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Restaurant Inspections, Mia’s Pizza and Eats

Mia’s Pizza and Eats in Cumming rebounded to a high-level food safety score recently after facing poor results on a routine exam.

The score for the restaurant at 91 Market Place Blvd. dropped to a 77 (C), according to an Oct. 24 report. The grade was improved to a 96 (A) after Mia’s Pizza corrected the mostly procedural-related infractions, such as an employee not wearing a hair restraint, one person not wearing gloves while preparing green peppers for a salad, employees leaving their drinks in the kitchen with no lids, the inspection report hidden behind the counter and an absence of a sanitizer-solution bucket for wiping cloths.

The owner, Matt Geiger, said he met with the employees and re-emphasized that they must follow the food safety rules and regulations related to all of the violations, specifically the hair restraint item that spilled over to the follow-up exam as a repeat violation.

“I explained that everyone in the kitchen is required to wear a hair restraint,” he said, noting that he even extended the requirement to the delivery driver, who sometimes helps in the kitchen.

For another citation resulting in a nine-point deduction for tomato sauce that was on a table when the inspector arrived, Geiger said the worker had just taken the sauce out and was about to move it into the oven to be heated.

Geiger said that he fully agrees with the safety rules because they help protect the patrons, but that “sometimes there is a gray area.” He said the A-level grade is more reflective of everyday practice at Mia’s Pizza and he welcomes patrons’ feedback.

Here are other recent inspection scores from restaurants across the area.

Cobb County

  • This Is It, 2776 Cumberland Blvd., Smyrna. 96/A
  • Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, 780 Cobb Place Blvd., Kennesaw. 94/A
  • Waffle House, 4875 Alabama Road, Roswell. 83/B

Clayton County

  • Ii Dua Vietnamese Restaurant, 1544 Tara Road, Jonesboro. 100/A
  • Wendy’s, 6817 Ga. 85, Riverdale. 83/B
  • Zaxby’s, 11131 Tara Blvd., Hampton. 95/A

DeKalb County

  • Southern Comfort Restaurant & Lounge, 1383 Cedar Grove Road, Conley. 80/B
  • Mandarin Express, 4800 Briarcliff Road, Suite 111, Atlanta. 96/A
  • Dairy Queen, 4800 Briarcliff Road, Sutie 2028-A, Atlanta. 90/B

Forsyth County

  • Moe’s Southwest Grill, 2320 Atlanta Highway, Cumming. 97/A
  • Chef Kern, 3060 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. 97/A
  • Zaxby’s, 7140 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suwanee. 99/A

Fulton County

  • Gekko Sushi & Lounge, 620 Glen Iris Drive, Suite C, Atlanta. 91/A
  • Chick-fil-A @ Midtown II, 725 West Peachtree St., Atlanta. 87/B
  • Cypress Street Pint And Plate, 817 West Peachtree St., Atlanta. 96/A

Gwinnett County

  • Enzos Pizza, 3070 U.S. 78, Snellville. 96/A
  • Big Daddy’s Wings and Sweet Aroma, 534 Athens Highway, Suite A, Loganville. 89/B
  • Cafe Area 504, 950 Indian Trail Road, Suite 5A, Lilburn. 100/A

— by Lisa Gibson for the Food & More blog

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