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Mochinut Sugarloaf in Duluth receives a 73% on their recent health inspection

Mochinut Sugarloaf, located at 6575 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, received a score of 73 points out of a possible 100 points during their 05/25/2023 inspection by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The violations noted by the inspector were:

Violation #1
2-2B: .03(5)(j)1&2Employee was drinking behind the food service area and did not have a lid and a straw. Also, noted drinking items in different food service areas.// Employees shall consume food and drink only in approved designated areas separate from food preparation and serving areas, equipment or utensil areas and food storage areas (unless drinking from a single service beverage cup with a secure lid and straw that is handled to prevent contamination of the employee’s hands, the container, exposed food, clean equipment, utensils and linens, unwrapped single-service and single-use articles). (C)
Corrective Actions: Employee throw cup away and other open drinking items were moved in designated and stored in designed area.//

Violation #2
6-1A: .04(6)(f)Observed multiple time/temperature control for safety (TCS) foods items cold holding in ambient temperature and above 41 degrees Fahrenheit.// Time/temperature control for safety food shall be maintained at 41°F (5°C) or below. (P)
Corrective Actions: Person In Charge (PIC) moved the items in question into the reach in cooler to start the cooling down process.//

Violation #3
8-2B: .07(6)(c)Observed several lighters stored above food contact surfaces and food products (Preparation Cooler & shelve below stove). Also, noted several butane canisters stored on top of preparation table and next to food products.// Poisonous or toxic materials shall be stored so they cannot contaminate food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-service and single-use articles. (P)
Corrective Actions: Employee moved identified items and stored them away from food contact surfaces and food products.//

Violation #4
10D: .04(4)(d)Observed multiple food items in different areas of kitchen and front service area that did not have labels to identify of its contents.// Except for containers holding food that can be readily and unmistakably recognized, such as dry pasta, working containers holding food or food ingredients that are removed from their original packages for use in the food establishment, such as cooking oils, flour, herbs, potato flakes, salt, spices, and sugar shall be clearly and legibly identified, in English, with the common name of the food. (C)

Violation #5
12B: .03(5)(i)Observed employees not wearing proper hair restraints.// Employees preparing or handling food shall use effective and clean, disposable or easily cleanable nets or other hair restraints approved by the Health Authority, worn properly to restrain loose hair including beards and mustaches longer than one half inch (1/2″). (C)
Corrective Actions: Employees put on proper hair restraints (Cap and rolled up hair)//

Violation #6
14A: .04(4)(k)Observed a container with cold water was used to store utensils (Stored in Preparation Cooler).// During pauses in food preparation or dispensing, food preparation and dispensing utensils shall be stored: 1. in the food with their handles above the top of the food and the container; 2. in running water of sufficient velocity to flush particulates to the drain, if used with moist food such as ice cream or mashed potatoes; 3. in a clean, dry container; or 4. in a container of water if the water is maintained at a temperature of at least 135°F (57°C) and the container is cleaned at the required frequency. (C)
Corrective Actions: Employee removed containers and began storing them on a dry clean surface.//

Violation #7
15B: .05(3)(h),(i)Observed PIC could not provide test strips to measure for Quat Sanitizer.// A test kit or other device that accurately measures the concentration in mg/L (or ppm) of sanitizing solutions shall be provided. (Pf)
Corrective Actions: Management shall provide test strips within ten (10) days from the day of this inspection.//

Violation #8
18: .07(2)(m)Observed back door did not completely close in that it leaves an open gap to the outside.// Outer openings of a food service establishment shall be protected against the entry of insects and rodents by: 1) filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings; (C) 2) closed, tight-fitting windows; (C) and 3) solid self-closing, tight-fitting doors. (C)
Corrective Actions: Management shall correct within ten (10) days from the day of this inspection.//

Additional Comments
All cold and hot holding temperatures are in compliance unless otherwise noted.
Additives: Food Colors, Vanilla extract, fruit flavored syrups.

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