Potential contamination, employees putting their hands on ready-to-eat food, leads to this restaurant's failing health inspection

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The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards. To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.

The McDonald's located at 156 Browns Ferry Road didn't do so well on its health inspection this week.

The restaurant failed its health inspection with a score of 68 due to employees making barehand contact with ready-to-eat food, dirty food contact surfaces, contamination not being prevented during prep and storage display, food not being stored at correct temps and utensils stored in standing water.

No other restaurants failed this week, but BLVD Smoke House was cited for plumbing issues, lack of food safety knowledge, improper date marking and handwashing sinks blocked/not stocked.