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July 2: Restaurant Report

By Ashley Swann - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - 21 critical violations in tonight's Restaurant Report. We begin in Chesterfield.

We headed out early to knock on the door of Shanghai (6701 Lake Harbour Drive) in Midlothian to inquire about 9 critical violations the restaurant received during a recent inspection.  They included  chicken found thawing at room temperature & eggs stored at room temperature for extended periods of time.

"What happened that day with the 9 criticals?" we asked.  An employee who answered the door told us we weren't invited inside, but said the problem inspection happened when the head chef was on vacation, and that as a follow-up inspection shows, everything has since been corrected.

He said, "That time the head chef was on vacation.  (Okay, so your head chef was on vacation? But now everything - you had april 29th 0 criticals so everything is good?) Yes."

Also on tonight's critical list, Zen Asian Bistro (11400 W. Huguenot Road) in Midlothian with 4 critical violations. An inspector reported that he observed no hand washing among employees during the entire 2.5 hour inspection, even despite the handling of potentially hazardous foods. A follow-up inspection cleared the restaurant of violations.

Becky's B & L, Inc. (100 East Cary Street) in Richmond also makes the list with 4 critical, including meats, vegetables, rice & gravy that weren't heated sufficiently. A follow-up inspection isn't yet available.

And finally, Side Pocket (2012 Staples Mill Road) in Henrico with 4 critical violations. Among them, potentially hazardous foods held too long. A follow-up report hasn't been posted.

Now for this week's Hall of Fame, our award goes to Wendy's (2200 East Laburnum Avenue) in Henrico for a perfect inspection in April!

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  • About the NBC12 Restaurant Report

    About the NBC12 Restaurant Report

    NBC12's Restaurant Report airs each Thursday night at 11 p.m. and features the health inspection results from restaurants in Richmond, Hanover, Henrico and Chesterfield. Learn more about the Restaurant Report.More >>
    NBC12's Restaurant Report airs each Thursday night at 11 p.m. and features the health inspection results from restaurants in Richmond, Hanover, Henrico and Chesterfield. More >>
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