Food 4 Thought - Mice poop on food in Mid-Valley kitchen

Kitchen cops made a shocking discovery inside the kitchen area of a Weslaco Stripes convenience store.

A health report indicated dead mice were found at the Stripes location on 1919 West Highway 83.

The city TMs chief health inspector told the Food Patrol that rodent droppings and urine were found on bags of candy, chips and dry products in storage.

The business was busted with 48 demerits on an initial health inspection and ordered shutdown.

The inspector called the violations a health hazard.

The kitchen remained closed for nearly 48 hours.

Several re-inspections took place before the all-clear was given by the city health department.

But the kitchen at Stripes isn TMt out of the woods just yet.

The chief inspector said he would be keeping a close eye on the business to ensure public health safety.

Click on the video link see the good, the bad and the dirty dining in this week TMs Food 4 Thought.

Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

WeslacoStripes 1919 W Hwy 83 (48, 12) *Shutdown, Dead Mice*Frontier Caf 3022 E Business 83 (36) *Expired Bread, Off Temp. Foods*

BrownsvilleTaqueria Siberia 2203 Central Blvd (37) *8 Ticket Warnings for Violations*

Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

BrownsvilleTaco Palenque Sunrise Mall

HarlingenApplebee TMs 1519 W HarrisonSubway 621 N 13thLogan TMs 2809 W Business 83Tila TMs 902 Dixieland Rd

San JuanLittle Caesar TMs 106 FM 495Subway 106 FM 495Taqueria Rios N. Raul Longoria

MissionCaf Renee TMs 2600 E Griffin PkwyBurger King 2414 E Exp 83Chili TMs 2419 E Exp 83Burger King 2301 N Conway