Dirty Dining March 9: Mesa restaurant cited for 9 health code violations

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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.

Taquitos Jalisco Mexican Food
1052 W. Broadway Road
Mesa
4 violations

Among the violations:

"Salsa not stored at proper temperature"
"Dirty dishes not cleaned correctly"

St. Francis Xavier School
4715 N Central Ave
Phoenix
4 violations

Among the violations:

"Chicken sandwiches and chicken nuggets not kept at right temperature"
"No date marking on hummus"

Salvadoreno Restaurant
8911 N. Central Ave
Phoenix
4 violations

Among the violations:

"Raw meat stored in grocery bags"
"Eggs and hush puppies kept past discard dates"
 
Che Arizona
1920 W. Broadway Road
Mesa
9 violations

Among the violations:

"Organic matter and debris throughout restaurant"
"Employee washing hands without soap"
"Moldy tofu in refrigerator"


Dean’s List- Perfect health inspection scores

Olive Garden
4868 E. Cactus Road
Scottsdale
85254

Goodyear Ballpark
1933 S. Ballpark Way
Goodyear
85338

Sizzling Wok
623 W. Wickenburg Way
Wickenburg
85358

Casella’s Italian Deli
5905 N. Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale
85253

BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House
9748 W. Northern Avenue
Peoria
85345

El Pollo Loco
13233 W. McDowell Road
Goodyear
85395

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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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