Restaurant inspections: Results for 66 Fort Worth TX eateries
None of the 66 Fort Worth restaurants inspected between May 9-15 had enough health code violations to shut them down, but a couple came close to nearly 30 violations – the number that restaurants have the worst problems with Fix it immediately and clean it would have to do the rest within 48 hours.
Rice Xpress at 3767 Altamesa Blvd. had 29 health code violations, only one under limit. Most of the violations in the restaurant were due to improper cleaning and improper storage of food.
Among the 29 violations, inspectors found that there was black organic matter growing inside the ice machine, food piling up on the walls, leftover food on the refrigerated and storage floor, and enough space between the floor and the floor of the back door for rodents to enter the building. Employees who handled food also did not wear gloves.
Rice Xpress also did not have a current, valid permit published anywhere.
Mariscos El Wero Grill at Sycamore School Road 114 took second place for most violations with 28. Most of the violations concerned the storage of food.
Inspectors said some of the 28 citations were issued because some foods were not kept at the correct temperature and food containers were not marked with the date of manufacture, opening, or the date they should be consumed.
The inspector also cited the restaurant for improperly handling potentially dangerous foods such as seafood.
Some had been in storage for more than 24 hours and were not marked with dates that were prepared, opened, or expired. Utensils were also not washed properly and there is damage to the building which, according to the inspector, could be harmful to health.
Joe T. Garcia’s, a popular restaurant, received 22 citations on its inspection.
The inspectors found that the ice machine was growing pink and black organic matter, dead insects in lights, dead rodents and / or insects that were not removed from the facility (although the inspectors found the problem was fixed on site) uncleaned surfaces that have been used to make or store food that has not been cleaned before use and sinks without soap and towels.
At the other end of the spectrum, three farms got perfect results.
Jason’s Deli at 6244 Camp Bowie Blvd., Alliance Medical Center, and Facebook Building 1 all received perfect results, meaning the inspectors found no health code violations.
Here are the inspection results and violations for restaurants within Fort Worth city limits May 9-15, 2021. The results are based on a system of errors. If the total exceeds 30, the restaurant must take corrective action immediately for any 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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