Mold in ice machine, frozen meat in garbage bags found at Phoenix area restaurants

Health inspectors found mold in an ice machine at a Phoenix taco shop and dressings and salsa not kept cold enough at a Tempe lounge.
Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 9:39 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2023 at 10:35 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Every week, Arizona’s Family looks up restaurants recently inspected by Maricopa County’s Environmental Services Department. Restaurants with some of the highest numbers of “risk factors,” considered major health code violations by inspectors, are selected for our Dirty Dining Report. For more details on the restaurant inspection scoring system, visit Maricopa County’s website.

Here are the Valley restaurants that did not make the grade for Jan. 18, 2023:

Hodori Soon Tofu - 1116 S. Dobson Road, Mesa

3 violations

  • Diced raw pork stored over soup
  • Hand soap on ice storage bin

The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge - 2700 S. Mill Ave, Tempe

3 violations

  • Employee moving trash then prepping food without washing hands
  • Dressings and salsa not kept cold enough

La Botana Bar and Grille - 4344 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix

3 violations

  • No paper towels at hand wash sink
  • Food contact surfaces not cleaned properly

El Super Taco - 14620 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix

4 violations

  • Organic matter in ice machine
  • Salsa not kept at proper temperature
  • Frozen meats stored in garbage bags

Dean’s List - Valley restaurants with perfect health inspection scores

Phoenix Zoo - 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

Joe’s Real BBQ - 301 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert

Tony’s Italian Deli - 536 E. Dunlap Ave, Phoenix

Riverboat Bingo - 18300 W. Bell Road, Surprise

In-N-Out Burger - 1650 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill - 5414 S. Power Road, Gilbert

Click here to check out all of our Dirty Dining reports

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