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.
— by Lisa Gibson for the Food & More blog
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