RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - State health inspection reports show problems ranging from unclean equipment to unwashed hands in this week's Restaurant Report. Here's what the reports say, and what the restaurants did about it.
We start in Chesterfield at the Waffle House, 11201 Iron Bridge Road, which had 5 critical violations. The inspection report says frying pans and a spatula were found stored unclean. We spoke with a manager who tells us everything was corrected. And it was. The follow-up inspection shows everything was squared away except for one non-critical violation.
Next we move to Nuevo Amanecer Latino Market at 6515 Jefferson Davis Highway in North Chesterfield. The market had 4 critical violations. One was that employees were handling ready-to-eat foods with their bare hands. The state Heath Department requires gloves or utensils to be used on foods that won't be cooked before you eat them. Our call to the market was not returned.
And finally, Hard Shell at Bellgrade, 11400 West Huguenot Road in Midlothian has had better scores since it opened last year. But a recent inspection showed four critical violations, including that adequate methods were not being used to control flies. The manager says the problem was from a patio door and limited to the hostess area. But she tells us their bi-monthly pest control service has resolved the problem. Hard Shell at Bellgrade earned a perfect score of zero violations on its follow-up inspection two weeks later.