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GGC food court fails health inspection

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A food court at Georgia Gwinnett College failed its inspection last week after the health department found several violations.

Among the violations -- according to a Feb. 21 inspection report: an employee of the establishment was "working with raw chicken using same pair of gloves for multiple tasks;" unused equipment was collecting "dust and debris;" parasite destruction documentation for raw sushi was not adequate; carrots and green beans were stored below raw chicken in the walk-in cooler; and cloth towels were re-used to clean up after raw chicken was stored on the counter.

The establishment scored a 64 out of 100, resulting in a "U," or unsatisfactory report.

Sally Ramey, a spokesperson for Georgia Gwinnett College, said that the education institution uses a food management service company for its food courts.

"We contract with them, so this is their issue," Ramey said, adding that the company, Sodexo, had "taken care of everything and corrected the issues. They're just waiting for another inspection."

According to a statement from the company, when health inspections "reveal issues that are not up to specific standards, we take immediate action to address those issues, often before inspectors leave the location. This was, in fact, the case at Georgia Gwinnett College."

Prior to the Feb. 21 inspection, the location scored a 100 on Nov. 28, 2012, and a 90 on April 20, 2012.

According to the health department, if a facility makes a "U" on the follow-up or the next routine inspection, then the establishment's permit may be suspended. Follow-up visits are usually within three to 10 days of the initial inspection.

According to GGC's website, the food court "offers students several dining options from pizza and pasta to sandwiches and comfort foods."

Comments

RiggaTony 1 year, 1 month ago

So despite having so much knowledge and education, the ivory tower elites at the liberal indoctrination camp lack the ability to put their wisdom into practice. Welcome to Obama's America.

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BuzzG 1 year, 1 month ago

"We contract with them, so this is their issue,"

If you contract with them, it is your issue, Sally Ramey.

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Jan 1 year, 1 month ago

I check inspections. I am concerned about the proper handling of food where I choose to eat. When a restaurant gets a low score, typically the recheck is in the upper 90's. Looking further into this, I did find that this food court had kept an A score (90-100) for the previous 7 inspections and the other 2 eating locations that I looked up score has A's, one even scored 100. For those concerned, I suggest checking at http://gwinnett.ga.gegov.com/gwinnett_new/recent.cfm for daily inspections and search for Georgia Gwinnett College to find inspections for the three that I found. Let's see how well they do on re-inspection.

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Jan 1 year, 1 month ago

PS. Before you ask, no I would not eat there until they get another good inspection.

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MichelleCouch 1 year, 1 month ago

I'm totally with Buzz G! You hire them - and you absolutely own the issue.

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Jan 1 year, 1 month ago

Update: They were re-inspected today and now have a 90. Should have been better since they new inspectors were coming back.

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kevin 1 year, 1 month ago

and their requests for more money just keeps flowing in!! Did they fire that person or give them a raise for the publicity?

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Jan 1 year, 1 month ago

Please clarify to whom you refer with "their requests". It cant' be the school since they contract out the food service. I do not know their deal but usually this is an agreement where the food service pays the college for being allowed to sell on campus. Thus, I find it puzzling how you would think this is a request for more money. The food service has a monopoly on campus, thus would have very little benefit from the publicity except for the negative effect that might encourage students to eat off campus. Many already eat at sandwich shops within a few miles of campus.

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