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Here's a look at the latest Amarillo Food Establishment Inspection Report for Jan. 31

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Restaurant inspectors visit restaurants at least twice a year, checking to ensure safe conditions related to handling and cooking food. © LiudmylaSupynska, Getty Images/iStockphoto Restaurant inspectors visit restaurants at least twice a year, checking to ensure safe conditions related to handling and cooking food.

The Food Establishment Inspection Report is a weekly report that appears Sundays. Information is taken from reports provided by the Environmental Health Department, and individual reports can be viewed at its website. A numerical grading system is now being used, with a score of 100 points being equivalent to zero demerits.

100 points – No major violation at the time of inspection

85 points – Considered an average score

70 points or below – Requires re-inspection within 24 hours

COS – Corrected on site during inspection

These points correspond to the following letter grades:

A – 90 to 100

B – 80 to 89

C – 70 to 79

F – 69 and below

The following establishments had a score of A/100 during a routine inspection:

AFC Sushi United Market #530, 3552 S. Soncy Road.

Bears Burgers & Dawgs, 2001 N. 2nd Ave., Space B., Canyon.

Desperado’s, 500 N. Tyler St.

Desperado’s – Catering, 500 N. Tyler St.

Desperado’s – Mobile, 500 N. Tyler St.

Dollar General Store #11624, 4308 S. Washington St.

Donut Stop, 4300 S. Coulter St.

El Tigre – Mobile, 6817 Wolflin Ave.

English Fieldhouse Restaurant, 10610 American Drive.

Favs, 706 S.W. 16th Ave.

Hoffbrau Steaks – Catering, 7203 W. I-40.

Hudspeth House B&B, 1905 4th Ave., Canyon.

Imperial LLC #3, 11230 S. Coulter St.

Imperial LLC # 18 – Warehouse, 11230 S. Coulter St.

JC Penney, 7701 W. I-40.

Journey Coffee, 3406 4th Ave., Suite A100, Canyon.

Opportunity School Central, 1100 S. Harrison St.

Pak A Sak #9, 6001 S. Coulter St.

Reload Coffee, 11501 Juett Attebury Road.

Sam’s Club #8279, 2201 Ross Osage Drive.

Sam’s Club Bakery #8279, 2201 Ross Osage Drive.

Sam’s Club Meat & Seafood #8279, 2201 Ross Osage Drive.

San Jacinto Christian Academy Elementary, 501 S. Carolina St.

San Jacinto Christian Academy Middle/High School Café, 3218 S.W. 6th Ave.

She She Cakes, 7535 Canyon Drive.

Sky West Assisted Living Center, 2623 12th Ave., Canyon.

Sunshine Valley Child Care, 4618 River Road.

Sweet Sipz, 1302 23rd St., Canyon.

Taqueria Olvera, 1703 E. Amarillo Blvd.

The Grind Stone, 7410 Hillside Road.

Toot ‘n Totum #22, 920 W. FM 1151.

Toot ‘n Totum #97, 950 S. Buchanan St.

The following establishments had a score of A/100 during a follow-up inspection:

Kobe’s Grill, 2701 S. Grand St.

These establishments received the following scores for being out of compliance as stated:

(C/73) Blue Sky Asian Market, 5631 E. Amarillo Blvd. Greens being packaged were at improper temperature and did not have proper safe handling instructions; many packages (repacked) did not have use by or sell by dates; verification not provided that food items are being shipped from an approved source; chicken stomach packaging damaged; one package of scalded pork stomach destroyed (repeat violation); no sanitizer within facility (repeat violation). Correct by 01/22. Certified food manager needed for personnel repackaging food; food packaged in establishment must be labeled as specified by law (repeat violation); label information must include ingredients, chemical preservatives, common name of food, name and place of business of manufacturer, packer or distributor (repeat violation); squid being repackaged and leafy greens being repackaged need a HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) plan; cooling equipment for leafy greens not holding at proper temperature. Correct by 01/29. Back door not self-closing (repeat violation); shelving in store is dirty and needs cleaning; trash all over back room must be stored in a sanitary method. Correct by 04/19.

