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Restaurant inspections, Footprints Cafe

A Caribbean restaurant in Lawrenceville was allowed to re-open last week after a malfunctioning cooler was replaced.

Footprints Café, 706 Grayson Highway, failed its routine health inspection with a 53/U because a prep cooler wasn’t keeping food temperatures at 41 degrees or below.

The facility was asked to close because it was the fourth repeated violation of the cold-holding temperature code, according to the inspector. Air temperature in the cooler was 48 degrees, and multiple food items were above the 41-degree limit. Pasta, chicken and shrimp were all discarded.

Oxtail, cooked the night before, was still above 41 degrees in the walk-in cooler. It, too, was discarded.

The inspector noted there were “multiple critical violations” in the facility and management needed to control food processes and train employees properly.

Multiple items in the walk-in cooler had no date markings, and some items had a discard date longer than 7 days. Food kept more than 24 hours has to date marked and thrown away within a week.

In other violations, the ice machine had mold, multiple sinks had no paper towels and an employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to prepare food.

“Our score dropped because one piece of equipment needed to be replaced,” said Colyn Cumberbatch, a manager at Footprints Café.

A new prep cooler was installed the next day and the restaurant was given permission to re-open. Footprints Café will have a follow-up inspection in the next week, Cumberbatch said.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Dolly’s Farmhouse Restaurant, 4985 Austell Road, Austell. 95/A
  • El Solecito Mexican Grille, 511 Veteran’s Memorial Highway, Mableton. 80/B
  • Frank’s Cajun and Soul Kitchen, 1175 Powder Springs St., Marietta. 99/A
  • Paisano’s Pizzeria, 2740 Summers St., Kennesaw. 97/A
  • Paradise Grille, 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 91/A

DeKalb County

  • Celebrity Mr. Crab, 3148 Glenwood Road, Decatur. 83/B
  • Mellow Mushroom, 1679 Lavista Road, Atlanta. 96/A
  • Roly Poly, 4121 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker. 98/A
  • The Corner Pub, 627 E. College Ave., Decatur. 93/A
  • Tous Les Jours, 6035 Peachtree Road, Doraville. 89/B

Forsyth County

  • Cheeseburger Bobby’s, 3630 Peachtree Parkway, Suwanee. 100/A
  • Cracker Barrel, 675 Buford Highway, Cumming. 99/A
  • Fagan’s Biscuit Barn, 1350 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. 100/A
  • Kani House, 1770 Market Place Blvd., Cumming. 96/A
  • Simon’s Chinese Cuisine, 3495 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. 94/A

Fulton County

  • Cajun Crabhouse, 3220 Butner Road, Atlanta. 72/C
  • Hong Kong City, 7509 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 85/B
  • Mulan Asian Cuisine, 1195 Fairburn Road, Atlanta. 98/A
  • Sweet Tomatoes, 6350 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 100/A
  • Taco Mac, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 96/A

Gwinnett County

  • Brooklyn Pie, 315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. 96/A
  • Golden Seven, 320 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. 80/B
  • Lal Qila, 4771 Britt Road, Norcross. 70/C
  • Lin’s Bistro, 1880 Braselton Highway, Lawrenceville. 82/B
  • Steverino’s, 3117 Main St., Duluth. 83/B

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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