A Fulton County health inspector hit Lenox Mall last Thursday, but not with holiday shopping in mind.
She went straight to the food court just as the lunch crowd was beginning to gather, and two restaurants came out with failing inspection scores.
At the Farmer’s Basket, the inspector noticed the employee sink was bone dry. That could only mean that either employees weren’t washing their hands, or they were washing their hands in another kitchen sink.
Either way, it was a code violation and points were taken away. Farmer’s Basket received a failing score of 61/U, ruining its previous score of 100.
In other violations, raw meat was stored above vegetables, not all of the prepared foods were stored in a covered container, and some cold foods weren’t at the proper temperatures.
In addition, the facility needed cleaning from “top to bottom,” including the equipment, according to the report.
Signature Salad scored a 68/U on a follow-up inspection that same day. Items on the salad bar were not cold enough, a repeat violation for the restaurant, according to the inspector. Also, bulk foods were not in a sealed container and French fries were being stored with raw meats.
Neither restaurant will have a mandatory follow-up inspection.
Here are some follow-up scores from recently featured restaurants. Sushi China Café, 1481 Hudson Bridge Road, Stockbridge, scored a 96/A, and Coco’s Chinese Restaurant, 4897 Buford Highway, Chamblee, brought its score up to an 84/B.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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