Fort Worth, TX restaurant health inspections for March

Dead or trapped pests on the restaurant premises. Black organic material that grows in ice machines and beverage nozzles. Food cannot be protected from cross-contamination. Dusty or dirty surfaces.

These were some of the quotes Fort Worth restaurants faced in March, according to a Star Telegram survey of restaurant inspections from the city. No restaurant had a score of 30 or above when it came to violations, as the data shows, meaning no restaurant was instructed to take immediate corrective action within 48 hours if there was a threat of closure. But there were several that came close.

The House of Korea, Sam Won Garden, 5201 McCart Ave., had the highest score last month at 29. The restaurant was cited for multiple violations, including storing shrimp at 52 degrees – more than 10 degrees above the required 41 – and a dusty ceiling tile in the kitchen. An employee failed to follow proper hand washing procedures, the inspectors found.

The inspection also revealed that the walk-in freezer had a hole in the wall.

The second most popular restaurant was Micas Carniceria Y Tortilleria on Decatur Ave. 3501 with 25 inhabitants. This included storing raw eggshells over cooked meat in the enema cooler and preparing food in an outdoor storage shed without hand washing sink.

Hoya Korean Kitchen, 355 W. 3rd St., had 24 violations, e.g. B. no hand soap on one of the sinks near the kitchen and no pest control in the facility. According to the inspection, an employee also kept glasses and cigarettes in the preparation table.

There were 31 restaurants that did not protect food from cross-contamination, the inspections show. Thirteen restaurants had observed organic material somewhere in the facility. Six restaurants had dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, and other pests that had not been removed. The inspectors cited a restaurant, Taqueria Guelaguetza at 2400 Vaughn Blvd., for a live cockroach.

Twenty restaurants in Fort Worth had no violations.

The Star Telegram database shows every month all inspections from the previous month. Users can scroll through the page with restaurants listed by name, score, or address. Readers can use a search bar to search for specific key words such as a quote or a restaurant name.

In February, there were also no restaurants with 30 or more violations, the inspections showed. Three restaurants were tied for the most violations at 29.

Here are the inspection results and violations for restaurants within Fort Worth city limits for March 2021. The results are based on a system of errors. If the total exceeds 30, the restaurant must take corrective action immediately for all critical violations identified and then has 48 hours to take corrective action for all other violations. Enter a keyword or restaurant name to search the restaurant inspections. You can also sort by score.

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Jack Howland is a news and corporate reporter. Before joining Star Telegram in May 2019, he spent two and a half years as a breaking news reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal in New York. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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