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Restaurant Inspections: October 1

A Lawrenceville, Ga. DD's gets a C, a Japanese restaurant gets a U, and a burger place scores a perfect 100 for the third time in a row.

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

Chick-fil-A, 4965 Sugarloaf Parkway 
Score: 87 B
Inspection Date: 
October 1
Previous Score: 91 A (4/6/12), 96 A (8/1/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 2-2B, Violation of Code: [.03(5)(j)1&2 ] Drink cups on food prep counter that were not disposable and no strawe. Cups were removed. All employee drink cups must be kept aweay from food prep areas and be disposable cups with a lid and a straw. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Cheese on prep line in counter cooler held above 41F. Cheese discarded. Allpotentially hazardous foods must be maintained below 41F. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Coconut Grove Jamaican Restaurant, 2449 Lawrenceville Highway #B
Score: 88 B
Inspection Date: 
October 1
Previous Score: 93 A (1/25/12), 92 A (8/19/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.05(8)(a) ] Dirty cutting board and knife pulled from the dish sink. They were only rinsed in water. Raw chicken placed on cutting board to be prepared. All food contact surfaces must be washed, rinsed and sanitized before use. Cutting board & knife were washed, rinsed, sanitized in the dish sink. Chicken was discarded. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 12C, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(m) ] Chlorine sanitizer was >200 ppm in the sanitizer bucket. Sanitizing solution for storage of in-use/wet wiping cloths shall be at approved concentrations (100 ppm available chlorine or 300 ppm available Quat). Sanitizer was diluted to approved concentration.
In-use, wet wiping cloths not stored in an approved sanitizing solution (100 ppm available chlorine or 300 ppm available Quat). Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(1)(i) ] Observed raw particleboard food storage shelves in the kitchen. Materials used in the construction of food equipment must be safe, durable, corrosion-resistant, nonabsorbent. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(q) ] Ambient air temperature of small, white reachin cooler was at 49F. Ambient air temperature of cooler must be at 41F or less. New Violation. 15C, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)2,3 ] Observed debris/buildup on storage shelves, fan in kitchen. Please clean and maintain. Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris.
Observed ice buildup inside the small white freezer/cooler. Clean and maintain freezer/cooler. New Violation. 17C, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(a),(b) ] Observed water leaking from the ceiling tile in the back storage room, next to the chest freezer. Acoustical ceiling tiles in kitchen & in back storage room were water damaged. Repair leaks. Ceiling must be smooth, easily cleanable, durable, non-absorbent and light in color. Replace water damaged ceiling tiles with approved ceiling tiles. New Violation. 17D, Violation of Code: [.07(4)(b) ] Observed employee personal items (vitamins, food) stored with/above customer food, utensils, equipment )on shelves, in cooler). Personal items were separated from customer food, utensils, equipment. Personal items must be stored separate from food, food areas, utensils, equipment. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 18, Violation of Code: [.07(2)(m) ] Observed gap at the bottom of the back exit door. Exterior doors must be tight-fitting - needs door sweep.  New Violation.

