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.

Popular Perimeter Mall restaurant rechecked after failed inspection

Update: The restaurant has been re-inspected and received a 100. Read the new report: here.

Original: The Cowfish, a very popular restaurant that sells sushi at Perimeter Mall, failed its recent health check after an inspector found a variety of troubles.

The restaurant received a 48 out of 100 on Wednesday, according to the report

The issues included a dead insect in the ice machine; moldy lemons; a hair in crab dip; a chemical solution stored next to edamame; and contamination.

“Observed a food handler contaminate his hands by moving the trash can with gloved hands and then proceed to touch sliced potatoes without removing gloves and washing his hands,” one of the complaints in the report says. An employee was also seen touching salmon without clean gloves.

Two pieces of chicken weren’t brought to final cook temperature, the report said.

A restaurant representative said the issues are being addressed.


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“We take these matters extremely seriously and are addressing all concerns to prevent these issues from happening in the future,” an emailed statement said. “Our health department rating prior to this one was a 96. We plan on another high score at our next inspection and are working closely with the health department to operate in full compliance.”

Restaurants that fail are typically rechecked within 10 days.


The Cowfish

4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody

Score: 48

Report: here.


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