The inspections you hear about in the weekly restaurant reports are not conducted by KLTV... but by certified health inspectors (sanitarians). They are employed by the health departments/health districts from a city or county.
As governmental agencies, we have access to the reports after filing an official request using Texas "open records" laws.
Several days before the Thursday reports air, we gather the forms for the length of time since the last report.
Inspectors fill out a form approved by the Texas Department of Health. Demerits are given for specific "critical" violations.
Here are the demerit values for all "critical violations":
Five Demerits are given for the following violations:
1. Improper Cooling for Cooked/Prepared Food
2. Cold Hold (cold foods must be held at or below 45°F)
3. Hot Hold (hot foods must be held at or above 140°F)
4. Improper Cooking Temperatures
5. Problems with Rapid Reheating (cool to 165°F in 2 hours)
Four Demerits are given for the following violations:
6. Persons have infections that exclude/restrict them from food service
Friday, May 24 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:21:23 GMT
From the Tyler Police Department:At approximately 5:20Pm on May 24, 2013, Tyler Police were notified of the motorcycle accident at Grande and Sutherland. The driver of a black Ford F-150 was heading east onMore >>
Rider was not wearing a helmet when she collided with a truck.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:59:21 GMT
A Tyler ISD bus driver was arrested Friday afternoon on drug charges.Ronald Gain, 44, of Tyler, was arrested by the Tyler Police Department on one charge of possession of a controlled substance. TylerMore >>
Has worked for the district since August of 2012.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:18 AM EDT2013-05-25 13:18:01 GMT
Cherokee County authorities are investigating a fatal house fire Friday night. It happened just before 7:30 on County Road 3302 outside of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Fire Department, Cherokee CountyMore >>
Happened just outside of Jacksonville on Friday night.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:20 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:20:39 GMT
Fire crews have closed a street in north Tyler as they fight an apartment fire. Several crews are on the scene at an apartment complex in the 700 block of South Kennedy Avenue. The fire started aroundMore >>
Fire crews closed a street in north Tyler as they battled an apartment fire.More >>