The inspector found that there was no soap in the employee hand wash sink in both the cook line and bar. Additionally, fish and seafood were being thawed in the prep sinks, which were not designated for vegetable prep. Despite these issues, Blaze still passed the inspection with mostly good marks, having received a ‘B’ and ‘C’ in previous inspections.
The restaurant Blaze passed a health inspection despite observations of hygiene issues with employee hand washing, fish and seafood thawing in prep sinks, and a lack of designated vegetable prep sink.
During a recent inspection, Blaze, a popular restaurant, received some concerning notes from the inspector. One issue noted was the absence of soap in both the employee handwashing sink on the cook line and in the bar. The inspector also observed that fish and seafood were being thawed in both prep sinks, and according to the person in charge (PIC), there was no designated vegetable prep sink.
Despite these concerns, Blaze managed to pass the inspection with mostly flying colors. It wasn’t the first time Blaze had received a less-than-perfect grade, as the restaurant previously earned a ‘C’ in May 2021 and a ‘B’ in July 2022.
While the recent inspection notes may cause some diners to question Blaze’s cleanliness and food safety practices, it’s important to note that the restaurant ultimately passed the inspection. It’s also possible that Blaze has since addressed the concerns raised by the inspector to ensure a safer and cleaner dining experience for its customers.
As with any restaurant, it’s crucial to remain vigilant about any potential health and safety issues. If you notice any problems during your dining experience, don’t hesitate to bring them to the staff’s attention or report them to the appropriate authorities. By working together, we can all help ensure a safe and enjoyable dining experience for everyone.