Of the 20 eateries inspected by Pinal County’s health department Jan. 16-Feb. 15, only one location did not receive excellent marks.

Walmart, its deli and its bakery were all marked down for what the inspector called a repeat issue – lack of hot water in the hand-washing sinks. In food establishments, hand-washing sinks are required to provide water at a temperature of at least 100 degrees. After several minutes running time, the water reached into the 80s and 90s at various sinks, an issue noted in an August inspection.

The inspector also discussed the handling of raw chicken with the person in charge of the deli.

Excellent [No violations found]
Aliberto’s Maricopa
Bashas’ – Bakery
Bashas’ – Deli
Brooklyn Boys Italian Restaurant
Central Arizona College – Café
Central Arizona College – Culinary
Circle K, 21212 N. John Wayne Parkway
The Duke at Rancho El Dorado
Helen’s Kitchen
JB Farmer’s Convenience Store
Li’s Garden
Maricopa High School
McDonald’s, 41710 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.
The New HQ
Plaza Bonita
Raceway Bar & Grill
Rock Garden Café
Say Sushi
True Grit Tavern

Satisfactory [Violations corrected during inspection]
Walmart – Bakery
Walmart – Deli

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

Unacceptable [Gros, unsanitary conditions necessitating the discontinuation of service]

This item appears in the March issue of InMaricopa.


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