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Expired baby food, moldy hamburger buns found on shelves of East Side meat market

Dead roaches found in back storage room

SAN ANTONIO – An East Side San Antonio meat market was forced to throw away multiple food items after a city health inspection revealed some items had expired, were moldy and were not cooled properly.

Coliseum Meat Market & Grocery, in the 400 block of Spriggsdale Boulevard, received a failing score of 67 during the April 24 inspection.

The market was forced to throw away sour cream that was being stored close to 20 degrees warmer than allowed.

Management also removed expired baby food that was on store shelves and threw away hamburger buns that appeared to be moldy.

The inspector also found dead roaches in a back storage room, according to the report.

The market is scheduled to go through a re-inspection next week. An employee told KSAT 12 that the expired baby food was thrown away after the inspection.

The employee said he was unaware if the other violations were corrected. Coliseum's owner did not respond to a request for comment.

Chen's Golden Phoenix

A Northeast Side Chinese buffet changed owners after it received a failing score of 65.

Chen's Golden Phoenix, in the 9300 block of Perrin Beitel Road, reopened earlier this month as Woo's Golden Phoenix after being granted a new certificate of occupancy.

A city health inspector found a roach in a flour bin and several roaches in an unused food mixer in the kitchen during an April 24 inspection.

The restaurant's other violations included clean equipment stored on rusted shelving, cut vegetables stored in broken plastic containers and an employee restroom door that would not close properly.

The city will conduct a routine inspection at Golden Phoenix within the next 45 days.


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