Sports bar receives violations for food at wrong temperatures

Popular sports bar gets poor marks on health report

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A popular spot to watch a big game has landed on this week’s Restaurant Report.

An inspector found several issues recently at Home Team Grill on West Main Street in Richmond.

In its last inspection, the restaurant had six priority, five priority foundation, and 10 core violations. An inspector had issues with food being held at the wrong temperatures, such as the blue cheese dressing, chipotle dressing and shredded cabbage.

It also had problems with food kept in the refrigerator that should’ve been discarded two or more days prior to the inspection as well as cutting boards that were heavily scratched.

The manager said at the time of the inspection that a new employee didn’t properly label food. As for the cutting boards, the manager say the restaurant has three cutting boards in the back and replaces one every three months.

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

  • Priority identifies a provision in the Regulations 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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