By Courtny Gerrish. CREATED Sep 8, 2011 - UPDATED: Sep 9, 2011

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MILWAUKEE - A popular east side spot is hit with a fine for its violations. We paid this place a visit once before. Here's what the owners had to say, this time around.

Maharaja on North Farwell. We stopped by in 2008. Now, more violations from the health department. Things like employees touching customers' bread with bare hands.

The food on the buffet was also not kept cold enough. The safe temperature is 41 degrees. Potentially hazardous food was as warm as 48 degrees. The owners claim they've already spent hundreds upgrading the buffet.

Maharaja also had ready to eat food without expiration dates. I was told the inspector came by before employees had time to label the food.

And a restroom in the basement with no sink for employees to wash their hands. The owners are installing one now. Skewers of chicken were hanging on a rack used for cans and tortilla shells were being stored on top of a cooler. Both are cross contamination risks.

The owners tell me they always do whatever the city says and are cleaning things up.

As we wrapped up the interview Maharaja's owners said they feel targeted and told us to stop recording. Maharaja was fined $107 for this month's violations.


Courtny Gerrish

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Courtny Gerrish started at TODAY'S TMJ4 on March 13, 2006. A graduate of Indiana University, Courtny first called Evanston, Illinois home.