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      Management calls 61 demerits at San Benito Kiki's, 'small problem'

      A restaurant on 485 South Sam Houston in San Benito has risen to the top of the Food Patrol TMs dirtiest list after scoring the most demerits so far in 2013.

      Kiki TMs scored 61 demerits during a health inspection.

      An inspector documented 16 out of 27 possible critical violations during the check up.

      The business was busted with flies, off-temperature food, like fajita by 40 degrees, no glove use, improper hygiene practices and dirty equipment just to name a few.

      Carlos Estrada downplayed the demerits as small problems.

      The assistant manager told Action 4 TMs Ryan Wolf that a few glitches on their end lead to the problems.

      Yeah, the inspector came and they saw a few glitches here and there, he said. We got it fixed by the end of the day. Maybe there were some problems, small problems, but they were able to fix it.

      Operations were able to resume after a 19 demerit re-inspection the next day, according to the report.

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      Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

      San Benito

      Kiki TMs 485 S Sam Houston (61, 19) *Off Temp-Food, Flies*

      El Sabor De Mi Tierra 415 N Paso Real (58, 7) *Off Temp-Food, Flies*


      El Sazon De Mama 3800 Paredes Line (32) *Roaches, Cross Contamination of Food*

      Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)


      Golden China 1001 Frontage Rd

      Wing Stop 1451 W Durante


      Church TMs 1117 Veteran TMs Blvd


      Grills Gone Wild Exp 77

      San Benito

      Book Mark Caf 101 W Rose St

      Port Isabel

      Pelican Station 201 S Garcia


      La Botana Grill 1621 E Harrison


      Russo TMs Pizzeria 7017 N 10th


      Pappadeaux Seafood 1610 W Exp 83


      Pizza Patron 3911 S McColl