Inspectors observed mildew inside the ice machine at a Houston restaurant last week, according to health inspection records.
At a second Houston restaurant, inspectors observed three live roaches and one dead roach in the gaskets of the reach-in freezer, the records show.
Each week, Houston health inspectors distribute violations that carry a weight between 1 and 25, increasing in severity. The term “demerit” is used by city health inspectors to describe the weighted value assigned to each violation.
The Houston Chronicle obtained the results of routine health inspections throughout the city and tallied each restaurant’s demerits for a comprehensive list of violations.
To view inspection reports online or learn more about food inspections, visit the health department website.
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