Kitchen Cops

Jun 21, 2013 2:17 AM by Sean Mooney

Mouse holes not par for course with health inspectors

TUCSON - When warm weather arrives here in Tucson people head inside to stay cool. Unfortunately small creatures like to do the same thing at local eating establishments, as Pima County Health Inspectors discovered in this week's edition of Kitchen Cops.

Silverbell Golf Course, at 3600 N. Silverbell, received two critical and two non-critical violations. Hundreds of mouse droppings were observed in multiple areas of the kitchen. Mouse chew holes were also present along floor baseboards. The facility received non-critical violations for walls with cracks and holes. A mop sink had fibrous growth protruding through a crevice.

With all violations not corrected during the inspection, Silverbell Golf Course received a "Needs Improvement" rating.

Ramada Tucson Foothills, at 6944 E. Tanque Verde Rd., received four critical violations. A large hole and other ceiling damage was found above stored food and contact services. Food in a reach-in cooler tested well above the required maximum 41-degrees, with milk at 52-degrees, peeled hard boiled eggs also temped at 52-degrees and cut melon at 62-degrees.
With all violations not corrected with the inspector on site Ramada Tucson Foothils, was given a "Needs Improvement" rating.

Restaurants awarded "Excellent" ratings include, Boondocks Lounge at
3306 N. 1st Ave., Oro Valley Country Club, at 300 W. Greenock and Taqueria Juanito's at 708 W. Grant Rd.

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