RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Food temperatures were among the problems for a couple of local restaurants on their health inspections this week on the Restaurant Report.
It's so important because it's improper food temperatures that can cause bacterial growth and make people sick.
The health inspector noted five critical violations at JJ's Grille at 10298 Staples Mill Road in Henrico. Among them, the report says the chili and pot pie mix were not adequately cooled to prevent bacterial growth. The Health Department requires hot foods to be cooled down to 70 degrees in two hours, and 41 degrees in six hours. This and other violations were corrected while the inspector was still on site.
In Hanover, Zheng Chinese Restaurant at 9363 Atlee Road had four critical violations, including that cooked egg rolls and sweet and sour chicken were not being kept cold enough in the reach-in cooler. The inspector recommended they be moved back to the walk-in cooler to keep them cold. Other violations were corrected on the spot, too, and Zheng earned a perfect score when the inspector returned.
Adbibo Coffee Company is named after a Latin word. According to owner Dan Allen, "It means drink, drink in, listen intently."
And Adbibo, at 10825 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield, has been listening closely to its health inspector. It wins the NBC12 Hall of Fame Award for acing all of its health inspections since it opened two years ago.
"It's exciting. I certainly didn't expect it. It's exciting to have recognition for doing what we're supposed to be doing," Allen said.