Oct 5, 2012 1:34 AM by Sean Mooney

Kitchen Cops

TUCSON - Health inspectors from the Pima County Health Department were again out shopping for violations at places that serve you food this week. They found several at a local supermarket.

Grantstone Supermarket, at 6 W. Grant Rd., received three critical violations. Food debris was found on the blade of a meat slicer and a meat saw. More food particles was also observed stuck to a cutting table and knives hung on a magnetic strip. Items were also stored in a walk-in cooler above the maximum 41 degrees, with raw beef tested at 54 degrees, raw pork at 50 degrees. Deli meat was also tested at over 50 degrees. With violations not corrected during the inspection, Grantstone Supermarket was given a "Needs Improvement" rating.

Phoenix Village Restaurant, at 2750 W. Valencia Rd., received two critical violations. Heavily soiled bus tubs were being used to store food, including cooked rice, raw chicken and cut vegetables. The inspector also recommended that the restaurant use more fly traps to reduce the number of flying insects in the kitchen. All violations were corrected while the inspector was on site earning Phoenix Village Restaurant a "Good" rating.

Establishments recognized for excellent ratings this week include, Cafe Torino Ristorante Italiano, at 10325 N. La Canada, the Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress, at 311 E. Congress and Gus Balon's Restaurant, at 6027 E. 22nd St.


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