Grabbing lettuce with bare hands, unsafe food temps among Phoenix-area eatery health violations

Mellow Mushroom in Mesa and Fuku Sushi in Phoenix are just some of the restaurants on this week's Dirty Dining list.
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 7:13 AM MST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 at 2:48 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. 25, 2023:

Mellow Mushroom Pizza - 1665 S. Stapley Dr, Mesa

3 violations

  • Salami and shredded cheese not kept cold enough
  • Dishwasher not cleaning properly

Green Corner - 1065 W Queen Creek Rd, Chandler

3 violations

  • Front staff handling phone then ready-to-eat food
  • Cooked chicken in same container as raw chicken

ATL Wings - 5041 W. Thomas Rd, Phoenix

3 violations

  • Wings not cooling properly
  • Refrigerator not working properly

Eggstasy - 2430 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler

4 violations

  • Employee cutting lettuce with bare hands
  • Raw pork sausage and raw fish stored above corned beef
  • Pre-made french toast not date marked

Fuku Sushi - 5538 N. 7th Street, Phoenix

4 violations

  • Employee handling raw chicken then ready-to-eat food
  • Eggs stored above cooked pork
  • Fried rice not cooling properly

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

Cheese N Stuff - 5042 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85012

Jack in the Box - 942 E. Broadway Road, Tempe 85282

Tea Light Cafe 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix 85054

AFC Sushi - 10773 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale 85254

Panda Express - 13880 W. Camelback Rd, Litchfield Park 85340

Richi’s Diner - 15609 W. Bell Road, Surprise, 85374

Click here to check out all of our Dirty Dining reports

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