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 >>
The inspector found potentially hazardous food temperatures above 41 degrees.
Meat was also left out thawing at room temperature. Frozen food is supposed to be thawed in the refrigerator to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
The inspector also found an open drink sitting on the food preparation table. It's okay for kitchen workers to sip drinks, but there needs to be a top on the drink cup and a straw to prevent potential accidents.
A box of plates were on the floor. They should be up on shelves to keep them clean.
Other low scores:
These scores are passing, but just barely.
The Bel Air Grill, 3820 Neal Drive - Grade: 70
The inspector found an employee smoking in the kitchen. That was accepted years ago, but nowadays no one is allowed to smoke in restaurants, including employees.
The inspector also writes that the machine that makes hamburger patties was dirty and hadn't been sanitized.
And chili in the steam table was at 130 degrees, but 140 and above is the required, safe temperature.
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