Convenience store passes Harris County food examination with one violation
A convenience store in the Cy-Fair area recently passed its Harris County food safety inspection with just one violation.
County staff paid their regular visit to Brownie's Market, 16911 Old Louetta Road, on Feb. 21. The store was given a score of four demerits out of a possible 100. An establishment must earn 20 demerits to be considered "of concern" and in need of a follow-up visit.
According to the inspectors' report, the four demerits were given for a single violation: an "approved source/labeling" problem. This could include using raw eggs in uncooked foods, home-made food, unstamped meat, inappropriately repackaged foods and similar concerns. The labeling problem is among those the county website states are most commonly associated with food-borne illness by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Brownie's received a perfect score (zero demerits) on its last inspection in September 2010.
For more information on how Harris County conducts food safety inspections, visit www.hcphes.org.