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.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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