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:
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.
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.
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.