Turbeville restaurant fails inspection for dead roaches in kitchen

By Kayla Robins
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 3/6/18

A Turbeville restaurant failed its most recent food inspection for having dead cockroaches throughout the kitchen.

Old Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 1665 Main St., Turbeville, received a 74 percent on its Feb. 28 retail food establishment inspection …

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Turbeville restaurant fails inspection for dead roaches in kitchen

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UPDATE: Old Dragon Chinese Restaurant was re-inspected on March 6 and received a score of letter grade A, percentage grade 89.

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A Turbeville restaurant failed its most recent food inspection for having dead cockroaches throughout the kitchen.

Old Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 1665 Main St., Turbeville, received a 74 percent on its Feb. 28 retail food establishment inspection report from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Scores are based on a 100-point scale, and a letter grade is assigned at the end of inspection. Scores of less than 78 points are designated as a "C" and are failing, meaning the "food safety practices need significant improvement."

According to the DHEC report, violations included not having a person in charge certified by an accredited program - later, apparently, that person was identified and said he or she was accredited; having the hand wash sink next to the utensil sink and blocked with plastic wrap; letting kitchenware accumulate grease, carbon and debris; and not using the correct hot holding temperatures for chicken wings and cold holding temperatures for cooked-breaded boneless chicken; not having a date marking system that meets criteria.

A consecutive violation was cited that "numerous dead roaches were observed in the hand sink, on kitchen counters, on the floors [and] on shelving throughout the kitchen area."

It was also found that "numerous food items were observed stored uncovered in the walk-in cooler and reach-in cooler," that "multiple single service items are being reused, such as cardboard in multiple areas and ways" and that "shelving and storage units had rust, grease and food debris buildup."

A follow-up inspection is required within 10 days of failing or bad routine inspections. The DHEC report listed that followup will occur today.

The contact name on the report is Joann Chan. A message left with a woman who answered the phone for a manager or owner was not returned.