RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - When the Virginia Health Department inspectors tell a restaurant to develop a risk control plan, it is serious business. That means after an inspector has spotted problems, the restaurant staff must prepare a plan on how they will avoid the risk of food borne illness.
After the last routine inspection of the Teppanyaki Grill at 1321 Carmia Way in Chesterfield, the inspector wrote that risk control plans were being developed, "to address multiple food borne illness risk factors that have been cited multiple times." The restaurant had eight critical violations. The report says there were dead roaches that needed to be swept out from under buffets, and that some foods were sitting at improper temperatures. Three weeks later, the inspector noted everything was corrected except for two critical violations and the owner had a risk control plan. We went to talk with the manger. He declined to be interviewed, but said everything has now been corrected.
In Richmond, Hibachi Express at 2500 Sheila Lane had six critical violations. The report says the chicken was not cooked to a sufficient temperature and time to eliminate pathogenic bacteria. The report shows staff was told to continue to cook it and they did. On the followup inspection, all violations were corrected, except for two non-critical ones.
This week's NBC12 Hall of Fame Award goes to to Pop's Dogs and Ma's Burger's at 7301 Brook Road. While serving up things like bacon-stuffed cheeseburgers and huge pancakes, they've aced five health inspections in a row.
"I'm just so happy to have the support of the community and everyone else and it means a lot to us know to know we've done such a good job keeping everything safe and good to eat for everybody," said Melody Walden.