(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
• Bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods.
Burger King #546, 5611 New Cut Road
• 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.
• 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
• PHF foods held at 48-50 F, sausage, ham turkey/chicken, ricotta cheese.
• Dishwasher not sanitizing.
Mr. Gatti's, 4200 Outer Loop
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