The Brass Key written up again for unhealthy handling of food
Courtny Gerrish reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE- Heath violations were made again at a south side spot. The owner was not happy to see us, again, and defended his employees.
The Brass Key Restaurant and Lounge on 49th and Forest Home is the subject of this week's Dirty Dining. The inspector pointed out hand washing issues; one cook rinsed his hands in bleach water; another washed his hands, without soap. Both cooks had just handled raw meat or eggs.
Owner George Tsaousis says, "say that he make a mistake not to use the soap but still he wash his hands." When asked if he doesn't consider not using soap a problem, Tsaousis said, "well, just that it depends how you take it. He wash his hands without the soap, but he washed his hands."
We first visited The Brass Key back in 2010. Some of the same violations came up again this time. Like the cooks handling customer's food with bare hands.
Pans of raw meat were stored above pans of tuna and chicken salad. That's a cross contamination risk. A bucket of gravy not being cooled correctly. It was thrown out.
And some prepared food had no expiration dates. Cooked food has a shelf life of seven days.
All food handlers at the restaurant are required to attend a training session with an inspector. The Brass Key was also fined.
To check out this restaurant's inspection history click here.