A Snellville pizza joint was closed by Gwinnett County health authorities after an inspection unveiled a roach infestation problem.
Roaches were crawling over exposed food and clean surfaces throughout Enzo’s Pizza, 3070 Highway 78, and that posed an imminent health hazard, the inspector said.
The inspector was there to check out a customer complaint and gave Enoz’s a failing score of 53/U.
The pests were crawling underneath a counter that was directly above the pizza make-line. They were also crawling along the walls, floors, underneath the sinks, behind equipment, near the pizza ovens and around bulk flour bags, among other areas.
Enzo’s has been warned on multiple inspections about its problem with roaches, but the infestation has now gotten worse, the inspector said. The facility has not been treated this year by a professional exterminator, and has no pest control service contract, according to the report.
Instead, the staff has been trying to tackle the problem in-house. Residential sprays and bait traps, which are not permitted, were found in the facility.
In addition, the restaurant was dirty with food debris and residue. The inspector said all the equipment needed to be pulled out and cleaned, as well as cleaning every surface and crevice possible.
The walk-in cooler was not working correctly and all the food inside had to be thrown away. Bulk containers of Alfredo sauce and sausage toppings were also discarded because they were more than a week old.
Operations at Enzo’s were discontinued and the permit will not be reinstated until the facility has been thoroughly cleaned and exterminated, the inspector said.
Here are other recent scores from area restaurants.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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