A look at Knott’s Berry Farm’s restaurants’ food safety record


Picture Courtesy of the Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant's Facebook Page

Picture Courtesy of the Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant’s Facebook Page

A few weeks ago we took a look at the health inspection record of Disney’s top restaurants – and it was somewhat shocking.  Even the new hard to get into Carthay Circle restaurant, at California Adventures, had two major food safety violations when it was inspected on Nov. 29, 2012.

Now it’s time to have a look at the food safety record of the restaurants and eateries at Knott’s Berry Farm.  Let’s see if they’re any better…and keep in mind the fact that Orange County’s Supervisors chose a few years ago not to use letter-grade health ratings at our restaurants, which is why you will never know how bad a restaurant really is unless you click here and look up their food safety inspection records.

And what better place to start our food safety review of Knott’s than their famous Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant! They were inspected by the Orange County Health Care Agency on August 22, 2012, and here is what those intrepid inspectors found:

  • Eating/Drinking/Smoking in Food Storage/Prep Areas
  • Improper Holding Temp of PHF (60F-120F), (50F-59F)
  • Improper Cooling Practices
  • Unapproved Pesticides/Chemicals/Labeling
  • Improper Holding Temperatures of PHF
  • Unsanitary Equipment/Utensil/Linen/Plumbing
  • Improper Food Storage/Receiving
  • Change Room Improper Use/Lack of
  • Evidence of Vermin Activity/Presence of Animals/Insects
  • Lack of/Unsanitary/Condition Walls/Floors/Ceilings
  • Inappropriate Sanitizer Level/ Lack of Test Strips

 Oh my.  What would Mrs. Knotts have to say about that?  The top three violations you see up there, in red, were major violations.

Well, Knott’s got a second chance and on September 11, 2012, they re-inspected the Chicken Dinner Restaurant.  Ruh roh!  Here is what they found:

  • Improper Holding Temp of PHF (60F-120F), (50F-59F)
  • Evidence of Vermin Activity/Presence of Animals/Insects
  • Unsanitary Equipment/Utensil/Linen/Plumbing

 No bueno!  So how did the other restaurants and eateries at Knott’s fare?  Click on the links below and see for yourself:

AMBER WAVES
BANQUETS
BERRY MARKET
BOARDWALK BBQ
BOOM PEPSI
CALICO FUNNEL
CALICO SALOON
CAMP SNOOPY CAVE-INN
CANDY COTTAGE
CANDY SHACK
CANTINA
CASA CALIFORNIA
CHICKEN DINNER REST
CHOW HOUSE
COASTERS REST.
COMPANY STORE
CORDYS CORNER
DIPPIN DOTS
DIPPIN DOTS
FIREMANS BBQ
FOUR CORNER STONES
FUNNEL CAKE, LEMONADE
GENERAL STORE
GHOST TOWN BAKERY
GHOST TOWN CANDY STORE
GHOST TOWN GRILL
GHOST TOWN GRUB
GOLD RUSH CAMP
GRIZZLY CREEK LODGE
HOLLYWOOD HITS
JOHNNY ROCKETS
JUDGE ROY BEAN SALOON
LA PLAZA
LAGOON
LAKESIDE TERRACE
PANCHOS TACOS
PAPAS LOCAS
PARK PAVILLION
PEMMICAN & PICKLES
PINKS
SILVER BULLET DIPPIN DOTS
SPURS CHOP HOUSE
SUPER SCOOP
SUTTERS GRUB STAKE
T G I FRIDAYS
WILDERNESS BROILER
WILDERNESS DANCE HALL
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