Less than a year after it was named the source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened 10 people, Coco Loco at A&M, a Mexican restaurant in College Station, TX, has made it into the news again for a bad health inspection report.
Regional publication The Eagle listed Coco Loco at A&M among recent area restaurants with health inspection infractions.
According to the inspection, which earned the restaurant a grade of 77 out of 100, the following problems were detected:
“Improper manual/mechanical ware washing and sanitizing, improper cooling for cooked/prepared food, food items not reheated to 165 F in two hours, unapproved sewage/wastewater disposal system, food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils not cleaned/sanitized/good repair, lack of good hygienic practices.”
The E. coli outbreak tied to Coco Loco occurred just under a year ago, when 10 people were found sick. Among them were two young brothers who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially fatal kidney disease associated with severe E. coli infections.