Moldy Produce, Hazardous Food Cause Restaurant Inspection Failure
An award-winning taqueria was found to have seven violations.
The visit by county inspector Ashley Harvey found four new violations and three repeat ones. Among the deficiencies cited were "uncut produce with mold-like patches present and well as turning brown," "in-use, wet wiping cloths not stored in an approved sanitizing solution," and "potentially hazardous foods not properly cooled by effective methods," according to the official report.
The restaurant was given a score of 62 and was briefly closed. A phone call by Patch to owners Thursday morning confirmed the facility has now re-opened, and will be inspected again within a week.
A food service establishment that is graded as a “U” and does not earn at least a grade “C” within 10 days of receiving the “U” will be requested to voluntarily close until all violations are corrected and/or have enforcement action taken to suspend or revoke the food service permit.
Restaurant inspections on Tucker Patch