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
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Good 2 Go
The Green Zone Nutrition
Maricopa Shell-Dairy Queen
Maricopa Wells Middle School
McDonald’s, 20700 N. John Wayne Parkway
Raceway Bar & Grill
Starbuck’s Maricopa Station
Satisfactory [Violations corrected during inspection]
Culver’s of Maricopa
Jersey Mike’s Subs
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.