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Food Gathered With Bare Hands, Other Violations Get Restaurant a 'U'

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China Taste restaurant in Duluth recently underwent a routine health inspection by the Gwinnett Health Department.

And the restaurant at 3870 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Suite 215 received a "65/U" score on Jan. 6. Among the violations noted were:

Violation of Code: [.04(4)(a) ] Observed employee gather zucchini and broccoli from prep cooler with bare hands. Employee was asked to discard food and use tongs or gloves when gathering vegetables from prep cooler. No bare hand contact is allowed to eat with read-to-eat foods.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.

Violation of Code: [.04(4)(k) ] Water for utensils was 63F. Water was placed in container on grill to keep water at proper temperature. Water for in-use utensils must be at least 135F.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.

A follow-up inspection will be held within 10 days. The full report is here.

-- Have you eaten at this restaurant? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Kath January 12, 2014 at 09:59 PM
Do you really feel that it's newsworthy to write about health scores of a Chinese restaurant in Duluth?
Steve Burns (Editor) January 13, 2014 at 07:13 AM
Kath, reader interest is strong in restaurant health scores, particularly the ones with unsatisfactory ratings.
Kath January 13, 2014 at 07:28 AM
I guess I'm not that reader. I read the Oconee Patch for Oconee news, not Duluth. How about focusing on a local restaurant with a great score? Not just posting the score, but make it news worthy. Maybe, just maybe that bit of positive media coverage will help a local eating establishment
Steve Burns (Editor) January 13, 2014 at 07:36 AM
Thanks for the input, Kath.
DHD January 13, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Hey Kath, when's the last time you ate at a restaurant with a "U" rating? Well, here's one you can try. Personally, I appreciate these reports on where not to eat. Why support bacteria infested establishments?

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