CHARLESTON SC (WCBD) — The Department of Health and Environmental Control gave more than 100 A grades to Charleston County restaurants.
39 Rue de Jean received an A grade on January 25. It received a B grade the previous week.
Manny’s in West Ashley also received an A grade in a follow-up inspection.
However, a DHEC inspector gave a C grade to Kanpai Japanese Restaurant in Mount Pleasant.
Some of the violations:
-The owner’s dog was in the facility at the time of the inspection. There was also evidence that the dog eats and sleeps in the kitchen.
-The DHEC inspector noted that a food handler picked up the dog, exited the building, and then returned and continued working without washing hands.
-The handwashing sinks also had issues with its drain. The handwashing sinks also did not have soap or paper towels.
-In the coolers, the inspector noted raw meats were stored with ready to eat foods. That causes a potential for cross contamination.
-Cold foods were also stored warmer than the required 41 degrees. For example, the temperature for sushi rice was above 70 degrees.
A follow-up inspection is to be performed at Kanpai by February 2.
China Dragon received a B grade this week. Rodent droppings were found.
Other B grades include Crust on Maybank Highway and Whole Foods (Prepared foods/Bakery) in Mt. Pleasant.