July 5 RESTAURANT REPORT: Critical violations repeated

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's one thing to get critical violations on a State Health inspection. But a couple of restaurants repeated them on their follow-up inspections. The good news is that they have since been fixed.

Starting in Richmond, the Classics Bar and Grill at 219 East Clay Street had 7 critical violations on a recent inspection. The report says there were unclean utensils under the food cooking table. Violations were corrected during the inspection. But Classics again had 7 critical on a follow-up inspection two weeks later, including a repeat of the unclean utensils. Violations were again corrected.

Ajuba at 141 Junction Drive in Hanover also repeated a problem of unclean equipment. It had 6 critical violations, including a food processor, food grater, bowls and cups that were not cleaned. The report says they took care of problems on the spot. But Ajuba had two critical violations on the follow-up inspection, including the same uncleaned equipment, which were then cleaned.

The problem was different at Narita Japanese Restaurant at 13115 Rivers Bend Boulevard in Chesterfield. The inspector wrote that an employee served drinks to customers without washing their hands after eating, and that employees were eating where they could contaminate food, equipment or utensils. The inspector reminded them not to do that and about proper hand washing procedures.

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