Toxic chemicals stored near food, pests lead to low score at NE Side market

Food City receives score of 71 from Metro Health

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SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio market on the Northeast Side was ordered to go through a reinspection last month after toxic chemicals were found being stored near food.

Food City, located in the 2000 block of Austin Highway, received a score of 71 after racking up demerits that also included having insects in some of its bakery condiments.

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The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District's scoring of food establishments is based on a 100-point demerit system.

The inspection reports, which establishments are required to post in public view, feature a number score at the top and bottom of the front page. A separate placard with the number score and a letter grade (example: 100/A) is also available upon request from the food establishment. Posting the placard is voluntary.

To see more health inspection scores and to go Behind the Kitchen Door with Dillon Collier, click HERE for our special section.

Score Guide:

  • 100-90 = A (Very Good to Acceptable)
  • 89-80 = B (Acceptable to Marginal)
  • 79 or lower = C (Marginal to Poor)
  • Metro Health indicates that scores of 69 or lower are failing scores.

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