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Health inspectors order halt to pickle, ice sales due to non-working hand-washing sink

SAN ANTONIO – Recent well being inspections revealed a comfort retailer with a rodent downside, a Mexican restaurant the place workers weren’t washing their arms, and a well-liked fried hen chain in want of a cleansing.

While the three companies bought passing scores within the 80s, they nonetheless had a number of severe well being points that required consideration.

Express Mart #2

Express Mart #2, situated within the 1900 block of Southwest nineteenth Street, bought an 80 on their latest well being inspection.

According to the Metro Health inspector’s report, the ice machine had a black, mold-like particles buildup.

There was no hand-washing sink as a result of it had been eliminated, so the inspector informed the institution to instantly cease promoting pickles and bagging ice on web site till the sink was reinstalled.

The plumbing on the ice machine additionally wanted to be mounted to meet native well being codes.

Another sink had darkish, mold-like particles and a number of other flies buzzing round it.

Rodent droppings had been noticed inside a walk-in cooler. The inspector ordered the business to clear up the droppings, take away broken luggage and supply entry to a locked backroom.


A re-inspection was ordered.

Herradero Mexican Restaurant

Herradero Mexican Restaurant within the 5800 block of South Flores earned an 82.

The inspector didn’t see any workers wash their arms throughout the inspection. He additionally noticed one worker grabbing cooked bacon and inserting it on a plate with out washing their arms or utilizing gloves.

A metallic rack used to retailer clear plates was dirty with mud and rust.

Seven violations had been corrected throughout the inspection, however a re-inspection was nonetheless ordered as a result of a number of certifications wanted to be obtained or renewed.

Church’s Fried Chicken

The Church’s Fried Chicken on the nook of Culebra and Galm earned an 84.

The inspector famous packages of uncooked hen had been being improperly thawed in a standing bin of water.

The inspector additionally watched an worker change duties, take away soiled gloves and placed on clear gloves with out washing their arms.

Vent filters over the fryers had been coated with extreme accumulations of oil, grease, and meals particles. Employees had no thought when the filters had been final modified.


There was additionally a variety of trash and meals particles all through the business that wanted to be cleaned up, and the flooring wanted a superb sweeping and mopping all through, the report famous.

A re-inspection was ordered.

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