WKYT.com reports that the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg was shuttered on Thursday after a customer called the health department when she saw a dead deer being wheeled into the kitchen.
“Two of the workers came in wheeling a garbage can and they had a box sitting on top of it,” Kate Hopkins told the website. “And hanging out of the garbage can, they were trying to be real quick with it. So that nobody could see it. But there was like a tail, and a foot and leg. Sticking out of the garbage can and they wheeled it straight back into the kitchen.”
Paul Lawson, Whitley County’s environmental health inspector, said the owner’s son admitted to pick up the dead animal from the side of I-75 North in Williamsburg. The restaurant was immediately shut down.
“They said they didn’t know that they weren’t allowed to,” Lawson said. “So that makes me concerned. But maybe they could have before. They didn’t admit to doing it before.”
Owners can reopen the restaurant, Lawson said, if it passes a secondary health inspection proving that they have properly sanitized it.
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Source: Fox News
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