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Restaurant Inspections: Evidence of Mice at Local Restaurant

Patch brings you the most recent restaurants inspections in Alexandria's west end.

Alexandria Health Department officials inspected numerous restaurants in West End Alexandria in recent weeks. We all want to know how our favorite restaurants stack up on cleanliness and sanitation.

Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website.

Atlantis Restaurant, 3648 King St., Dec. 20

Risk factor assessment; no violations found

Savio's Italian Restaurant and Bar, 516-E S. Van Dorn St, Dec. 28

Corrected During Inspection Core Item - Open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. Open drinking cup was discarded during the inspection.

Core Item Repeat - Unwrapped or uncovered food in the following location where the food is subject to contamination: sauce in the walk-in refrigerator.

Priority Foundation Item - A review of the menu with the food service operator indicates that there is no consumer advisory for the following food item(s) that may be served raw and/or undercooked: Caesar dressing and salmon. Correct menu in 15 days.

Corrected During Inspection Core Item - Observed improper methods used to thaw food. Calamari was defrosting at room temperature. The calamari was placed under cold running water during the inspection.

Corrected During Inspection Core Item - Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6 inches off the floor. Bread was improperly stored on the floor. The bread was elevated during the inspection.

Core Item - Discarded products with food residue are being stored outside of refuse containers, outside of the establishment.

See the full inspection report here.

New Szechuan Express, 5715A Edsall Rd., Dec. 28

Core Item Repeat - The premises is not being routinely inspected for the presence of insects, rodents, and other pests. Evidence of mice; observed mouse droppings in the dry storage area.

Corrected During Inspection Core Item Repeat - Open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. Open drinking container was discarded during the inspection.

Corrected During Inspection Priority Item Repeat - Observed food employees using improper handwashing procedures. Employee failed to wash his hands for 20 seconds. Employee instructed during the inspection.

Core Item Repeat - Unwrapped or uncovered food in the following location where the food is subject to contamination: egg rolls were uncovered in the walk-in refrigerator.

Core Item - Food stored on the floor and/or food stored less than 6 inches off the floor. Food was improperly stored on the walk-in refrigerator floor. Foods were elevated during the inspection.

Core Item Repeat - Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils are not durable. A chicken box was reused to store cooked chicken. Cardboard box was discarded during the inspection.

See the full inspection report here.

For more restaurant inspections from all over the city of Alexandria, click here.

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