Canton Japanese restaurant fails health inspection



CANTON, Ga. - A Canton restaurant manager blames bad timing for an unsatisfactory review.

Hana Japanese restaurant on Reinhardt College Parkway scored 60 out of 100 on a health inspection May 13. The manager told Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge he’s confident the restaurant will be ready for a re-inspection later this month.

Manager Andy Lin said the problems resulted from the inspection coming the day after Mother’s Day. He said the holiday is one of the busiest days at his restaurant.

“I don't really have time to fix everything,” Lin told Sbarge.

Among the violations reported were a dishwasher and a food handler not washing their hands at the required times.

Others violations included no soap or paper towels located at hand washing sinks, raw eggs improperly stored over raw, ready-to-eat sushi fish and rice stored at improper temperatures.

Lin said his customers can feel safe eating there because he's made changes and is making sure his employees know what the health department requirements are.

“It won’t happen again,” he said.

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