History: Since 2000, Pueblo High School has almost exclusively received inspection ratings of good and excellent. It had one needs improvement inspection in 2006. This was its first failed inspection.
What the inspector saw: The inspector observed five priority violations, the minimum for a failing probationary rating. Those included a kitchen hand sink with no hot water and another without paper towels or soap, insufficiently hot dishwasher water and inadequate date marking on multiple items.
Follow-up: The high school passed an April 17 follow-up.
Response: Shirley Sokol, Tucson Unified School District’s food services director, said some of the issues had to do with employees getting accustomed to changes made to the food code last year, and the rest have been resolved.
“Food safety and sanitation is very important to us, so we keep a good eye on that,” she said. “We’re doing a lot of training with our staff on the new food code and we’ll continue to make sure that they’re taking the new steps necessary.”