Health inspectors find problems with Pacific Orient
CREATED Oct. 25, 2012
MILWAUKEE- More health violations at a west side restaurant.
We were at Pacific Orient, at 50th and Burleigh, twice in 2007 and now more violations, including critical ones like dirty knives with raw chicken juice stored with clean knives.
The owner wasn't there, but we heard back from her representative. He told us the handles of those knives were not cleaned well, and it won't happen again.
The inspector found improper cooling methods used for shrimp and chicken. The hood was dripping grease which could contaminate food, and there were mouse droppings in the basement. That's something an employee said is no longer a problem, and that the droppings are old. The owner confirmed that the basement is no longer in use.
The inspector also found raw chicken and fish stored over buckets of sauce and cooked pork, that's a cross-contamination risk. So is what our camera caught -- an employee using a bowl, instead of a scoop with a handle, to transfer rice which could mean bare hand contact with customers' food.
According to the owner, all those violations have been corrected.