Mina’s Caribbean failed another health inspection

Mina’s West African Caribbean Cuisine & Bar recently failed another health inspection, its fourth failing health score within the past year.

The restaurant at 5439 Memorial Drive had four food safety risk factor violations during this most recent routine inspection and scored 61/U.

Mina’s also had failing scores in June and January and in December of last year. Its most recent follow-up inspection score from late June was a 90/A.

During this inspection, employees were not following proper cooling methods and did not document how long cooked foods had been left out to cool. A spinach and chicken sauce and some cooked chicken were reheated and cooled again because it was unclear how long the foods had been sitting on the stove top.

In other violations, raw goat meat was stored directly next to cook Jollof rice inside a cooler. The meat was removed to prevent cross contamination of bacteria.

Some prepared lamb and rice stored in a refrigerator were not date marked for disposal. Points were also taken off when a food prep employee scratched their face then continued grilling lamb without first washing hands.

Mina’s West African Caribbean Cuisine & Bar will be re-inspected.

In other news, here are some follow-up inspection scores from recently featured restaurants:

Canton Buddha, 2900 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 100/A; Checkers, 919 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, 88/B; Istanbul Café, 1850 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, 83/B; Wildflower Eatery, 125 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, 75/C.

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