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Restaurant Inspections: December 6

Several violations involving roasted garlic could cause one Lawrenceville, Ga. lunch spot to have their permit suspended.

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

, 970 McElvaney Lane
Score: 100 A
Inspection Date: 
December 6
Previous Score: 100 A (2/10/12), 96 A (9/2/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
No Violations

WingStop, 3059 Lawrenceville Highway, #J
Score: 93 A
Inspection Date: 
December 6
Previous Score: 93 A (1/9/12), 87 B (7/5/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 8-2B, Violation of Code: [.07(6)(l) ] Bottle of Hot Shot, Eliminator bug spray, and Ortho Home Defense stored in building that are intended for home use only. Only pesticides indicated for food service establishments are to be used. Facility has a current pest control service last serviced on December 4, 2012. Pesticides were taken out of facility. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.15C, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(d) ] Shelves for dry storage observed with grease buildup. Equipment must be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulations. Please increase cleaning frequency. New Violation.17D, Violation of Code: [.07(4)(b) ] Employee hats, shirts, and bookbag stored on shelf with single use items. Personal belongings must be stored in a manner to prevent contamination. Items were removed. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation.

Little Gardens, 3571 Lawrenceville Highway NW
Score: 97 A
Inspection Date: 
December 6
Previous Score: 94 A (1/31/12), 92 A (8/24/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 13A, Violation of Code: [.07(3)(d) ] Handwashing sign not posted at bar. Must post handwashing sign at all handwashing sinks. New Violation. 14B, Violation of Code: [.05(10)(e) ] Dishes on storage rack less than 6 inches off the floor. Must store food service equipment 6 inches off the floor. New Violation. 17C, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(a),(b) ] Coving in kitchen in poor condition. Damaged. Walls in kitchen with peeling paint. Must maintain facility in good repair. New Violation.

Newk's Express Cafe, 911 Duluth Highway Suite F
Score: 81 B
Inspection Date: 
December 6
Previous Score: 88 B (5/23/12), 96 A (9/28/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 2-2B, Violation of Code: [.03(5)(j)1&2 ] Personal drink stored next to food & food service equipment. Drink not in a single use cup. Straw not provided. Drink DISCARDED. Personal drinks must be provided in a single use container with a lid and a straw. Store personal drinks where they will not contaminate food, food service equipment, & supplies. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 2-2D, Violation of Code: [.07(3)(b) ] No paper towels provided at handwashing snk by dishwasher. Paper towels restocked. Paper towels must be supplied at all handwashing sinks. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Cold-held potentially hazardous foods not maintained below 41oF; no time controls/documentation in place. Food above 41 deg. F DISCARDED. Shredded cheese, sour cream, goat cheese were in melted ice. Ensure ice bath is EFFECTIVE. Must hold at 41 deg. F or less. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1C, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(d) ] Cooked potentially hazardous foods not cooled from 135oF to 70oF within 2 hours. Roasted garlic cooling 3 hrs 30 min at 78 deg. F. Sliced beef cooling > 4 hrs at 45 deg. F. Roasted garlic & beef DISCARDED. Must cool from 135 deg. F to 70 deg. F within 2 hrs and from 135 deg. F to 41 deg. F within 6 hrs. Refrigerated foods like deli meat must be cooled to 41 deg. F within 4 hrs after preparation at room temperature. IF THIS ITEM IS MARKED OUT OF COMPLIANCE ON THE NEXT ROUTINE INSPECTION, THEN THE PERMIT MAY BE SUSPENDED. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation. 6-1D, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(i) ] Roasted garlic under time as control for food safety removed from temperature control at 10:13AM. At 3:53PM product was still being served. Had manager DISCARD roasted garlic. Written procedures not provided or available in facility. Food under time as a control must be used or DISCARDED within 4 hrs of removing from temperature control. Written procedures must be prepared in advance & available upon inspection. Provided template for time control procedures. Please complete or re-write your own. IF THIS ITEM IS MARKED OUT OF COMPLIANCE, THEN THE PERMIT MAY BE SUSPENDED. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation. 11A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(e) ] Roasted garlic cooling in covered container in walk in cooler. Black & bleu salad and other salads cooling for 3 hrs 45 min, roast beef sandwich cooling 3 hrs 45 min in self service cooler. Salads and sandwiches moved to freezer. Chicken portioned at 1:30 placed in top section of open top coolers. Provolone cheese cooling 2 hrs 20 min in top section of open top cooler at 47 deg. F. Deli meats and cheeses prepared today relocated to freezer for more rapid cooling. Facility must utilize an effective cooling method that facilitates rapid cooling. Open top coolers in kitchen are for holding food at 41 deg. F or less & not for rapid cooling. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation. 11C, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(c)] Shrimp thawing in standing water at room temperature. Shrimp panned & to be cooked. Food must be thawed under an approved method. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 11D, Violation of Code: [.05(3)(g) ] Food thermometer not adequately designed for measuring the temperature of thin-massed foods. Food thermometer must be adequately designed for measuring the temperature of thin-massed foods. Repeat Violation.

