May 30 RESTAURANT REPORT: Rotten food waste sitting in pan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Health code violations range from rotten food sitting out, to a cutting board being used after it was stored on the floor, in this edition of the NBC12 Restaurant Report.

In Henrico, Malabar Indian Cuisine at 3456 Lauderdale Drive had 4 critical violations. The report says a cutting board stored on the floor was not rewashed before use. We went in to talk with manager. He wasn't there at the time, but we have not heard back yet. Malabar had all violations corrected for a perfect score on it's follow-up inspection a week later.

In Chesterfield, McDonald's at 15700 Woods Edge Road had 6 critical violations, including that an employee cleaned the grill and handled dirty gloves with the same gloves used to handle food. The restaurant had all violations corrected by the re-inspection two weeks later. The inspector noted that handwashing and glove-changing improved dramatically.

And in Hanover, Imperial Chinese Restaurant at 117 North Washington Street, which usually earns better scores, had 4 critical violations. The report says the inspector saw food wastes rotting in a pan near the grill. All problems were fixed for a perfect score on the follow-up inspection.

NBC12 tips it's hat to Tip Thai Restaurant at 8131 Staples Mill Road in Henrico. Tip wins our Hall of Fame Award for acing 5 health inspections in a row while serving the savory and sweet cuisine of Thailand.

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