Critical violations range from food stored on the floor to a salad bar that just wouldn't keep food cold enough. Here's a look at the restaurants on this Critical List and what they did about the problems.
BanZara is an Indian Restaurant at 4032 Cox Road in Henrico. It had 4 critical violations, including that containers of chicken and produce were stored on the floor. The state requires all foods to be kept at least 6 inches off the floor. Violations were corrected during the inspection, and BanZara had zero critical violations on the follow-up inspection 4 days later.
In Hanover, Shoney's at 7137 Mechanicsville Turnpike had 4 critical violations. The report says foods on the salad bar and in the sandwich prep unit were not being kept cold enough. Some of the foods were thrown out and the salad bar's temperature was turned down. On the follow-up inspection, some ham was still not cold enough on the salad bar. The report says it was marked to be thrown out after 4 hours. That's how long cold food can sit out at temperatures that are too warm.