Food 4 Thought - Rodents in restaurant, roaches in nursing home

Nothing says the holidays like rodents and roaches!

A Raymondville Chinese restaurant called China Star along Highway 77 was busted with fresh rodent droppings in the kitchen.

An inspector found more than a dozen contaminated areas including an open top freezer, according to state documents.

In Brownsville, roaches, both dead and alive, turned up inside an unlikely spot"a nursing home!

Brownsville Nursing and Rehab on Lorenaly Drive scored 22 demerits on an initial health report.

An inspector took more than a dozen photos that exposed dirty kitchen conditions.

The list of violations included: expired bread, cross contamination of foods, moldy and dirty areas along with insect contamination.

The business did clean up on a re-inspection about a week later.

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Top Performers List

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Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

RaymondvilleChina Star 100 N Hwy 77 (19) *Fresh and Old Rodent Droppings*

McAllenLa Michoacana 2200 N 10th (23) *Leaking Meat Blood in Cooler, Dirty Dishes & Floors*

BrownsvilleBrownsville Nursing & Rehab 320 Lorenaly Dr (22) *Expired Food, Cross Contamination of Foods, Roaches*

Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

HarlingenLonnie TMs Down Home 816 Morgan BlvdOyster Bar 2301 S 77Los Nortenos 1524 N JacksonMi Cocina 1405 S M StPizza Patron 806 N 13thTaqueria La Mexicana 1501 S Harrison

PalmhurstWhataburger Mile 3 & ConwayWendy TMs 4410 N Conway

PalmviewBurger King 2120 N La Homa Rd

MissionJack in the Box 713 N Bentsen Palm

San BenitoKrishna Caf 557 N Sam Houston

BrownsvilleCarino TMs 2600 N Exp 77

ElsaFina TMs Broadway & 9th StFull Court Grill 1817 N BroadwaySubway 305 W Edinburg

DonnaCedar House Grill 114 S 7th

San JuanEl Pato 1626 N Raul Longoria