Although not all restaurants participate in voluntary health grading from the county, a look into last month's reports does give a pretty good picture of the compliance of local restaurants. While the vast majority scored A and B grades that participated, thirteen spots across the Valley were given D grades. Most of these spots became compliant to environmental health standards during the visit, but others will still need to clean up their act a bit before the health inspector makes another visit.
Taqueria El Vaporcito, Phoenix From the report: "An accumulation of organic matter was observed encrusted to meat slicer, behind blade. Person in charge indicated that meat slicer was last used over 4 hours prior to inspection."
Baskin Robbins, Chandler From the report: "Observed employee icing cake and bare handed sprinkles they were placing on cake. Sprinkles are ready to eat foods and shall not be handled with bare hands."
La Estrella Carniceria Y Panaderia, Mesa From the report: "***THIS IS 2ND CONSECUTIVE VIOLATION!*** Owner and PIC does not demonstrate sufficient knowledge to operate food establishment properly, and without continually putting customers at risk..."
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La Salsita, Phoenix From the report: "Microwave above lift-top refrigerator found soiled with melted and cooked/hardened food debris; on the inside bottom of unit (the rotating glass plate), and on inside walls and roof."