Food 4 Thought - Pharr supermarket busted with high demerits

Sanchez Supermarket on 700 West State Street in Pharr is a low performer.

The business scored 22 demerits on a health inspection report.

Kitchen cops found off temperature food which included chicken, corn and squash along with missing thermometers and labels on foods.

There was also no certified food manager on duty as required by the city health department.

Adriana Sanchez was not at the store when the Food Patrol went there Wednesday afternoon to question the violations; however, the owner did contact the Food Patrol by telephone.

During the interview, she said many of the violations were corrected on the spot.

Others were taken care of the next day, according to Sanchez.

The supermarket has yet to be re-inspected by the health department.

Meanwhile, there were a number of restaurants that scored perfectly on health inspections.

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

Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

PharrSanchez Supermarket 700 W State St (22) *Off Temp. Foods, No Certified Food Manager*

Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

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