The Mecklenburg County Health Department inspected these restaurants from Aug. 27 to Sept. 2:

Lowest Scores

• Umami Sushi & Grill, 200 E. Matthews St., Matthews – 78.5

Violations include: Inspector described “overall lack of control over food-borne illness risk factor;” employee handled ready-to-eat cooked peppers with bare hands; raw chicken skewers were over raw shrimp and whole beef in cooler; metal pans had food debris inside; some food was missing or had incorrect date marking; Yutari bowls didn't have consumer advisory; and spray bottles didn't have labels.

• Beantown Tavern, 130 Matthews Station St., Matthews – 88

Violations include: Certified food protection manager wasn't available; employee drinks and food were stored above facility drinks in cooler; items in prep unit weren't held cold enough; pasta salad, potato salad and clam chowder were held past the seven-day date marking requirement; and temporary paper menus were printed without consumer advisory for hamburger and cheeseburgers.

All Scores

Matthews

• Beantown Tavern, 130 Matthews Station St. – 88

• Costco (deli), 2125 Matthews Township Pkwy. – 98.5

• Costco (food court), 2125 Matthews Township Pkwy. – 98

• Costco (market), 2125 Matthews Township Pkwy. – 98.5

• Dilworth Coffee, 3016 Weddington Road – 98

• Food Lion (market), 9848 Monroe Road – 98

• Fullwood Market, 131 E. John St. – 90

• Mingfu Chinese & Sushi, 115 W. John St. – 96

• Pepero Oriental Foods, 10920 Monroe Road – 90

• Pizza Peel, 110 Matthews Station St. – 97

• Que Onda Tacos & Tequila, 3022 Weddington Road – 94.5

• Umami Sushi & Grill, 200 E. Matthews St. – 78.5

Mint Hill

• Circle K, 9201 Lawyers Road – 95

• Earp's Amoco, 7930 Fairview Road – 97

• Harris Teeter (deli) 7036 Brighton Park Drive – 96

• Harris Teeter (Starbucks), 7036 Brighton Park Drive – 98.5

Charlotte (28227)

• China Fun, 5716 Wyalong Drive – 94

• Food Lion (produce), 9848 Monroe Road – 96

• Hong Kong Bakery,7323 E. Independence Blvd. – 96

Charlotte (28270)

• Cinemark Movie Bistro, 9630 Monroe Road – 95.5

• City BBQ, 514 Galleria Blvd. – 97.5

• Food Lion (deli), 9848 Monroe Road – 98.5

• Nourish, 1421 Orchard Lake Drive – 97

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