Dirty Dining Sept. 1: Flies buzzing around restaurant, food not date marked

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We go through every restaurant that’s been inspected to see which ones were cited for the most priority health code violations.The worst offenders make our Dirty Dining list. (Source: CBS 5) We go through every restaurant that’s been inspected to see which ones were cited for the most priority health code violations.The worst offenders make our Dirty Dining list. (Source: CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department.
CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."

According to health inspectors, risk factors are considered major health code violations. For more details on the restaurant inspection scoring system visit Maricopa County's website at www.maricopa.gov.

Here are the Valley restaurants with the most health code violations this week.

L’Amore Ristorante
3159 E. Lincoln Drive
Phoenix

4 violations

Among the violations:
"Raw salmon stored over cooked pasta"
"Dried food debris on slicer"

Tacos Sahuaro Restaurant
2320 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix

4 violations

Among the violations:
"Sliced ham kept past discard date"
"Cheese and tomatoes not held at proper temperature"

Tacos Don Beto
2722 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix

4 violations

Among the violations:
"Raw bacon stored above tortillas"
"Flies throughout restaurant"

Tortillas De Harina Linda
635 N. Country Club drive
Mesa

4 violations
Among the violations:
"Cooked pork with no date marks"
"Ant and roach spray.. where it doesn't belong."

Rally’s
1410 W University Drive
Tempe

4 violations

Among the violations:
"A refrigerator not cooling food properly"
"Slow running drain in the kitchen"
"Cook handling money then food without washing hands properly"


Dean's List - Perfect health inspection scores

Pete’s Fish & Chips
3920 S. Central Ave
Phoenix
85040

Pedro’s
4938 W. Glendale Ave
Glendale
85301

Cottonwood Country Club
25630 W. Brentwood Drive
Sun Lakes
85248

The Playa Bar
1615 N. Granite Reef
Scottsdale
85257

Zinburger
15257 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale
85260

Lotus Deli
2043 S. Alma School Road
Mesa
85210

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Jason Barry
Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

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Jason Barry

Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

He is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports, which highlight local restaurants with major health code violations.

Jason was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Miami.

An avid sports fan, Jason follows the Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Suns with his wife, Karen, and son, Joshua.

His favorite stories to cover are the station’s Pay it Forward segments, which reward members of the community with $500 for going ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty to help others.

Jason, started his career at WBTW-TV in Florence, SC before moving to WALA-TV in Mobile, AL, was named the Associated Press Reporter of the Year in 2002.

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    We go through every restaurant that’s been inspected to see which ones were cited for the most priority health code violations.The worst offenders make our Dirty Dining list. (Source: CBS 5)We go through every restaurant that’s been inspected to see which ones were cited for the most priority health code violations.The worst offenders make our Dirty Dining list. (Source: CBS 5)

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    CBS 5 was the first station in the Valley to report on local restaurants not keeping clean kitchens. Jason Barry's first Dirty Dining story was back in 2002. He followed Maricopa County health inspectors into various restaurants.

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