Lightning Ridge Cafe, 5350 E. Irvington Road - photo courtesy of Google earth

In June

History: Since 2000, this restaurant has exclusively received inspection ratings of good and excellent. They were placed on probationary status on June 7 and failed the required follow up on June 19.

What the inspector saw: The county inspector observed seven priority violations including improper food-handling training, dirty food contact surfaces, prep refrigerators holding food at insufficient temperatures, ready to eat food without discard dates, improperly stored cleaning solution and home-use insecticide and bug traps.

Follow up: The restaurant failed  inspection on June 19 due to the grills remaining dirty. The person in charge was still awaiting the proper food-handling test from Pima County. They  passed another inspection on June 29.

Response: A message for comment was not  returned by deadline.

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