Food 4 Thought - Big Trouble in Little 'China Cafe'

A public complaint led to dirty finds in the kitchen at China Caf in McAllen.

A health inspector busted the restaurant on 4713 North 10th Street with 24 demerits.

The list of violations at the restaurant included: expired milk, no soap or paper towels, a live roach in the restroom and no hair net use.

The City of McAllen issued the dirty diner a citation for the public health issues before a re-inspection later cleared the restaurant with zero demerits.

But the problems for China Caf didn TMt end there.

The Food Patrol came looking for answers into the demerits.

We found one of the problems was never fixed.

This despite management who claimed it was corrected.

See what the Food Patrol exposed by clicking on the video link in this week TMs Food 4 Thought report.

Weekly Low Performer List: (total number of demerits)

McAllenChina Caf 4713 N 10th St (24, 0) *Live Roach, Citation Issued*

PharrPoncho TMs 808 N Cage Blvd (21) *No Hand Sink in Kitchen, Dirty Equipment*

WeslacoSonic Drive-In 303 N Westgate Dr (30, 6) *Ants, Rodent Contamination*

Weekly Top Performer List:

MercedesTaco Landia 2580 W Business 83

HarlingenShipley TMs 1522 S 77McDonald TMs 1801 W LincolnAlicia TMs 324 N CommerceJerusalem Caf 2224 S 77

PharrBurger King 2511 S CageSonic Drive In 701 S JacksonSubway 7309 S Cage

EdinburgJack in the Box 102 E Monte CristoPapa John TMs 1723 W University Dr

McAllenDe Alba Tortilleria 2633 Pecan Blvd

BrownsvilleTino Seafood 2501 Paredes Line RdMi Jardin II 2714 SouthmostLong John Silver 1165 FM 802

Port IsabelSandi TMs Caf 412 Queen Isabella Blvd