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Salads now safe, but kitchens still need cleaning in some restaurants Video included

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Inspectors address romaine lettuce E. Coli scare with restaurants during their rounds Video included

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This week, the inspectors discussed the E coli scare with romaine lettuce with restaurants. More>>

Good week for restaurants in the Tennessee Valley Video included

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It's high scores for several Tennessee Valley restaurants with no failures to report. More>>

Two popular restaurants fail inspection this week Video included

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Two local eateries failed this week, with the primary reason centering upon how raw foods were being thawed.

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Lack of hand washing and unsafe meat thawing lead this week's violations Video included

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A few restaurants came close to failing this week, with familiar violations: staff not properly washing their hands, lack of food safety knowledge and unsafe thawing of frozen meat. 

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Clean dishes stored on dirty dishes and dirty floors fail one local eatery

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One local restaurant earned a failing score for restaurant inspectors this week for a variety of infractions. Several others were cited for various food handling problems

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Improper hand washing and bare-handed food contact lead to lower scores

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It was another busy week for health department restaurant inspectors.

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Lack of food safety knowledge common thread this week

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There were no failures to report in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

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Raw food at room temps, dirty floors and unwashed hands lead list of violations

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Inspectors gave 16 perfect scores of 100 in Hamilton County and 8 perfect scores in Georgia.

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Spoiled food, no paper towels cause problems for buffet

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This week, most restaurants came in with strong scores, but one spot had to do some cleaning up before the weekend. 

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Barehands used on ready-to-eat food, dirty kitchens and raw eggs stored over produce found

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Nearly two dozen establishments earned perfect scores this week by health department inspectors.

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Insects, incorrect food storage temps, and food stored on floor

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All is not perfect in the dining world; a few places will need to refocus food safety efforts on training and cleanliness.

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'Clean' utensils stored in pan with food debris and a hammer

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Safe food handling techniques and procedures continue to plague a few establishments.

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Raw foods not properly stored, improperly covered food lead this week's violations

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But with all of the great scores earned this week, a few not-so-great scores were reported by inspectors.

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Worker not washing hands after handling money and bare-handed food handling knock down scores

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A dozen restaurants earned a perfect score of 100 this week.

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Workers not changing gloves, wiping face while preparing food

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Thirteen eateries earned a perfect score of 100.

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Rodents, lack of hand-washing and more this week

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Nineteen establishments earned perfect scores of 100, but the need for proper food handling techniques still plague some restaurants.

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Local spot cleans up after mildew, sink issues

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Ice ice baby: ice machine causes local spot to clean up after inspector's visit. 

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Roach found in cooler, food left out and uncovered hands

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Even with a staggering 25 restaurants in the Tennessee Valley earning perfect scores, a small number of others have issues.

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It's a good week to dine out in the Tennessee Valley

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This week Hamilton County Health Department inspectors visited early twenty restaurants, with three of them earning perfect scores of 100.

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Restaurant inspectors award six perfect scores to finish out 2017

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Before they ring in 2018, restaurant inspectors are capping off the year with scores for more than 20 Tennessee Valley eateries. 

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Update: Raw meats stored over ready-to-eat food, re-used gloves knock several restaurants' scores down

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With 10 restaurants earning perfect scores in the Tennessee Valley this week, several other eateries will need to focus on their food safety practices.

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A good week to dine out!

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Overall, it was a great week for diners and the restaurants they may visit in the Tennessee Valley.

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Raw meats stored over cooked foods, bare hands preparing food fail two restaurants

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It has been a busy week for restaurant inspectors around the Tennessee Valley. 

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Back to work for restaurant inspectors after holiday

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After the Thanksgiving holiday, inspectors ramped up their work and visited over 20 restaurants in Hamilton County.

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Insects and food storage problems continue to plague some restaurants

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Proper food handling and storage techniques continue to be areas that need improvement for a few local restaurants.

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Fruit flies in kitchen and dirty areas among chief concerns during inspections

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This week, six Hamilton County restaurants earned perfect scores of 100 on their health inspections. But three others had some food safety issues.

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Cockroaches and barehanded food contact drop one restaurant's score

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Seven restaurants earned a perfect score this week, but one Chinese buffet will have to focus on several areas.

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Family food restaurant not much fun with a failing score

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Basic sanitation and food safety continue to plague some restaurants and their food safety practices.

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Dirty prep areas, hand towels fail Chinese restaurant

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One failure to report this week in Hamilton County. 

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Bare hands and hand washing knock two restaurants down this week

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Clean hands, use of gloves and other sanitation issues were at the top of the lists this week for restaurant inspectors.

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