Restaurant Scores a 71, Handling Ready to Eat Foods With Bare Hands Among Violations Noted

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. 15.

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Recent Inspections: 

Green Tea
1152 Auburn Road, suite 210
Score: 71
Last inspection: 1/14/13
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  • Violation of Code: [.03(5)(c) ] Employee put on gloves to handle ready to eat foods without washing his hands first. Had him discard gloves and wash hands before donning new gloves.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(4)(a) ] Employee handling ginger and wasabi with his bare hands. Had him stop discard food, wash hands and don gloves. Employees must not use their bare hands to contact ready to eat foods, they must use gloves, paper, tongs etc.  Corrected On-Site.  Repeat Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(4)(c)1(i)-(iii),(v),(viii) ] Cook touched raw salmon with gloves then touched cooked salmon with the same gloves. Salmon wash discarded. Ready to eat foods must be protected from raw foods.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(d) ] Rice cooked last night at more than 41F. Rice was discarded. Foods must be properly cooled from 135-70F within 2 hours and from 70-41F in 4 hrs for a total of 6 hours.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.


Little Caesars
1152 Auburn Road, Suite 208
Score: 86
Last inspection: 1/14/13
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  • Violation of Code: [.04(6)(i) ] Breadsticks not marked with a time. Breadsticks were mar5ked with the proper time. All potentially hazardous foods under time as a control must be marked with a time when prepared and discarded within 4 hours.  Corrected On-Site.  Repeat Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.03(5)(f) ] Person in charge preparing food with barehands and artificial nails. Had employee stop preparing food and explained she must wear gloves if prepaing food. Food employees may not wear nail polish or artificial nails when working with exposed food, unless wearing gloves.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Remarks: Make sure most current inspection is posted in the drive thru window. Time as a control is a repeat violation if it occurs on the next routine inspection facility is subject to closure.


Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
2515 Fence Road, Suite 100
Score: 96
Last inspection: 1/14/13
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  • Violation of Code: [.04(7)(c) ] Multiple bulk containers not labeled with the common name of the food. Containers labeled. Food taken from its original container and stored in bulk must be labeled with the common name of the food.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.04(4)(k) ] Using cups to scoop product in bulk containers. Cups were removed explained they must use utensils with a handle. Utensils must be stored so that their handles are above the level of the food.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.


Hong Kong
720 Dacula Road
Score: 96
Last inspection: 1/9/13
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  • Violation of Code: [.03(5)(i) ] Employee preparing food without a hair restraint. Employee put on hair restraint. Employees with hair longer than a 1/2 inch must wear a proper hair restraint.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Violation of Code: [.07(2)(t) ] Small child sleeping on a makeshift bed. Sleeping areas must be kept separate from food service areas.  New Violation.


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Cowboy January 16, 2013 at 03:32 PM
I love Green Tea, The food is always very good and the staff is always great. But they keep getting written up for the same stuff by the health inspectors, put the darn gloves on stupid.... I have been reading all these heath reports around the Gwinnett area for a few months now, and have learned to start watching what is going on in restaurants.. I see so many violations that it now bothers me. The Sushi thing with not wearing gloves happens at about 1/2 of the sushi places that I go to. I was at a fast food fish chain in lawrenceville the other week waiting on my order. The cook was standing in the window preparing food, when I noticed that he wasn't wearing gloves, so I told myself, "maybe he is using a tool to handle the fish", the it happened... he wiped his nose with his hand... The on duty manager also saw it and said something to him, he put on gloves and went back to work.. then he wiped his nose again with the gloves on... When I complained and wanted my money back, the manager said sorry about that and gladly retruned my money. I would suggest that maybe the Health department start sending inspectors in restaurants after hours, such as 6-9pm. I bet we would see alot more low scores around town.


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