(A/94) Carniceria La Popular, 1505 S.E. 3rd Ave. Meats not reheated to proper temperature for hot hold unit. COS. Raw eggs store over ready-to-eat foods (repeat violation). Correct by 01/17.

(A/95) Chick-Fil-A-South Coulter Street, 4510 S. Coulter St. Chicken blood and juices on bottom and racks in thawing coolers. Correct by 01/21. Items stacked wet (repeat violation); soft serve machine soiled with encrusted ice cream; nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris. Correct by 04/14.

(A/98) Club Siempre Saludable, 1200 S.E. 10th Ave., Space 100. Food manager certification needed (repeat violation). Correct by 01/24.

(A/99) Dollar General Store #14106, 203 E. Willow Creek Drive. Milk coolers need to be cleaned (repeat violation). Correct by 04/13.

(A/98) Family Discount 1120 S.W. 15th Ave. Surfaces of utensils and equipment contacting food that is not TCS (temperature/time controlled for safety) must be cleaned. COS. All plumbing fixtures must be cleaned regularly. Correct by 04/20.

(A/96) Golden Waffle Company, 6017 Hillside, Suite 250. Raw eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods; wipe down rags must be kept in sanitizer buckets; buckets cannot be on floor, food tables or where equipment is kept. COS.

(A/98) Guitars And Cadillacs, 3601 Olsen Blvd. Bar area has exposed dimensional lumber and not all ceiling tiles in bar area are smooth; Certified food manager registration must be renewed annually. Correct by 04/20.

(A/98) Healthy Creations Nutrition, 1204 N. Western St., Space F. Certified food manager needed. Correct by 01/24.

(A/95) Hud’s, 4411 Bell St. Employee drinks above make table without a lid. COS. Bucket of pickles and boxes of limes/lemons on floor and walk-in floor; items stacked wet; intake and exhaust air ducts must be cleaned and filters changed; exposed raw wood above mop sink needs to be sealed or covered (repeat violation). Correct by 04/19. Ceiling tiles in restroom need to be replaced with non-absorbent material (repeat violation). Correct by 07/05.

(A/96) Hud’s, 7311 W. Amarillo Blvd. Sanitizer wiping cloths on several counters throughout kitchen; single service container used as scoop for toppings. COS. Condensate from walk-in freezer dripping onto boxes of food; food must be protected from contamination by storing where it is not exposed to splash, dust or other

contamination. Correct by 04/13.

(A/96) Hudson House Canyon, 3210 Russell Long Blvd. Can opener and oven mitts dirty; sheet pans encrusted with food particles; hot hold water must be changed daily or when contaminated. Correct by 01/23. Coving missing at floor wall joint behind dish rack; small hole in wall at back door; backsplash needed in dish wash areas; wall must be non-porous and easy to clean. Correct by 04/29.

(A/97) Hummers Sports Café, 2600 Paramount Blvd. Ice must be protected when used for drinks; lids must cover ice bins when not in use. Correct by 01/23.

(A/97) Jazmin Burritos, 3510 N.E. 24th Ave. Meat thawing in mop sink; torn gaskets on reach-in cooler; employee items on prep table. Correct by 04/13.

(A/90) Kirkland Court Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1601 Kirkland Drive. Utensil drawer dirty; dented can stored on floor; hands not washed at hand sink. COS. Blower unit in walk-in cooler is dirty; fan needs to be cleaned. Correct by 04/13.

(A/92) Kwik Stop, 937 S. Grand St. Pickles requiring refrigeration after opening sitting out at room temperature; canned goods and food items on shelves out of date. COS. Ice used for human consumption must be stored in a clean, sanitized container (repeat violation). Correct by 01/23. Nonfood contact surfaces of equipment exposed to splash, spillage or other food soiling or that require frequent cleaning must be constructed of a corrosion-resistant, non-absorbent and smooth material; foil paper cannot be used to line shelves or storage areas (repeat violation). Correct by 04/13.

