Two Gwinnett County restaurants had their food permits suspended after failing routine inspections on the same day conducted by the same health inspector.
A morning inspection at Nanoom Togo, 3312 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth, resulted in a 49/U, the restaurant’s second failing score since September.
The afternoon inspection was in nearby Suwanee at Yuka Roll and Pho, 1197 Old Peachtree Road. The sushi bar and restaurant scored a 41/U, its second failing score since December.
At Nanoom Togo, the inspector found food encrusted on clean utensils, fryer baskets, a colander and a mixing bowl. There were food storage violations in the walk-in cooler and the freezer. Unwashed produce was directly above ready-to-eat foods in the cooler, and raw meats were not properly separated from other foods in the freezer.
Also, there was no food thermometer in the facility, and the walls and cooking equipment were dirty with grease.
At Yuka Roll and Pho, the inspector noted shrimp thawing in the one compartment of the dish sink while an employee was washing and rinsing dishes in the other compartments. The shrimp was discarded.
Dishes were being washed without sanitizer. Multiple food items were not properly separated in the coolers and freezer. Soups were not being cooled properly. Two containers of beef were thawing at room temperature.
The ice machine had mold-like build-up, and the walls and floors in the kitchen and sushi bar had grease and food build-up.
Each restaurants will have to pass a follow-up inspection before their food permit is reinstated. Neither restaurant could be reached for comment.
In other news, Chef Liu, 5283 Buford Highway, Doraville, got its food permit back after earning a passing score of 73/C on a follow-up inspection.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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