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Restaurant inspections, Cho Won Buffet

Cho Won Buffet, a Duluth Korean restaurant at 3635 Satellite Boulevard, saw its perfect health score drop to a 45/U during a recent routine inspection because of poor hand-washing practices by the staff and other risks of bacteria contamination.

The Gwinnett County health inspector said the restaurant’s food safety manager was not providing the proper employee training or supervision on health procedures.

One employee handled a trash can, then went to the grill to remove some egg pancakes without removing gloves or washing hands.

An employee switched from handling dirty dishes to clean dishes without washing hands. Another employee did not use gloves when chopping raw vegetables and crab meat for the buffet.

Also, the proper hand-washing method that ensures cleanliness wasn’t being followed by employees, the inspector noted.

In other violations, cartons and bowls of raw eggs and some white rice, which had been removed from the cooler and left in the prep area to be prepared at a later time, were not cold enough. The food was returned to the cooler until needed.

Both hot and cold food on the buffet were labeled with a discard time that exceeded the limit of four hours, according to the inspector.

Cho Won Buffet manager was unavailable for comment. The restaurant, which had previous scores of 100/A and 96/A, will be reinspected in the next two weeks.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Clayton County

  • Golden Corral, 7291 Davidson Parkway, Stockbridge. 97/A
  • O’Charley’s, 3511 Highway 138, Stockbridge. 82/B
  • Ruby Tuesday, 1925 Sullivan Road, College Park. 90/A
  • Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, 3688 Highway 138, Stockbridge. 93/A
  • Z’s Seafood and Wings, 283 Highway 138, Riverdale. 80/B

Cobb County

  • Laredos Mexican Grill,1860 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 98/A
  • Marietta Pizza Company, 3 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 88/B
  • Sam’s Southern Eatery, 2013 N. Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw. 93/A
  • Seed Kitchen & Bar, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 90/A
  • Thai Basil Sushi Zen, 3330 Cobb Parkway, Acworth. 90/A

DeKalb County

  • BBQ Corner 2, 5150 Buford Highway, Doraville. 77/C
  • Blue Ribbon Grill, 4006 Lavista Road, Tucker. 90/A
  • La Grotta, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 88/B
  • Mr. Cue II, 3541 Chamblee Tucker Road, Chamblee. 92/A
  • Yet Tuh, 3042 Oakcliff Road, Doraville. 86/B

Fulton County

  • Best Wings, 463 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta. 86/B
  • Bella Italia, 880 Marietta Highway, Roswell. 91/A
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill, 3440 Camp Creek Parkway, East Point. 97/A
  • Pit Boss BBQ, 856 Virginia Ave., Hapeville. 97/A
  • Smashburger, 5530 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 92/A

Gwinnett County

  • American Tavern, 630 Athens Highway, Loganville. 90/A
  • Augusta’s, 2789 Satellite Blvd., Duluth. 96/A
  • El Burrito Loco, 5319 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn. 90/A
  • Imperial Chinese Garden, 1163 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain. 90/A
  • Saki Hibachi & Sushi, 2725 Hamilton Mill Road, Buford. 92/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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