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Suwanee Restaurant Inspections: Monterrey Goes from 'U' to 'B'

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It was a quick rebound for Monterrey Mexican Restaurant in Suwanee. The eatery on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard received a "48/U" rating in a health inspection on November 29, 2012.

However, it received an "86/B" rating in a follow-up inspection seven days later, reports show.

The inspections were done by the Gwinnett/Newton/Rockdale health department.

In the November inspection, these were among the noted violations:

  • Person in Charge not preventing employees from using bare hands with ready-to-eat foods;
  • Person-in-charge unable to demonstrate knowledge of food-borne illness prevention;
  • Food handler handled ready-to-eat onions with his bare hands at the cookline;
  • Mold-like buildup in the ice machine and on the soda guns.
  • Wastewater backflowing from the dish sink floor drain onto the floor.

In the December inspection, this was among the noted violations:

  • Raw chicken above salsa in line upright cooler. Chicken removed from cooler. Raw chorizo above avocado & limes in the line reachin cooler. Chorizo removed from cooler. Food shall be protected from cross contamination by separating raw animal foods from ready-to-eat foods during storage, preparation, holding, and display.

You can read details of both inspections here.

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Ross Crawford January 31, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Dang, we eat at Monterrey all the time and love their food. I've never noticed the rating plaque that is suppose to be visible to the public. Hope they get it together. Those inspection numbers can cripple a restaurant when publicized.
Nancy February 22, 2013 at 02:28 PM
Good food. As long as they continue to improve, I'll keep going!

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