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Mold growth on vegetables, food not date-marked is among violations found at Phoenix-area restaurants

Mold growth on vegetables, food not date-marked is among violations found at Phoenix-area restaurants

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) Each week, Arizona Family searches for restaurants that have been recently inspected by the Maricopa County Department of Environmental Services. Restaurants with some of the highest numbers of “risk factors,” which inspectors consider major violations of health codes, are selected for our Dirty Dining Report. For more details on the restaurant inspection scoring system, visit Maricopa County website.

Here are the restaurants in the Valley that did not make the grade on November 2, 2022:

Papa John’s Pizza – 1813 E. Southern Ave, Tempe

3 violations

  • An employee who handles ready-to-eat foods with bare hands
  • The walk-in refrigerator does not keep the food cold enough

Giordano’s Trattoria Romana – 7275 E. Easy, Carefree St

3 violations

  • The marinara sauce was left out
  • Cooked meat is not kept at the correct temperature

Burger Shoppe – 3423 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix

3 violations

  • Chicken strips stored in grocery bags
  • Breakfast burritos not kept warm enough

Kimthao Bakery – 2050 N. Alma School Road, Chandler

4 violations

  • Cooked shrimp, chicken, and pork are not properly cooled
  • Flana in the refrigerator without a date mark

Kyoto bowl – 1245 W. Elliot Road, Tempe

4 violations

  • White, fuzzy, organic growth on green peppers and carrots
  • Pest control powder for washing hands under the sink
  • Sauce bottles in the fridge with the top cracked

Dean’s List – Valley restaurants with perfect health inspection scores

First Clock – 9425 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale

Lin’s Grand Buffet – 1215 S. Ellsworth Road, Mesa

Pho King Egg Roll – 13530 W. Van Buren St., Goodyear

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Arizona BBQ Company – 1534 E. Ray Road, Gilbert

Carlos O’Brien’s Mexican Restaurant – 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix

US Egg – 7119 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale

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