(LBF) -- Each quarter, Louisville Business First compiles a list of restaurants that have critical violations of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness food code.

Any critical violation will earn a restaurant a grade of C. These violations include, but are not limited to:

  • Spoiled food;
  • Food at unsafe temperatures;
  • Improper hand-washing;
  • Employees eating, drinking or smoking while preparing food;
  • Person in charge without knowledge of safe food practices or not present;
  • Insects, rodents, birds, turtles or other animals present; and
  • Toxic items not labeled.

Louisville Business First's list includes only the critical violation information from inspections in the first quarter and does not always include follow-up information, which might reflect an improved score. For the most up-to-date score, the Louisville Department of Public Health & Wellness has a searchable database here.

Below are a few of the restaurants with critical food violations. To view the full list, click here.

Captain D’s #3329, 3937 Dixie Highway

Grade: C/87

• Bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods.

Burger King #546, 5611 New Cut Road

Grade: C/86

• Unwholesome spoiled fruits, vegetables or other foods. (Cooked chicken dated 12/31/17) (discarded)

• The quaternary ammonium for manual/mechanical ware washing is not at the proper concentration level. (dishes sanitized at below 200 ppm quaternary ammonia) (corrected)

Osaka Japanese Restaurant, 426 W. Market St.

Grade: C/75

• Potentially hazardous food not maintained at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below at all times except during necessary periods of preparation and service. (Keep eggs in cooler or on ice. Corrected)

• Multi-use food contact surfaces are not smooth, free of breaks, open seams, chips, etc. (Replace cracked ice scoop) • The hot water generation distribution system is not sufficient to meet the peak hot water demands. • Working containers used for storing poisonous or toxic materials are not clearly and individually identified with the common name. (Corrected)

Za's Pizza & Pub, 1573 Bardstown Road

Grade: C/86

• PHF foods held at 48-50 F, sausage, ham turkey/chicken, ricotta cheese.

• Dishwasher not sanitizing.

Mr. Gatti's, 4200 Outer Loop

Grade: C/87

Potentially hazardous food not maintained at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or higher at all times except during necessary periods of preparation and service.(baked potatoes wrapped in foil held at 110 degrees F-114 degrees F)discarded