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East Texas restaurant report


Several east Texas restaurants were singled out for serious violations in the latest inspection by area health departments.

In Longview, Panaderia Cardenas at 1409 Pine Tree road.

Tuna salad was too warm and had to be discarded.

Pork was too cold and also had to be discarded.

Cheese, beef and chili were not date marked.

Employees were observed dumping waste water outside.

Total demerits : 23

In Tyler,

Soju Sushi Bar and Asian Bistro at 6361 Old Jacksonville Highway,

Employee was seen touching his nose, and not properly washing hands after.

Employee handled sliced lemons with hand, with no hand barrier.

Employee prepping rice right next to sink where employees were washing dirty dishes.

Observed mop heads, and other items touching the meat grinder in food prep area.

Total demerits: 22


Jersey Mike's Subs at 4754 South Broadway,

Nozzles of fountain drinks were dirty.

No certified food manager on site.

Several foods not stored in proper temperatures.

Total Demerits: 19


Taqueria El Ranchero at 813 Lindsey Lane.

No towels observed in restroom.

Cold water faucet broken on kitchen sink.

Shelled eggs observed above salsa.

Total Demerits: 15


Cox's Grill at 706 West Front,

Raw bacon stored above salad greens.

Several foods not stored cold enough.

Prep coolers dirty and condensation water observed.

Total Demerits: 15


Fat Catz Louisiana Kitchen at 3320 Troup Highway,

Employees observed handling raw oysters with bare hands.

No soap observed at dish room hand sink.

Soda gun in bar area had moldy build up.

Total Demerits: 21



Randy's Crawfish, 22318 Highway 155 South

Dead crickets and flies behind a cooler.

Observed rodent droppings behind ice machine, food prep area, and storage areas.

Rusty and moldy equipment found.

Ice machine moldy.

Total demerits: 18

Permit was suspended.

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