KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WATE) — A South Knoxville taco stand earned a failing grade within the newest crop of reviews from the Knox County Well being Inspectorate.
The grade was 68 for SoKno Taco Cantina on Sevierville Pike, it is a failing grade as any grade under 70 is failing.
SoKno Taco Cantina, 3701 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville — grade: 68
The inspector discovered hen at 52 levels and pork, grated cheese, tamales and sliced uncooked meat at 45 levels. These chilly meals must be 41 levels or under to gradual the expansion of micro organism. In whole, 50 kilos of meals needed to be thrown away
Scorching meals additionally had issues. Based on the inspection report, the reheated rice for lunch was 130 levels and the hen, beef, and pork in heaters have been 125 levels. When meals is cooked, cooled, after which reheated, the principles say it have to be raised to 165 levels and different scorching meals have to be held at 135 levels or larger on a warmer unit.
Moreover, the inspector writes that they noticed staff consuming on the bar and within the serving space and consuming from open containers. These containers must be coated.
The inspector added that a employee was seen selecting up meals scraps from underneath his fingernails on the prep line, then placing on gloves however not washing his arms in between. A number of staff have been additionally seen not washing their arms after altering duties or after touching their garments or hair.
The inspectors plan a follow-up go to quickly.
One other restaurant additionally scored lower than wonderful. China Wok Buffet on Washington Pike earned a barely passing rating of 74.
China Wok Buffet, 5453 Washington Pike, Knoxville – grade: 74
The inspector discovered that the restaurant’s Three-compartment sink was getting used as a sink, whereas the precise sink was blocked by gear being saved inside.
China Wok was additionally criticized for storage points with uncooked meals saved on high of cooked meals and bins of uncooked hen saved on the ground.
The inspector additionally discovered a buildup within the preparation areas as a consequence of an absence of cleanliness.
Lastly, the inspector famous improper holding temperatures for chilly meals and improperly thawed frozen meals.
The most effective scores of the week:
- Pit Cease BBQ, 8534 Asheville Freeway, Knoxville — 100
- Touchdown Home, 1147 Sevier Ave., Knoxville—100
- Jacob’s Time Out Deli, 5307 Middlebrook Pk, Knoxville — 100
- West Fan Base, 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville — 100
- South Aspect Storage, 1014 Sevier Ave, Knoxville — 100
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