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'Mold-Like Substance' in Ice Machine, Food Residue on Slicer and Other Violations Noted During Recent Inspections

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 Jan. 29.

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Click on the report links for details regarding the specific violations. 

Recent inspections:      

Zaxby’s 
4139 Buford Drive, Buford
Score: 96
Last inspection: 1/23/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Violation of Code: [.07(6)(c) ] Box of dish soap stored on top of containers of food seasoning. Soap removed. Ensure chemicals are properly seperated from food and food equipment.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.

 

Taco Bell
2583 Hamilton Mill Road, Suite 101, Buford
Score: 90
Last inspection: 1/24/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • 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 discarded. Hot-held potentially hazardous food must maintain a temperature of 135F or higher.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.02(1)(d) ] Food service permit not posted prominently at all times in a location approved by the Health Department. Food service permit shall be posted in public view at all times.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.10(2)(g) ] Most current inspection report not posted in public view as required. Inspection report dated 7/2/2012 posted. Most current inspection report shall be posted prominently for public. The top one-third of a copy of the current inspection report is not visible through the drive-thru window of the facility. Top 1/3 of most current inspection report shall be posted in drive-thru.  New Violation.

 

Chili's
2705 Hamilton Mill Road, Buford
Score: 84
Last inspection: 1/24/13
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Observations and corrective actions:

  • Violation of Code: [.05(7)(b) ] Ice machine contains mold-like substance around ice chutes. Ice machine cleaned every 6 months per person-in-charge. Increase cleaning frequency to avoid soil buildup on food contact surfaces.  Repeat Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.05(7)(a)1 ] Vegetable slicer and dicer contain food residue and stored on shelf as clean. Equipment cleaned during inspection. Food contact surfaces shall be cleaned to sight and touch.  Corrected On-Site.  New 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 '*'. Foods placed in walk-in cooler to cool. Food had been removed from walk-in cooler approximately 1.5 hours. Cold-held potentially hazardous food must maintain a temperature of 41F or below.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.06(5)(n) ] Sliding doors of outside receptacle left open when garbage not being discarded. Doors closed. Garbage receptacles shall remain closed at all times when not in use.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.06(5)(o),(p) ] No drain plug in outside garbage receptacle. Ensure drain plug isinstalled ata all times.  New Violation.
  • Remarks: Notes- Obtain pitchers with lids if pitchers will be kept in customer walkin or seating area; or keep pitchers back behind counters. Minimize food content amount in cooler between grill and conveyor oven. Informal inspection will occur within 10 days to check ice machine and drain plug installment. Violation of provision .05(7)(b) 'food contact surfaces: cleaning frequency' on next inspection may result in suspension of food service permit. 

 

You might also be interested in reading:

  • Downtown Buford Restaurant Improves Score From 56 to 98
  • 'Mold-Like Substance' Found in Drink Machine and Other Violations Noted During Recent Restaurant Inspections
  • Buford Restaurant Gets OK to Reopen After Permit Suspended
  • Restaurant Employee Touches Food With Bare Hands and Other Violations 

Visit the Buford Patch restaurant inspections page for additional reports.

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