Photo by William Lange

Five Maricopa food establishments received ticks from Pinal County Environmental Health Oct. 16-Nov. 15. Eleven others got clean reports.

At Dairy Queen, a hand-washing sink did not have water hot enough, and frozen raw hamburger was uncovered next to chicken patties, with fries/onion rings strewn about the freezer basket. Freddy’s had M&M candies spilled into moldy lemons, and staff was told to clean storage area to remove old droppings from a previous mouse problem. JB Farmer’s Convenience Store was nicked for having beef and chicken from an unapproved source. The New HQ had items in the cold prep table that were above the allowable temperature of 41 degrees. At Subway, one cold-holding unit was also above 41 degrees.

Excellent [No violations found]
Circle K (21212 N. John Wayne Parkway)
Leading Edge Academy
Li’s Garden
McDonald’s (Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway)
Penascos Mexican Restaurant
Raceway Bar & Grill
Rob’s Convenience
Shell Food Mart
Sonic Drive-In
Water and Ice

Satisfactory [Violations corrected during inspection]
Dairy Queen
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
JB Farmer’s Convenience Store
The New HQ

Needs Improvement [Critical item 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 December issue of InMaricopa.


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