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Live roach found in uncooked rice means a failing grade

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Health inspectors in Hamilton County were hard at work this week. Several restaurants posted high scores, but there is one notable failure.

China Lee on Dayton Boulevard scored a 56. Anything lower than a 70 is a failing grade. The restaurant has some cleaning up to do with several critical violations. 

The inspector found a live roach in a large container of uncooked rice and plates and utensils left dirty in the kitchen overnight. The hand sink didn't have hot water, the kitchen didn't have adequate sanitizing equipment and a cook handled raw chicken and dirty dishes and then handled ready-to-eat foods. Raw chicken and shrimp were stored over sauces in the walk-in cooler and sushi rice was left overnight at room temperature. The inspector tested it at 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Several restaurants also earned a perfect score of 100, which isn't easy to do. Congratulations to Old Saigon on Dayton Boulevard, Milk and Honey on Market Street, Subway at Erlanger, The Camp House, Amigos on Brainerd Road, Taco Bell on Hixson Pike and Wendy's on Hixson Pike.

Remember, if you have a complaint about a pool, restaurant, health care facility, daycare or even the place where you workout, call the Hamilton County Health Department Hot Line at (423) 209-8110. Someone will personally handle your complaint weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Enjoy your meal!

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