Far NW Side tea house cited for repeatedly repackaging meats

Ding Tea Taiwanese Tea House received a score of 73 from health inspectors

SAN ANTONIO – A tea house on the city’s Far Northwest Side was written up by health inspectors last month after different types of meat were again found being repackaged.

Ding Tea Taiwanese Tea House, in the 8000 block of W. Loop 1604 North, was repacking types of meat including chicken into clean plastic bags and then those were put in white plastic bags, city health department records show.

The process caused the food to no longer have any manufacturer information and was a repeat violation by the establishment, records show.

Ding Tea was given an overall score of 73 and was also ordered to clean the interior of all its freezers and refrigerators.

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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

Other scores this week:

  • Bunuelos Pastries, 1905 West Ave., 100
  • Domino’s Pizza, 9381 Culebra Rd., 100
  • Great American Cookie, 849 E. Commerce St., 100
  • Schlotzsky’s, 25235 IH 10 West, 100
  • Seoul Food Korean Grill, 2456 Harry Wurzbach, 98
  • Taco Cabana, 19231 Stone Oak Pkwy., 97
  • Big Star Food Mart, 2409 NW 36th St., 92
  • Chuck E. Cheese, 11735 Bandera Rd., 90
  • Kuma Ice Cream, 7915 W. Loop 1604 North, 89
  • Grady’s Bar B Q, 7400 Bandera Rd., 88
  • Guerrero’s Mexican Restaurant, 1859 Rigsby Ave., 88
  • La Revolucion, 4310 Blanco Rd., 86
  • Church’s Chicken, 13323 Culebra Rd., 85
  • Taqueria Chapala Jalisco, 1902 McCullough Ave., 85
  • La Michoacana Meat Market, 2341 NW Military Hwy., 84
  • Jim’s Restaurant, 302 W. Loop 1604 North, 82
  • El Molino Restaurant, 1703 IH 35 North, 81
  • Gorditas Estillo Torreon, 1310 S. W. W. White Rd., 80
  • Conroy’s Bar & Grill, 21119 U.S. Hwy. 281 North, 76
  • Ding Tea Taiwanese Tea House, 8027 W. Loop 1604 North, 73

For food establishment complaints in the city of San Antonio, send an email to Metro Health or call 210-207-8853.

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About the Author:

Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined the KSAT 12 Defenders in 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat. He provides restaurant health reports for KSAT's "Behind the Kitchen Door." Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.