Denny’s dinged in health inspection

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Denny’s got (grand) slammed with violations after health inspectors found warm eggs and veggies in the cooler. 

Inspectors with Pinal County Environmental Health rated America’s Diner as “satisfactory” Wednesday. They also rated a sub shop and an elementary school “excellent” this week.  

Here is a list of all restaurant’s inspectors visited from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1: 

Excellent 

Firehouse Subs (inspected Jan. 31) 

Santa Cruz Elementary School (inspected Jan. 26) 

 

Satisfactory 

Denny’s (inspected Jan. 31) 

Cold holding: Temperatures of hard-boiled eggs, cut lettuce and tomatoes in the prep cooler were between 53 and 55 degrees. Below 41 degrees required. 

Cooling equipment: Air temperature in prep cooler recorded at 55 degrees. Below 41 degrees required. 

Ceilings cleanability: Ceiling above wait station bar area damaged. 

 

What do the ratings mean?     

Excellent: All priority standards are observed as compliant.    

Satisfactory: One or more priority standards is out of compliance. All priority standards are corrected at the time of inspection.    

Needs improvement: One or more priority standards is out of compliance. At least one violation is not corrected at the time of inspection. When violations are corrected to the satisfaction of the department during a follow-up inspection, a satisfactory rating will be given.    

Unacceptable: One or more violations observed are an “imminent health hazard.” Hazards include the misuse of poisonous or toxic materials, onset of an apparent foodborne illness outbreak and unsanitary conditions that may endanger public health. Hazards can stem from fires, floods, electrical or water problems, and sewage backup. When violations are corrected to the satisfaction of the department during a follow-up inspection, a satisfactory rating will be given.