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Sports Bar Scores a 57: Restaurant Inspections Dec. 27

A sushi restaurant in Lawrenceville, Ga. scored a C on a follow-up inspection.

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

Lekshmis Kitchen, 725 Grayson Highway
Score: 100 A
Inspection Date: 
December 27
Previous Score: 97 A (6/22/12), 100 A (3/21/12)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
No Violations

La Cazuela, 179 West Crogan Street
Score: 85 B
Inspection Date: 
December 27
Previous Score: 81 B (7/18/12), 97 A (5/10/12)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 4-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(c)1(i)-(iii),(v),(viii) ] CROSS CONTAMINATION: Employee handled raw tilapia with gloves & then handled ready to eat tacos. Tacos DISCARDED. Employees must remove soiled gloves and wash hands BEFORE donning new gloves and handling ready to eat foods.  Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Interior of ice machine with slime-like build up. Ice machine cleaned. Food contact surfaces must be clean to sight & touch. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 14D, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(n) ] Employee handled raw fish and then ready to eat food with same pair of gloves. Gloves removed and hands washed. If used, single-use gloves shall be used for only one task such as working with ready-toeat food or with raw animal food, used for no other purpose, and discarded when damaged or soiled, or when interruptions occur in the operation. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 17A, Violation of Code: [.06(5)(h) ] Covered waste receptacle or sanitary napkin receptacle not provided in women’s restrooms. Covered waste receptacle or sanitary napkin receptacle must be provided in women’s restrooms. New Violation.

