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Gwinnett Medical Center Scores an 82: Restaurant Inspections January 9

Temperature controlled foods like soft cheeses and meat sauce were still in use beyond a week. This was a repeat violation for the Lawrenceville hospital.

The following are restaurant health inspection scores as reported by Gwinnett County: 

Kerala Kitchen, 1215 Scenic Highway Suite B4
Score: 99 A
Inspection Date: January 9
Previous Score: 85 B (6/28/13), 100 A (4/24/13)
Type of inspection: Routine
Violations: 14C, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(r) ] Some Paprika Plastic Containers Are Being Reused For Storing Other Foods. These Single Use Containers Are Not Designed To Be Washed And Cleaned. Dispose Of The Containers. Do Not Reuse The Containers. Discard The Containers. The Containers Were Discarded. Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.

Gwinnett Medical Center, 1000 Medical Center Boulevard
Score: 82 B
Inspection Date: January 9
Previous Score: 86 B (3/11/13), 84 B (9/20/12)
Type of inspection: Routine
Violations: 6-1C, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(d) ] Multiple food items which are time/temperature controlled for safety (TCS) did not cool to 41F or less within four hours. See temperature observations. / Discarded the food items. / TCS foods must cool within time and temperature limits to control the potential for bacterial growth.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation. 6-2, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(h) ] Several TCS foods are still being held in use for more than 7 days: meat sauce (prep 12/31/13 to 1/2/14), soft cheeses (prep 1/2/14), black beans (prep 12/28/13), and cooked pasta (prep 1/2/14). / Discard those food items./ TCS foods must be discarded by the end of the 7 days (168 hours) in refrigeration, after preparation. The date of preparation is Day One of the 7 days. 2ND CONSECUTIVE VIOLATION OF CODE SECTION  Corrected On-Site.  Repeat Violation. 11A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(e) ] Improper cooling methods observed: Deli salads (tuna and chicken) were observed tightly covered and stacked to cool in one of the walk-in coolers; tomato halves were stacked and covered inside a reach-in cooler with low air flow around the item; honeydew melon was cooling inside a deep food container inside of a separate walk-in cooler; Macaroni and cheese set-ups containing cooked macaroni with shredded cheese were stored covered and densely packed into a reach-in cooler with limited air flow around the pans. / Use the blast chiller to quickly cool items. Once the items are cooled below 41F, they can be stacked and covered. Use shallow containers and spread foods into a single layer on sheet pans. / Only approved cooling methods must be used to ensure rapid cooling: adding ice as an ingredient, using shallow containers, using a blast chiller, using an ice bath, etc. Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.

Hampton Inn, 1135 Lakes Parkway Medical Center Boulevard
Score: 93 A
Inspection Date: January 9
Previous Score: 91 A (9/26/13), 78 C (10/2/12)
Type of inspection: Routine
Violations: 8-2B, Violation of Code: [.07(6)(g) ] At time of inspection, concentration of sanitizer for manual dishwashing procedure too high (well above 200 ppm for quat). Concentration of sanitizer changed during inspection. Must ensure proper concentration of sanitizer is provided.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation. 10D, Violation of Code: [.04(8)(b) ] Packaged, commercially processed foods for sale to the consumer not removed from sale immediately after the manufacturer’s expiration date or sell-by date. At time of inspection, observed three cartons of milk with a sell-by date of 12/2013, 1/8/2013, and 1/8/2013. Milks were removed from sale and are to be returned to supplier. Must ensure all packaged, commercially processed foods for sale to the consumer are removed from sale immediately after the manufacturer’s expiration date, sell-by date, or use-by date.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.

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