October 15: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -  We often hear state health inspectors cite restaurants for not tossing expired food. That was really the case for one restaurant in this Restaurant Report, but the manager says it has been corrected.

Starting in Henrico, Hawk's on 9 Mile Road at 5156 Nine Mile Road had 4 critical violations. The report says the inspector found some "meat had mold and bologna was old." Violations were corrected during the inspection. The restaurant received one critical violation in a check-up. The manager says they to follow all state health procedures.

In Chesterfield, Hong Kong at 2904 Turner Road had 9 critical violations. Employees were observed cutting raw meat and cleaning, then resuming food preparation without washing their hands. All violations were corrected and the restaurant had no critical violations the next day in a follow up.

Moving to Richmond, Caribbean Mingles at 15 West Main Street had 5 critical violations, including pot roast, goat, and fish holding at improper temperatures. The manager tells us all violations were corrected during the inspection. A follow-up report is not yet available.

And over in Hanover, McDonald's at 10042 Sliding Hill Road, in Ashland, had 4 critical violations on its health inspection. The report says methods were not being used to control flies. Violations were corrected during the inspection. A follow up report is not yet available.

This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame winner has the extraordinary record of perfect scores on 11 health inspections in a row. At the Burger King in the Chesterfield Towne Center, manager Robert Graves says it's due to his staff, who have worked there for several years. Said Graves, "My crew has been together with me for the past five years. So it's just getting into good habits and sticking with them."

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