RESTAURANT REPORT: employees eating in the kitchen while food is being prepared

RESTAURANT REPORT: employees eating in the kitchen while food is being prepared

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Employees eating in the kitchen while food is being prepared.  That was a violation at two local restaurants on their last health inspections.  They also had some handwashing infractions and food that was cooked the night before that still wasn't cooled off the next day.

Up first, Yen Ching at 9031 West Broad Street in Henrico.  It had 7 priority violations, 3 priority foundation, and one core violation.

When we stopped by, manager Wayne Huynh immediately showed us their follow-up inspection report, which shows all violations were fixed.  He told us, "We responded right away to correct the problems at the site with the health inspector."

The inspection report said an employee was eating in the kitchen, one washed their hands while wearing gloves, and an employee failed to wash their hands after touching their face and the trash.

"It just happened to be someone who was new," said Huynh. "They caught him.  We took on matter and resolved the issue."

The report also says large pans of rice were not cooled off overnight.  Huynh showed us most violations were corrected on the spot and the rest were fixed before the inspector returned in three days.

"They re-inspected and everything was okay," he said.  "We always take the matter seriously.  Anytime we have even a small problem, we take care of it the way he wants it."

Shoney's at 9963 Hull Street Road in Chesterfield had similar problems among its 4 priority violations, 2 priority foundation, and 4 core violations.  The inspector noted a cook was eating on the cook line, the dishwasher washed their hands in a bucket of sanitizer, and hot foods from the night before were not fully cooled off.  The report shows most violations were corrected immediately and the rest were resolved by the follow up inspection.

We gave our Hall of Fame Award to Bob Evans at 5431 Glenside Drive in Henrico.  Its theme is country living and farm fresh goodness.  Bob Evans has earned perfect scores on five health inspections over the last two years.

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