Dirty Dining May 18: Popular Mesa donut shop hit with 8 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.

South Mountain Boarding Home
6420 S. 22nd Street
Phoenix

4 violations

Among the violations:
Medicine stored above soup
Lubricant on top of a food prep table

Mi Ranchito
19 E. Western Ave.
Avondale

4 violations

Among the violations
Cooked pork left on a stove - not at the proper temperature
Employee didn't wash hands before starting work

Safari Restaurant
2935 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix

5 violations

Among the violations:
Employee handling door knob in women's restroom - then went back to work without washing hands
Food residue in meat slicer

Golden Donuts
1818 W. Baseline Road
Mesa

8 violations

Among the violations:
Employee handling money then preparing sandwiches
Pill bottles covered with flour and stored with utensils
Live cockroach by an ice machine


Dean's List - Perfect health inspection scores

See's Candies
1810 W. Southern Ave.
Mesa
85202

Pedro's
4938 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale
85301

U.S. Egg
131 E. Baseline Road
Tempe
85283

Circle K
3502 W. Union Hills Drive
Phoenix
85308

AMF Peoria
8475 W. Olive Ave.
Peoria
85345

Cracker Barrel
21611 N. 26th Avenue
Phoenix
85027

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