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DIRTY DINING: Spoiled food an issue at Harrah's

Posted at 10:45 PM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 02:27:53-04

Our star-spangled edition of Dirty Dining finds Darcy Spears on the Strip, where a kitchen inside a major hotel-casino racked up some major health violations.

The hits kept on coming at Harrah's Food Hall Kitchen, where inspectors found 33 reasons to downgrade them to a C.
Those 33 demerits came partially from spoiled food. And we're talking seriously old. Two containers of yogurt found in the fridge were an entire month expired.
There were also multiple handwashing violations, which makes it even worse that a food handler touched ready to eat food with bare hands.
Inspectors found in-use utensils improperly stored.  
Multiple potentially hazardous foods were at unsafe temperatures, including shredded cheese, cut cantaloupe and scrambled eggs. In fact, inspectors noted repeat temperature violations at Harrah's Food Hall Kitchen.
They found guacamole that wasn't protected from potential contamination. It had to be tossed in the trash.
There was also improperly washed produce, including avocados and a plum with its sticker still on it sitting on sliced strawberries.
Harrah's Food Hall Kitchen got its A grade back with zero demerits, but they wouldn't let us in to show you how they've cleaned things up.  
They also wouldn't provide anyone to talk on camera.  
They sent a statement, which reads: "While the initial inspection revealed areas for improvement, we are happy to report a quick re-inspection of the facility showed all issues were addressed and our A rating has been reinstated."