Despite several flagrant violations, the restaurant passes health inspection.
PARKWAY VILLAGE, SOUTHEAST MEMPHIS –
(WMC TV) – A Chinese restaurant will remain open and even passed its health inspection, despite four critical health code violations and animal carcasses hanging behind the establishment.
Warning: You may find some of these photos disturbing.
The Shelby County health department issued Rice Bowl Chinese Restaurant, 2705 Getwell Rd., a passing score of 70 — one point shy of failure — two days after a complaint by The Action News 5 Investigators initiated an inspection of the property Monday.
We requested the inspection after a viewer’s tip led us to find a score of animal carcasses hanging like laundry behind the restaurant (for our original story, please click here).
Wednesday, Elizabeth Hart, the health department’s public information officer, released the restaurant’s inspection report. It cited Rice Bowl with four critical health code violations:
“dead carcasses at rear of restaurant”
“pots & pans…reused, not sanitized”
“mop sink stopped up with waste water”
“employee washing hands (in dishwashing sink)”
But those critical violations, in addition to nine non-critical violations, amounted to a 30-point deduction: a 70.
Not enough points to issue the restaurant a failing score.