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Out of 19 Maricopa eateries reviewed by Pinal County health inspectors, two received less-than-perfect scores Aug. 16-Sept. 20.

At True Grit Tavern, the inspector did not observe hot holding control. And though food items were property date-marked, some items were past the date.

Saddleback Elementary had several mini-sub sandwiches in which the meat was measured at higher than the 41-degree maximum. The inspector reviewed a better plan for making and storing sandwiches. Items in the salad bar were also at inconsistent temperatures, and the person in charges was requested to obtain other salad bar container units that would allow ice at the bottom and sides.

Both True Grit and Saddleback received satisfactory scores.

Excellent [No violations found]
Central Arizona College – Café
Central Arizona College – Culinary
Desert Wind Middle School
Domino’s Pizza
Good Donuts Leading Edge Academy
Little Caesar’s Pizza
Panda Express
Papa John’s Pizza
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Pizza Hut
Santa Cruz Elementary
Sequoia Pathway Academy – K-6
Sequoia Pathway Academy – Secondary
Sonic Drive-In
Tacos ‘N’ More

Satisfactory [Violations corrected during inspection]
Saddleback Elementary
True Grit Tavern

Needs Improvement [Critical items noted during inspection cannot be corrected immediately requiring follow-up inspection]
Unacceptable [Gross, unsanitary conditions necessitating the discontinuation of service]

This item appears in the October issue of InMaricopa.


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