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Food for Thought 10/24/13: Two Failing Restaurants

Top and Low Performers
AMARILLO -- It takes more than 30 demerits for a restaurant to fail it's health inspection.
These restaurants failed:
Thai Palace
4723 S Western
10/10/2013
45 Demerits
13 Violations
ALL OTHER VIOLATIONS
Cases & containers of fd stored on floor. Kitchen walls have holes, splatter. Clean door & handles, venthood
Grease buildup & drips, chest freezers, fans, airvents, tops of equip. Broken plastic tubs used for foods. Power
Drain cleaner stored in kitchen. $50 reinspection fee.
FOOD CONTACT SURFACES
Clean all kitchen surfaces & food contact surfaces, grease buildup-dish racks, edges of doors &
Gaskets-reachin cooler, utensils tub, meat slicer, tea nozzles. Knives stored slot between two pieces of
Equip. Fd stored below sink/drain lines.
CROSS CONTAMINATION
A) Employees using dirty rags with no sanitizer to wipe spills on food contact surfaces. B) Spoon used for rice
Stored in water at room temperature and then used in rice. C) Carrots in open bag sitting in dirty water in
Bottom of refrigerator.
MANAGER KNOWLEDGE/CERTIFIED
Manager not following TFER rules. Food manager must attend next class on second Wednesday of
November.
HAND WASH WITH SOAP/TOWELS
No soap or paper towels available at handsink
TOXIC ITEMS
A) Medication stored in refrigerator with no spill proof container. B) Chemical stored on food cases.
HACCP PLAN/TIME
No HACCP dates on any potentially hazardous foods stored over 24 hours.
PROPER HANDLING RTE -- corrected on site
Pan with no handle used to scoop ice with ice touching hands.
SOUND CONDITION -- corrected on site
A) Seam dented can on shelf. B) Sauce marked refrigerate after open found not refrigerated.
APPROVED SOURCE/LABELING -- corrected on site
Containers of foods non easily identifiable not labeled.
GOOD HYGIENIC PRACTICES -- corrected on site
A) Open employee drink stored over hot hold foods. B) Unauthorized person in kitchen (young child)
ADEQUATE HAND WASHING  -- corrected on site
No employees working in kitchen washed hands. Handsink was dry during lunch rush and during inspection.
COLD HOLDING
A) Eggs in cold hold at 68°f. B) Meat improperly thawed setting in 68° water with tub on floor below sink.
No Rapid reheating
10/15/2013 reinspection: 0 demerits



Pattaya Restaurant
6204 Hillside Rd
10/16/2013
35 Demerits
11 Violations
ALL OTHER VIOLATIONS
Clean floor below grills with food spill buildup, bulk tubs, walk in cooler door, gaskets, blower covers and
Blower unit. Handle to rice cooker broken and not easily cleanable. Label working containers food. All fans
Dirty. Grills not cleaned properly.
FOOD CONTACT SURFACES
Clean utensil drawers & tubs, can opener & carrier, clean dish racks, reach in make table handles & gaskets, in
Ice machine, slicer. Fd stored below grill in area not easily cleanable. Sink not sanitized prior to use
W/ vegetables. Fly strip over fd prep area.
MANUAL WARE WASHING
Dishwasher is not sanitizing. 0ppm on test strip.
TOXIC ITEMS
Chemical stored on food prep table.
HAND WASH WITH SOAP/TOWELS
One handsink with no soap or towels.
HAND WASH FACILITIES ADEQUATE
Handsink blocked.
CROSS CONTAMINATION -- corrected on site
Knives stored in warm water solution with sanitizer and used for cutting foods without rinsing.
GOOD HYGIENIC PRACTICES -- corrected on site
Numerous open employee drinks on food prep tables and food storage shelves.
APPROVED SOURCE/LABELING -- corrected on site
Non easily identifiable foods not labeled.
SOUND CONDITION -- corrected on site
A) Seam dented can on shelf for use. B) Food container marked refrigerate after open found not refrigerated.
C) Food stored on dry storage rack in open containers.
ADEQUATE HAND WASHING -- corrected on site
Employees not washing hands properly
OWNER: "We got everything fixed. It was minor stuff, and it just adds up. Tell the customers don't be afraid to come and eat."

These restaurants had perfect scores:
Burger King
7000 I-40 E
10-15-13

KFC
316 Amarillo Blvd E
10-14-13

McDonald's
3320 S Coulter
10-15-13

McDonald's
5730 Amarillo Blvd W
10-15-13

Papa Murphy's
1740 S Western
10-16-13

Pizza Hut
7000 I-40 E
10-15-13

Taco Bell
3309 S Washington
10-16-13

For these and previous inspections, go to http://www.amarillo.gov/?page_id=229.

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