Restaurant Report: food temperature violations

Published: Apr. 21, 2017 at 3:53 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 21, 2017 at 9:16 AM EDT
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(WWBT) - Health inspectors say the more important violation they look for in restaurants is food temperatures because if foods sit at improper temperatures for too long, bacteria starts to grow.

Two Richmond-area restaurants had food temperature violations.

Casa Grande at 7818 West Broad Street in Henrico had five priority violations, three priority foundation, and four core violations on its last inspection.

The report says the queso and beef on the steam table were not reheated to high enough temperatures. That violation was corrected on the spot. But the lettuce tub and chile Rellenos were sitting out at room temperature, and the time that salsa was sitting out was not being tracked.  We tried a couple times to reach the owner for comment, but haven't heard back yet.

The inspector wrote that the owner agreed to install a mini-fridge for the salsa, and told management to review proper food temperatures. The report shows seven violations were corrected during the inspection.

The Fox and Hound at 11581 Robious Road in Chesterfield had four priority violations, plus one core. The inspector noted a large container of chicken wings was not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, tomato basil soup and chili were not kept hot enough, and several foods in the fridge should have been discarded several days earlier. The report shows all but one violation were corrected on the spot.

No problems with temperatures or anything else at TGI Friday's at 8100 Creighton Parkway in Hanover. The restaurant won NBC12's Hall of Fame Award.  Their moto says, "In here, it's always Friday."  But inspectors have found it's always clean, earning perfect scores on four of their last five health inspections.

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