Dunkin' Donuts, 4955 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 126
Score: 77 C
Inspection Date: 
October 1
Previous Score: 88 B (1/18/12), 99 A (7/20/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 1-2, Violation of Code: [.03(3)(a)-(d) ] Certified food safety manager certificate is a copy no original present in the store. Same Cfsm previously listed, PHR noted he no longer worked at the facility current manager says he has returned. New Violation. 2-2D, Violation of Code: [.06(2)(o) ] Employee using handsink to empty and rinse out milk jug. Coached on not using handsink for anything other than to wash hands. A handwashing facility may not be used for purposes other than handwashing. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Cheese and eggs in prep cooler above 41F. Product was discarded. All potentially hazardous foods must be cold held at or below 41F. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 12B, Violation of Code: [.03(5)(g) ] Manager and employee wearing rings that are not a plain wedding band. Removed rings. While preparing food employees may not wear jewlry, other than a plain wedding band, including medical jewlry on their hands or arms. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 13A, Violation of Code: [.10(2)(g) ] Most current inspection report not posted. Posted previous inspection report. new inspection form posted before I left. The most current inspection report shall be prominently displayed in public view at all times. Top third of inspection report not posted in the drive through window. Food service establishments with a drive through window must post a minimum of the top one third of the inspection report. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 13B, No smoke free signs posted at entry way. As per the Georgia clean air act you must post no smoking signs at the entrance of smoke free facilities. New Violation. 17A, Violation of Code: [.06(5)(g)3 ] There is not a trash can near the back handsink. If disposable towels are used at a handwashing sink a waste receptacle shall be located at each sink. New Violation. 17B, Violation of Code: [.06(5)(k),(l) ] Trash and debris around the dumpster. A storage area for refuse shall be maintained free of unecessary items and kept clean. New Violation. 17D, Violation of Code: [.07(2)(i) ] Light bulb in the freezer does not have protective shielding. Shielded, coated or shatter resistant bulbs must be used in areas with food storage. Repeat Violation. 17D, Violation of Code: [.07(3)(f) ] Light bulb in the freezer does not work. Adequate lighting must be provided for food storage areas. Repeat Violation.

