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Raleigh Meat Market Receives Low Sanitation Grade

Posted April 4, 2003

— Along with restaurants, health inspectors also check out meat markets. A popular one got a grade the managers were not happy about.

The meat market at Whole Foods on Wade Avenue in Raleigh received a 72.5, a low C.

Some of the violations:

  • Sausage casings were in stagnant water that was moldy and mildewed.
  • A lot of food, including a box of chicken, was stored on the floor.
  • Tables were not washed and sanitized between preparation of meat, vegetables and seafood.
  • Barbecue chicken was as much as 17 degrees cooler than what is safe.
  • The meat market was regraded two days later and now posts a 97, an A. Manager Will Johnson said he is a stickler for health rules and said the inspector "caught us on a bad day."

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