Dirty tongs, mold found at Richmond Chinese restaurant

This week’s Restaurant Report highlights four businesses

Restaurant Report: Chinese eatery get bad marks

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - NBC12 is back putting restaurants to the test asking about things they may need to work on, and celebrating the success of others.

In the 64000 block of Horsepen Road in Richmond, you’ll find Full Kee.

In a recent inspection, the restaurant had five priority violations, three priority foundation and 15 core violations.

The inspector found tongs with food older than one day on them, as well as pink and black mold on the plastic panel of an ice machine.

The restaurant declined to comment.

Fox & Hound, located on Robious Road in North Chesterfield, had two priority, four priority foundation and two core violations.

The manager addressed those violations, including raw chicken being held at improper temperatures. The manager said normally they have other systems in place, but the employee made a mistake.

Small insects and gnats were found in the dishwashing area. The manager said that has been addressed, and that sometimes happens with the beer and yeast in the restaurant.

He says they take all issues seriously and address them with the whole team.

The Hall of Fame winner comes from New Kent County, an Italian restaurant with six perfect inspections.

“Like I tell the guys, you cannot serve the food in a dirty location,” said Alfredo Alabardo, owner of Brother’s Italian Restaurant.

The restaurant is owned by five brothers and has been in its current location for the past six years.

Last week, the owner of Tumeric Indian Cuisine reached out saying his restaurant was re-inspected.

The restaurant fixed almost all of its 19 violations, just missing a few things. An inspector did find more cockroaches.

This is how the Virginia Department of Health describes its violations on its website:

  • Priority identifies a provision in the regulation whose application contributes directly to the elimination, prevention or reduction to an acceptable level, hazards associated with foodborne illness or injury, and there is no other provision that more directly controls the hazard.
  • Priority foundation identifies a provision in the regulation whose application supports, facilitates or enables one or more priority items.
  • Core identifies a provision that is not priority or priority foundation and that usually relates to general sanitation, operational controls, sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs), facilities, equipment or general maintenance.

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