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Rodent Droppings Found in Cabinet Under Soda Machine

Other recent violations included mold-like buildup inside of ice machines at two restaurants, improper thawing methods and more.

The East Metro Health District is tasked with ensuring restaurant compliance with applicable health and safety regulations. The following restaurant scores are the most recent scores posted on the East Metro Health District website as of Feb. 26.

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Recent Inspections:

Stars and Strikes
1700 Winder Highway
Score: 88
Last inspection: 2/20/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Interior of ice machine in back bar with mold-like build up (top section). Cleaned at time of inspection. Food contact surfaces must be clean to sight & touch. **Ensure can opener is cleaned between uses.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.07(6)(b) ] Three spray bottles of chemical not labeled. Labeled at time of inspection. Chemicals must be labeled.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.07(5)(k) ] Rodent droppings present in cabinet below soda machine (at popcorn service area). Area needs to be cleaned. According to the person in charge that area was serviced by pest control recently. However, he was not able to provide service report. Routinely inspect the premises for evidence of pests and address as needed.  Repeat Violation.


Buffalo’s
3450 Hamilton Mill Parkway
Score: 92
Last inspection: 2/23/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Violation of Code: [.06(2)(o) ] At time of inspection, observed employee rinse food thermometer in handwash sink. Employee corrected - advised that handsinks must only be used to wash hands. Food thermometer properly cleaned and sanitized. Must ensure handsinks are only used to wash hands. Note: All other times during inspection, observed proper sanitizing of food thermometer by employees.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.07(3)(b) ] Papertowels not provided for front bar handsink. Papertowels provided at time of inspection. Must ensure papertowels are provided for all handsinks.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.03(5)(g) ] Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring while preparing food. Employee wearing bracelet while preparing food. Bracelet removed. Must ensure only a plain ring is worn while preparing food.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(4)(g) ] At beginning of inspection, observed cooked chicken wing in vegetable preparation sink. Observed fryer baskets being stored on vegetable preparation sink. Chicken wing discarded and fryer baskets removed. Vegetable preparation sink cleaned and sanitized at time of inspection. Must ensure vegetable preparation sink is only used to wash fruits and vegetables.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.05(6)(a) ] Gasket on the small prep cooler used to store and prepare raw chicken in disrepair (broken and coming off). Must repair or replace gasket. Must ensure all equipment is maintained and in good repair. Technician arrive at time of inspection.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.05(6)(a) ] Equipment not in good repair and not being maintained. Digital readout on mechanical dishmachine not working proper - not providing accurate reading for final wash and final rinse solution. Must repair. Must ensure all equipment (including mechanical dishmachine) is operating properly and in good repair. Note: No violations observed concerning temperature of final wash or rinse of hot water.  New Violation.

 

Golden Palace Express
2115 Hamilton Creek Parkway, Suite 104
Score: 87
Last inspection: 2/25/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Observed (pork eggrolls and Crab Ragoons) sitting on counter out of temperatrue. Person in charge (PIC) discarded items. Potentially hazardous food (PHF) if cold holding must be cold held below 41F.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Observed Egg rolls and Crab Ragoons hot holding below 135F. PIC discarded items. Advised PIC that all PHF being hot held must maintain a temperature at or above 135F.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(c)] Observed ribs thawing using an improper method. PIC moved items to thaw properly. Advised PIC must thaw items in one of three ways (1. in cooler 2. under running water in meat sink 3. may cook item from frozen.)  Corrected On-Site.  Repeat Violation.

 

Kroger Store Starbucks
505 Dacula Road
Score: 90
Last inspection: 2/20/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Interior of ice machine not clean. Mold-like/slime-like build up. Cleaned at time of inspection. Food contact surfaces must be cleaned to sight & touch. IF THIS ITEM IS MARKED OUT OF COMPLIANCE ON THE NEXT ROUTINE INSPECTION, THEN THE PERMIT MAY BE SUSPENDED.  Corrected On-Site.  Repeat Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.03(5)(g) ] Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring while preparing food. Bracelet on wrist. Had employee remove bracelet. Employees may not wear jewelry other than a plain ring while preparing food.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.03(5)(i) ] Employee not using an effective means of restraint for hair, beard, or mustache longer than ½ inch while preparing food. Employees must wear an effective restraint for hair, beard, or mustache longer than ½ inch.  Repeat Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(4)(m) ] No QUAT detected in sanitizer solution for cloth towels. Fresh solution prepared. Must maintain adequate sanitizer solution.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Remarks: Wood pallets in separate area for dry storage not approved: 1. Made of raw wood. 2. Do not allow for the easy cleaning of the floor below. Replace wooden pallets with proper storage racks. This facility uses time as a control for food safety - half and half, milk in self-service pitchers. Written procedures on-site. Issued choking poster. Post for public view.

 

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Cynthia Montgomery February 27, 2013 at 02:59 PM
OMGosh!!!! Rat droppings, I can not stop thinking about all those kids having birthday parties with droppings lying around and they could not even find out whom was their pest control company? If there is food, you will have pest if you don't keep things clean. SO sad!!!!

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