Operations were suspended at the Flying Biscuit Café in Norcross last week after the restaurant failed its second routine health inspection with a 40/U.
The Gwinnett County health inspector said management wasn’t adequately controlling food safety practices at the facility at 5270 Peachtree Parkway.
Employees were bringing open, personal drinks into the food prep area, and were not washing their hands and changing gloves regularly.
One employee working in the kitchen did not change gloves after handling garbage. Another failed to change after handling raw egg.
In addition, a reach-in cooler was not keeping temperatures at 41 degrees or below, and needed repairing. Chicken breasts, meatloaf, cheese tortillas and black bean cakes were all too warm and were discarded.
Multiple food items were held past their expiration dates. Batches of pasta and a pot pie mix were thrown away.
A pan of hot collard greens was not being cooled properly, and bags of frozen, pre-cooked mashed potatoes were not being thawed properly.
The facility also needed cleaning, according to the inspector. Shelves in the coolers were unclean with debris and residue. Floors throughout the kitchen were dirty, and some floor tiles were in disrepair or missing in several locations. One of the sinks had leaking pipe.
Flying Biscuit Café was scheduled for a compliance hearing, then will have a follow-up inspection before being allowed to re-open. Previous scores were 80/B and 65/U.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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