Restaurant inspection:Juice, dessert tossed for possible contamination

At Versace Dominican Restaurant in Lilburn, desserts and freshly prepared juice were discarded because of potential contamination observed during a recent follow-up inspection.

The cook was cutting pineapple and adding it to the blender to make juice without using gloves, the Gwinnett County health inspector said.

Flan in the walk-in cooler had water dripping on it. A carton of ice cream in the bottom of the freezer had a box of raw chicken stacked on top.

Versace Dominican Restaurant, 510 Pleasant Hill Road, scored 47/U, down from a 72/C routine health score earned on March 22.

Among other code violations, raw meats were incorrectly stored in the walk-in cooler. Raw pork was above raw fish, and raw beef was directly on top of a container of raw chicken, according to the inspection report.

One container of raw pork was moved to the freezer because the meat was at an unsafe temperature. A prepared salad was not cooling fast enough so it was placed in an ice bath.

Ribs and baked chicken were being held on time control but written procedures were missing.

Also, the inspector said dirty oven mitts were found on top of onions, and a dirty glass was in one of the hand sinks. The kitchen hand sink had no soap.

Other points were taken off because of needed facility repairs and cleaning. A wrench was being used to control the oven, which had rust and grease buildup. Freezer boxes were rusted and dented. One of the hand-sinks needed repairing, the inspector said.

Versace Dominican Restaurant will be re-inspected.

East Point deli foods not at safe temps

In Fulton County, Joy Wings & Deli, 3655 Market Place Blvd., East Point, failed a recent routine inspection, scoring 55/U.

Par-cooked wings and vegetables were uncovered and subject to contamination on the prep table, near the wok and also in the walk-in cooler, according to the inspection report.

Also, the wings near the wok were not being held at a safe temperature.

Points were taken off because employees were not washing their hands when switching tasks. An employee handled dirty equipment and utensils then engaged in food preparation.

Food-service gloves were not changed as needed after switching tasks or when the gloves became damaged or soiled, according to the inspector.

Ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food was not date-marked for disposal. The restaurant was operating without a current food permit.

Joy Wings & Deli will be re-inspected.

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