Raw pork brains stored above garlic among health code violations at Arizona restaurants

One restaurant was cited for having raw pork brains stored above garlic, while others were cited for foods kept at unsafe temperatures.
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 9:00 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 28, 2022 at 1:49 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Every week, Arizona’s Family looks up restaurants that have been recently been inspected by Maricopa County’s Environmental Services Department. Restaurants with some of the highest numbers of “risk factors,” considered as 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 September 21, 2022:

Cuisine and Wine Bistro 4991 S. Alma School Road Chandler, AZ

4 violations

  • Green and black organic growth in tomato paste
  • Food kept past its discard date

Original Cuisine 1853 W. Broadway Road Mesa, AZ

4 violations

  • Raw pork brains stored above garlic and chili oil
  • Food debris left on a meat slicer

Papa Johns Pizza 4645 E. Broadway Road Phoenix, AZ

4 violations

  • Pre-cooked chicken wings not kept cold enough
  • Windex and liquid sanitizer not stored properly

Desert Jade Restaurant 3215 E. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ

4 violations

  • Raw shrimp and cream cheese stored at an unsafe temperature
  • Raw beef stored in trash bags

Mariscos El Rey 830 W. Southern Ave Mesa, AZ

6 violations

  • Worker using bare hands to prep ready-to-eat foods
  • Raw fish and shrimp stored above ham
  • Cheese and eggs not kept at proper temperature

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

Mesa Golfland - 155 W. Hampton Ave Mesa, AZ

Moose Lodge - 9550 W. Peoria Ave Peoria, AZ

Brothers Pizza - 10720 W. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ

McDonalds - 774 S. Val Vista Drive Gilbert, AZ

Cactus Café - 2115 E. Buckeye Road Phoenix, AZ

In N Out Burger - 7050 W. Ray Road Chandler, AZ

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