Georgia has rules it requires every food service operation to follow. These are just a few of the many health and safety regulations. Food service operations without a permit are illegal. Employees must know how to prevent foodborne illness and the symptoms of those illnesses. Food must be kept at the correct temperatures to prevent pathogens from growing. Employees must meet standards of cleanliness while working around food. If health laws are not met, the food service's permit may be suspended.

UPDATE: Cobb restaurant scores 82 on follow-up inspection

UPDATE at 10:21a.m. April 2: Chin Chin scored an 82, or B, on its follow-up inspection held March 29.


A Cobb County restaurant will have to clean up its act after receiving a failing grade on its food service inspection.

Chin Chin Chinese Restaurant at 2800 Spring Road Suite A near Smyrna received a 57, or U, on its March 18 inspection conducted by the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department. 

Anything below a 70 is considered failing. According to the report, Chin Chin was cited for a slew of violations, some of which include:

  • employees not washing their hands after handling trash;
  • not providing soap or paper towels at hand sinks;
  • uncovered food stored in coolers; 
  • warm food not holding at its proper temperature; 
  • uncovered food and sauce placed on dining tables for consumption; 
  • cooked dumplings stored on the floor; 
  • cooked chicken stored on a sink’s drain; 
  • raw shrimp thawing in a vegetable sink;
  • a towel propping open the back door; and 
  • used utensils stored between equipment and prep tables.

To improve its score, Simon Chou, a manager with Chin Chin, said the restaurant’s will be “following the instructions” the inspector provided to them following the review.

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Chou said the flop was a result of him being short-staffed while trying to prepare for Monday’s lunch and dinner service. 

A follow-up inspection is scheduled for April 1. 

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