Roaches, bare-handing food and mystery milk are just a few of the reasons a handful of local restaurants got dinged by the health inspector this week.
The McDonalds on Alabama Highway received a 70 — any score below a 70 is considered failing — for employees using double gloves to avoid hand washing and not changing gloves in between tasks. They also lost points for improper separation and storing of raw and ready-to-eat foods.
Toki Sushi at 116 W. LaFayette Square got a 75 because a health inspection revealed that the sushi chef prepped food with bare hands, open cups were being used by kitchen staff and two gallons of open milk were not date marked.
The health inspector found roaches at Taco El Cunao on Lee Highway, including one live adult roach on the prep table. The health inspector also found roaches at the sink. Above, ceiling tiles were drooping, the roof leaked and the manager was found to lack food safety knowledge.
Eight restaurants received perfect scores from the health inspector. Each received a 100 on its inspection.