6 On Your Side reporter Don Dare reports on the latest restaurant inspections by the Knox County Health Department every Thursday on 6 News at 6:00.
Each week, 6 On Your Side reporter Don Dare checks the latest restaurant inspections by the Knox County Health Department. Find out which restaurants flunked and which are the cleanest every ThursdayMore >>
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Mouse droppings, temperature violations and bathrooms out of order are definitely things you don't want to find in your favorite restaurant. But these violations were found following recent health inspections.
Two restaurants fell below the required 70 needed to pass the counties health inspections this week.
Koi Fusion at 19 Market Square - Grade: 51
The inspector noted a number of violations, including temperature violations.
Sour cream was found to be at 48 degrees and salsa at 45. The health department says cold items need to be stored at 41 or below.
Also, egg rolls were found at 125 degrees. Hot items need to be at 140 or above.
Other violations include mouse droppings, which were found under the soda cabinet, and the toilet in the women's room, which was not working.
Also, an unlabeled sprayer bottle was found under the dish machine. All bottles need to be labeled.
Oasis Buffet at 2011 Broadway Avenue - Grade: 61
Food temperature violations were uncovered, as food in a flip-top prep cooler was not inside guidelines.
Also, cold medicine was found stored on the shelf above the prep cooler.
An employee put a bottled drink on the prep table, but all drinks must have lids and straws. No bottled, canned or open cups are allowed.
Chaiyo's Thai and Sushi at 601 James Agee Street - 95
All Occasions Catering at 922 N. Central Avenue - 92
Inskip Grill at 101 E. Inskip Drive - 91
Mario's Pizza and Grill at 11130 Kingston Pike - 91
Nick and J's Café at 1526 Lovell Road - 91
Chintzy Rose Tea Room at 6600 Maynardville Highway - 90
City officials were out in force in parts of Knoxville Friday morning performing code enforcements. The city issues notices to property owners for violations that may have a negative effect on the neighborhood.More >>
City officials were out in force in parts of Knoxville Friday morning performing codes enforcements. The city issues notices to property owners for violations that may have a negative effect on the neighborhood.More >>