Denver jail’s kitchen receives Report Card ‘F’ from health inspectors

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DENVER -- Every week the FOX31 Problem Solvers feature restaurants that have failed their health inspections.

The Denver County Jail isn't a restaurant, but it serves thousands daily and has to follow the health codes.

It recently received an "F" for nine critical health code violations during an inspection in July.

The mistakes included:

  • Multiple fly strips covered with insects
  • No hot water at two hand sinks
  • Two large pans of sliced turkey were tossed for being held too warm
  • Employee blew into a glove before putting it on

The jail feeds about 2,000 people three meals a day.

"The violations that were brought to our attention on July 18, were either corrected while the inspector was onsite or shortly thereafter," the Denver Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

"During the re-inspection on July 27, all violations were found to be corrected and in compliance. Our number one priority is the safety and security of our inmates and staff."

Health inspectors cited the jail's kitchen for eight critical violations during an inspection in January.

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