RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Not only is it important to keep foods at certain temperatures to make sure they're safe from bacteria growth, how fast their cooled is important too. A Chesterfield restaurant was reminded of that and got it fixed in this Restaurant Report.
Antonio's Restaurant at 11956 Ironbridge Plaza had 4 critical violations. The report says tomato sauce and meat sauce were not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
The owner/operator sent us a statement saying, "All of our critical and non critical violations have been corrected in a timely manner and we strive for a perfect score on our next routine inspection. Clearly if the Virginia Department of Health inspected any food service facility and deemed it in anyway unsafe or unsanitary for serving the public they would and do routinely close the facility to ensure public safety."
In Henrico, Top's China at 5660 Brook Road had 4 critical violations. The inspector noted that raw chicken was stored over some shrimp and carrots, a violation because raw meat juice could drip and contaminate food below. The restaurant had all the violations corrected and had just one critical violation on its next inspection.
In Richmond, the Hill Café at 2800 East Broad Street had 4 critical violations, including that potato salad, ham, chicken and scallops were cold holding at improper temperatures. The manager tells us all violations have been corrected.
Domino's Pizza at 2057 Walmart Way in Chesterfield turns out hundreds of pizzas a day. But it doesn't slow them down. They've won this week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award for earning perfect scores on their last three health inspections. Said General Manager Jason Gorman, "It shows that we care, shows that we're here to do a job, that we care and that we want everybody to be healthy and we don't want any problems."
You can take a Slow Taste of Italy next week: the event celebrates local and sustainable food. Restaurants across the country are participating, including Sensi at 2222 East Cary Street, October 11-17.