CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCBD) — Department of Health and Environmental Control inspectors gave 112 A grades to Charleston County restaurants during the week of December 6-13. However, inspectors issued 2 B grades.
Red’s Ice House on Shem Creek received a B grade on December 13. Some of the violations include hand sinks throughout the facility not reaching the required 100 degrees. Another violation included rodent droppings in the facility along the baseboards. The restaurant did provide pest control records.
Red’s Ice House will have a follow up inspection by December 15.
In North Charleston, Jim N Nick’s BBQ received a B grade on December 7. Before that, it’s last inspection was in February, which received an A.
The December 7 violations included improper dish storage, and the DHEC inspector wrote, “Observed employee handling raw meat with gloved hands then handling ready to eat foods without washing hands in between glove change.”
The inspector returned to Jim N’ Nick’s on December 8, and the restaurant now has an A.
A Jim N Nick’s representative responded saying, “serving great food with warm, attentive service is our goal each day. As importantly, we go to great lengths to ensure the safety of our products, not having freezers and preparing and serving only fresh menu choices with fresh ingredients…our restaurant takes our commitment to our community very seriously.”
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