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."