Below are the results of recent Gwinnett County restaurant inspections in Norcross by the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments. Each report includes a synopsis of deficiencies found by the inspector.
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Location: 4135 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Previous scores: 91/A (Dec. 22, 2011); 89/B (Sept. 28, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Employee washed coffee strainer in front of kitchen handsink.
Name: Church's Chicken
Location: 6111 S. Norcross Tucker Rd.
Previous scores: 90/A (Dec. 29, 2011); 90/A (Nov. 29, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Small vent and chemical spray bottle being stored in back kitchen handsink; food contact surfaces not clean to sight and touch; food not reheated so that all parts of the food reach temperature of at least 165 degrees for 15 seconds.
Name: Tajmahal Restaurant
Location: 4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Suite 108
Previous scores: 80/B (Dec. 15, 2011); 93/A (June 23, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Cold food not maintained below 41 degrees; refrigerated ready-to-eat food not clearly marked by date; front display cooler not maintained at proper temperature; self-closer broken on back door; numerous flies in kitchen area.
Name: Yanny Express
Location: 5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Previous scores: 86/B (Dec. 21, 2011); 83/B (June 22, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Employees did not wash hands before preparing food; bare hand contact with food; employees washed hands in sink used for food prep, warewashing or mop sink; food contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning; cold-held potentially hazardous foods not maintained below appropriate temperature; cooked food not cooled from 135 degrees to 41 degrees within 6 hour total or by effective methods; food thermometer not provided and readily accessible; condiments placed out on tables not properly protected from contamination; food not stored at least six inches above floor; clean utensils, pots and pans being stored on floor. Reinspection to be completed within 10 days.
Name: Sushi 101
Location: 1560 Indian Trail Rd. Suite 101
Previous scores: 86/B (Nov. 28, 2011); 90/A (Nov. 6, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Food not protected from contamination by separating raw animal foods durin storage and prep; concentration of sanitizing spray bottles too high and bottles stored in back storage area without label; toothpaste stored next to clean dishes; utensils for hot-held food not stored in container of 135-degree water; papertowel dispenser not working properly.
Name: Ko Kai Thai Bistro
Location: 5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Previous scores: 96/A (Nov. 29, 2011); 83/B (Oct. 12, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Employees drank from unapproved, uncovered container in the food prep or food storage area; foods not properly cooled by effective methods.
Name: La Zeez Tava Fry
Location: 4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Suite 133A
Previous scores: 93/A (Nov. 9, 2011); 95/A (May 17, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Food not stored at least 6 inches above the floor.
Name: Family Kitchen
Location: 1461 Pirkle Rd., Suite 103
Previous scores: 80/B (Dec. 8, 2011); 87/B (June 21, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Handwashing sink being used as a drain; papertowels not provided for front kitchen handsink and women's bathroom; concentration of sanitizer for sanitizing buckets too strong; food thermometer not adequately designed for measuring the temperature of thin foods.
Name: El Norteno Mexican Grill
Location: 5528 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Previous scores: 65/U (June 5, 2012); 82/B (Dec. 22, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Dumpster is rusting along the bottom and has large holes.
Name: Cafe Restaurant Dominicano
Location: 4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Previous scores: 80/B (Nov. 30, 2011); 82/B (Aug. 11, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Employees drinking from an unapproved, uncovered container in the food prep/storage area; cold foods not maintained below 41 degrees; container of cough relief medicine being stored with clean dishes; small prep cooler in kitchen not maintaining proper temperature and needs to be repaired; food contain surfaces of cooking equipment and pans not ept free of encrusted grease deposits; walls no clean around kitchen area.
Name: Ai Tunes Karaoke Lounge
Location: 4771 Britt Rd., Suite E7
Previous scores: 77/C (June 5, 2012); 81/B (Aug. 13, 2011)
Deficiencies found: N/A
Name: Taste of Thai
Location: 5775 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Suite 140
Previous scores: 93/A (Nov. 30, 2011); 92/A (June 30, 2011)
Deficiencies found: No employees have a CFSM certificate; ground chicken cooling in deep pan with tight-fitting lid.
Location: 1650 Indian Trail Lilburn Road
Previous scores: 100/A (Jan. 10, 2012); 100/A (nov. 18, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Cold foods not maintained below 41 degrees.
Name: Bento Cafe
Location: 5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Suite A4
Previous scores: 91/A (Dec. 7, 2011); 91/A (June 10, 2011)
Deficiencies found: Employee observed touching cut and washed carrot with bare hands; cold food not maintained below 41 degrees.