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Restaurant inspections, Fortune Cookie

Recently, Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant in Atlanta became the subject of a reader complaint.

“They are hanging up the inspection that was done two times ago – two years ago – because the score is much better,” the Atlanta reader wrote in an email.

The reader then followed up with a call to the DeKalb County Environmental Health officials. In the meantime, a scheduled follow-up inspection was completed April 12, showing that the complaint was valid.

“Upon arrival most recent inspection score was not posted. … Advised PIC [person in charge] that the most current inspection score should always be posted within public view,” the inspector wrote, noting that the violation was corrected at the time of the inspection.

Days later the reader followed up again, noting that the older score – a 94 (A) from May 2010 – was posted again. Restaurants could face tougher penalties for repeat violations, including double-point deductions and stricter citations.

The assistant manager said the most recent score has been posted. The manager was not available for an official comment. The county plans to follow up again, the reader said.

Besides that issue, other violations the restaurant at 2480 Briarcliff Road, Suite 7, faced include improper hand-washing procedures, ineffective date-marking policies and substandard cleaning of equipment.

“Shelves in walk-in cooler and bottom of true freezer are unclean. PIC advised to clean well and to increase cleaning frequency,” the inspector wrote.

The restaurant was also advised that hot water always must be turned on at all sinks.

In relation to the latest scores, please review the list below:

  • April 12: 85/B
  • Feb. 14: 79/C
  • Jan. 4, 2011: 80/B
  • May 10, 2010: 94/A
  • May 3, 2010: 67/U
  • April 15, 2010: 78/C

Cherokee County

  • Emeritus at Riverstone, 125 Riverstone Terrace, Canton. 93/A
  • McDonald’s, 1429 Riverstone Parkway, Canton. 95/A

Fulton County

  • Charlie G’s, 1041 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 89/B
  • China King, 4733 Jonesboro Road, Suite 150, Union City. 92/A
  • My Friend’s Place, 690 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 100/A

Gwinnett County

  • Progress Deli, 1000 Hurricane Shoals, B-1200, Lawrenceville. 90/A
  • American Tavern Restaurant & Ale House, 630 Athens Highway, Loganville. 88/B
  • Summits Wayside Tavern, 3334 U.S. 78, Suite A, Snellville. 96/A
  • Gordo’s Pizza, 2590 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 94/A
  • California Buffet, 3620 Satellite Blvd., Duluth. 85/B

— by Lisa Gibson for the Food & More blog

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