The Phoenix restaurant listed as the worst offender in November had nine serious violations, including the fact that there were rotting tomatoes in the cooler and ready-to-eat items were past their expiration dates. There were also quite a few other popular eateries on the naughty list last month.
© Judy Hedding
My list represents those restaurants (not schools, caterers, corporate cafeterias, bakeries or other food processing businesses) that had five or more Risk Factor violations -- those are considered a risk for foodborne illness -- during the inspection. A restaurant with that many Risk Factors would be one that I'd avoid, at least until they had subsequent inspections showing more understanding of safe food preparation standards and concern for their patrons.
Here is the list of those restaurants in Maricopa County which had five or more Risk Factors noted on their last inspection. After you peruse that, please take a look at the many Phoenix area restaurants that achieved perfect inspections during the month of November 2012.
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