Samurai Blue Japanese Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar, 2000 Riverside Parkway
Score: 84 B
Inspection Date: 
December 6
Previous Score: 95 A (6/11/12), 93 A (4/3/12)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 2-1C, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(a) ] Bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods. Employee handling broccoli with bare hands. Broccoli DISCARDED. A barrier (e.g., single use gloves, a utensil, wax paper) must be used when handling ready to eat foods. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 8-2B, Violation of Code: [.07(6)(e) ] RAID ant & roach killer in the kitchen. DISCARDED bottle. Only approved pesticides for food service establishments may be used. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 14A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(k) ] Bowls without handles used to dispense rice, sesame seeds, and other foods. Dispensing utensils must have handles. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(a) ] Lid to chest freezer detached. Water build up in bottom section of open top cooler (salad prep area). Equipment components such as doors, seals, hinges, fasteners, and kick plates shall be kept intact, tight, and adjusted in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. Equipment shall be maintained in a state of good repair and condition. New Violation. 15B, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(d),(e) ] Dishwasher not dispensing chlorine. It was not being used at time of inspection. Dishwasher repaired. A warewashing machine and its auxiliary components shall be operated in accordance with the machine's data plate and other manufacturer's instructions. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 17C, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(a),(b) ] Broken floor tiles in cooking area and dishwashing area. FRP peeling from wall at handwashing sink. MISC items stored under shelving in dry storage room. Floor not clean. All physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair. Floors must be cleaned at a frequency that prevents build up. New Violation. 17C, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(n) ] Old, unused equipment stored on premises: old oven, glass dishwasher, slicer, hot holding drawer unit, dicer, glass door cooler, etc. The premises shall be free of items that are unnecessary to the operation or maintenance of the establishment such as equipment that is nonfunctional or no longer used and litter. New Violation.

Waffle House #1567, 926 Pleasant Hill Road
Score: 94 A
Inspection Date: 
December 6
Previous Score: 87 B (5/2/12), 83 B (10/21/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 12A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(r) ] Closed containers of food stored under leaking tube in cooler. Foods must be stored in a clean dry place away from water that is being condensed. Food was removed from area. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 14C, Violation of Code: [.05(10)(f) ] Cups in dispensers not protected from overhead contamination. Single use items must be protected from contamination. A lid was placed on top cup. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(q) ] 1. 2 dr cooler leaking water at tube by fan. All equipment must be in good repair. Cooler was repaired during inspection. 2. Rusted shelves observed in coolers. Shelves must be cleaned and maintained in good repair. Please coat or paint shelves. New Violation. 15C, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)2,3 ] Observed food and grease accumulations under grill and in coolers. Equipment must be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulations. New Violation. 17D, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(d) ] Hood filter system dripping grease. Ventilation system must be cleaned at a frequency to prevent dripping and accumulations. New Violation.

Mei Garden, 3059 Lawrenceville Highway, #K
Score: 81 B
Inspection Date: 
December 6
Previous Score: 94 A (2/27/12), 90 A (10/14/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 4-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(c)1(i)-(iii),(v),(viii) ] Unpackaged raw chicken and raw pork stored together in chest freezer, raw pork stored over cooked pork, raw chicken sticks stored with raw beef sticks. All raw meats must be stored according to minimum cook temperature. Freezer was rearranged to be in compliance. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Slicer and utensils stored clean on shelves. All food contact surfaces must be stored clean to sight and touch. All were placed at dish sink to be washed.  Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 12C, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(m) ] 3 containers of chlorine sanitizer at 0ppm. Sanitizers must be maintained at proper levels when storing cloths. Chlorine sanitizer must be maintained between 50-100ppm. Sanitizer was changed. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 14C, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(r) ] Soy sauce buckets and spice containers being reused for food storage. Single use items may not be reused for food storage. Please obtain reusable food safe containers. New Violation. 15B,Violation of Code: [.05(6)(f) ] Packaged raw beef and packaged whole chicken thawing in dish sink without being placed in a clean collander or pan. Dish sink may be used for thawing if sink is sanitized first and food is placed in a clean collander or pan. Whole chickens were removed and raw beef was placed in a pan. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 17D, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(d) ] Hood ventilation system observed with dripping oil. Ventilation must be cleaned at a frequency to prevent accumulations and possible contamination. New Violation. 17D, Violation of Code: [.07(4)(b) ] 2 pairs of employee glasses stored on prep shelving above prep cooler. Employee belongings must be stored in manner to prevent contamination. Glasses were removed. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

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