The following information was provided by Appalachian Health Care. Restaurants and food stands are inspected one to four times per year, based on risk frequency, and institutional food service facilities are inspected four times per year.

Sept. 10

Osaka, located on 1400 Mt. Jefferson Road #5 in West Jefferson received an “A” Grade and a final score of 90.50 on its last inspection. The restaurant received a three point demerit for food contact surfaces improperly cleaned or sanitized, a one point demerit for improperly stored, identified or used toxic substances, a two point demerit for food and non food contact surfaces being improperly cleanable, designed, constructed or used, a one point demerit for unauthorized animals, a one point demerit for non-food contact surfaces improperly cleaned, a one point demerit for physical facilities improperly maintained and a half-point demerit for not meeting ventilation or lighting requirements. Osaka received final scores of 91 and 91 on its two previous inspections.

The River House Restaurant, received an “A” Grade and a final score of 92 on its last inspection. The restaurant received a one point demerit for improper eating, tasting, drinking or tobacco use, a one and one-half point demerit for food improperly separated and protected, a three point demerit for food contact surfaces improperly cleaned and sanitized, a two point demerit for unauthorized animals, and a half-point demerit for physical facilities being improperly installed, maintained or cleaned. The River House Restaurant received final scores of 90.50 and 92 on its tow previous inspections.

Sept. 13

HomeSlice located at 111A North Jefferson Avenue in West Jefferson received an “A” Grade and a final score of 97 on their last inspection. The restaurant received a one and one-half point demerit for improper cold holding temperatures, a one point demerit for improper procedures and records and a half-point demerit for in-use utensils improperly stored. HomeSlice received final scores of 98.50 and 99 on its two previous inspections.

Sept. 14

Ingles Deli 82 located on 60 Ashe Mount Drive in West Jefferson received a “A” Grade and a final score 93.50. The restaurant received a one and one-half demerit for improper hot holding temperatures, a three-point demerit for improper cold holding temperatures, a one point demerit for improper procedures and records, a half-point demerit for improper storage or handling of utensils, equipment and linens, and a half-point demerit for not meeting ventilation or lighting requirements. Ingles Deli 82 received final scores of 93 and 94.

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