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Restaurant inspections, Northern China Eatery

Failure to employ a certified food safety manager led to a failing health score for a Doraville restaurant.

At a previous inspection, Northern China Eatery, 5141 Buford Highway, was told to designate an employee for food safety certification, but the process hasn’t been completed and the restaurant scored a 44/U.

Managers said an employee is scheduled for certification testing in August, before the inspector returns.

Points were also taken off because dining tables were not cleaned and sanitized after being cleared. One employee rinsed hands at the meat sink, then dried them with a soiled cloth. Trash bags were being used to store food, though writing on the bags stated “not recommended for food storage.”

In other code violations, raw beef and ground pork were stored next to cooked vegetables in a cooler. Prepared foods were not properly date marked for discard. One container had a May disposal date.

Several flies were observed throughout the kitchen, and the rear screen door was not equipped to keep pests out.

The inspection was a follow-up to a routine inspection in May in which Northern China scored a 70/C. When contacted, a food manager said he didn’t know much about the inspection and didn’t want to comment.

In other news, Fulton County restaurants still have time to sign up for a free food code briefing offered through the Fulton County Department of Health & Wellness. The meeting is this Wednesday July 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the sponsoring organization, Georgia Restaurant Association, 3520 Piedmont Road, Atlanta.

For details and to register go to: or contact the GRA at 404-467-9000.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cherokee County

  • Alesssandro’s Italian Café, 10511 Bells Ferry Road, Canton. 91/A
  • Big John’s Dawg House, 10150 Ball Ground Highway, Ball Ground. 91/A
  • Buffalo’s Café, 1625 Ball Ground Highway, Canton. 91/A
  • La Bamba Mexican, 15 Laurel Canyon Village Circle, Canton. 88/B
  • Union Hill Grill, 5060 Sugar Pike Road, Canton. 80/B

Cobb County

  • China Wok, 4480 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna. 86/B
  • Montana’s Bar & Grill, 2995 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 83/B
  • Roy’s Cheesesteaks, 2900 Highlands Parkway, Smyrna. 95/A
  • Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Que, 7040 Concourse Parkway, Douglasville. 91/A
  • Wings & Seafood, 6977 Concourse Parkway, Douglasville. 95/A

Coweta County

  • Cc’s Wings & Things, 23 Franklin Road, Newnan. 78/C
  • La Parrilla, 222 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan. 91/A
  • Oasis Bar & Grill, 59 Old Corinth Road, Newnan. 95/A
  • Paris in a Teacup, 8861 Highway 54, Sharpsburg. 95/A
  • Peking Restaurant, 7280 Highway 16, Senoia. 95/A

DeKalb County

  • Great Wall, 3600 Panola Road, Lithonia. 95/A
  • Las Colinas, 6120 Covington Highway, Lithonia. 89/B
  • Nicola’s Restaurant, 1602 Lavista Road, Atlanta. 87/B
  • Vegetarian Paradise, 6125 Covington Highway, Decatur. 94/A
  • Wings Factory, 3316 Snapfinger Road, Lithonia. 85/B

Fulton County

  • American Wing & Deli, 2143 Main St., East Point. 88/B
  • J.R. Crickets, 4550 Jonesboro Road, Union City. 91/A
  • Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, 1858 Piedmont Road, Atlanta. 78/C
  • TJ’s Sports Bar & Grill, 2880 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 98/A
  • The Original Jamaican Restaurant, 378 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 90/A

- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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