January 14: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - High numbers of critical violations for some restaurants in this Restaurant Report. Here's what the state says they did wrong and how they faired when inspectors came back.

In Hanover, China Buffet and Mongolian BBQ at 7330 Bell Creek Road had eight critical violations. The inspector says a food employee failed to wash hands before food preparation. Violations were corrected during the inspection, but the restaurant had six critical violations on a follow-up inspection. Four were immediately corrected.

In Chesterfield, Mi Hacienda at 8250 Midlothian Turnpike had seven critical violations. The inspector wrote that "the kitchen staff seems to have little to no understanding regarding when they need to wash their hands." But they must know now. Mi Hacienda received a perfect score on a follow-up inspection 10 days later.

In Henrico, Great Foods To Go! Office Edition, which is inside a state government building on Mayland Drive, had seven critical violations. The inspector wrote there was a container of moldy sour cream and moldy green peppers in the fridge. But they had it all corrected in a follow-up inspection, and since then new owners have taken over.

In Richmond, Liberty Valance at 7017 Forest Hill Avenue had four critical violations, including beef ribs and pork ribs holding at improper temperatures. Violations were corrected during the inspection. A follow-up report is not yet available.

This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award goes to Chick-fil-A at 403 North 13th Street in MCV in Richmond. This fast food restaurant has earned perfect scores on every health inspection it has had since 2007.

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