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Restaurant inspections, Phil’s Southern Cooking

A follow-up inspection usually leads to a higher health score for restaurants needing to improve. There’s a little time to fix problem areas or retrain employees before the inspector comes back.

But for Phil’s Southern Cooking in Stockbridge a second inspection pulled their score down not up.

A few employee mistakes were costly. Twice, an employee was observed putting on gloves without washing his hands. And a food prep employee was drinking out of a cup that had no lid or straw.

Both violations are risk factors for food borne illness and carry more weight in the final health score, according to the Henry County health inspector.

The restaurant at 4727 N. Henry Boulevard was given a 65/U on the re-inspection. Its previous routine health score was a 73/C.

In other violations, food items were stored improperly in two coolers. Raw link and ground sausages were shelved above cooked sausages, and raw eggs were above fresh green peppers and lemons.

Also, crowder peas and corn were not being held at a hot enough temperature on the buffet line. The peas were discarded and the corn was reheated to the proper temperature.

Cooked ground sausage wasn’t cooled within an adequate time period to ensure food safety. And the chlorine sanitizer solution used to wipe down food contact surfaces was too weak.

An employee at Phil’s said the inspector will be back for yet another visit later this month.

In other news, a recently featured restaurant, Bourbon Street Café in Perimeter Mall, was re-inspected and scored a 92/A.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cherokee County

  • Canyons Burger Company, 335 Chambers St., Woodstock. 93/A
  • Corner Bistro, 2360 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock. 92/A
  • Mui Lan Restaurant, 130 Prominence Point Parkway, Canton. 80/B
  • Taqueria Oaxaquena II, 491 Marietta Road, Canton. 84/B
  • Tuscany, 250 Cinema Way, Woodstock. 81/B

DeKalb County

  • Blue Ribbon Grill, 4006 Lavista Road, Tucker. 94/A
  • Bo Bo Garden, 5181 Buford Highway, Doraville. 80/B
  • Kampai Sushi & Steak, 7105 Stonecrest Parkway, Lithonia. 90/A
  • Saigon Café, 2092 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 81/B
  • Wing’s House, 4065 Memorial Drive, Decatur. 94/A

Fulton County

  • China 88, 5370 Highway 92, Fairburn. 81/B
  • Lucky’s Burger & Brew, 1144 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 97/A
  • Mama Ninfa’s, 231 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 95/A
  • Mary Mac’s, 224 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta. 87/B
  • Roasters, 12850 Highway 9, Alpharetta. 96/A

Gwinnett County

  • Bambinelli’s, 4153 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn. 85/B
  • La Sabrosita, 4085 Highway 29, Lilburn. 76/C
  • Riverside Pizza, 991 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. 74/C
  • Shabu & Shabu, 2605 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 91/A
  • Ten Bistro, 5005 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross. 95/A

Henry County

  • Cheddars, 1965 Jonesboro Road, McDonough. 92/A
  • Hamburger Mike’s, 1533 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge. 97/A
  • O’Charley’s, 1842 Jonesboro Road, McDonough. 77/C
  • Ranchero Mexican Restaurant, 901 Highway 138, Stockbridge. 88/B
  • Wide World of Wings, 2802 E. Atlanta Road, Ellenwood. 79/C

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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