DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A restaurant in Durham received a “C” rating for multiple health and safety violations, according to a report.
The Church’s Chicken restaurant at 942 North Miami Avenue also had 12 serious violations, according to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Health.
A manager was reportedly not seen during the inspection, and the person in charge was unable to answer any questions the inspectors had. Based on the Jan. 10 inspection, the facility does not have an updated health employee policy stating reportable foodborne illness or related symptoms.
The report also said raw meat was found in the walk-in freezer and other foods were not temperature controlled.
Inspectors “observed an uncovered container of raw chicken stored in the walk-in cooler with mold, dust and debris accumulating on the condenser fan and ceiling above the food.”
The report said a variety of foods were not labeled including expiration dates. The inspector pointed out that all three sinks could not drain at the same time or it would cause the small drain in the floor to be flooded.
Inspectors noted repeated violations “throughout the facility with soiled walls (food residue and grease) and floors.”
According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, food businesses receive at least the following points:
- 90% should be awarded an A grade;
- 80% to less than 90% is grade B;
- Below 70% and 80% should be awarded a grade C.
Church’s Chicken reportedly scored 72 points. If a restaurant’s score falls below 70 percent, the restaurant’s license will be immediately revoked, the NCDHHS said.
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