Dirty Dining Sept. 8: Popular Scottsdale restaurant hit with numerous health code violations

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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.

East Mesa Eagle
6215 E. Main Street
Mesa

4 violations

Among the violations
"Cheese sauce kept past discard date"
"Bartender handling garnishes without washing hands"

Nando’s Mexican Café
3519 E. Baseline Road
Gilbert

4 violations

Among the violations:
"Flies in kitchen and dining room"
"Take-out containers soiled"

Happy No. 1 Sushi 
9617 N. Metro Pkwy
Phoenix

4 violations

Among the violations:
"Raw chicken not held at proper temperature"
"Employee handling raw fish - then not washing up"

Poke Bar
10701 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale

5 violations

Among the violations:
"Food debris in front of a handwash sink."
"Raw salmon stored over ready to eat sauces"
"A First-aid kit on a prep table"


Dean's List - Perfect health inspection scores

Los Jarritos Restaurant
4630 E. Van Buren Street
Phoenix
85008

Mercer's Restaurant
9720 W. Peoria Avenue
Peoria
85345

Safeway
520 W. Osborn Road
Phoenix
85013

Taco Bell
9960 S. Rural Road
Tempe
85284

Cafe Zupas
3305 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler
85226

Dennys
5161 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale
85306

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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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