A climb to a satisfactory score was reached recently for Mini Hot Pot Restaurant in Duluth.
After a host of food safety inspections emphasizing the requirements of letting patrons know the risks of food borne illnesses, the restaurant at 2174 Pleasant Hill Road received an 85 (B).
“[The] menu has been corrected to contain proper disclosure and advisory statements; food items have proper asterisk,” the inspector wrote Dec. 5. “Correct parasite destruction letter provided.”
Although Mini Hot Pot rebounded from its 70(C) and 63 (U), it still faced violations; all but one were corrected at the time of the inspection, according to the report.
The infractions ranged from substandard manual dishwashing procedure, use of a broken strainer basket and rusted scissors to improper storage of food, the report showed.
The inspector advised that the eatery must “keep all food stored at least 6 inches above the floor.”
The one citation that was not corrected on site involved using cardboard to line shelves and to store items on in the kitchen, according to the report.
The inspector advised that all cardboard be removed and replace with a material that is smooth, non-absorbent and easily cleanable.
The manager declined to comment on corrective actions and training that will be implemented to maintain a high-level score.
Scores range as follows: 100-90 (A); 89-80 (B); 79-70 (C); and 69-below (U). Formal follow-up inspections are required for inspections in the U-range scores, and restaurants receive a new grade, according to one specialist.
For the C-range scores, an informal inspection is done to make sure corrections are made; however, the restaurant would have to request a formal inspection to receive a follow-up grade.
Here are other recent inspection scores from restaurants across the area.
— by Lisa Gibson for the Food & More blog
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