During its most recent round of food safety inspections, the Grayson County Health Department handed out three “C” grades to local eateries.
The Grayson County Health Department rates restaurants and other establishments that serve food based on their adherence to codes set by the Texas Department of Health. Restaurants are given an “A,” “B,” “C” or “F” score. An “A” means sanitarians reported no or only a few minor violations. Those with a “B” were found to have several minor violations, but nothing major. Restaurants with a “C” might have a major violation or repeat offenses, but in the inspectors’ opinions, nothing bad enough to warrant an “F.” An “A” means sanitarians reported 10 or fewer demerits. Those with a “B” received 11-20 demerits. Restaurants with a “C” had 21-30 demerits and restaurants with “F” ratings received more than 30 demerits.
Days Inn in Sherman, Rugratz in Denison and 7 Store in Gordonville all received the lowest passing grade given out — a “C” — by the Grayson County Health Department.
At Days Inn, the inspector reported finding pancake batter mix stored directly on the floor and raw shell eggs stores above ready to eat foods. Eggs must be stored below ready to eat foods to avoid cross contamination. The inspection report also notes the sanitizing solution was too weak.
At Rugratz, inspectors found a jar of peanut butter stored inside a walk-in cabinet next to toxic materials. The inspector also found that there wasn’t a permitted food service manager on duty and the crew didn’t have single use gloves available to them for food prep.
At 7 Store, the inspector found that bags of ice for sale lacked labels and raw shell eggs were stored near fresh vegetables. The inspector also found a package of water bottles stored directly on the floor.
The following establishments received “B” grades:
Rock Creek Golf Course, 219 Club House Drive, in Gordonville;
Allsup’s Convenience Store, 901 Hwy. 337, in Whitesboro;
Medina’s, 205 Gene Autry Dr., in Tioga;
Texas Oasis, 228 S. Ray Roberts Pkwy., in Tioga;
Holiday Inn Express, 2909 Michelle Dr., in Sherman;
Brookshire’s, 11205 N. Hwy. 289, in Pottsboro;
The following establishments received “A” grades:
Choices Private Recovery, 177 Angel Ridges Lane in Sherman;
Texoma Good Mart, 84161 Hwy. 289, in Pottsboro;
HPM Fuel Dock, 120 Texoma Harbor Drive, in Pottsboro;
J’s Corner Stop, 86544 N. Hwy. 289, in Pottsboro;
M J Mart, 101 Hwy. 120, in Pottsboro;
Catfish Haven Restaurant, 24059 U.S. Hwy. 377, in Whitesboro;
Domino’s Pizza, 1020 N. Hwy. 377, in Whitesboro;
La Hacienda Mexican Grill, 2400 East U.S. Hwy. 82, in Whitesboro;
Rock Creek Resort Marina, 1464 Marina Road, in Gordonville;
American Legion Post, 293 Jay Road, in Van Alstyne;
McDonald’s, 871 Hwy. 377, in Whitesboro;
Rollin’ Snow, 2885 Enloe Road, in Whitesboro;
Camp Rocky Point (Girl Scouts), 1243 Hanna Drive, in Denison;
Happy Stop, 300 Charlie Drive, in Whitesboro;
Pizza Hut of Whitesboro, 1000 E. Hwy. 82, in Whitesboro;
Pelican’s Landing Restaurant, 500 Harbour View Road, in Gordonville;
Asian Gourmet, 810 N. Union St #301, in Whitesboro;
Sandusky Store, 25524 Hwy. 377 N., in Whitesboro;
Your Neighbor’s House, 201 S. Union Street, in Whitesboro;
Allsup’s Convenience Store, 100 Hwy. 120-E, in Pottsboro;
Cinemark, 3310 Town Center St., in Sherman;
Arete Gourmet Sliders & More, 1710 Cooper St., in Melissa;
Kona Ice-Walker Frozen Ice, 12288 CR 270, in Sherman;
Sugar Bear Catering, Fairview Park, in Sherman;
Big Fish Bar & Grill, 633 B Mill Creek Resort Rd., in Pottsboro;
Eisenhower Yacht Club-Cruisers, Park Road 2, in Denison;
Mo’s Grill @Highport, 120 Texoma Harbor Dr., in Pottsboro;
Burger Barn, 6060 F.M. Hwy. 1417, in Denison;
Holiday Inn Express-Sherman, 2909 Michelle Dr., in Sherman;
Hot ‘n Creamy Donuts, 717 W. Lamar St., in Sherman;
Lucky Stop, 5006 Hwy. 1417-South, in Denison;
Sonic Drive In-Pottsboro, 202 E. Hwy. 120, in Pottsboro;
Dept. of Juvenile Services, 86 Dyess, in Denison;
Hilton Garden Inn, 5015 S. U.S. Hwy. 75, in Denison;
Hot ‘n Creamy Donuts, 700 Hwy. 120, in Pottsboro;
Roma’s Pizza, 682 FM 120 E., in Pottsboro;
Ice Age Snow Cones, 110 E. Hughes, in Collinsville;
Wok Xpress, 1900 W. Morton St., in Denison;
Doshirock, 1525 W. Morton, in Denison;
Fellas Hot Dog Co., 222 W. Houston, in Sherman.