Carlito's Sports Bar and Grill, 248 East Crogan Street #4
Score: 57 U
Inspection Date: 
December 27
Previous Score: 80 B (5/11/12), 85 B (12/12/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 1-2, Violation of Code: [.03(2)(a)-(n) ] Person in charge has failed to perform the duty of monitoring food safety practices and sanitation of the facility. Several violations of risk factors observed during the inspection. Person in charge stated that he has more staff working during the weekends. However, the facility must still be maintained clean, foods must still be kept at safe temperatures and protected against contamination at all times. (Create a daily checklist of the factors which require daily monitoring to ensure there is active managerial control of the restaurant.) The person in charge must be responsible for making sure the restaurant is following every measure to prevent foodborne illness as required by the food safety regulations. / Instructed the person in charge to complete several corrective actions during the inspection AND reviewed effective tools for long-term compliance. Printed the responsibilities of the person in charge from the food safety regulations. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 2-2D, Violation of Code: [.06(2)(o) ] The handwashing sink in the kitchen has a container stored in the basin. (Remove the container from this sink.) The handwashing sinks must be maintained accessible at all times to allow handwashing to occur. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 3-1C, Violation of Code: [.04(1) ] Molded foods being held in use: yuca, tomato fish sauce, and beef w/ vegetable mixture. (Discard these foods.) Ensure that all of your foods are safe, in good condition, and unadulterated. No amount of mold is considered safe (unless the mold is a natural part of the food such as blue cheese). Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(b) ] Several utensils, tableware, and food preparation equipment have not been cleaned with adequate frequency: Blender pitchers, knives, spoons, plates, cups, small fryer, frying pans, food containers, etc. (Sort through all of the items stored on the shelves and re-wash, rinse, and sanitize them.) All food-contact surfaces must be cleaned at least once every 24 hours. These items must be clean prior to storing them among other clean items. New Violation. 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(b) ] The dining tables have food debris and stains on the table cloths. (Remove the food debris and clean the table linens.) Ensure that the dining tables are cleaned at least once every 24 hours. Table linens must be regularly washed. You may also cover the table linens with glass or plexi-glass. New Violation. 6-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] TCS foods (time/temperature controlled for safety foods) are not being maintained at 41F or less: sliced tomatoes and cooked rice w/ beans. (Discard the foods. No time left to cool them down.) There is no time control or documentation in place. Foods held cold for safety must be maintained at 41F or less. Do not remove food from the cooler until you are ready to complete the preparation. 2ND CONSECUTIVE VIOLATION OF CODE SECTION  Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation. 6-1B, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] TCS foods are not being maintained at 135F or higher: fried pork, parcooked plantains, and tomato fish sauce. Not time control or documentation is in place. (Discard the foods.) Foods held hot for safety must be maintained at 135F. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 8-2B, Violation of Code: [.07(6)(g) ] Owner prepared bleach sanitizer at 200 ppm. (Dilute the chemical.) Mix chlorine sanitizer between 50 ppm and 100 ppm for wiping food contact surfaces and immersing clean dishes. / Tested the chemical with my test strips. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 8-2B, Violation of Code: [.07(6)(c) ] 1. Chafing fuels are stored on a shelf directly above clean aluminum serving pans. 2. Chemicals in container and spray bottle stored among exposed food items on the prep table. (Remove these toxic substances and place them with the other chemicals near the mop sink.) Store chemical substances in a manner which prevents contamination of food, food preparation surfaces, clean wares, supplies, linens, etc. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(a) ] Broken, separated metal threading on the fryer basket. (Discard this basket and replace it with a new one.) The equipment must be maintained in good repair. New Violation. 15B, Violation of Code: [.05(3)(h),(i) ] Facility does not have chlorine test strips to test the concentration of the sanitizer. (Obtain test strips.) New Violation. 15B, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(d),(e) ] The dishwashing sink compartments are coated with dried foods and residue. (Scrub the sink compartments clean.) The compartment sink must be cleaned daily. New Violation. 15C, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)2,3 ] Surfaces of equipment are unclean with food splatter and debris: the sides of the fryer, the bases of the blenders, the shelving inside the glass door cooler, the shelves for clean dishes, the shelves for dry storage food ingredients, inside the small reach-in cooler behind the front counter, the sides of the upright freezers, the shelves under the metal prep tables, etc. (Scrub and clean all of these equipment surfaces.) The non-food contact surfaces of equipment must be kept free of accumulations of soil, mold, or debris. New Violation. 16B, Violation of Code: [.06(2)(r) ] There is a leak from the piping underneath the compartment sink. (Repair the leak.) Maintain the plumbing in good repair. New Violation. 17C, Violation of Code: [.07(5)(a),(b) ] The doors, walls, and flooring throughout the kitchen are coated with food splatter, large food pieces, grease residue, and other matter. (Thoroughly scrub and clean the all doors, all walls, and all flooring in the facility. Clean the crevices beside the equipment and behind tables and freezers. Mop the floors.) The restaurant must be kept clean. These cleaning tasks must be part of the routine daily duties. New Violation. 18, Violation of Code: [.07(2)(m) ] The front door was propped open. No screen door is installed or air curtains in use. (Close the door.) Outer openings must be kept closed to protect the restaurant against the entry of pests. Owner closed the door. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Wendy's, 3400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Score: 86 B
Inspection Date: 
December 27
Previous Score: 86 B (2/20/12), 95 A (10/12/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 2-2D, Violation of Code: [.06(2)(o) ] 1. Hand sink located near drive thru window was being used as a dump ice from drink observed in hand sink. 2. Hand sink located near front registers was used to dump ice cream mix
Hand sinks are for hand washing only and need to be accessible at all times so that employee can wash their hands frequently. Hand sink were cleaned out and person in charged coached employee about this policy during inspection. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Milk based ice cream mix in both frosty machines was above 41oF. Person in charge indicated ice cream mix came from the walk-in cooler. Cold held potentially hazardous foods need to be maintained at 41oF or below at all time. Both frosty machines were dumped and wash, rinsed, and sanitized during inspection. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 13A, Violation of Code: [.10(2)(g) ] 1. Inspection report was not display in dining room. Current inspection report must be displayed within 15 ft of primary entrance and no higher than 5'7". Inspection report was located and posted 2. Top 1/3 of inspection report was not posted at drive thru window. Top 1/3 of inspection must be posted at drive thru window. Inspection report from today will be posted. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Kampai, 1250 Scenic Highway
Score: 74 C
Inspection Date: 
December 27
Previous Score: 70 C (12/19/12), 92 A (6/18/12)
Type of inspection:
 Follow-up
Violations: 2-2B, Violation of Code: [.03(5)(j)1&2 ] employee drinking from a regular glass on the cook line. Employee put glass in the dishwashing. Employee drinks in the kitchen must be in a disposable cup with a lid and a straw. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 4-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(c)1(i)-(iii),(v),(viii) ] Raw egg batter stored over vegetables. Moved egg below the vegetables. Food must be stored in such a way as to proctect contamination. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 5-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(5)(a) ] Chicken cooked to 159F. Recooked chicken to 168F. Chicken must be cooked to an internal temperaturee of 165F for at least 15 sec. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 11C, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(c)] Thawing fish and lobster tails on the prep counter. Employee put products back in cooler to finish thawing. Foods must be thawed in the cooler, under cold running water or in the microwave. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 14B, Violation of Code: [.05(10)(h) ] Tables preset with plates and forks that are not removed when customer is seated. Tableware that is preset shall be protected from contamination by being wrapped, covered, or inverted. If exposed it must be removed when customer is seated or clean and sanitized. New Violation.

