Two South Mississippi restaurants were cited by the state health department in the past two weeks.
Lotta Burger at 7575 Mississippi 614 in Hurley had a scheduled inspection on Sept. 17. The Mississippi State Department of Health found five violations, two of which were corrected during the inspection.
The inspection found insects, rodents or animals present; hot and cold water not available with adequate pressure; inadequate hand-washing facilities supplied and accessible; hands not clean and properly washed; and food contact surface not cleaned and sanitized. The last two were corrected during the inspection.
This was the restaurant’s first C since 2013.
A follow-up visit was conducted on Sept. 30 and all issues were corrected during the inspection.
A scheduled inspection on Wednesday at Mosaic Tapas Bar & Restaurant, 1010 Government St., Ocean Springs resulted in two violations. The restaurant was cited for not having food contact surface cleaned and sanitized and for not maintaining proper cold-holding temperatures. This is the only C for the restaurant listed on the Health Department website.
Restaurants and other food service establishments are rated A if they pass the Health Department inspection, B if violations are corrected during the inspection and C if the violations are critical.