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05/31/07-Smith County and Longview

Many Restaurants Rack Up A List Of Problems

EASTERN BUFFET
3222 S. MAIN
LINDALE
Inspected May 2

Many foods were held at wrong temperatures.

An employee didn't wash hands in the right sink.

Raw meat was stored above sauces and raw eggs above produce in a cooler -- that's a contamination danger.

Utensils were stored improperly, and a can opener needed cleaning. 

Total Demerits: 29


POPEYE'S FRIED CHICKEN
217 E. MARSHALL
LONGVIEW
Inspected May 16

Crawfish, chicken, white rice and gravy were all held at improper temperatures.

Employees were seen handling chicken without washing their hands.

Walk-in coolers were out of temperature.

Foods were not properly protected and stored.

Total Demerits: 24




THE WAFFLE HOUSE
3107 ESTES PARKWAY
LONGVIEW
Inspected May 24

Diced ham and cheese were at unsafe temperatures.

Chili & raw beef were also out of temperature.

Food contact surfaces were unsanitary.

and a walk-in cooler was out of temperature.

Total Demerits: 22.


CURRENTS
1121 E. SECOND ST.
TYLER
Inspected May 3

Pasta and eggs were not being held cool enough.

Raw eggs stored above produce and pasta. That's a contamination danger.

An ice machine was described as "moldy."

The inspector said "old rodent droppings" were seen behind the ice machine.

Total Demerits: 22


CHINA KING BUFFET
440 W. LOOP 281
LONGVIEW
Inspected May 21

Fish, chicken & egg rolls were all held at unsafe temperatures.

Mold was found on food prep tables.

There was unprotected meat in coolers.

A walk-in cooler was out of temperature.

Total Demerits: 22


TEXAS STEAKHOUSE
2843 WNW LOOP 323
TYLER
Inspected May 1

Cooked green beans hadn't been cooled properly for storage.

Soap and towels were missing at four different sinks. 

Pots and pans weren't being sanitized properly.

Total Demerits: 18



WAL-MART SUPERCENTER DELI
4006 ESTES PARKWAY
LONGVIEW
Inspected May 10

Chicken & fajita beef was held at unsafe temperature.
A walk-in cooler was out of temperature.
And employees were handling trash and not washing hands afterward.

Total Demerits: 17


BIG TOM'S BAR-B-QUE 
2602 ESTES PARKWAY
LONGVIEW 
Inspected May 24

Chicken and okra were held at unsafe temperatures.
Mold was found on spaghetti sauce containers.
Food prep areas were unsanitary.
Moldy cutting boards were found.

Total Demerits: 16

Morgan Palmer, Reporting morganpalmer@kltv.com

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