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Restaurant Scorecard: Dec. 16

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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 and Myrtle Beach:

Aquasino Partners | 4495 Mineola Ave., Little River

Overall Grade: 88 – A

During a DHEC inspection, the inspector found raw shrimp stored over cooked pasta.

An unclean ice machine and sink were also discovered as well as unclean cabinets and a wall near the buffet area.

Various areas were also said to be in need of cleaning or repair.

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

King Kong Sushi | 1306 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach

Overall Grade: 88 – A

Inspectors found potentially hazardous food, with chicken not cooked to the proper temperature during an inspection.

Raw meat was found stored over raw meat of a lesser cooking temperature, such as chicken stored over beef, pork or fish.

No soap or paper towels were found in a handsink.

Various areas were also said to be in need of cleaning or repair.

 [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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