13 D-Rated Restaurants in June in Metro Phoenix
Which Phoenix spot scored low marks on the last health inspection?
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..."
Believe it or not, it wasn't the birds that got The Perch some low marks.
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."
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