Officials report multiple violations at some Oklahoma City eateries

Sunday, February 6th 2005, 2:43 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A newspaper's review of health code violations shows Oklahoma County restaurants and food-handling operations were cited for more than 17,000 health code violations last year.

The Oklahoman reports the violations include such infractions as roaches crawling through seasoning mix at the OKC Hong Kong Market and feces in play area at a southside McDonald's restaurant.

The OKC Hong Kong Market on Southwest 89th Street closed three times last year at the request of health inspectors because of roach and mice problems and poor food handling practices. The market has reopened, but continues to experience problems.

The McDonald's restaurant on South Pennsylvania was ordered to close its playground on October 19th and keep it closed until the equipment could be cleaned commercially.

A spokeswoman for the restaurant chain says the playground was cleaned in accordance with Health Department recommendations and reopened a few days later.