Slime in the ice machine! Health inspection reports from Leo’s and Georgetown restaurants

Now that Georgetown’s learning the importance of food sanitation the hard way, let’s look at the restaurant health inspections of area restaurants. I filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the Department of Health to get the reports on area restaurants, as well as Leo’s, Vittles, and Hoya Snaxa. The full reports are after the jump, but here are the highlights:

  • Leo’s: no soap at employee sinks. I’m sure more would be in this report if the inspection didn’t happen in June.
  • Wisey’s and Uncommon Grounds: soiled floors.
  • Bangkok Bistro: dust and grease accumulation.
  • Quick Pita: employees without hair covering.
  • 1789: Dirty floor and cutting board.

But there’s more! After the jump, reports on the Tombs, Vittles, Hoya Snaxa, and Sizzling Express, another property owned by the Epicurean people. Sizzling Express stored its food practically on the ground!


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11 Comments on “Slime in the ice machine! Health inspection reports from Leo’s and Georgetown restaurants

  1. Nice reporting, Will. Another reason why I check this blog several times daily.

  2. Thanks! The whole thing was motivated by my desire to file a Freedom of Information request, but it dovetailed nicely with Leo’s.

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  9. There are numerous solutions to prevent slime in ice machines. The best solution, and one that is not too expensive, is to use a product manufactured by BioZone Scientific International that they call IceZone. This company also makes the Luminice ice machine sanitation system that Manitowoc sells. IceZone is chemical-free, and has been tested by 3rd party independent labs to inhibit growth of slime. If a restaurant cannot find the time to clean their ice machine to prevent slime, they should install an IceZone!

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