Rice Wok, located at 335 Upper Riverdale Road in Jonesboro, experienced a streak of failing scores on its food safety inspection exams.
It recently rebounded to a B, a level that it had not achieved since April 2010.
After a complaint was filed, according to a May 10 report, Rice Wok underwent an inspection and received a 57 (U). On the follow-up exam May 24, it failed with a 59 (U).
At the time, Rice Wok was cited for sanitary issues, including soiled floors, lint-filled vents and improper storage of wiping cloths, the May 24 report showed. The inspector also noted live roaches crawling on various surfaces, an infraction that was also cited during Rice Wok’s two latest exams.
In May, a pest control appointment was scheduled, according to the report, and this month the inspector wrote:
“I observed 3 [three] Raid cans in [the] restaurant. I explained to the owner that she can’t do her own pest control. There is a pest control company that services [the] restaurant every month. They need to come more often, at least twice a month. Remove raid cans.”
The manager declined to comment on corrective action.
Although Rice Wok rebounded to an 85, it still received a list of citations that the inspector advised it to correct the same day, the Dec. 7 report showed. The violations include gasket in disrepair around door of cooler, mold on door gaskets of cooler and refrigerator and rusty refrigerator shelves, according to the report.
It was also cited for gaps under the back exit door, which “is not self-closing,” the report showed.
A timeline of Rice Wok’s inspection scores are as follows:
Dec. 7: 85/B
Dec. 5: 56/U
May 24: 59/U
May 10: 57/U (Please note: The Clayton County website shows an incorrect date, according to the Clayton County office and the report.)
Dec. 3, 2010: 76/C
April 19, 2010: 80/B
Here are other recent inspection scores from restaurants across the area.
— by Lisa Gibson for the Food & More blog
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