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Food Residue on Utensils and in Stored Containers, Inspection Reports Not Properly Displayed and Other Violations

A look at the most recent restaurant inspections by the East Metro Health District.

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. 19. 

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Recent inspections:    

Tilted Kilt
3480 Financial Center Way, Suite M1070, Buford
Score: 78
Last inspection: 2/18/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Violation of Code: [.03(3)(a)-(d) ] Failure to post food safety certification in public view. Food safety certificate (original copy) shall be posted in public view at all times.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Plastic food containers stored on shelf contain food residue/debris. Knives and butter spreads in knife holder contain food residue. Equipment cleaned. Food contact surfaces shall be cleaned to sight and touch.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Hot-held potentially hazardous foods not maintained above 135oF; no time controls/documentation in place. See temperatures marked '*'. Foods reheated. Hot-held potentially hazardous foods shall maintain a temperature of 135F or higher.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(h) ] Correctly date-marked refrigerated, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous foods not discarded within 7 days from the date of preparation. Pasta dated 2/10, cheese dated 2/10, pasta dated 2/6, in-house horse radish sauce dated 2/6 all discarded. Correctly datemarked potentially hazardous foods must be used or discarded within 7 days. EX.)2/10-2/16 (Prep date is day 1)  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.05(7)(d) ] Stickers on outside of food containers not being cleaned thoroughly. Sticker residue left on containers after being cleaned. Non-food contact surfaces shall be cleaned thoroughly.  New Violation.

 

Steak N Shake
3370 Buford Drive, Buford
Score: 83
Last inspection: 2/18/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Violation of Code: [.03(3)(a)-(d) ] Failure to post food safety certification in public view. Food Safety Manager certificate shall be posted in public view at all times. Informal Inspection will occur within 10 days to ensure CFSM certificate is posted.  New Violation. Correct By: 02/28/2013
  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Cold-held potentially hazardous foods not maintained below 41oF; no time controls/documentation in place. See temperatures marked '*'. See foods for corrective action. Cold-held potentially hazardous food must maintain a temperature of 41F or below.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Hot-held potentially hazardous foods not maintained above 135oF; no time controls/documentation in place. See temperatures marked '**'. Food discarded. Hot-held potentially hazardous food must maintain atemperature of 135F or higher.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.10(2)(g) ] Inspection report not posted in public view within 15 feet of the primary entrance, 5-7 feet above the floor, and/or not readable from one foot (posted behind counter on right side of exit door). Inspection report must be posted in public view 5-7 feet above floor, 15 feet from main entrance and readable within 1 foot.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.05(6)(d),(e) ] Warewash machine contains food debris and scale buildup around top edges. Warewash machine shall be cleaned at frequency to avoid food debris/residue buildup.  Repeat Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.06(5)(n) ] Outdoor dumpster not covered during time of inspection. Covers and/or doors must remain closed at all times when not in use.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.06(5)(o),(p) ] Outdoor garbage enclosure area not kept clean. Garbage on ground rather than in dumpster. Area cleaned. Garbage area shall be maintained free of unnecessary items and clean.  New Violation.

 

Arby’s
3300 Buford Drive, Buford
Score: 89
Last inspection: 2/12/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Cold-held potentially hazardous foods not maintained below 41oF; no time controls/documentation in place. See temperatures marked '*'. Foods placed in freezer to cool. Foods were removed from walk-in cooler approximately 3 hours before being temped. Cold-held potentially hazardous food must maintain a temperature of 41F or below.  Corrected On-Site.  Repeat Violation.
  • Remarks: Notes-Violation of .04(6)(f) 'Cold-Holding' on next inspection may result in suspension of food service permit.

 

Genghis Grill 
1825 Mall of Georgia Boulevard, Suite C, Buford
Score: 84
Last inspection: 2/12/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Metal food containers along with food utensils contain food residue and stored on shelf as clean. All equipment placed in warewash area to be cleaned. Food equipment and utensils shall be cleaned to sight and touch.  Corrected On-Site.  Repeat Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Cold-held potentially hazardous foods not maintained below 41oF; no time controls/documentation in place. See temperatures marked '*'. Food placed in walk-in cooler to cool. Cold-held potentially hazardous food must maintain a temperature of 41F or below.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(d) ] Cooked potentially hazardous foods not cooled from 135oF to 41oF within a total of 6 hours. See temperatures marked '**'. Food discarded. Cooked potentially hazardous food must be cooled from 135F to 70F within 2 hours and 135F to 41F within a total of 6 hours.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.06(5)(o),(p) ] Outdoor dumpster has bags of garbage that belong to facility. Garbage/refuse area must be maintained and clean.  New Violation.
  • Remarks: Udon Noodles (walk-in cooler) multiple bags of noodles ranging from 44 to 46F. (Discarded) Cooked 2/11.

 

Subway
4300 Buford Drive, Buford
Score: 100
Last inspection: 2/12/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Remarks: Required Additional Inspection will occur within 45-60 days.

 

T.G.I.Friday’s 
1795 Mall of Georgia Boulevard, Buford
Score: 91
Last inspection: 2/13/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Cold-held potentially hazardous foods not maintained below 41oF; no time controls/documentation in place. See temperatures marked '*'. Ice placed on top of foods to cool. Cold-held potentially hazardous food must maintain a temperature of 41F or below.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(d) ] Cooked ribs (approx. 18 ribs) cooling 2.5 hours ranging from 72-81F. Discarded. Cooked potentially hazardous foods must be cooled from 135F to 70F within 2 hours and 135F to 41F in a total of 6 hours.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.

 

Nrgize Lifestyle Cafe
3420 Buford Drive, Buford
Score: 100
Last inspection: 2/18/13
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