by: Carol Sbarge Updated:
ATLANTA - An Atlanta wings restaurant failed its inspection in part because of some mold on a vegetable.
American Wings scored a perfect 100 last June. On March 27 they dropped dramatically to a failing 54.
Some of the violations included observed bare hand contact to ready-to-eat chicken, observed handling soiled equipment or utensils then engage in food preparation, no dumpster lids and certified food safety manager at the restaurant does not demonstrate proficiency in active food safety practices.
Sbarge went to American Wings to ask about those violations and a violation concerning cucumbers.
She asked the owner about the inspector finding mold on a cucumber. He says he was never planning to serve that to any customers.
“No give the customer. I bought a new one. Old one forgot,” American Wings owner Ming Zhan said.
Zhan says he cares about his customers and is fixing the violations, including the uncovered the dumpster.
They will be reinspected within the week.
The owner said he put the cucumber aside as soon as he saw the apparent mold.
He says he meant to throw it away immediately, but it got busy.