Food 4 Thought - Meat market with new name scores same high demerits

A Weslaco meat market may have a new name but the location continues to rack up high demerits on health reports. RC TMs on 135 South Bridge Avenue scored 28 demerits. The business was formerly known as Tijerina TMs, a low performer as well on Food 4 Thought. Health inspectors found improper hygiene practices with food handlers not wearing hairnets, expired products, a cross contamination of raw pork and chicken along with insect contamination. It was the worst inspection score at the location. Tijerina TMs scored 26 demerits last October. But even more troubling then the number of violations was the owner TMs response to basic questions from the Food Patrol. Topping the list was whether or not owner Martha Rios knew if things had been cleaned up? Her answer? Click on the video link to find out in this week TMs Food 4 Thought report.

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Weekly Low Performer List: (Total # of Demerits)

WeslacoRC TMs Meat Market 135 S Bridge (28) *Expired Products, Flies*

Weekly Top Performer List: (Zero Demerits)

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