"We go in two to three times a year. They don't know we are coming we just come in and we call it as we see it," said Gerry Worley, Columbia Health Department. "A critical violation is one that can cause a person to get ill as a result of it."
One of the violations found at Showme's was not properly marking expiration dates on certian foods, and having cleaning products too close to food preparation. Customers were surprised to find the restaurant closed and confused by the note on the door. Wednesday evening the restaurant was able to reopen because they passed a re-evaluation by the health department later in the day.
"The reason we closed was so that it would be safe for everybody and we are 100% in compliance with the health department and have our clean bill from them," said Jeff Allen, Showme's Columbia President.
Showme's has never been shut down for health violations before.