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: http://www.garestaurants.org/briefing or contact the GRA at 404-467-9000.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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