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      Food 4 Thought - Mouse runs out of kitchen during inspection

      A Hidalgo County health inspector said he was shocked to see evidence of rodent contamination when a mouse ran out of the kitchen as he entered to inspect 7 Mile Express near Mission.

      The convenience store kitchen is located on 7907 West Mile 7.

      There were 24 demerits found at the business, according to the health inspection report.

      An inspector uncovered improperly thawing cooked foods and roach droppings in addition to the rodent contamination.

      A re-inspection was ordered.

      One of the store TMs owners admitted it wasn TMt nice to see all the violations.

      The Food Patrol asked Joy Kuriakose why there were so many problems linked to roaches and rodents.

      He blamed a sloppy surrounding area and construction nearby for the high demerits at his kitchen.

      Kuriakose said he did nothing wrong and corrected the violations immediately after he learned of them.

      But he also told the Food Patrol this was the first set of problems as the convenience store.

      That claim turned out to be untrue.

      Click on the video link to see what the Food Patrol revealed there in this week TMs Food 4 Thought.

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      Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

      Mission7 Mile Express 7907 W Mile 7 (24) *Roach Droppings, Mouse in Kitchen*

      Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

      MercedesSubway 369 N Texas

      AlamoStars 104 N Alamo Rd

      Los FresnosHungry Heifer Bar & Grill 31768 Hwy 100

      Rio HondoMel TMs Diner 31204 FM 106

      ElsaPizza Hut 709 E EdinburgTaqueria Zamora E EdinburgBuzz Burgers E EdinburgJack in the Box E Edinburg

      BrownsvilleSubway 1725 International Blvd

      Port IsabelEl Papa TMs 814 S Garcia St

      HarlingenMcDonald TMs 2000 S Exp

      MissionSouth BBQ La Homa Rd

      EdcouchLee Roy TMs Chicken & Burgers 408 W Santa Rosa

      SPIMcDonald TMs 908 Padre Blvd

      PalmviewPeter Piper Pizza 1730 West Palm Vista

      PalmhurstJack in the BoxWhatburger 4321 N Conway