Yumi Japan, 1820 North Brown Road Suite 65
Score: 67 U
Inspection Date: 
October 1
Previous Score: 77 C (5/23/12), 73 C (5/16/12)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 2-2B, Violation of Code: [.03(5)(j)1&2 ] Employees drinking from an unapproved, uncovered container in the food prep or food storage area.
Unapproved employee cups being used in the food prep/storage area. 
Employees moved the cups during inspection.
Employees may only drink out of disposable cups with a lid and a straw. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 2-2D, Violation of Code: [.06(2)(o) ] Utensils and lemon rinds were being stored in the back handwash sink.
The items were removed from the sink. Do not store anything in handwash sinks; they must remain acessible at all times for handwashing only. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 4-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(c)1(i)-(iii),(v),(viii) ] Food not protected from contamination by separating raw animal foods during storage, prep, holding, and display from raw or cooked ready-to-eat foods.
Raw chicken being stored behind ready to eat foods in cooler drawers. Raw beef being stored behind ready to eat foods in cooler drawers. Raw chicken stored above ready to eat foods in cooler drawers. All food items were re-arranged according to their internal cook temperature. Always store raw meats and ready to eat foods by their required internal cook temperature. This is a repeat violation from inspection on 5/16/12. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation. 4-2A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(c)1(iv) ] Food not stored in packages, covered containers, or wrappings.
Raw vegetables and other ready to eat foods were being stored in the walk-in cooler uncovered (right under pipes).
Foods must be stored covered in the walk-in cooler to prevent overhead contamination. The foods were all covered during the inspection. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Multiple pieces of equipment were unclean but being stored as clean on the storage shelf; chopper, slicer, peeler, can opener and other food contact surfaces. 
The ice machine was unclean with mold inside. The tea nozzle was unclean with brown slimy residue. All food contact surfaces must be kept clean to sight and touch. Please clean all of these surfaces. New Violation. 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(t) ] A splash guard is needed between the vegetable prep sink and the 4 compartment dish sink. Please install a splash guard at this location. Food must be protected from contamination during food preparation. New Violation. 12B, Violation of Code: [.03(5)(i) ] Employee not using an effective means of restraint for hair, beard, or mustache longer than ½ inch.
Two employees not wearing a hair restraint. Short hair was greater than 1/2 inch and hair that was pulled back was not fully restrained; small loose pieces of hair were in the front and back; hair must be effectively restrained. New Violation. 12C, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(m) ] In-use, wet wiping cloths not stored in an approved sanitizing solution (100 ppm available chlorine or 300 ppm available Quat) Wet wiping cloths were lying on prep counters and prep table. Wet wiping cloths must be kept stored in sanitizer bucket with a solution of 100 ppm chlorine. Sanitizer level was adequate but wiping cloths were left out on counters. Cloths were put into santizer bucket during inspection. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 13A, Violation of Code: [.10(2)(g) ] Inspection report not posted in public view within 15 feet of the primary entrance, 5-7 feet above the floor, and/or not readable from one foot.
Inspection report was not visible to customers; it was being stored behind other permits/papers. Please post inspection report according to the above requirements, at all times. Inspection report was moved and it was explained to PIC where the report must be posted. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 14B, Violation of Code: [.05(10)(f) ] Clean forks were being stored on a plate, on a counter, where customers walk by and could be contaminated; the forks were moved during the inspection after being washed, rinsed and santized; must store utensils properly protected. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 14C, Violation of Code: [.05(10)(f) ] Paper towels were being stored in the back playroom with all employee items and kids toys; some items were stored uncovered; must store all single-service items properly protected. The item were moved and covered. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(1)(g) ] Piece of raw wood being stored on top of 4 compartment sink; raw wood is not allowed in food prep areas; please remove the wood or paint it so that it is washable. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(1)(a) ] The shelves in the walk-in cooler are rusted; please replace or paint them with washable paint so that they are easily cleanable. Must keep all shelves in the facility in good repair and washable. New Violation. 15C, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)2,3 ] Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment not kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris. Shelves, surfaces and outside of food containers were unclean with old food debris/grease. Please clean these areas so that they are free of greast/food debris/dust/dirt. This is a repeat violation from inspection on 5/16/12. Repeat Violation. 16A, Violation of Code: [.06(1)(h),(i) ] Not enough hot water to meet the peak water demands of the food service establishment. Water was not hot enough in the facility; water at all sinks was at 90 degrees; hot water must be at least 100 degrees at all hand wash sinks and at least 120 at the dishwash sink. The hot water heater had been turned down by the owner; he turned up the temperature on the hot water heater at the beginning of the inspection. By the end of the inspection, the water was at an adequate level. Do not turn down the hot water heater on Saturday, when closing for the evening because the facility is closed on Sunday, unless it is turned back up upon opening on Monday for prep work. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 17C, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(a),(b) ] Floors in the kitchen and the walk-in cooler were unclean. Please clean the floors thoroughly. This is a repeat violation from inspection on 5/16/12. Repeat Violation. 17D, Violation of Code: [.07(3)(f) ] There is a light out under the vent hood. Please replace the light that is out. Maintain adequate light itensity in the food prep area. New Violation. 18, Violation of Code: [.07(2)(m) ] The screen on the back door was ripped and had a gapping hole and a large gap at the top. The outer door was propped open. Either repair the screen door so that it is secure or keep the outer door closed at all times. New Violation.

Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries, 4788 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 100/101
Score: 100 A
Inspection Date: 
October 1
Previous Score: 100 A (1/24/12), 100 A (8/5/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
No Violations

Taco Depot, 4788 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 107
Score: 83 B
Inspection Date: 
October 1
Previous Score: 84 B (5/24/12), 85 B (9/2/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 6-1C, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(d) ] Soup and rice in walkin cooler cooled improperly. Prepared yesterday and still above 41F. Discarded food, discussed cooling methods and ways to prevent improper cooling. Potentially hazardous foods must be cooled from 135F-70 within 2hrs and from 70F -41F or below within the next 4 hrs.(6 hrs total) Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-2, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(g) ] Cheese in the walk in and the reach in cooler is not date marked. Product was just opened yesterday so date was put on product.All potentially hazardous foods must be datemarked and discarded within 7 days. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 8-2B, Violation of Code: [.07(6)(g) ] Sanitizer in 3 compartment sink registering over 400ppm. Remade sanitizing solution correctly. Sanitizer solution must be maintained at the proper levels. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

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