East side spot fined twice in a year


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East side spot fined twice in a year

By Courtny Gerrish. CREATED Jan 23, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan 23, 2014

MILWAUKEE - An east side spot that serves up deli sandwiches is cited for expired food - we show you why this place has been fined two times in less than a year.

It's West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe. Three years ago the owners opened a cafe and deli on Oakland near the UW-Milwaukee campus.  This week inspectors found cheese sitting out on ice - but still too warm at 60 degrees.  Egg salad was also a few degrees warmer than the safe temp of 41.
The owner was not there when we stopped by but did return our call.  He says that cheese was used for sandwich prep, and a lid is supposed to stay shut to keep the temps down.  The owner calls it a training issue.  Sliced deli meat was being served outside the seven day shelf life.  
According to the owner they run out before then and will now keep a log as proof.  Other food was past its expiration date, like chicken soup.  The marinara sauce was 10 days past the "use by" date.  The owner says it was on the list to throw out. 
The cafe and deli on Oakland was fined by the health department - same story last June.  They had food temperature issues, no expiration dates on ready to eat food and the owner had to pay a fine.  He tells us "we take pride in how clean our locations are. This is a disappointment."
Also fined on its health inspection - Soul Good Kitchen on Teutonia, north of Silver Spring.  Food was not being cooled properly, raw chicken was stored over cooked chicken, and food was not date marked.  
And with four clean inspections in a row - Jing Wang in the Marshall Building on Buffalo in the Third Ward.
Courtny Gerrish

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.