RESTAURANT REPORT: Employee coughed on hands, kept working

RESTAURANT REPORT: Employee coughed on hands, kept working

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Hand washing violations land two restaurants on the critical list, including an employee that coughed on their hands and just kept working.

The health inspection report for Nine Mile Grill at 309 West Nine Mile Road in Eastern Henrico said it had 7 critical violations, plus 5 non-critical.  So we went to talk with the owner.

We asked about a critical violation that said an employee coughed on their hands and kept working.

Owner Kay Kim told us, "No, nobody here anymore.  I just work myself and my husband, too."

The report also said some sausage links and raw eggs were not at proper temperatures.

Responded Kim, "No, we just changed everything.  Everything is new, everything is new cleaning and everything."

Four violations were corrected on the spot, and when the inspector returned 10 days later, the restaurant was down to one critical violation and one non-critical.

Kim told us, "We just cleared those.  We got a new license, too."

Up next, Pescados at 13124 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield, which had 4 critical violations, plus 5 non-critical, including that a cooler wasn't keeping some foods cold enough, and some Hand washing and glove violations.

Among the, the report says an employee tied his shoe wearing gloves, then rinsed the gloves and handled raw vegetables.  The Health Department says gloves should not be washed.  Workers should wash their hands and put on clean gloves.

Pescados sent me a statement saying, "We just wanted to follow up with your voicemail and let you know that all incidents were corrected immediately.  The inspector re-inspected and passed with flying colors."

We delivered our Hall of Fame Award to Around the Corner at 2711 Willard Road in Henrico, which serves breakfast, lunch, and made-to-order meals.

"Country fried steak with sausage is a big seller here," said co-owner Shirley Dabney.

They've aced three inspections over the last year.  They say cleanliness has been ingrained in them from home.

Explained co-owner Derrick Irby, "My wife stays on me, 'Wash your hands every five minutes.'  So it's something I picked up a long time ago before I even got into cooking."

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