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Fried green tomatoes and pancake batter were not discarded though both were out of date.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.
- by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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