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Restaurant inspections, Great Wall Buffet

A Paulding County restaurant recently failed a routine health inspection because there were no time markings indicating how long the buffet had been left out.

Also, some of the cold items were being served at temperatures exceeding the range for food safety.

Great Wall Buffet, 4484 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, Hiram, scored a 58/U on its routine inspection Oct. 29. The restaurant has since improved, scoring an 89/B on a follow-up inspection.

During the routine visit, the inspector said foods on the buffet line could not be served because there were no records showing how long they had been there.

In addition, the sushi, which was not labeled, had a temperature of 68 degrees, well above the 41-degree limit. Cantaloupe and honeydew melons were also too warm, both with temperatures of 58 degrees. The sushi and melons were discarded.

In other violations, raw beef and won tons were left uncovered in the freezer and subject to contamination. There were dented and rusted cans of pears, bamboo shoots and oyster sauce.

Plastic shopping bags, used to store food, were found throughout the facility. And a bag of rice was stored on the floor instead of on a shelf.

The dishwasher didn’t have sanitizer, so employees were instructed to wash the dishes by hand.

An employee at Great Wall Buffet, who did not want to give his name, said the restaurant did much better on the follow-up inspection, just narrowly missing an A rating.

In the routine inspection, “there were some things in the wrong place, but everything else was alright,” he said.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Café 33, 2595 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 97/A
  • Mr. Wonton, 3595 Canton Road, Marietta. 80/B
  • Steak ‘n Shake, 2736 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna. 89/B
  • The Cheesecake Factory, 1609 Cumberland Mall, Atlanta. 100/A
  • Wings & BBQ, 2331 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna. 70/C

DeKalb County

  • Arif Café, 2793 Clairmont Road, Atlanta. 84/B
  • Boss’s BBQ, 2504 Candler Road, Decatur. 88/B
  • Family Hot Wings & Philly, 5224 Buford Highway, Doraville. 80/B
  • Las Colinas, 6120 Covington Highway, Lithonia. 92/A
  • Taqueria Los Hermanos, 4418 Hugh Howell Road, Tucker. 96/A

Fulton County

  • American Deli, 3530 Camp Creek Parkway, East Point. 97/A
  • One Two Wings, 5110 Old National Highway, Atlanta. 73/C
  • Pero’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant, 3521 Northside Parkway, Atlanta. 90/A
  • Saigon Café, 5530 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 95/A
  • Thumbs Up Diner, 1140 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 97/A

Gwinnett County

  • Golden Corral, 4020 Buford Drive, Buford. 95/A
  • Katie’s Café, 4402 Mendi Court, Suwanee. 89/B
  • Mi Casa, 1064 Old Peachtree Road, Lawrenceville. 82/B
  • Pizza Café, 5370 Highway 78, Stone Mountain. 93/A
  • Taco Mac, 3443 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Suwanee. 81/B

Paulding County

  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 5000 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, Hiram. 96/A
  • Hickory Hut, 531 W. Memorial Drive, Dallas. 96/A
  • House of China II, 230 Merchants Drive, Dallas. 93/A
  • Huey Luey’s, 5460 Wendy Bagwell Parkway, Hiram. 95/A
  • On a Roll, 145 Depot Drive, Hiram. 93/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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