Insects, expired foods and frost bitten taquitos were just some of the low-lights during this week TMs dirty diner roundup by the Food Patrol.
Tortilleria Maderos on 1155 North Minnesota Road in Brownsville scored the most demerits on a health report with 46.
Kitchen cops discovered food handlers were working without hairnets, ham and eggs were expired in the fridge, along with ants and flies.
But arguably the most troubling violation, an employee touching raspas and then hamburger meat without washing their hands.
That TMs a major cross contamination health code infraction.
Other visits made by the food patrol included a Stripes in Weslaco with roaches, and a Pharr taqueria with freezer burned taquitos.
Click on the video link to see the good, the bad and the dirty dining in this week TMs exclusive edition of Food 4 Thought. WEEKLY LOW PERFORMER LIST:
WeslacoStripes 3302 E Business 83 (29)
PharrTaqueria La Diligencia 7500 S Cage Blvd (31)
BrownsvilleTortilleria Maderos 1155 N Minnesota (46)
WEEKLY TOP PERFORMER LIST:
ElsaWhataburger 623 E Edinburg AvePizza Hut 709 E Edinburg AveDairy Queen 102 E Edinburg Ave
San JuanGarza TMs Caf 308 N Nebraska
EdinburgPizza Patron 3911 S McColl
San BenitoPizza Hut 1130 W Business 77Lucky China 850 W Business 77
La Feria83 Bar & Grill 13708 Business 83
MissionDelia TMs 800 W Griffin Pkwy
BrownsvillePizza Hut 2333 Boca Chica Blvd
WeslacoBurger King 419 S International BlvdLong John Silver TMs 1201 E Business 83