Food 4 Thought - Alamo taqueria busted twice for dirty dining

The Food Patrol exposed continued health code violations at Taqueria La Deligencia in Alamo.

The restaurant on 302 South Alamo Road scored 26 demerits on a health report.

Violations listed during the inspection included: no soap, towels or hairnets, a box of meat on the floor in the freezer and foods not properly labeled.

The Food Patrol checked on the so-called corrections.

Hector Hernandez, who TMs the head cook, said workers were now following county rules on proper hygiene practices.

The Food Patrol was granted access into the kitchen to check if those claims made by Hernandez were true.

It didn TMt take long for stunning discoveries to be made.

The Food Patrol found thawing meat in a sink that was labeled for use as only a hand-washing station.

There was also no soap or paper towels in dispensers by that same sink.

Hernandez was also caught drying his hands on his work clothing.

Click on the video link to see the cook TMs reaction when confronted by the Food Patrol in this week TMs Food 4 Thought report.

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Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

AlamoTaqueria La Deligencia 302 S Alamo Rd (26) *No soap, towels or hairnets & Meat Box on Floor*

BrownsvilleEl Nuevo Oasis 1453 E Jefferson (26) *Off Temp. Fridge, Cross Contamination of Raw/Cooked Foods*

EdcouchNuevo Leon Meat Market 304 Llano Grande (21) *No Hot Water, Improper Hygiene Practices*

Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits )EdcouchMaria Bonita TMs 703 W Santa Rosa

DonnaSubway 512 Salinas Blvd

PalmviewAlejandro TMs 201 Palmview Dr

San BenitoMcDonald TMs 1144 W Hwy 77Stars 474 E Hwy 77

SPILouie TMs Backyard 2305 Laguna BlvdGrapevine Caf 100 E SwordfishCap ~N Roy TMs 1313 Padre Blvd

HarlingenTaco Bell 1518 Ed Carey Dr