How DHEC decides whether a restaurant gets an ‘A’ or a ‘C’
A Myrtle Beach restaurant had thawed blood at the bottom of a refrigerator and food packaging with no expiration dates during its first inspection as an operating business, according to a DHEC report.
La Vinotinto scored an 83 on its latest inspection Nov. 27.
During the inspection, food was found stored in to-go bags and a refrigerator that needs repairing had not kept food frozen, according to the report. Thawed blood was on the bottom of the refrigerator, a non-food contact spot.
The restaurant, at 402 Broadway St., also did not have its dish-washing station up to code, the report states. Milk and flour were stored in containers that were not labeled and food had packaging without a throw-away date, according to DHEC.
A DHEC inspector noted there was an employee who did not change gloves between handling uncooked chicken and uncooked ground beef.
The business had its pre-operational inspection Oct. 2 and received an A.