Alvernon Donuts, 1450 S. Alvernon Way - photo courtesy of Google earth

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In May

History: Since the early 2000s, the donut shop has exclusively received inspection ratings of good and excellent. This was its first failed inspection.

What the inspector saw: The county inspector noted five priority violations, including wire racks “with an excessive amount of dirt, debris and caked-on food,” unapproved insecticide, utensils not being sanitized and a sink with a direct connection to the sewer system.

Follow-up: The shop failed a follow-up inspection on May 16 and another had not been conducted by press time, according to online county records.

Response: Manager Operan Kem said that all of the violations have been addressed with the exception of the sink, which a contractor is set to work on. Kem expects to pass the next follow-up, adding: “If there's an issue that the health department sees, we will comply.”

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