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Restaurant Inspections: June 13

A number of restaurants in Lawrenceville, Ga. were inspected. How did they do?

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

Gourmex Restaurant, 252 W. Pike Street
Score: N/A
Inspection Date: 
June 13
Previous Score: Not Available
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 16B, Violation of Code: [.06(2)(d) ] Vegetable prep sink not equipped with an air gap. Please install air gap and make sure that the air gap between the water supply inlet and the flood level rim of the plumbing fixture is at least twice the diameter of the water supply inlet. New Violation. 17B, Violation of Code: [.06(5)(o),(p) ] Dumpster not equipped with drain plug. New Violation. 17C, Violation of Code: [.07(2)(a) ] Please repair the floor/wall junctures cove base by the front handwash sink. New Violation.

650 Hi-Hope Lane
Score: 100 A
Inspection Date: 
June 13
Previous Score: 92 A (11/7/11), 94 A (3/9/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
No Violations

, 3001 River Drive
Score: 93 A
Inspection Date: 
June 13
Previous Score: 99 A (11/9/11), 81 B (6/3/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Food equipment stored on shelves with food debris/residue. Equipment recleaned during inspection. Ensure equipment is cleaned to sight and touch. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 14A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(k) ] Knife stored between prep coolers. Knife removed. Keep utensils properly stored between uses. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 15C, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(d) ] Top of hot holding cabinet and inside reachin freezer have dust, dirt and food debris accumulation. Ensure nonfood contact surfaces of equipment are kept free of accumulation of dirt, dust and food debris. New Violation. 17B, Violation of Code: [.06(5)(n) ] Doors and lid of outdoor garbage receptacle left open. Doors/lid closed. Ensure garbage receptacle is kept tightly secure. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 17C, Violation of Code: [.07(2)(a) ] Tiles in kitchen cracked and/or missing in areas. Tiles need to be replaced with non-absorbent, light color, easily cleanable surface. New Violation. 17C, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(a),(b) ] Walls and ceiling with food debris. Clean walls, floor, and ceiling as frequently as neccessary to avoid food debris buildup. New Violation.

Taqueria El Gallo Giro, 2520 Old Norcross Road
Score: 96 A
Inspection Date: 
June 13
Previous Score: 96 A (11/18/11), 98 A (11/4/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(b) ] Tables being cleaned with Chlorox bleach spray and/or single sanitizer (proper concentration) wiping cloth. Had tables recleaned and discussed with Person in Charge of proper tabletop cleaning methods: 1) use two sanitizer wiping cloths from two sanitizer buckets or 2)chemical sanitizer spray bottle wiping tables with paper towel. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Cafe Nirvana, 2520 Old Norcross Road
Score: 95 A
Inspection Date: 
June 13
Previous Score: 100 A (5/9/11), N/A (5/8/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 2-2A, Violation of Code: [.03(4)(a)-(f) ] Person in charge is unaware of the employee health policy. Each employee is not aware of restrictions, exclusions, or reporting responsibilities. PIC was informed and handout given. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 15B, Violation of Code: [.05(3)(h),(i) ] Quat is used as food contact surface sanitizer and test device is not present. New Violation.

, 540 B Northdale Road
Score: 91 A
Inspection Date: 
June 13
Previous Score: 89 B (12/27/11), 90 A (8/17/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 2-1B, Violation of Code: [.03(5)(c) ] Employee was observed sweeping floor then later handled prep cooler and reach-in cooler doors. Food employees not washing hands at a frequency to prevent contamination of food and/or equipment. Hands-washed; equipment-cleaned. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

, 3059 Lawrenceville Hwy Suite N
Score: 82 B
Inspection Date: 
June 13
Previous Score: 90 A (11/28/11), 100 A (10/20/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 2-1B, Violation of Code: [.03(5)(c) ] Employee was observed donning gloves to place topping on dough without washing hands. Food employees not washing hands at a frequency to prevent contamination of food and/or equipment. Hands were washed. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Potentially hazardous foods(see temperature observation section) holding in the pizza prep cooler since 11:30 a.m.above 41F ,temped 5:13 p.m.-5:18 p.m.. Cold-held potentially hazardous foods not maintained below 41oF; no time controls/documentation in place. Foods were discarded. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1C, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(d) ] Onions cooked about 2:00 p.m., temped 81F at 5:05 p.m. Cooked potentially hazardous foods not cooled from 135F to 70F within 2 hours. Food was discarded. Note: Cooked potentially hazardous foods should be cooled from 135F to 41F within a total of 6 hours. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1C, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(d) ] Canned marinara opened around 11:00 a.m., temped 44F at 5:18 p.m. Potentially hazardous foods prepared from products at ambient temperature (i.e. canned products) not cooled to 41F within 4 hours. Food was discarded. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

, 423 Swanson Drive
Score: 96 A
Inspection Date: 
June 13
Previous Score: 96 A (10/6/11), 97 A (8/25/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 12B, Violation of Code: [.03(5)(i) ] Employee not using an effective means of restraint for hair longer than ½ inch - employees dropping hash browns and mixing oatmeal with no hair restraints. Advised PIC that hair restraints shall be worn if hair is longer than 1/2 inch and if prepping food. New Violation. 12B, Violation of Code: [.03(5)(g) ] Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring while preparing food - employees wearing multiple wristbands and bracelets while prepping food. Advised PIC that only a plain ring shall be worn while prepping food. New Violation. 12C, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(m) ] Chlorine sanitizer concentration less than 50ppm in two wiping cloth containers. Adivsed PIC that chlorine concentration for wiping cloths shall be between 50ppm-100ppm. Sanitizer remixed to proper concentration. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 14A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(k) ] Ice scoop handle and chain attached to ice scoop are in direct contact with ice. Advised PIC that scoop handle and chain shall not be in direct contact with food. Scoop and chain taken out of ice. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

J Buffalo Wings, 4850 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 903
Score: 87 B
Inspection Date: 
June 13
Previous Score: 92 A (11/23/11), 98 A (11/7/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 4-2A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(c)1(iv) ] Food not stored in packages, covered containers, or wrappings - 4 tubs and 2 boxes of food opened and uncovered in the walk-in freezer. Advised pic to cover food to protect from contamination. Foods covered. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Food slicer, beverage nozzles and knives stored on the magnetic strip, have dried food debris present. Advised PIC to ensure food contact surfaces are clean and sanitized. Equipment was cleaned during inspection. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 11A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(e) ] Potentially hazardous foods not properly cooled by effective methods (shallow pans, ice water bath, adding ice as an ingredient, etc.) - rice cooling for ~ 1hour in a deep, covered container in the walk-in cooler. Advised PIC to use shallow pans and to place in the coldest part of the walk-in cooler or another approved method for cooling rice. Rice was divided into shallow containers and placed on top shelf of walk-in cooler for cooling down. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 11C, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(c)] Potentially hazardous foods not thawed under an approved method - raw fish thawing in standing water. Advised PIC to thaw foods in the cooler or in cold, running water. Fish moved to the walk-in cooler. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 12C, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(m) ] Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Advised PIC to store wiping cloths in sanitizer between uses. Cloths placed in sanitizer.  Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation. 12D, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(g) ] Raw fish being thawed in vegetable sink. Adivsed PIC to use vegetable sink for prepping vegetables and fruits only. Fish removed and sink sanitized. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 14D, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(n) ] Observed gloved employee handling dirty dishes and proceed to prep food with the same gloves. Advised PIC that hands shall be washed after contaminating them and hands washed before putting on clean gloves. Gloves discarded and hands washed. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation.

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