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Restaurant inspections, China Spring

You know the health inspection isn’t going well when the manager certified to ensure food safety gets flagged for not properly washing his hands or wearing a hair restraint.

China Spring, 7836 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, paid the price for these violations, plus numerous others, during a recent routine inspection. The restaurant scored a 39/U.

The Clayton County health inspector said the food safety manager washed his hands, but then didn’t use a paper towel as a barrier when turning off the faucet. In fact, there were no paper towels at the employee hand sink, which was another code violation, according to the inspection report.

The manager and another employee were not wearing hair restraints while preparing food. The inspector was told there were no hair restraints in the facility.

Also, children were in the food prep area, which is against health regulations.

In other code violations, numerous food items had been taken out of their original packaging and placed in other containers that were either unmarked or improperly marked. For example, six different 5-gallon containers labeled “soy sauce” held various other sauces.

Each container must be properly labeled to identify the food item by its common name, the inspector said.

The restaurant also needed a thorough cleaning. Grease and other food debris were on the vent hood and coolers.

A manager with China Spring said the facility would be cleaned before the follow-up inspection expected this week. The restaurant’s previous two health scores were 72/C.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Clayton County

  • Boardwalk Burgers, Concourse A Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta. 100/A
  • China King, 2031 Mt. Zion Road, Morrow. 84/B
  • CJ & Kids Soul Food, 258 S. Main St., Jonesboro. 97/A
  • J. Buffalo’s House, 6284 N. Lee St., Morrow. 91/A
  • Tokyo Japanese Steak House, 3688 Highway 138, Stockbridge. 80/B

DeKalb County

  • Cozy Burger Town, 2641 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 91/A
  • Dellia’s Jerk Palace, 5412 Covington Highway, Decatur. 88/B
  • Jeanne’s House Restaurant, 5600 Buford Highway, Doraville. 83/B
  • Mezcalito’s Cantina, 653 E. Lake Drive, Decatur. 86/B
  • O’Charley’s, 2039 Crescent Centre Blvd., Tucker. 65/U

Forsyth County

  • Cue Barbecue, 1370 Buford Highway, Cumming. 87/B
  • Giorgio’s, 558 Lakeland Plaza, Cumming. 100/A
  • Guy’s Biscuit Barn, 1810 Doc Bramblett Road, Cumming. 90/A
  • Provino’s Italian Restaurant, 1610 Market Place Blvd., Cumming. 100/A
  • Rio Balsas Taqueria, 3455 Peachtree Parkway, Suwanee. 94/A

Fulton County

  • Highland Tap, 1026 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 66/U
  • Houston’s Restaurant, 3321 Lenox Road, Atlanta. 100/A
  • Spiga, 1231 Collier Road, Atlanta. 69/U
  • Wild Wing Café, 5530 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 94/A
  • Yebo, 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 90/A

Gwinnett County

  • El Molcajete Mexican, 2590 Hamilton Mill Road, Buford. 86/B
  • El Polo Loko, 440 Pleasant Hill Road, Lilburn. 85/B
  • Gangnam Sauna, 6005 Buford Highway, Norcross. 82/B
  • Las Arepas De Julia, 4044 Highway 29, Lilburn. 95/A
  • Sunshine Chinese Restaurant, 525 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. 92/A

- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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