DHEC puts seafood restaurant staff to work

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Mr. Fish, a seafood market and restaurant, sits along Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach.

Owner Ted Hammerman says they recently had a visit from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

"Small stuff. One point things," described Hammerman, when asked what kind of violations the inspector noted during their visit.

The DHEC report shows the inspector cited the seafood spot with eight violations and none of which were critical. The report shows the inspector left a list of things to do for Hammerman and his staff.

He says they took care of everything right away. One violation was not labeling food properly in the kitchen.

"The flour container wasn't labeled and we took a magic marker and labeled it right in front of him," Hammerman states.

The inspector noted the cutting board and parts of the wall and ceiling need to be cleaned. In addition, the inspector requested repair work.

"The base board behind the fryer, the base board had come loose and we glued that back," Hammerman adds.

Other violations dealt with improperly storing utensils. Hammerman says despite these violations, Mr. Fish's staff maintains a clean operation.

"If you got time to lean you got time to clean, that's where it's at," he claims. The restaurant received a score of 88, an 'A' rating.

Pirates Voyage is a popular entertainment venue in the Grand Strand, and part of the entertainment experience is dinner.

After a routine inspection, Pirates Voyage's kitchen scored a 97, an 'A' rating.

[View the full DHEC inspection report for Pirates Voyage PDF.doc]

The inspector noted three violations. The report shows the inspector found holes in a portion of the wall and ceiling.

The inspector also called for repair work on the floor in the storage room and to replace wiring for one of the kitchen's shelves.

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