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

SAN ANTONIO – Recent health inspections revealed a convenience store with a rodent problem, a Mexican restaurant where employees weren’t washing their hands, and a popular fried chicken chain in need of a cleaning.While the three businesses got passing scores in the 80s, they still had several serious health issues that required attention.Express Mart #2Express Mart #2, located in the 1900 block of Southwest 19th Street, got an 80 on their recent health inspection.According to the Metro Health inspector’s report, the ice machine had a black, mold-like debris buildup.There was no hand-washing sink because it had been removed, so the inspector told the establishment to immediately stop selling pickles and bagging ice on site until the sink was reinstalled.The plumbing on the ice machine a...
Pests, employees not following health guidelines lead to low scores for seafood restaurants
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Pests, employees not following health guidelines lead to low scores for seafood restaurants

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Metropolitan Health District inspectors found problems with pests and employees not following basic health guidelines at two separate locations of a local seafood restaurant and bar.La Perla Del Pacifico Sports BarLa Perla Del Pacifico Sports Bar, located in the 2600 block of Northeast Loop 410, received a 76 on its most recent inspection.The inspector noted “live pests” in the kitchen and washing area. Cooks were seen handling ready-to-eat foods with bare hands while another cook was caught eating in the food prep area.There was no certified food manager on site, shrimp thawing in a hand washing sink near the cook’s line and bottle caps and limes were being stored in the bar’s hand washing sink.Metro Health ordered a re-inspection.La Perla Del Pacifico Seafood...