Daycare passes county test, but inspectors destroy 172 pounds of food
A local daycare recently passed an inspection by Harris County, but officials also ordered the facility to stop using a piece of equipment and destroyed some food on site.
The inspection of Angel's World Child Care & Academy, 13390 Jones Road, took place on Feb. 25. The daycare center was given a score of five demerits out of a possible 100. A business must earn 20 demerits to be considered "of concern" and in need of a follow-up visit.
Inspectors gave Angel's World the demerits for a "cold hold" violation, meaning that food that needed to stay cool was allegedly held over 41 degrees Fahrenheit for more than four hours. According to the Harris County website, this problem is among the kinds of violations most associated with food-borne illness by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to their report, officials addressed the problem by disposing of 172 pounds of food and issuing a "red tag" on a piece of equipment, meaning it cannot be used until the county confirms it has been repaired.
While this kind of violation has not been observed at Angel's World before, the facility was given seven demerits in its October 2010 inspection and four demerits in June 2010.
For more information on how Harris County conducts restaurant inspections, visit www.hcphes.org.
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