WATE reports a customer complaint sent a health inspector back to a Morristown restaurant six weeks after a routine inspection.
The Golden Dragon on Andrew Johnson Highway scored a 70 during the most recent inspection. The score was passing. The health department considers a grade below 70 is considered “unsanitary.”
Several of the violations marked off in the report could lead to foodborne illness if not corrected.
The inspector wrote he watched a worker carry dirty dishes from the dining room into the kitchen and start preparing food without washing his hands.
Another kitchen worker washed large containers of food in the utility sink with water and put them away without rinsing and sanitizing them.
Inside the kitchen raw frog legs were stored over banana pudding and raw fish was stored over broccoli. That is OK at home but raw food contains bacteria and placing raw food over ready to eat food raises the potential for cross-contamination.