RESTAURANT REPORT: Expired, cold food had to be tossed

RESTAURANT REPORT: Expired, cold food had to be tossed

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Health inspectors reported finding some food past the expiration date and other food sitting at the wrong temperatures at Central Virginia restaurants.

The Health Department takes food temperatures and expiration dates very seriously. In fact, both of these restaurants had to throw some food out because it couldn't be served.

First up is Don Papa Grande at 12806 Jefferson Davis Highway in Chesterfield. It had three priority violations, two priority foundation, and three core violations. The report says a pan of cooked rice mixture on the stove was not being kept hot enough and the operator had to throw it out. It also says containers of raw fish and salsa were stored on the floor of the walk-in cooler, and some foods in the walk-in were cold holding at improper temperatures. When the inspector returned three days later, the follow-up inspection report shows most of the violations had been corrected, but again some foods on the stove were not hot enough.  That was corrected on the spot.

Up next, McCormack's Big Whisky Grill at 1420 North Parham Road in Henrico had four priority violations, plus one priority foundation and one core violation. The inspector wrote that French onion soup and Caesar dressing, made with raw eggs, were past their expiration dates, and some grits were only 49 degrees after being reheated. The report says the soup and dressing were thrown out, and the grits were reheated again.

You can always check the health inspections of your favorite restaurants through the Health Department's mobile friendly website.

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