Rodents cause problems for gas station, Chinese restaurant has 25 critical violations in a year


A rodent problem is causing bigger problems for an east Columbus gas station and a Delaware County Chinese restaurant is facing numerous code violations. 

The Mobile gas station at 1773 East Fifth Avenue to shut its doors Tuesday after inspectors found mouse feces throughout the business, according to the Columbus Public Health Department. Until the rodent problem is addressed, the business is still allowed to sell gas and cigarettes.

Over in Delaware County, NBC4’s Tom Sussi discovered a restaurant with a string of unappetizing inspections.

Here’s the numbers this year for Dragon House, 1804 Columbus Pike, Delaware:

  • Three inspections.
  • 25 critical violations.
  • 33 non-critical violations.

Here are some of the critical violations inspections uncovered during a visit on Wednesday:

  • Employee did not wash their hands when required.
  • Inspectors found dried food on kitchen utensils like bowls, strainers, teapot, thermometer and grinder.
  • No date-marking on some foods.
  • Raw chicken stored above whole beef in the walk-in cooler.
  • Multiple unmarked food items in the walk-in cooler.
  • Broken metal on fryer baskets.

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