(A/93) La Campana, 2220 Canyon Drive. Food must be protected from cross contamination. COS. Hot holding vending machine containing TCS food at improper temperature. Correct by 01/16. Back door in dry storage area needs weather strip at bottom of door. Correct by 04/13.

(A/97) Los Abuelitos De Veracruz, 1201 23rd St., Canyon. TCS food at improper temperature. Correct by 1/23.

(A/99) McDonald’s, 4402 Teckla Blvd. Ice condensate dripping onto boxes of food in walk-in freezer. Correct by 04/20.

(A/99) Ms Piggy’s Custom Bake Shoppe, 6030 S.W. 33rd Ave. Mop must be stored to dry with handle up. Correct by 04/13.

(A/99) Night &Day Care & Play, 2831 Mays Ave. Staff personal food must be separated from food for service. Correct by 04/13.

(A/95) Pacific Rim, 2061 Paramount Blvd. All kitchen surfaces must be kept clean and sanitized. COS. Walk-in cooler shelves must be smooth and easily cleanable (repeat violation); gap at back door; dish wash racks need to be cleaned (repeat violation). Correct by 04/20.

(A/97) Papa Murphy’s, 6032 Bell St. All food items in cold holding units and walk-in coolers must be covered to prevent contamination; torn gaskets on cold holding units must be replaced; utensil handles in cold holding units must be upright and not in contact with food. Correct by 04/14.

(A/99) Pizza Hut, 6019 S. Coulter St. Vent hood above pizza oven needs to be cleaned. Correct by 04/15. 

(B/88) Plum Creek Place, 6800 Plum Creek Drive. Nozzles for tea, water and juice must be disassembled daily and cleaned; microwave and oven mitts dirty; chemical bottle on food counter. COS. Rust on shelves in one reach-in cooler; drawer trim missing; sink overflows at drain gap; area below sink is damaged and must be repaired (ensure area is dry to prevent mold); dish wash sinks must be caulked to wall to prevent spillage behind sink (repeat violation). Correct by 01/24. Tea urns not easily cleanable and must be replaced; coving below dish sink missing; clean back door and floors daily. Correct by 04/14.

(A/99) Purple Flamingo Pops/Crush, 2606 Wolflin Ave. Employee cell phones on prep areas. Correct by 04/13.

(A/99) Purple Flamingo Pops – Mobile, 2606 Wolflin Ave. Back of mobile unit needs a trim piece (repeat violation). Correct by 04/13.

(A/99) Purple Flamingo Pops – Trailer, 2606 Wolflin Ave. Vehicles must be identified with lettering three inches tall on both exterior sides of vehicle, permit number, name of establishment and a brief description of the nature of the business if not included in the name. Correct 04/13.

(C/78) Restaurant El Sol De Mexico, 3501 N.E. 24th Ave. Tripe in hot holding at improper temperature. COS. Salsa not cooled to proper temperature within two hours; salsa and veggies at improper temperature in cold holding; uncovered raw meat in walk-in stored above fish product; chlorine solution too strong (repeat violation); hand washing station leaking. To be corrected by 01/22. Improper date marking on cakes in cold holding. Correct by 01/29. Wiping clothes on counter tops and not stored in sanitizing containers; floor drain in kitchen holding water; restroom does not have a solid floor to wall transition. Correct by 04/19.

(A/98) San Jacinto Elementary, 3400 S.W. 4th Ave. Heavy ice build-up on lines inside walk-in freezer. Correct by 01/30.

(A/95) Sam’s Club Deli #8279, 2201 Ross Osage Drive. Container of chemical in prep area. COS. Part of equipment damaged and needs replacing in food packaging area at deli. Correct by 01/30.

(A/95) Ships Lounge, 1113 S.E. 10th Ave. Food manager needed; items in hand sink. Correct by 01/23. Ice chest needs to be drained and cleaned. Correct by 04/13.

(A/91) Sonic Drive In, 1009 E. Amarillo Blvd. TCS food items in cold holding at improper temperature; residue build-up inside tea nozzles. Correct by 01/16. Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and other debris (repeat violation); intake and exhaust air ducts must be cleaned and filters changed; plumbing fixtures must be kept clean. Correct by 04/13.