Lifetime Fitness - Life Cafe, 1823 North Brown Road
Score: 80 B
Inspection Date: 
December 27
Previous Score: 87 B (6/1/12), 91 A (10/4/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 4-2B, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Mold-like buildup in the ice machine. Food encrusted on wet nested pans stored clean on the dish shelves. Ice machine was cleaned; pans taken to dish machine. Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Cooked chicken in the cold top cooler was 41F, 47F, 48F, 42F (all other foods in cooler were at approved temperatures). Food discarded. Foods in self-service open front display cooler were above 41F (see temperature chart); foods were pulled to far forward in the cooler; foods that were closer to the air vents were cold. Potentially hazardous food (time/temperature control for safety food) shall be maintained at 41°F (5°C) or below. IF YOU RECEIVE A REPEAT VIOLATION ON THE NEXT ROUTINE INSPECTION, YOUR PERMIT MAY BE SUSPENDED FOR 3RD CONSECUTIVE REPEAT VIOLATION. Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation. 6-2, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(g) ] No date mark on blue cheese, made in house salad dressings, chicken tenders. The person in charge didn't know when foods were prepared; foods were discarded. Refrigerated, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared and held in a food establishment for more than 24 hours shall be clearly marked to indicate the date or day by which the food shall be consumed on the premises, sold, or discarded, which is including the day of preparation a maximum of seven (7) calendar days from the day the food is prepared if the food is maintained at 41°F (5°C) or below. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-2, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(h) ] Refried beans were dated 12/14. Food discarded. A food that requires datemarking shall be discarded if it exceeds 7 days. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 15B, Violation of Code: [.05(2)(dd),(ee),(ff) ] Broken pressure gauge on dish machine. Warewashing machines that provide a fresh hot water sanitizing rinse shall be equipped with a pressure gauge or similar device such as a transducer that measures and displays the water pressure in the supply line immediately before entering the warewashing machine. New Violation. 15C, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)2,3 ] Sticker residue left on food containers. Dust buildup in the self-service display cooler. Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris. New Violation.

Lifetime Fitness - Bistro, 1823 North Brown Road
Score: 95 A
Inspection Date: 
December 27
Previous Score: 94 A (8/11/11), 86 B (6/15/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 13A, Violation of Code: [.02(1)(d) ] Food service permit not posted prominently at all times in a location approved by the Health Department. Ensure that permit is posted at all times. Repeat Violation. 13A, Violation of Code: [.10(2)(g) ] Most current inspection report not posted in public view as required. Ensure that inspection report is posted 5 to 7 feet from floor and readable within 1 foot at all times. Repeat Violation. 15C, Violation of Code: [.05(7)(d) ] Coolers, cookline equipment observed with buildup of food and soil. Person in charge stated they are not using this equipment. Increase cleaning frequency to prevent contaminationa and attraction of pests. Repeat Violation. 17D, Violation of Code: [.05(3)(d) ] Grease/buildup on ventilation hood. Clean and maintain hood. New Violation.

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