August 6: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - 19 critical violations in tonight's Restaurant Report, including two fast food spots in Henrico and a sushi restaurant in Richmond.

It's important to wash your hands or wear gloves when your cooking. State Health Inspectors have reminded some local restaurants of the importance of that in this Restaurant Report.

We begin in Chesterfield, the restaurant at the Holiday Inn Select on Koger Center Boulevard has a history of good health inspections and a history of happy customers. Manager William Chadim tells us, "We are very popular with a holiday buffet that we do for Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving. We do a Sunday brunch that's very popular."

So when it received six critical violations in a May 28th Health Department inspection, Chadim says they immediately made changes. "By retraining, by going over the report. We have a team of chefs and sous chefs that's directly in charge of the cooking part and the sanitation part."

Chadim says the staff follows an extensive cleaning schedule, makes sure all toppings are discarded on their consume-by date, and was retrained, particularly about handwashing. Said Chadim, "Every so often you do have new staff and some things fall a little bit through the cracks in perfect training. But overall, some of the staff has been here for a long time."

Chadim says all violations have been corrected.

In Richmond, Momotaro Sushi on West Cary Street received five critical violations, including employees observed handling ready to eat raw red snapper with their bare hands. The state report says violations were corrected during the inspection and a follow up inspection was clean.

In Henrico, the McDonald's at 7118 West Broad Street had 4 critical violations. The inspector said canned sausage gravy was not cooled to 41 degrees within 4 hours after breakfast. Two violations were corrected during the inspection. A follow up report is not yet available.

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