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These Fort Worth restaurants had the lowest health inspection ratings last month

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Fort Worth Health Department conducts routine inspections on every food facility.

These inspections are to ensure that restaurants are following safe food handling procedures. The city inspectors want to ensure that safeguards are in place to protect the food from contamination and consumers from foodborne illness. These inspectors inspect these facilities and document any infraction.

I just read inspection reports for three restaurants that show a lot of safety violations that can make consumers sick.

The last inspection of Wonder Pho Noodles & Spring Roll Bar, located at 2747 S Hulen St., revealed 20 critical violations. For example, food wasn't protected from cross-contamination during preparation, the ice machine was dirty, the microwave wasn't cleaned properly, and employees weren't washing their hands.

Texas Pit Oyster Bar located at 3349 Western Center had 14 critical violations, including food products that weren't maintained at the proper temperature, dirty food surfaces, and chemical bottles that weren't labeled correctly.

At 6429 McCart Ave, Taco Bueno had 18 violations ranging from improper food holding, employees not wearing gloves, and dirty food surfaces.

In my experience, these bad reports could be the result of bad timing or untrained employees making mistakes that experienced people won't make. However, the restaurant manager's responsibility is to ensure the restaurant is clean and safe.

The reports generated by these inspections can be ordered from your local health department, or many cities are now making the reports of these inspectors available online so consumers can make educated choices on where to eat.

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