Ponce City Market spot re-checked after inspection caused by complaint

UPDATE: Jia was reinspected Friday and received a 98/A. The new violations included a failure to protect single serve cups at the bar, a vegetable sink used to pre-soak pans and "cleaned bowls stored under chemical by mop sink."

The initial June 20 inspection was prompted by a food service complaint reported a week earlier, according to documents obtained through an open records request. A woman told officials she was served cold beef, shrimp that tasted reheated and room temperature soup that tasted spoiled. She also reported the restaurant’s inspection score wasn’t easily visible. No related illnesses were noted.

An investigator who visited the restaurant June 19 wrote that the violation section of Jia’s inspection report was blocked by a vase, and multiple food items were stored at room temperature.

“Due to the nature of the investigation, a full inspection was warranted, and the facility will require a follow-up inspection,” the inspector wrote.

ORIGINAL STORY (Published June 20): A Szechuan restaurant failed a recent health inspection, with officials noting fruit flies at the bar and in the kitchen.

Jia, located inside Ponce City Market, scored a 58/U following the Monday afternoon evaluation; 69 and below is considered failing.

This is the second time in about four months that the restaurant has failed an inspection. In February it scored a 47, before achieving an 84 on a later reinspection.

According to the June report, molded cucumbers were stored with beef in a cooler.

Officials also reported heavy food debris on a can opener holster and on clean dishes.

Manager Cheng You told the AJC that the restaurant is working on fixing the issues.

The facility must correct all violations by June 29, the report said.

Jia

675 Ponce de Leon Ave.

Atlanta, Ga 30308

Score: 58

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