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Restaurant Inspections: September 20

One Lawrenceville, Ga. elementary school scores A low a while Gwinnett Medical Center earns a low B after a complaint and repeat violations.

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

Lawrenceville Elementary School, 122 Gwinnett Drive
Score: 91 A
Inspection Date: 
September 20
Previous Score: 100 A (3/21/12), 100 A (11/16/11)
Type of inspection:
 Routine
Violations: 6-1D, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(i) ] Time controls are not being documented as per the written procedure: 1. Sour cream and shredded cheese prepared for the teacher's bar are batch marked and on a cart in the prep area without having been logged on the sheet at all. 2. Employee went to log items which were placed under time as a control over an hour ago, when I started the inspection. The employee was not using a pocket note (upon discussion with the manager, the employees do not use pocket notes). The times and temperatures for the food items were dry-labbed. After the employee finished quickly adding log entries, two other items held in the pass-through were found to have been placed under time control without having been logged on the sheet: pre-packaged yogurt snacks and ham slices. Only an entry for the word "yogurt" appears on the log sheet, referring to the yogurt placed into parfait cups. 3. Shredded cheese at a separate prep station was just being logged on the log sheet for 9:30 am. The temperature entry reflects a starting temperature of "38F". However, I began taking temperatures at 9:37 am. I observed the shredded cheese to be at 53F on the prep table. The start time of 9:30 am does not appear to be accurate, given the temperature observations I took from the food items in the walk-in cooler. Follow the written procedures for time control to include taking the temperatures of the potentially hazardous food then writing the temperature and the time at which it was assessed on the log sheet immediately thereafter. Record keeping/documentation must be accurate. Manager and employees have corrected the errors on the cold log sheet. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

Gwinnett Medical Center, 1000 Medical Center Boulevard
Score: 84 B
Inspection Date: 
September 20
Previous Score: 89 B (6/1/12), 96 A (12/21/11)
Type of inspection:
 Complaint
Violations: 6-1B, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Several potentially hazardous foods are not maintained at the proper temperature (without the use of time as a control): Supreme pizza in hot display case, chicken nugget bites on serve line, and cooked broccoli in a kitchen warmer. Discard the food items. Ensure that foods held hot for safety are maintained at 135F or higher. / Manager has discarded the food items. 2ND CONSECUTIVE VIOLATION OF CODE SECTION Corrected On-Site. Repeat Violation. 6-1D, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(i) ] Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches are being held under time as a public health control on the serving line counter and some in the hot display case WITHOUT having an approved written procedure prepared in advance AND without having marked the sandwich wrappers with the start and discard time. A letter from Chick-Fil-A states to the hospital staff that they do not want the sandwiches to be held for more than two hours. However, a proper time control written procedure must indicate (a.)the initial temperature of the food product at the start of the time period,(b.) how the start and discard time will be labeled on the food item, and (c.) what will be done with the remaining food at the end of the time period. / Manager has discarded the sandwiches. Manager stated that placing them into the hospital warmers would diminish the quality of the sandwiches. They will use time as the only control for these sandwiches. Manager stated that they are delivered for use around 12:00 pm each day. / Remember to mark or label each sandwich with the start AND discard time. Sandwiches must be discarded at that time. No more than four hours can be used for the time period, as per the food service regulations. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 12A, Violation of Code: [.04(4)(u) ] 1. Unwrapped fruits with edible peels are placed on display for self-service under buffet shielding without tongs for customers to use. Place tongs for the customers to pull their fruit.  2. A separate food vendor has made a display table of unshielded, unwrapped baked goods to serve for Alzheimer's association. The manager stated that he was unaware of the presence of this food vendor. However, food service at this property is permitted through the two kitchens on the grounds. Any food service will be the responsibility of the permitted entities. 15A, Violation of Code: [.05(6)(a) ] The hot box display case at the serving line is not functioning properly. The foods inside are not being maintained at 135F or higher. The temperature reading on the outside of the box is 155F. However, the air temperature is only 120F. After adjusting the temperature dial to the highest setting, the air temperature has only stabilized at 136F. Repair the unit to ensure that proper hot holding temperature can be maintained. Repeat Violation. All foods placed for self-service display must be protected from contamination from sneezing, coughing, and touch. Either place only wrapped foods on the display counters and tables OR ensure there is proper shielding over all exposed foods on display. Also ensure that utensils are provided to prevent contamination of foods through self-service. / Manager has closed the vendor's food service table AND provided tongs at the fruit bar. Corrected On-Site. New Violation.

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