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Restaurant inspections, Coco’s Chinese Restaurant

Coco’s Chinese Restaurant in Chamblee was forced to close last week after failing a routine health inspection with a score of 35/U.

The restaurant at 4897 Buford Highway had no certified food safety manager on staff, and no employee health policy, the inspector said.

Upon arrival, the inspector said she saw an employee smoking a cigarette while handling food, then not washing their hands with soap afterwards.

Foods were not protected from contamination. Raw duck was stored in the same container as cooked meat. Raw chicken was stored next to cooked foods.

Frozen foods were being thawed at room temperature. Some raw fish was being rinsed at the vegetable sink.

Surfaces were not sanitized properly. An employee rinsed a cutting board with only water after cutting raw meat, the inspector said.

Chemicals were not stored properly. Gel chafing fuel was stored in a reach-in cooler beside customer foods. Several chemical spray bottles were not labeled.

Coco’s management met with DeKalb County health officials for a compliance hearing last Thursday. The restaurant will have another inspection before it can re-open. Managers were unavailable for comment at press time. Coco’s previous score was an 83/B.

A recently featured restaurant in Cherokee County pulled up its health score on a follow-up inspection. Hana Japanese Restaurant, 147 Reinhardt College Parkway, Canton, scored an 88/B.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cherokee County

  • Family Tradition, 7830 Hickory Flat Highway, Woodstock. 100/A
  • Guston’s Grille, 12195 Highway 92, Woodstock. 95/A
  • Little River Grill, 6979 Bells Ferry Road, Canton. 97/A
  • Mi Casa, 8525 Highway 92, Woodstock. 80/B
  • Okinawa Restaurant, 1359 Riverstone Parkway, Canton. 80/B

Cobb County

  • Asia Buffet & Grill, 1177 Bellemeade Drive, Marietta. 77/C
  • BG’s Grindhouse, 2100 Roswell Road, Marietta. 93/A
  • Carol’s Café, 2543 Bells Ferry Road, Marietta. 95/A
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 1610 Ridenour Blvd., Kennesaw. 82/B
  • Hidalgos, 3600 Dallas Highway, Marietta. 95/A

DeKalb County

  • C & C Hot Wing Sandwich, 1336 Moreland Ave., Atlanta. 83/B
  • Capital Grille, 94 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody. 82/B
  • Demitris, 3771 Covington Highway, Decatur. 98/A
  • The Square Pub, 115 Sycamore St., Decatur. 80/B
  • Wings at 285, 4525 Glenwood Road, Decatur. 90/A

Fulton County

  • 5 Seasons North, 3655 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 96/A
  • Adele’s, 690 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 99/A
  • Barbecue Kitchen, 1437 Virginia Ave., College Park. 91/A
  • Capital City Club, 7 John Portman Blvd., Atlanta. 92/A
  • Eastpoint Fish & Wings, 2941B Main St., East Point. 91/A

Gwinnett County

  • Athens Kouzzina, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 94/A
  • Spiced Right, 5364 Highway 29, Lilburn. 90/A
  • Taipei, 3940 Buford Highway, Duluth. 71/C
  • The Melting Pot, 3610 Satellite Blvd., Duluth. 98/A
  • Tony’s Sports Bar and Grill, 2590 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 94/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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