August 23 RESTAURANT REPORT: Food stored in opened tin can

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Reusing an opened tin can to store food is never a good idea. The food standards agency says the tin material can transfer to the food. That's why the first place in this Restaurant Report had to throw it out.

It happened, according to state health inspection reports, at China Taste, 2623 New Market Road in Henrico. This Chinese restaurant had 4 critical violations, including reusing plastic and tin cans that the reports says cannot be cleaned. The cans were discarded and other violations were corrected on the spot.

Also in Henrico, Burger King at 5217 Williamsburg Road had 5 critical violations. This fast food restaurant was told by the inspector to consult pest control after flies were found in the kitchen. Violations were fixed during the inspection.

Moving to Chesterfield, Jersey Mike's Subs at 4500 Commonwealth Centre Parkway had 4 critical violations. This sub shop has a history of better scores. The inspection report says meatballs weren't being kept hot enough and chicken breasts weren't being chilled cold enough, but all problems were resolved when the inspector came back 10 days later.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries at 15523 Westchester Commons Way in Chesterfield wins this week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award.

"We have responsibility to maintain food safety and we take it very seriously at Five Guys," said Five Guys District Manager Louis Dowdy.

This burger joint has earned six spotless inspections in a row.

"The secret is great people. Having great folks run the operations is what its all about," revealed Dowdy.

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