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02/08/07-Smith County

Several Restaurants Have Many Serious Violations

MERCADO MEXICAN CAFÉ
2214 WSW Loop 323, Tyler
Inspected January 22

Temperature violations:
Queso improperly cooled
Grilled onions and beans at 118-128°; should be 135° or hotter.

Cooler was not adequately maintaining proper temperatures.

Employee was seen not properly washing hands.

Restroom sinks required hot water.

TOTAL DEMERITS: 20
Recheck the next day: all problems had been corrected.
TOTAL DEMERITS: 0

DAIRY QUEEN
2611 E. Fifth, Tyler
Inspected January 23

Ice cream mix at 49-51°; should be 41° or below.  Cooler was not adequately maintaining proper temperature.

Employee seen not properly washing hands, and handling ready-to-eat foods with bare hands.  Proper handling procedures were not documented.

Fresh water was not circulating through employee utensil storage area.

TOTAL DEMERITS: 19
Recheck the next day: all problems had been corrected.
NO VIOLATIONS, NO SCORE GIVEN

STAR DONUTS
1611 S. Broadway, Tyler
Inspected January 31

Sausage biscuits, sandwiches, kolaches, burritos in display case tested at 62°; should be 135° or hotter.

Preparation time of foods not properly documented.

Problems with water supply noted.

TOTAL DEMERITS: 19
Recheck the next day; all food service violations corrected.
NO SCORE GIVEN

ROYAL DONUTS
2626 Old Henderson Highway, Tyler
Inspected January 30

Raw eggs stored above cooked sausage.

Preparation time of foods not properly documented.

Handsink in preparation area was inaccessible.

No paper towels at preparation area handsink.

TOTAL DEMERITS: 17.
A recheck has been ordered for late February.

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