985 Korean BBQ Restaurant in Buford receives a 75% on their recent health inspection

985 Korean BBQ Restaurant, located at 4020 Buford Drive in Buford, received a score of 75 points out of a possible 100 points during their 02/10/2023 inspection by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The violations noted by the inspector were:

Violation #1
4-2B: .05(6)(n)Chlorine dish machine observed with concentration below 50 ppm. // A chemical sanitizer used in a sanitizing solution for a manual or mechanical operations must meet a specified minimum concentration (for chlorine sanitizer it must be 50-100 ppm; for quat ammonia, it must be used according to the manufacturer’s specifications). (P)
Corrective Actions: Facility will now use 3 compartment sink until dish machine is fixed. //

Violation #2
4-2B: .05(7)(a)1Both ice machines observed with mold like substance. // Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. (Pf)
Corrective Actions: Ice machines were cleaned and sanitized during inspection. //

Violation #3
6-1A: .04(6)(f)18x Egg broth kettles observed at 45 F. // Time/temperature control for safety food shall be maintained at 41°F (5°C) or below. (P)
Corrective Actions: Food discarded. //

Violation #4
6-1B: .04(6)(f)72x individual rice bowls observed hot holding below 135 F. // Time/temperature control for safety food shall be maintained at 135°F (57°C) or above. (P)
Corrective Actions: Rice discarded. //

Violation #5
6-1C: .04(6)(d)Kimchi friend rice cooling for 2 hours observed above 71 F. Cut cabbage did not reach 41 F within 4 hours. Beef cooling for 3 hours observed above 71 F. // Cooked time/temperature control for safety food shall be cooled: 1) from 135°F (57°C) to 70°F (21°C) within 2 hours; and 2) from 70°F (21°C) to 41°F (5°C) or below within 4 hours (provided the food met the first limit). (P) Time/temperature control for safety foods prepared from room temperatures or refrigeration temperatures shall be cooled from 70°F to 41°F (5°C) or below within 4 hours. (P) REPEAT VIOLATION
Corrective Actions: Foods discarded. //

Violation #6
11A: .04(6)(e)Observed foods cooling at room temperature in metal bowls in prep area. // Foods shall be cooled using one or more methods approved by the health authority (i.e., small batches, thinner portions, ice wands, blast chillers, ice as an ingredient, placing in the walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer uncovered (or partially uncovered) as long as the food is protected from overhead contamination). (Pf, C) REPEAT VIOLATION
Corrective Actions: Trained person in charge on proper cooling methods.

Violation #7
12A: Multiple food items stored on floor. // Food shall be protected from contamination by storing the food: 1) in a clean dry location; (C) 2) where it is not exposed to splash, dust, or other contamination; (C) and 3) at least 6 inches (15 cm) above the floor. (C)
Corrective Actions: Foods were elevated 6″ off floor. //

Violation #8
14B: .05(10)(e) 1,2,4Dishes stored as clean were stacked while wet. // Cleaned equipment and utensils, laundered linens, and single-service and single-use articles shall be stored: 1) in a clean, dry location; (C) 2) where they are not exposed to splash, dust, or other contamination; (C) and 3) at least 6 inches above the floor. (C) REPEAT VIOLATION
Corrective Actions: Dishes were rewashed and sanitized. //

Violation #9
15B: .05(3)(h),(i)Facility does not have quat sanitizer strips for sanitizer bottles. // A test kit or other device that accurately measures the concentration in mg/L (or ppm) of sanitizing solutions shall be provided. (Pf)

Additional Comments
All cold/hot holding temperatures assessed are in compliance unless otherwise noted.
Facility uses drink syrups.
Ensure employees with hair or beards longer than 1/2″ are wearing effective hair restraint.
Ensure floor tiles in warewashing area are fixed by 04/10/2023.
A follow up inspection will occur on or before 02/20/2023.
A required additional routine inspection will be conducted within the next 12 months.
Uncorrected violations, repeat violations, or unsatisfactory scores may result in permit suspension.

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