Country club kitchen, sushi grill fail health inspections

Country club kitchen, sushi grill score failing health inspection grades

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By DON DARE
Food for Thought Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - There are a couple of restaurants with failing health inspection grades this week. Housekeeping issues, food temperatures, and employee hygiene are some of the critical health violations at the lowest scoring restaurants.

Gettysvue Country Club Kitchen, 9317 Linksvue Dr. - Grade: 68

The health department considers a grade below 70 unsanitary.

The inspector found potato salad and blue cheese dressing at 51 degrees. A temperature of 41 or below is required to kill the growth of bacteria.  

Kitchen workers were seen changing their gloves. That's good; they're required to do that, but they didn't wash their hands before putting on new gloves, which is also required by state rules.

Kabuki Sushi Grill, 10901 Parkside Drive - Grade: 69

The inspector found mold on sweet potatoes about to be served to customers. Ten pounds of sweet potatoes were thrown away.

The temperature of raw shrimp was 56 degrees. Again, 41 is required. Four pounds of shrimp were thrown out.

Raw chicken was being stored over carrots and onions, and that invites the possibility of cross-contamination. Raw chicken is filled with bacteria.

O'Charley's, 11036 Parkside Drive - Grade: 70

The O'Charley's on Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek has a passing score, but there are violations.

The inspector watched the cook touch raw chicken, and then he touched a fry basket handle without washing his hands.

The cook then touched that dirty bucket handle, filled with bacteria, as he started preparing ready to eat food.

The inspector also discovered duct tape on cooking equipment. Duct tape is great stuff, but it can't be used to hold equipment together. 

Top scores of the week

  • Jimmy John's, 11053 Parkside Drive - Grade: 97
  • Wally's Drive-In, 104 Cedar Lane - Grade: 97
  • Starbucks, 11038 Parkside Drive - Grade: 95
  • Domino's Pizza, 11408 Kingston Pike - Grade: 92
  • Krystal, 2815 Broadway - Grade: 92
  • Pizza Hut Express, 212 Cedar Lane - Grade: 90
  • Five Guys Burger & Fries, 10922 Parkside Drive - Grade: 88

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