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Restaurant Inspections: October 30

One Lawrenceville, Ga. restaurant is in jeopardy of having their permit suspended and an elementary school barely gets an A.

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

IHOP Restaurant, 1143 Scenic Hwy
Score: 81 B
Inspection Date: 
October 30
Previous Score: 95 A (6/4/12), 84 B (11/2/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 2-1B, Violation of Code: [.03(5)(c) ] Employee was observed handling raw shell eggs then donned a pair of gloves to handle a peeled banana. Employee not washing hands before donning gloves. Hands were washed and food was discarded. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1C, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(d) ] (a) Bacon cooling since 8:00 a.m. temped 78F at 10:30 a.m. (b) Pancake batter cooling since 8:00 p.m. temped 46F at 9:58 a.m.; (c) Lingonberry butter cooling since yesterday temped 9:28 a.m. 
Cooked potentially hazardous foods not cooled from 135F to 41F within a total of 6 hours or to 70F within 2 hours. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1D, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(i) ] (a) Pancake batter under time as a public health control not marked to indicate the discard time. (b) pancake batter placed under time as a public health control with a inital temperature of 51F. 
Time controls not documented according to written procedure. Foods were discarded. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(2)(c),(d) ] Several plates and storage containers with chips and breaks. Multiuse food contact surfaces not maintained free of breaks, chips, etc. Items were removed from use. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(a) ] Prep cooler drawer across from the cook line is not self-closing. Equipment is not maintained in good condition. New Violation.

Jackson Elementary School, 1970 Sever Road
Score: 90 A 
Inspection Date: 
October 30
Previous Score: 96 A (1/27/12), 96 A (10/20/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 3-1C, Violation of Code: [.04(3)(e) ] Three hermetically sealed cans of food found with dents along the seam & stored with cans in good condition. Damaged cans removed from storage & placed in the office. To return to the supplier. Damaged hermetically sealed cans of food must be separated from those that are in good, sound condition. Return damaged product to the supplier or discard. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 17C, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(a),(b) ] Fans throughout the kitchen with dust build up. 
The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean and by methods that prevent contamination of food products. New Violation. 17C, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(a),(b) ] Paint peeled from concrete floor in utility room. Reseal floor so that it is smooth, nonabsorbent, & easily cleanable. New Violation.

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant, 1064 Old Peachtree Road Suite 104 and 105
Score: 82 B
Inspection Date: 
October 30
Previous Score: 88 B (7/12/12), 98 A (5/29/12)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 6-1B, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Hot-held potentially hazardous foods not maintained above 135oF; no time controls/documentation in place. Ground beef on steam table at 116, 111 deg. F. Product within 4 hours of preparation reheated above 165 deg. F. Must hold at 135 deg. F. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1C, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(d) ] Cooked potentially hazardous foods not cooled from 135 deg. F to 41 deg. F within a total of 6 hours. Three pans of beans made 10-28 at 47, 49, 50 deg. F. Beans DISCARDED. Must cool potentially hazardous food from 135 deg. F to 70 deg. F within 2 hrs AND from 135 deg. F to 41 deg. F within 6 hrs. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-2, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(g) ] Refrigerated, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared and held in the establishment for more than 24 hours not clearly marked to indicate the date by which the food must be consumed, sold, or discarded. Two pans of cheese dip made 10-25 dated 10-19 & 10-11. Chiles (heat treated) made Sunday dated 10-15. Facility must remove old date labels and accurately date mark food. Refrigerated, ready to eat food that is potentially hazardous must be date marked after it's been prepared or opened and under under refrigeration for more than 24 hours. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 11A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(e) ] Three pans of beans found above 41 deg. F cooling in covered pans in the walk in cooler. Beans stored on solid trays in baker's rack. Potentially hazardous food must be cooled via an EFFECTIVE cooling method that facilitates rapid cooling from 135 deg. F to 70 deg. F within 2 hrs AND from 135 deg. F to 41 deg. F within 6 hrs: store beans in the coldest section of cooler with best air circulation, stir product, keep uncovered but ensure there is no overhead contamination, MONITOR COOLING PROCESS, utilize ice bath if necessary, etc. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(a) ] Leak in walk in cooler (fan). Must maintain equipment in good repair. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(1)(a) ] Two fryer baskets with torn metal wires. Food service equipment under normal use conditions shall be safe, durable, corrosion-resistant, and nonabsorbent. New Violation. 15C, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(d) ] Fan covers in walk in cooler with dust build up. Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment must be cleaned at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues. New Violation. 17A, Violation of Code: [.07(2)(l) ] Self-closer to restroom door broken (women's restroom). Doors to restrooms must be self-closing. New Violation.

Saigon Cafe, 1030 Old Peachtree Road #203
Score: 73 C
Inspection Date: 
October 30
Previous Score: 85 B (8/29/12), 84 B (7/18/12)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Interior of ice machine around ice shoot with brown like and black mold/slime build up. Food contact surfaces must be clean to sight & touch. Address immediately. 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. Crate of raw shelled eggs and container of raw beef above 41 deg. f in prep cooler. Items DISCARDED. Must hold at 41 deg. F or less. IF THIS ITEM IS MARKED OUT OF COMPLIANCE ON THE NEXT ROUTINE INSPECTION, THEN THE PERMIT MAY BE SUSPENDED. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation. 6-1C, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(d) ] Potentially hazardous foods prepared from products at ambient temperature (i.e., canned products) not cooled to 41oF within 4 hours. Cooked quail eggs removed from can this morning and cooling in prep cooler for 5 hrs 45 min at 44.7 deg. F. Fish balls prepared this morning (from walk in cooler) and cooling for 6 hrs at 45.6 deg. F. Both items DISCARDED. Must cool food from room temperature to 41 deg. F within 4 hrs. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1D, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(i) ] Container of sprouts and container of cooked rice noodles under time as a control from this morning had the time changed from 11-3 to 3-7 without the product being discarded first. Both items DISCARDED. Facility must document the time accurately when the food is first removed from temperature control as per the written procedures for time as a control for food safety. All food must be discarded after 4 hours if not used as per written procedures. IF THIS ITEM IS MARKED OUT OF COMPLIANCE ON THE NEXT ROUTINE INSPECTION, THEN THE PERMIT MAY BE SUSPENDED. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation. 11A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(e) ] Fish balls prepared this morning from the cooler and the quail eggs from a can at room temperature cooling in prep cooler. No ice. Food from cans stored at room temperature or prepped product from cooler must be cooled via an effective method that facilitates rapid cooling from room temperature to 41 deg. F within 4 hrs. Prep coolers are not designed to rapidly cool. Double panning also restricts airflow. Repeat Violation. 11D, Violation of Code: [.05(3)(g) ] Food thermometer not adequately designed for measuring the internal temperature of thin massed foods. Facility misplaced digital thermometer. Infrared & bi-metallic thermometers only thermometers provided. Food thermometer must be adequately designed for measuring the internal temperature of thin massed foods (e.g., digital thermometer). New Violation. 12A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(i) ] Ice (undrained) directly in imitation crab meat, calamari, shrimp, etc. Ice in food must be draining. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(q) ] Ambient air of middle prep cooler at 45.3 deg. F. Ambient air must be at and must hold food at 41 deg. F or less. Repeat Violation. 18, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(k) ] Flies in the kitchen, dining room, & the restroom. Must control the presence of pests in the facility. Invoice not available/provided regarding recent pest control assessment. New Violation. 18, Violation of Code: [.07(2)(m) ] Exterior back door with opening along the bottom (can see light). Exterior doors must be self closing & tight fitting.  New Violation.

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