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Restaurant inspections, Gangnam Sauna

Gwinnett County closed down the on-site restaurant at Gangnam Sauna in Norcross after it violated all food-borne illness risk factors and earned a health score of 18/U during a recent routine inspection.

It was the second failing score in just over a month for the facility, which is part of the full-service Korean spa at 6005 Buford Highway.

Points were taken off because food was not protected from contamination.

An open bag of rice was thrown away because it had moths and a flying ant inside. Some miso soup was discarded because it had not cooled correctly and risked contamination.

Mussels were also thrown away because they were purchased from a grocery store instead of an approved food supplier and did not have harvesting and packing information to guarantee food safety.

In other violations, employees were not following proper hygiene practices. The inspector said an employee returned from the restroom and did not wash their hands before putting on gloves. Food service workers were not wearing hair restraints, and employee drinks in open cans and water bottles were found in the kitchen.

There were also problems with food storage. Raw chicken was placed on top of noodles and raw beef in a freezer and a cooler. Some bulk items were being kept in an area restricted to electrical service boxes, and other food items were stored on the floor.

Gangnam Sauna was told to suspend operations and make corrective action and risk control plans prior to a follow-up inspection.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Clayton County

  • Best Country Donuts, 4746 Jonesboro Road, Forest Park. 88/B
  • BF’s Lounge & Grill, 283 Highway 138, Riverdale. 96/A
  • Café Hot Wing, 7300 Highway 85, Riverdale. 81/B
  • Frontera Mex-Mex Grill, 3607 Highway 138, Stockbridge. 91/A
  • Sharky’s Seafood, 5611 W. Fayetteville Road, Atlanta. 89/B

Cobb County

  • 540 Tapas, 840 Ernest Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. 100/A
  • Broadway Diner, 1333 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 82/B
  • Chicago’s Restaurant, 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell. 80/B
  • Corner Taqueria, 2860 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 90/A
  • Seed Kitchen & Bar, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 89/B

DeKalb County

  • Calabar & Grill, 4144 Redan Road, Stone Mountain. 98/A
  • Jazzy Juice Café, 6116 Covington Highway, Lithonia. 90/A
  • New Orleans Snoball Café, 340 W. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur. 96/A
  • Sangria’s Mexican Café, 4369 Hugh Howell Road, Tucker. 78/C
  • The Original Pancake House, 5099 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain. 97/A

Fulton County

  • Bistro Asia, 3560 Camp Creek Parkway, Atlanta. 84/B
  • Café Kia-Ora, 759 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 84/B
  • China Heaven, 2880 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 77/C
  • Soul Vegetarian South, 879 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta. 70/C
  • The Tavern @ J.R. Crickets, 3560 Camp Creek Parkway, East Point. 84/B

Gwinnett County

  • BAMBU Café, 5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. 82/B
  • Cabo’s Mexican Grill, 360 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. 100/A
  • Dunkin Donuts, 4450 Nelson Brogdon Blvd., Sugar Hill. 76/C
  • I Love Wings, 2600 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville. 91/A
  • Sushi House, 3092 Buford Highway, Duluth. 90/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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