DENVER -- Duffey’s Bakery in Denver failed our Restaurant Report Card with 11 critical health code violations in its December and June inspections from last year.
Duffey's Bakery, Denver
In December, the inspector found “50 dead flies on a fly strip” but no flies in the facility.
The reports said employees were handling soiled dishes then clean trays and milk was thrown out because it was held at unsafe temperatures.
The inspector said there was a “significant amount of grease build-up on the oven racks …”
The bakery located at 4994 East Hampden Avenue sent a response that said, “We are celebrating 30 years in business this May. –in large part to doing things the right way in all phases of our operation.”
Chubby’s on Santa Fe Drive in Denver scored an “F” on the report card with 10 critical violations in December and May 2015.
The inspection says buckets of beans chili and beef were thrown out because they were held at unsafe temperatures which can cause food poisoning.
There was no sanitizer being used on the cook line while “active food handling of ground beef, rice and green chili was taking place.”
The restaurant’s management sent a statement that said in part, “…a food vendor had just delivered approximately 80 cases of food so opening and closing our walk in cooler repeatedly thus affecting the temperatures of our food … We … are dedicated to providing quality food to our customers and we take health codes and regulations seriously.”
The restaurant located at 1385 Santa Fe Drive in Denver has previously failed our report. The health department gave the restaurant a passing grade in late December.
Panda Express, Lakewood
The “A” of the week goes to Panda Express in Lakewood for back-to-back perfect inspections.
General Manger Pang Lee said, “I’m actually very excited and you guys chose us. And I’m kind of shocked because I’m like wow, we beat everyone that’s in the area, and I’m like very excited.” The restaurant is located at 7660 West Virginia Avenue in Lakewood.
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Restaurant Report Card airs on FOX31 Denver News at 9 each Friday night and it features health inspections in the city and county of Denver, Jefferson County, Weld County and restaurants under the jurisdiction of the Tri-County Health Department. The Tri-County Health Department includes Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.
An inspection is a “snapshot” of what is happening during the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have more or fewer violations than noted in an inspection. Also, at the time of an inspection, violations are recorded and can be corrected prior to the inspector leaving the restaurant. If violations are not corrected, a follow-up inspection is scheduled.
The criteria FOX31 Denver uses to give a restaurant a failing grade includes the evaluation of two unannounced inspections by county health inspectors. A failing restaurant must have five critical violations on their most recent regular inspection and five critical violations on the previous regular inspection. Health inspectors may conduct critical or follow-up inspections, due to the number of critical violations found during a regular inspection. Those inspections may also be considered for our reports. We recognize restaurants with two perfect regular inspections in a row by awarding them an A.
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