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Smokin’ Gold BBQ in Lilburn receives a 74% on their recent health inspection

Smokin’ Gold BBQ, located at 5364 Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn, received a score of 74 points out of a possible 100 points during their 11/23/2022 inspection by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The violations noted by the inspector were:

Violation #1
2-2D: .06(2)(o)Dishes stored in hand sink. Dishes removed. Hand sink must be accessible at all times.
Violation #2
6-1C: .04(6)(d)Observed 10 fully cooked turkeys stored in outside walk in cooler all out of temperature(see temp log). 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)
Corrective Actions: Items were discarded
Violation #3
11A: .04(6)(e)Observed fully cooked turkeys attempting too cool , but were double wrapped in aluminum foil and saran wrap which prevented them from cooling out of the temperature danger zone 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)
Corrective Actions: items were discarded and PIC advised of correct methods.
Violation #4
12B: .03(5)(i)Observed employee handling food with a beard longer than 1.5 inch. Beards longer than 1.5 inch should wear beard guard
Violation #5
15C: Observed debris buildup in hot holding unit, shelving, and on prep units. Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be cleaned at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues. (C)
Violation #6
18: .07(5)(k)rat dropping observed on top of dish machine// rat droppings on bread cart. The presence of insects, rodents, and other pests shall be controlled to minimize their presence on the premises by: 1. Routinely inspecting incoming shipments of food and supplies; (C) 2. Routinely inspecting the premises for evidence of pests; (C) 3. Using methods, if pests are found, such as trapping devices or other means of pest control as specified under subsections (6)(e), (6)(m), and (6)(n) of this Rule; (Pf) and 4. Eliminating harborage conditions.(C)
Additional Comments
All cold-holding & hot-holding in compliance unless noted otherwise.
Note: A follow-up inspection will be conducted within 10 days.
Note: A required additional routine will be conducted within 12 months

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