November 15 RESTAURANT REPORT: pest control violations

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - In this Restaurant Report, we have a first hand look at what health inspectors see quite frequently. We've reported many times about insect problems in restaurants. But now, we have video taken during an inspection of a popular country club.

The Salisbury Country Club, 13620 Salisbury Road in Chesterfield usually gets better scores on health inspections. But recently, it had 5 critical violations, including that methods were not being used to control pests.

The health inspector noted taking cell phone video while re-inspecting Salisbury, writing again that methods were not being used to control pests, and also noting that a pest controller was scheduled bi-weekly to treat for roaches and fruit flies. The inspector also reported taking a photo of pest harborage.

We contacted the Salisbury Country Club's General Manager for comment, but have not heard back. The Chesterfield Health Department tells us Salisbury was re-inspected last week and all problems, including the pest harborage, had been corrected.

El Amancer Latino Market at 8410 Staples Mill Road in Henrico has been selling Latin food for five years, such as "sausage, Mexican sausage," owner Miguel Ramos showed our camera.

On a health inspection, El Amancer also had an insect problem in addition to 5 critical violations. The report says dead or dying roaches were in the storage area and that a PCO sprayed recently and will return in 3 weeks.

Explained Ramos, "We have somebody coming every two weeks continuously. That's no more. We have a service."

Ramos showed us that all violations, including the roaches, were resolved by the follow-up inspection the next week.

This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award goes to Huckleberry Café and Catering. It's inside the Ironbridge Sports Park at 11400 Ironbridge Road in Chesterfield. While offering breakfast, lunch and catering, Huckleberry has aced its state health inspections.

Said owner Chris Sovine, "If you do it right the first time, and just repeat that process, it's really not hard to do."

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