There were no failures, but four Chattanooga area restaurants received relatively low scores this week after Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspections.
Employees not washing hands, food being kept at improper temperatures and grease buildup were among the reasons for the inferior marks.
Five area eateries received a perfect score of 100.
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.
No failures reported for the week ending May 8, 2019:
80 Taqueria Antiqua Guatamala
2005 East Main Street
Reasons include: staff not familiar with importance of washing hands between handling raw meat and ready to eat food; staff did not wash hands between handling raw chicken and handling cooked food; staff failed to wash hands after eating before returning to kitchen; raw chicken on prep table next to where ready to eat fools were being handled; food stored directly on floor and under hand sink.