Health officials probe claims Nashville restaurant workers washed rags, racks in lake water

Health department officials are investigating claims that workers at a Nashville-area restaurant were washing rags and restaurant supplies in lake water.

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According to a Facebook video obtained by WZTV, workers at the No. 1 Chinese Restaurant in Old Hickory were washing the items in water across the street from the restaurant. The video shows a food rack, a drain rack, wash rags and tools being rinsed in the water, the television station reported.

According to the daughter of the restaurant's owners, workers "always" wash items in the lake water for personal use, WZTV reported. She told the television that while the drain rack and food rack are washed in lake water, food is never in "direct contact" with either item.

Health department officials are determining whether a violation has occurred, the television station reported. The restaurant's latest score from the health department, recorded July 26, was 98, WZTV reported.

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