During Pinal County food inspections Jan. 16-Feb. 15, five Maricopa eateries out of 23 received marks below excellent.

Li’s Garden had no hot water in a hand-washing sink, raw meats were stored without wrapping or lids, dust and debris was found on refrigerator handles, a pot of chicken coating was on the kitchen floor and soy sauce containers were improperly reused.

Culver’s staff was requested to not overload the cold-holding unit, which had some food items at 49 degrees instead of the required 41 degrees or below. Employees also had to remove a bread rack that was blocking access to a hand-washing sink.

Jersey Mike’s Subs had sliced tomatoes in cold-holding at 45 degrees.

The McDonald’s on Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway had to repair a sink compartment and attain a supply of sanitizer test strips.

Arby’s had food in its cold-holding prep table at 50 degrees.

Excellent [No violations found]
Brooklyn Boys Italian Restaurant & Pizza
Butterfield Elementary
CAC Cafe
CAC Culinary
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Good 2 Go
The Green Zone Nutrition
Maricopa Shell-Dairy Queen
Maricopa Elementary
Maricopa Wells Middle School
McDonald’s, 20700 N. John Wayne Parkway
Province Clubhouse
Raceway Bar & Grill
Sonic Drive-In
Starbuck’s Maricopa Station
Taco Bell

Satisfactory [Violations corrected during inspection]
Culver’s of Maricopa
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Li’s Garden
McDonald’s, 41710 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway

Needs Improvement [Critical items noted during inspection cannot be corrected immediately, requiring follow-up inspection]

Unacceptable [Gross, unsanitary conditions necessitating the discontinuation of operation]

This article appears in the March issue of InMaricopa.


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