Faulty equipment cost a Cherokee County Japanese restaurant a failing inspection score.
The dishwasher and one of the coolers weren’t working properly at Hana Japanese, 147 Reinhardt College Parkway, Canton, during a Nov. 8 routine inspection.
The inspector noted that the dishwasher wasn’t sanitizing the dishes and told management to call a technician and have it repaired. The restaurant’s manager said a cooler also needed fixing because it was recording high temperatures. Some cooked rice from that cooler was discarded because the temperature was too high.
Both the cooler and dishwasher have since been repaired, he said.
In other code violations, points were taken off because the staff did not document how long the sushi rice had been left out. Also, not all of the restaurant’s raw or partially cooked food offerings were noted as such on the menu.
Both kitchen hand sinks were blocked from use by either trash cans, dish carts or a rice cooker. These items were removed.
Some food items were stored incorrectly in the cooler. Raw, packaged beef was stored directly on a container of rice, and a half frozen salmon was placed on top of a container of washed lettuce and some prepared garlic butter.
The restaurant will have a follow-up inspection later this month. Its previous scores were 80/B and 84/B.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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