Inspectors point out problems at shish kebab restaurant, but the place isn't skewered
Health inspectors recently gave a passing score to a Mediterranean and
Greek restaurant in Houston, near Katy, but several problems needed to
The official visit for Shish Kabob Cafe, located at 19965 Katy Freeway,
took place on Feb. 1. Harris County officials gave the restaurant 10
demerits out of a possible 100. An establishment must earn 20
demerits to be considered "of concern" and in need of a follow-up
Three of the restaurant's demerits were for a failure to display
proper signage on subjects such as the Heimlich maneuver and allergy
warnings. The other two violations were in the "cross-contamination"
and "toxic items properly labeled" categories. The first violation
generally refers to a situation where cooked and uncooked foods could
be mixed. The second can refer to a variety of problems with food
Inspectors fixed both problems during their visit. Neither issue is
considered to be among the categories most associated with food-borne
illness by the Centers for Disease Control, according to the Harris
The Shish Kabob Cafe earned just three demerits in a June 2010 inspection.
For more information on how Harris County conducts restaurant
inspections, visit www.hcphes.org.