Restaurant Scorecard: Dec. 9

SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control aims at improving food safety at area restaurants through a statewide inspection initiative.

The results, which are made available to the public, are based off of a 100 point checklist that inspects 50 areas of each chosen establishment. The lowest grade a restaurant can receive is a "C" rating, or 70 to 77 points.

The following are two of the latest restaurant inspection results in Little River:

Key West Crazy | 4492 Waterfront Dr., Little River

Overall Grade: 80 – B

During an inspection by DHEC officials, flies were found in the restaurant and pest control was reportedly contacted.

Opened bags of foods stored in an outside storage building were also found.

Exhaust fans in the restaurant needed to be cleaned, as well as other areas in the restaurant.

[Click here to read the complete health inspection report (PDF)]

Acapulco Mexican Store and Restaurant | 1670 Hwy 17 North, Little River

Overall Grade: 88 – A

DHEC inspectors found plastic grocery bags used for food storage during an inspection.

They also found food on the stove top holding at 115 degrees. Officials said it needed to hold at 130 degrees or above so the food was then reheated.

A scoop was found without a proper handle.

Various areas were in need of cleaning or repaired.

[Click here to read the complete health inspection report (PDF)]

To see any follow up scores of these and other restaurants within our area, visit DHEC's website. From there, you can search for a specific restaurant name or restaurants within a specific area.

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