oco & Mom's, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road - photo courtesy of Google earth

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In May

History: Since 2014, this location has largely received inspection ratings of good, though it did get a needs improvement rating in 2016 and failed a follow-up.

What the inspector saw: The inspector observed three priority violations, below the normal threshold for a failing probationary rating. However, because the restaurant has had cold holding violations in three of the last five inspections, it received a failing probationary rating.

The other violations included a blocked hand sink and an employee washing their hands in a prep sink.

Follow-up: The restaurant passed a May 30 follow-up.

Response: Manager Kimberly Rifici said the reach-in cooler that was the source of the cold holding violations was replaced, and a staff meeting was held to address the other issues. “We are very passionate about serving our community,” she added.

Contact: mwoodhouse@tucson.com or 573-4235. On Twitter: @murphywoodhouse

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