A downtown Dublin favorite is warned to clean up its act. And a brand new East Columbus restaurant gets off to a rough start with the health department.
Teriyaki Express at 1490 East Livingston Avenue just opened a month ago. During that time, it hass had two inspections with 13 critical violations. Some of them are repeat violations, which is why Columbus Public Health placed the business under extra monitoring.
Recent critical violations include:
– Person in charge day of inspection was unable to calibrate the food thermometer.
– Inspectors found eggs stored above celery and carrots.
– Raw shrimp holding at 50 degrees, raw beef 48 and raw chicken 46.
According to Ohio state law, cold foods must be refrigerated at 41 degrees or below.
The Cleveland businessman who owns Teriyaki Express told NBC ’s Tom Sussi that he has addressed the health department’s concerns, and is working hard to get Up To Code.
Now over to the Brazenhead, 56 North High Street in Dublin.
In its last inspection, inspectors uncovered 18 violations including five critical ones.
– An accumulation of food soil on the slicer blade.
– Turkey holding at 45 degrees, chicken between 43-45, and both pork and cheese 44.
Because of“repeat uncorrected violations and/or failure to maintain sanitary conditions,” the Franklin County Public Health Department issued the business a Warning Letter.
Both restaurants will soon have follow up inspections.