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Major hand-washing violations reported at Charlotte restaurants

Food storage and hand washing were major problems at multiple Charlotte restaurants this week.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If your weekend plans include dining out, you'll want to check the health inspection score of your favorite restaurant. After all, you never know what's going on in the kitchen behind closed doors. 

On this week's report, we have three B grades you should know about. 

First up is the Lempira, which is on Central Avenue. They didn't have soap or towels at their bar sink, and as for the food, they were storing cheese, raw chicken and beef all over 41 degrees. Everything that was in the cooler longer than four hours was thrown away. And their dumpster had trash piled up around it. 

Their grade? An 87, that's a B. Click here to view their inspection report

Next up is the Shun Lee Palace on Colwick Road. Their health policies were written in Chinese, but they had Spanish speaking employees in the kitchen and the manager didn't have any policies in their native language. By the time the inspection was over, a copy was made available in Spanish. The inspector also noted a lack of hand-washing between all employees and they had dirty pans marked clean. 

The grade at Shun Lee Palace was an 86, that's a B. Click here to view their inspection report

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Last up this week is a familiar name to the report card, Fonda La Taquiza. The inspection didn't start off well in that no one in charge was there and didn't show up for 40 minutes. They had beans cooling in a pot from the night before that were at 46 degrees, not below 41 as required. Everything in their cold holding was above 41, so it was all thrown away. 

Their grade was an 88, which is a B. Click here to view their full inspection report. 

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