Inspectors find ice machine mold, rust and roaches in restaurants

A restaurant, once home to Food 4 Thought TMs Golden Plate Award for year-round kitchen cleanliness, fails to live up to high standards after undergoing a name change.

Tejas Branding Iron inside the Sunrise Mall in Brownsville scored 21 demerits on a health inspection report.

The food court eatery used to be called Texas Branding Iron.

The Food Patrol awarded Texas Branding Iron the golden plate award in 2009 for continued kitchen cleanliness.

It TMs the highest honor a restaurant can achieve on Food 4 Thought.

But, Texas Branding Iron is now under new ownership.

The name changed to Tejas Branding Iron within the last year.

The golden plate remains on the wall, despite the recent low performer score.

An inspector found mold in the ice machine, rusted equipment and improper labeling on foods.

The Food Patrol went in search to find out what went wrong.

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Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

BrownsvilleTejas Branding Iron 2370 N Exp 77 (21) *Mold in Ice Machine, Rusted Equipment*

HarlingenSego TMs 302 N Ed Carey Dr (6) *Roaches, Dirty Equipment*

Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

McAllenJack in the Box 7500 N 10th St

MercedesSubway 369 N Texas

PalmviewStars 990 E Palm Vista Dr

SPIZeste GourmetLob Lolly Pizza 100 Padre Blvd

HarlingenPanda Express 2005 S J StWing Stop 1729 W HarrisonTeriyaki Express 2000 S Exp 83

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