2121 Highway 79 South
Frank 'N Burger
1339 Highway 79 North