September 22 Restaurant Report

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A colorful plate of food is very appetizing. But one color is not: blue-green, especially if it's growing and fuzzy. A state health inspector reported finding some mold on some food in one restaurant. But it's been thrown out and all violations fixed.

The inspector says it happened at New York Fried Chicken at 3000 Meadowbridge Road in Richmond. The inspection report shows 4 critical violations, including that some sweet potato pies had a green-blue mold-like substance growing on them. But the pies were tossed in the trash and all violations were fixed on the spot. A follow-up inspection report is not yet available.

Next we move to Hanover. CiCi's Pizza at 10180 Lakeridge Parkway usually gets better inspection scores, but it had 5 critical violations on a recent inspection. The inspector saw employees handling dirty dishes, then handling clean dishes.

CiCi's sent us a statement from the restaurant's operator Jay Dean: "Our number one priority at CiCi's is to provide our guests with a safe, clean environment they can enjoy with their families. We are happy to report our team immediately corrected all issues, and scored an A+ with ZERO demerits in a follow-up inspection, and will continue to be vigilant in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and safety."

But hands, and everything else, are clean at this week's NBC12 Hall of Fame Award winner, Subway at 9502 Chamberlayne Road in Hanover. This sandwich shop has earned perfect scores on five inspections and hasn't had a critical violation in four years.

Copyright 2011 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.