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Gwinnett ‘Southern cooking’ restaurant fails health inspection

A Gwinnett County restaurant specializing in Southern food failed its recent health inspection, with “cross-contamination” involving several raw meats among the reported violations.

Southern Cooking — located at 3030 Amwiler Road in Doraville, not far from the DeKalb County line — received a 61/U on the Wednesday afternoon inspection.

According to the inspection report, raw beef, chicken and fish were being improperly stored together in the restaurant’s freezer. Officials also noted “debris caked between [the] blade and handle” of a peeling utensil and “food accumulation” in the microwave. 

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Cooked chicken and fish were being held at improper temperatures, the report said, and “employee medicine and eyeglasses” were being stored with food. The restaurant was also cited because “self-service” lemons were not protected by a sneeze guard.

A woman who answered the phone at the restaurant hung up when asked for comment Friday morning.

A follow-up inspection will be completed within 10 days of Wednesday’s failing evaluation. 

Southern Cooking

3030 Amwiler Road, #3

Doraville, GA 30360

Score: 61

Read the full report here.

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