Health violations reported at Cumberland Strip restaurant

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – While the lowest scoring restaurant this week passed it’s health inspection, the inspector found a number of problems.

Sunspot, 2200 Cumberland Avenue – Grade: 83

The critical violations the health inspector marked off in her report are some issues that could potentially make you ill, if not caught and corrected.

While the grade of 83 is passing, the violations will need to be corrected.

When she checked dry storage, the inspector found two cans of tomato paste that had been spoiled. She ordered them thrown away.

The inspector wrote that she watched a kitchen worker with a band aid on her hand touch ready to eat food. The worker should have been wearing gloves as she handled and prepared food.

Finally, when she checked the food slicer that had been stored as being clean, it wasn’t. There was food debris on it. Apparently it had not been washed and sanitized as required by health rules.

Sunspot will be re-inspected soon.

Web Extra: This week’s full inspection reports [PDF]

Top scores of the week:

  • Stefano’s, 1937 Cumberland Avenue – Grade: 100
  • Taco Bell, 401 Lovell Road – Grade: 100
  • Mario’s Pizza and Grill, 10943 Kingston Pike – Grade: 100
  • Starbucks, 11038 Parkside Drive – Grade: 100
  • Paris Boutique Tea Room, 4461 Kingston Pike – Grade: 100
  • Subway, 3505 Sutherland Avenue – Grade: 100
  • Bojangles’, 505 Lovell Road – Grade: 99
  • Taco Bell, 11217 Parkside Drive – Grade: 99
  • Round-Up Restaurant, 3643 Sevierville Road – Grade: 99
  • Sonic Drive-In, 4515 Chapman Highway – Grade: 98
  • Captain D’s, 4320 Chapman Highway – Grade: 98
  • Sutherland Deli, 2608 Sutherland Avenue – Grade: 98

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