DCW50 Dirty Dining: Moon Star Carryout, Potomac Seafood

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WASHINGTON, D.C., -  "Employees must wash hands." It`s a common sign you see inside restaurants, but in Tuesday's night edition of 'DCW Dirty Dining,' we learned that two district restaurants recently got a slap on the wrist because some workers broke that rule.

We start with Moon Star Carryout on Benning Road in South East. During a routine inspection on January 4th, health inspectors recorded 13 violations, including three priority. Inspectors say that employees were seen not washing their hands after engaging in other activities. Also, rodent droppings were found on the shelves of the counter at the service line, and the food contact surface of the can opener was not clean. The good news: during a follow up inspection five days later no violations were found.

Employee hand washing was also an issue at Potomac Seafood on Minnesota Avenue in North East. Inspectors hit them with 13 violations on January 10th including four priority. In addition to employees not washing their hands, a bottle that was previously used to store dish detergent was found to be filled with cooking wine. Rodent droppings were also seen behind the chest freezer and along the wall near the walk-in freezer, and heavy grease and soil accumulation were on the wok at the cook line.

Finally, things are looking good at the Morsels Restaurant inside the Omni Hotel on Calvert Street in North West. Zero violations found during the last two routine inspections. In fact the last time they had any was back in November of 2016, and those were two relatively minor violations. So we`re putting Morsels in our clean plate club.

Remember, you can always send tips about dirty dining establishments to newstips@dcw50.Com

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