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      Food 4 Thought - Rat bait in a restaurant's walk-in cooler

      When there TMs rat bait discovered inside a cooler at a restaurant, a health inspector chalks it up on an inspection report as a toxic item improperly stored.

      But to folks who eat out, they chalk it up as disgusting and unsanitary.

      Even a worker at the restaurant in question on 1713 Highway 281 in Los Indios calls it very bad.

      Restaurant Los Indios scored 25 demerits on a health report.

      There were a number of violations discovered during a Cameron County inspection which included, a cook not washing hands, missing dates on foods, uncovered foods, no soap or paper towels for proper sanitation along with the rat bait, according to the report.

      A cashier who signed the health report told the Food Patrol there was an animal problem.

      Blanca Hernandez said the bait was placed in the walk-in cooler by a pest control company.

      It TMs since been removed, according to Blanca.

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      Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

      Los IndiosRestaurant Los Indios 1713 Hwy 281 (25) *Rat Bait in Cooler, Cook Not Washing Hands*

      BrownsvilleCamperos Grill & Bar 2500 N Exp 77 (22) *Dirty Equipment, Food Cross Contamination*

      Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

      MercedesPizza Hut 826 W 2nd St

      MissionTortilleria Bertha 6223 W. Mile 7

      Arroyo CityThe Wharf 35423 Marshall Hutts

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      ProgresoStars 704 S Business FM 1015

      PenitasMcDonald TMs 1705 W Exp 83 (walmart)Subway 1715 W Exp 83

      PalmviewBurger King 2120 N La Homa RdWhataburger 2916 E Exp 83

      WeslacoBuffalo Wild Wings 1409 W Exp 83

      Port IsabelPirate TMs Landing 110 N Garcia St

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