(A/91) Taco Bell #032693, 3309 S. Washington St. Ice build-up on product in walk-in freezer; dirty hammer in drying rack of clean wares; tea nozzles must be disassembled every 24 hours for cleaning (repeat violation). Correct by 01/16. Condensation must not build up in walk-in freezer; grease trap riser is damaged; tiles leading into walk-in freezer are damaged. Correct by 04/13.

(B/81) Taco Villa #6, 3500 E. I-40. Food out of temperature on prep line; sanitizing solution too strong (repeat violation); pain medication stored on food prep area. Correct by 01/23. Hand sinks must not be used for other purposes; ware washing drain board not draining properly and holding water. Correct by 01/30. Uncovered food in walk-in; clean equipment and utensils not air drying properly; dirty build-up on equipment and counter tops (repeat violation); several dirty vents and air ducts; outside refuse storage cluttered with food and trash on floor; heavy accumulation of food debris on floor of establishment and most notably in the walk-ins (repeat violation); employee toothbrush on hand sink (repeat violation). Correct by 04/20.

(A/93) Taco Villa #16, 6601 Bell St. Storage container used to hold clean utensils must be properly cleaned and free of contaminants. Correct by 01/18. Cabinet area underneath soda dispensing machine at drive-thru window needs to be cleaned; food residue build-up on walk-in cooler wall area above shelving; intake and exhaust air ducts must be cleaned and filters changed; grease trap and surrounding area must be cleaned and kept closed; mop cleaning/storage and drain area needs to be cleaned and free of clutter. Correct by 04/15.

(A/91) Tacos Garcia, 2200 E. Amarillo Blvd. Sanitizer concentration for tables too strong (repeat violation). Correct by 01/23. No date marking on items in kitchen. Correct by 01/30. Several food items uncovered; ice build-up touching food in reach-in freezer (repeat violation); items stacked wet; container used for single service lids need to be cleaned regularly; food debris in bottom and on racks of reach-in cooler in kitchen.

Correct by 04/20.

(B/88) Tascosa Golf Club, 4502 Fairway Drive. Drawers, can opener holder and utensil tubs not clean; excessive build-up on grill; splatters on bottom of shelves over food and food equipment (repeat violation); chemical bottle not stored properly. Correct by 01/17. Walk-in freezer not operating as designed, food packages covered in ice and condensate water is not sanitary, unit must be repaired; hand sink needs splash guards on both sides (repeat violation). Correct by 01/24. Ceiling panels missing or broken in dry storage (repeat violation); cutting board scored and not easily cleanable (repair or replace); gaskets broken or dirty on all coolers; fuzz in walk-in coolers and on blower covers; coving loose in walk-in cooler; ceiling panels must be clean and fit square; broken tile at dish wash area; dust pans dirty; mops must be hung to dry; condensation line draining into hand sink. Correct by 04/14.

(A/94) Thai Koon, 7030 S. Western St. Cloth rag on top of food; no paper towels at hand sink. COS. Freezer needs to be defrosted (repeat violation). Correct by 01/13.

(A/99) Toot ‘n Totum #9, 5962 S. Soncy Road. Uncovered food in walk-in freezer. Correct by 04/20.

(A/98) Town Place by Marriott, 6807 W. I-40. Several packaged cheese/meat snacks two weeks past use by date. COS.

(A/98) United Supermarket #530, 3552 S. Soncy Road. Several expired canned baby formula (removed from shelves). COS.

(A/99) United Supermarket #530 – Bakery. Intake and exhaust air ducts must be cleaned and filters changed. Correct by 04/19.

(A/97) United Supermarket #530 – Deli, 3552 S. Soncy Road. Meat thawing improperly. COS. Lid broken on container holding chicken breading/spices (repeat violation). Correct by 01/29.

(A/97) Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 1020 Tascosa Road. Chemical bottles not stored properly. Correct by 01/16.

(A/99) Weight Watchers North America, 3150 S. Soncy Road. Ceiling tiles in restroom need to be replaced or painted to be non-absorbent and resistant to moisture. Correct by 04/15.

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