Inspectors cited two restaurants for bugs or animals in kitchen; nine others received poor marks

Published 12:40 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Mississippi Department of Health gave its lowest ratings to 11 food establishments that were inspected last week two locations were found to have bugs or rodents present.

Bud’s Snack Bar in Tunica was cited for the presence of insects, rodents or other animals.

The Lakeland Chevron Hog Heaven BBQ in Flowood was cited for several violations including: the presence of insects, rodents or animals; not having food preparation surfaces properly sanitized; not keeping foods separated to avoid contamination; and improper temperatures for keeping hot foods hot.

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Lee Hong Co. in Louise was cited for improper handwashing facilities and unclean food contact surfaces. Last week’s inspection was a follow-up to an April inspection in which the restaurant received a C rating for the very same violations.

Biloxi’s China Garden Express was cited for having a toxic substance in the kitchen that was not properly labeled. The inspector noted the problem was corrected immediately, but was a repeated problem.

The A-1 Grocery in Byhalia scored a C, not an A, for having improperly sanitized food prep surfaces, not having a certified manager on site, not having food separated properly to avoid contamination and improper sewage, wastewater removal disposal methods.

The Doubletree by Hilton’s Gulf Breeze Grill in Biloxi was cited for not having food separated to avoid contamination.

Other locations were cited for not having a certified manager on site and other violations.

Here’s a full list of the violations from May 14 through May 21:

       Name Street      City Inspection Date Type
LEE HONG CO. 1294 main st LOUISE 05/14/2019 Fast Food or Delicatessen
BUD’S SNACK BAR 1176 Flagg St. TUNICA 05/20/2019 Full Service Restaurant
CHINA GARDEN EXPRESS LLC 1654 PASS RD BILOXI 05/16/2019 Full Service Restaurant
A-1 Grocery 8 Watson Road Byhalia 05/14/2019 Fast Food or Delicatessen
Lake Store 34443 Blackjack Rd. Sardis 05/15/2019 Fast Food or Delicatessen
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GULF BREEZE GRILL 940 Beach Blvd. Biloxi 05/20/2019 Full Service Restaurant
HUDDLE HOUSE 540 501 EAST MAIN STREET SENATOBIA 05/20/2019 Fast Food or Delicatessen
Sardis Circle Z LLC 101 Hwy 51S Sardis 05/20/2019 Full Service Restaurant
Don Julio Mexican Restaurant Grill 365 South Gloster St. Tupelo 05/17/2019 Full Service Restaurant
Lakeland Chevron Hog Heaven BBQ 2650 Lakeland Dr. Flowood 05/20/2019 Mobile Food Unit (CB)
The Burning Bush 3412 Hwy 309 Byhalia 05/15/2019 Fast Food or Delicatessen