A sushi restaurant in Suwanee was closed last week because the raw seafood was not being kept cold enough to ensure food safety.
Wasabi & Sushi, 1291 Old Peachtree Road, failed its second consecutive routine inspection with a 49/U. The restaurant had a 36/U in October.
Management was docked for its third violation of improper food temperatures. A cooler wasn’t maintaining temperatures at 41 degrees or below and raw salmon, shrimp, tuna and eel used for sushi were all discarded.
The restaurant’s time control measures were also inadequate to protect food safety, the inspector said. Containers of sushi fish and rice combinations were discarded because there was no documentation indicating when it was prepared and when it should be discarded.
The restaurant also had no documentation showing that the tilapia, which is served raw, had been properly frozen to destroy parasites. The fish has been taken off the menu until parasite documentation is provided by the seafood supplier.
In other code violations, two roaches were observed crawling on equipment, the inspector noted. Also, a manager touched washed rice with bare hands. The rice was discarded.
Wasabi & Sushi had a compliance hearing with Gwinnett County health inspectors late last week and will have a follow-up inspection before re-opening. The restaurant previously scored a 73/U.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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