Circle K, 3602 N. Oracle - photo courtesy of Google earth

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In May

History: Since 2000, this Circle K location has received inspection ratings of good and excellent exclusively. This was its first failed inspection.

What the inspector saw: The inspector saw seven priority violations, including a store manager unaware of proper heating temperatures, a nonfunctioning paper towel dispenser at a hand sink, no hand sink in a warewashing area, insufficient cleaning of hot dog tongs, hot dogs kept below mandated temperatures, prepared foods kept above established temperatures, and improper sanitizer test strips. Additionally, the restroom did not have signage reminding employees to wash their hands.

Follow-up: The chain location passed a follow-up inspection on May 25.

Response: In response to a request for comment on three failed Circle K inspections in May, a company spokeswoman provided written comments that noted “Circle K takes immediate corrective action when receiving a failed inspection notice. All items noted on the May 2017 inspections have been addressed with store employees and our facilities department.”

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Pima County reporter and Road Runner columnist for the Arizona Daily Star