CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Restaurant employees wear gloves to prevent bacteria from spreading onto food, but the Health Department says they're not supposed to wash the gloves or reuse them, because that can spread bacteria.
An inspector noted two of those violations an inspector noted at an Italian restaurant in Chesterfield. Napoli Family Restaurant at 15800 Jefferson Davis Highway had six critical violations. The staff and manager just arriving for work when NBC12 asked them about the glove violations, and some sauce and milk that the inspector found in fridge past their expiration dates. The manager told us through a translator, "Yes, we fixed everything."
They chose not let our camera inside. The report shows most problems were fixed during the inspection and the follow-up report shows one critical violation, a slicer soiled to sight and touch, which was immediately cleaned.
In Richmond, Kobe Sushi at 9200 Stony Point Parkway had five critical violations, including that time tracking was not marked for the sushi rice and cooked shrimp. The Health Department wants it marked so food doesn't sit out more than four hours. The report shows that and other problems were corrected on the spot. On the follow-up inspection, only the menu still had to be updated with a note that raw food is served.
Come on in to this week's NBC12 Hall of Fame Award winner, Come On In, a cafeteria in a government office building at 900 East Marshall Street in Richmond. Manager Amanda Gyory says they serve about 500 civil servants a day from the courthouse, City Hall and federal building.
She says Come On In is known for its fresh salads, chicken salad, and tuna salad, and for acing health inspections.
"I keep up with cleaning it," said Gyory. "I'm a clean freak, too, so I'm just cleaning everything."