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Restaurant inspections, Flying Biscuit Cafe follow-up

The Norcross area Flying Biscuit Café was unsuccessful in regaining its food permit after failing yet another health inspection because of lax food safety control.

A Gwinnett County health inspector recently suspended the permit for a second time and ordered food service to “cease immediately” at the restaurant at 5270 Peachtree Parkway.

There were repeated critical violations of managerial control, hand-washing practices, disposal of date-marked foods and chemicals not being separated from food products, according to the report.

Among code violations, employees were still not washing their hands as needed. One employee removed ear buds, then continued to work with dough without washing hands. Another failed to wash between glove changes after handling raw eggs. Another handled a cell phone prior to wrapping clean silverware without first changing gloves.

Dishes and utensils were not cleaned properly. Plates, prep knives, sheet pans and other equipment and utensils were dirty with food particles and residue. A prep cooler also needed cleaning.

Fried green tomatoes and pancake batter were not discarded though both were out of date.

Food items were stored near sanitizers, hand soap and other chemicals.

Flying Biscuit Cafe was given a 59/U on the follow-up inspection, after scoring 40/U on a routine inspection the prior week. The permit was suspended at that time because it was their second failing routine inspection within a year.

The facility will be re-inspected following a required food safety compliance hearing before Gwinnett health officials.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cherokee County

  • Dos Margaritas, 6774 Hickory Flat Highway, Canton. 81/B
  • Goin’ Coastal, 125 W. Main St., Canton. 91/A
  • Ipp’s Pastaria & Bar, 8496 Main St., Woodstock. 80/B
  • Kani House, 2455 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock. 89/B
  • Thai Ginger, 5399 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth. 94/A

Cobb County

  • Hemingway’s Bar & Grill, 29 W. Park Square, Marietta. 99/A
  • Kouzina Christos, 1453 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. 87/B
  • La Bamba Mexican, 3150 Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw. 100/A
  • Marietta Wings & More, 1869 Cobb Parkway, Marietta. 85/B
  • Pad Thai & Chinese, 5350 United Drive, Smyrna. 85/B

DeKalb County

  • Chopaati, 1707 Church St., Decatur. 80/B
  • El Matador, 4316 Chamblee Tucker Road, Tucker. 94/A
  • Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, 1238 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta. 80/B
  • Jamaica Kitchen, 6651 Covington Highway, Lithonia. 91/A
  • Sweet Hut Bakery & Café, 5150 Buford Highway, Doraville. 80/B

Fulton County

  • Abattoir, 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 95/A
  • Mary Mac’s, 224 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta. 100/A
  • McKinnon’s Louisiana, 3209 Maple Dr., Atlanta. 100/A
  • Plum Café, 1055 Canton St., Roswell. 100/A
  • Zest, 957 Canton St., Roswell. 71/C

Gwinnett County

  • El Porton, 2640 Old Peachtree Road, Duluth. 88/B
  • Las Tortas Locas, 6101 S. Norcross Tucker Road, Norcross. 74/C
  • Main Moon, 1154 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville. 95/A
  • Panaderia Salvadorena, 4782 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. 97/A
  • Villa Italian Kitchens, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 90/A

- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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