Gwinnett County health inspectors will keep an eye on a Duluth Chinese restaurant after it posted a health score in the 40s for the second time this year.
China Garden, 2590 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, had its food service permit suspended last week after the restaurant scored a 43 on a routine inspection.
There were live bugs in the bulk container of flour, employees were washing utensils in the dish sink without soap or sanitizer, thermometers were not working, and employees were preparing food without wearing hair restraints, according to the inspection report.
Among other code violations, raw chicken and beef were stored above prepared sauces in the walk-in cooler, cooked chicken and egg rolls were stored in plastic bags from a grocery store, and containers were being re-used for food storage.
Restaurant management was asked to submit a plan for improvement and go through a second inspection because of a previous failing score of 49.
Jhong Gao, the owner’s son, said employees now have a check list of how the restaurant is to be cleaned and organized daily.
“This is our first restaurant,” he said. “That’s the reason for our score.”
China Garden was re-inspected last Friday, received a perfect score of 100 and was given permission to reopen. However, Gwinnett inspectors will make another unannounced visit in the next two months.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.