PHOENIX, AZ (DIRTY DINING) -- 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 numbers of "risk factors." According to health inspectors, risk factors are considered major health code violations.

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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 Dec. 20, 2019.

La Boca

699 S. Mill Ave. Tempe

4 violations

Among the violations:
Cooked chicken not held at the proper temperature
Toxic chemicals not labeled

Hot Pot & BBQ
937 E. Broadway Road ,Tempe

4 violations

Among the violations: 
Cooked pork and chicken not date marked
Deli slicer covered in raw food and blood

Mayflower Chinese Restaurant 
941 W. Elliot Road, Chandler

4 violations

Among the violations: 
An employee's drinks above a prep table
Raw eggs stored above sauce

Hash Kitchen
315 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix

5 violations

Among the violations:
Deep cuts and scratches on cutting boards
Cheese at Bloody Mary bar not kept cold enough

China Way
3021 N. Alma School Road, Phoenix

5 violations

Among the violations:

Chicken not held at the proper temperature

An employee's food stored above customer's food

Worker touching ready to eat buns with his bare hands


Dean’s List - Perfect Health Inspection Scores


17053 E. Shea Blvd

Fountain Hills, 85268

Christie's Cabaret

44 N. 32nd Street

Phoenix, 85034

Nino's Mexican Restaurant

10659 NW Grand Ave

Sun City, 85351

Fatso's Pizza

3131 E. Thunderbird Road

Phoenix, 85032

California Pizza Kitchen

21001 N. Tatum Blvd

Phoenix, 85050


4712 E. Ray Road

Gilbert, 85296

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Jason Barry is best known for his Dirty Dining Report which airs Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on CBS 5.  He is also the storyteller behind CBS 5's Pay It Forward which airs every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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