Restaurant Report: Insect control devices were near food, equipment

Restaurant Report: Insect control devices were near food, equipment

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Health Department says it's good to have devices to control insects in restaurants, but not if they're over food and equipment. That was one of many problems an inspector found in a local eatery, as you'll see in tonight's Restaurant Report.

The Market Cafe at 10950 Nuckols Road in Henrico usually earns better health inspection scores. So when it had six critical violations, plus 17 non-critical, we went to talk with the manager.

"Oh, we corrected them," the manager said. "We got the new certificate. She was here Friday."

The inspection report says an insect control device was located over food and equipment where dead insects could fall, and there were harborage conditions where roaches can live.

"We've already had Orkin in. We had to replace some of the ceiling tiles, and some major cleaning," the manager said.

The inspector wrote that the walk-in fridge and make table weren't keeping food cold enough.

"In terms of refrigeration, we put curtains on to hold in air. She was pleased," the manager said.

He said all problems were fixed and showed their permit was just renewed.

In Chesterfield, Soya Sushi Bar and Grill at 4508 Commonwealth Center Parkway had seven critical violations. The report says an open bag of flour and other food products were stored on the floor. When the inspector returned two weeks later, all critical violations were corrected except one.

The NBC12 Hall of Fame Award goes to Buffalo Wild Wings at 4300 Pouncey Tract Road in Henrico. It has aced three health inspections and hasn't had a single critical violation in a year and a half.

"We strive for cleanliness here," Allen Koch of Buffalo Wild Wings said. "Our team is a good team. They take ownership of the store, they strive for a clean restaurant. So, it makes us feel good we're doing something right."