Health Dept. Roundup

City health inspectors really do seem to be taking it easy lately, having found very few big-ticket offenders in recent weeks. We'll do our best to share a few at least questionable spots they tripped over this week.

Arise Cafe (1260 Bissonnet) was closed after a routine visit September 1 found the eatery's paperwork not in order, in addition to finding bulk food removed from is original containers and placed in unlabeled jars, and equipment not cleaned often enough to keep it free of dust, dirt or debris, among other violations.

A complaint at Thai Spice Express (8282 Bellaire) led to a September 1 visit that found four violations, including unpackaged food being stored in contact with melting ice. Also, some equipment was not designed, constructed or repaired with safe or durable materials.

Up in Kingwood, a September 3 change-of-ownership inspection at Pick It Up (4003 Rustic Woods Drive) notched seven violations, including having foods in sealed containers that were not processed at an approved packaging facility.

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