Dirty Dining Dec. 1: Wow! Mesa restaurant cited for 15 health code violations

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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.

Cactus Jacks Bar and Grill
4747 E. Elliot Rd
Phoenix

4 violations

Among the violations:
“Cheese and marinara sauce not kept at proper temperature”
“Sliced deli turkey with no date mark”

Cha Da Thai
8989 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale

4 violations

Among the violations:
“Homemade sausage made at someone’s house”
“Boxes of vegetables stored on floor”

Tortas Ahugados Guadalajara
518 N. Arizona Avenue
Chandler

4 violations

Among the violations:
“Employee not washing hands properly”
“Beef soup out of temperature”

Zushi
6727 E. McDowell Road
Mesa

6 violations

Among the violations:
“Ant and roach killer near hand wash sink”
“Cook handling raw chicken then not washing up”

Spice Spirit
1955 W. Main Street
Mesa

15 violations

Among the violations:
“Clean dishes stored in a bathroom”
“Medicine and 1st Aid supplies near glassware”
“Employee handling dirty dishes then cooked noodles without washing up”


Dean's List - Perfect health inspection scores

Postino Kierland
7030 E, Greenway Pkwy
Scottsdale
85254

Taco Bell
12223 N. Cave Creek Road
Phoenix
85032

Dara Thai Café
3655 W. Anthem Way
Anthem
85086

Sizzling Wok
623 W. Wickenburg Way
Wickenburg
85358

Dave and Busters
9460 W. Hanna Drive
Glendale
85305

Brugo’s Pizza
7100 E. Cave Creek Road
Cave Creek
85331

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