Restaurant Grades: Know Then Go

How Norcross eateries scored in health inspections conducted May 30-June 4.

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.

To see more inspections, visit the health department's searchable website.

June 4


Location: 5000 Jimmy Carter Blvd.

Score: 96/A

Previous scores: 89/B (Nov. 30, 2011); 86/B (June 21, 2011)

Deficiencies found: Potentially hazardous foods not properly cooled by effective methods; sinlge-service articles not stored six inches above the floor in a clean and dry location.

June 1


Location: 6045 Dawson Blvd.

Score: 87/B

Previous scores: 99/A (Jan. 9, 2012); 92/A (Nov. 10, 2011)

Deficiencies found: Potentially hazardous food items arrived at facility and temperatures were not obtained by the person in charge; dish machine was found to be producing chlorine sanitizer at a too-high concentration.


Location: 6180 McDonough Dr.

Score: 70/C

Previous scores: 89/B (Dec. 30, 2011); 81/B (Nov. 17, 2011)

Deficiencies found: Holes were present in screen door at rear of building; hand towels were out for the dispenser at the hand sink in main kitchen; chicken was over salmon in walk-in freezer; mold present inside ice bin in ice machine; pooled eggs were at temperatures higher than they should be; the walk-in cooler needs to be repaired or replaced because of temperature.


Location: 6270 McDonough Drive, Suite A

Score: 87/B

Previous scores: 95/A (Nov. 9, 2011); 100/A (April 7, 2011)

Deficiencies found: Several gaskets in the tea nozzles were found to have a buildup present; refridgerated, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared and held in establishment not clearly marked for date; residential use pesticides found in the food service facility; single-service articles not stored six inches above the floor in clean/dry location.


Location: 6100 Live Oak Pkwy.

Score: 83/B

Previous scores: 82/B (Dec. 14, 2011); 88/B (June 1, 2011)

Deficiencies found: Written procedures for use of time only as a control for potentially hazardous food not prepared in advance and maintained in establishment; some items not marked to indicate date/time they need to be used; chlorine sanitizer buckets found to be at a too-high concentration; several food items on display for individual sale without labels.

May 31

Name: Sabores Del Plata

Location: 6200 Buford Highway Suite 1G

Score: 82/B

Previous scores: 80/B (Dec. 28, 2011); 88/B (Nov. 17, 2011)

Deficiencies found: No drying towels at rear handwash sink at walk-in cooler; cooked ground beef in walk-in cooler not at correct temperature; opened and cooked items not properly marked by date; two-door drink display cooler in dining area not at correct temperature; informal follow-up set within next two 10 days.

Name: I Luv Pho

Location: 4650 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Suite 133B

Score: 81/B

Previous scores: 74/C (May 21, 2012); 84/B (Nov. 7, 2011)

Deficiencies found: Mold still present in ice bin of ice machine; some items being served raw are not identified with an asterick on menu to link with advisory; sliced tomatoes and other food were held at too-high temperatures; walk-in freezer was having an air temperature a too-high temperature so that food had thawed out; side door and lid were open on the dumpster; some end caps were missing on light covers in the walk-in freezer; air conditioning unit for the kitchen not working properly.


Location: 6175 McDonough Drive

Score: 93/A

Previous scores: 97/A (Nov. 30, 2011); 96/A (Nov. 17, 2011)

Deficiencies found: Mold present inside ice bin of ice machine; spray hose with spray nozzle is too long to use an air gap; men's restroom does not have an exhaust fan.

May 30


Location: 350 W. Peachtree St., Suite 106

Score: 100/A

Previous scores: 100/A (Dec. 19, 2011); 84/B (April 22, 2011)

Deficiencies found: None.

Name: Sweet Apple Cafe

Location: 6200 Buford Highway

Score: 100/A

Previous scores: N/A

Deficiencies found: Violations from pre-opening inspection corrected; OK to permit.

Name: Prestige African Cuisine

Location: 2055 Beaver Ruin Rd. Suite C&D

Score: 89/B

Previous scores: 81/B (Dec. 28, 2011); 96/A (Dec. 14, 2011)

Deficiencies found: Hand sink not supplied with hand towels; raw fish thawing in bowl of water in meat sink; food stored in direct contact with floor; employees wore bracelets while preparing foor; eating utensils stored after washing with mouth contact surfaces exposed.

Name: Global Cafe and Bakery

Location: 5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Suite 760

Score: 80/B

Previous scores: 80/B (Nov. 3, 2011); 98/A (Oct. 21, 2011)

Deficiencies found: Potentially hazardous foods holding above recommended temperature; cooked chicken and cooked potatoes not properly date-marked; bulk containers of rice and sale stored in direct contact with floor; right pastry display cooler, left drink display cooler and prep cooler maintained at too-high temperatures; front hand sink clogged and draining slowly.


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