CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The Health Department says if a restaurant is cooling food down after cooking, it needs to reach 41 degrees within six hours. If it takes longer, or sits at a warmer temperature, harmful bacteria can grow and make you sick when you eat it. Inadequate cooling was a problem for one restaurant in this NBC12 Restaurant Report.
The location was Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant at 13130 Kingston Avenue in Chesterfield. It had 4 critical violations, including the report says that beef, chicken broth, and peppers and onions were not cooled fast enough. But the violation was corrected during the inspection, and Jalapeno's earned a perfect score on its inspection the next time.
Next up, Kebab & Biryani at 2452 Old Brick Road in West Broad Village in Henrico. The report says it also had 4 critical violations, plus that containers of food were stored on the floor. We went to the restaurant to talk with them about it.
We left a message for the manager who wasn't there at the time, but we haven't heard back. But the score on the follow-up inspection the next day, shows everything was corrected right away.