Restaurant heath inspection score goes from 100 to 50

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Gwinnett County restaurant that opened this summer failed its second health inspection.

The manager of the Greek Island Grille restaurant in Suwanee says that part of the reason the health inspection score went from a 100 to 50 in a matter of weeks was because the restaurant was so new. Manager Ozan Bayar says employees needed extra training and the business had to deal with some early turnover.

Bayar says they were busy as soon as they opened last month and that may have contributed to their low score.

Violations included:

  • Bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food
  • An employee touching ice with bare hands while scooping it from an ice machine
  • Food not protected from contamination by separating raw animal foods and/or produce away from ready-to-eat foods during storage, prep, holding and display
  • Multiple flies in the kitchen

“We didn’t have the solid team, so keep changing staff. So that lack of training, so now after we went through this inspection, everything is in its place,” Bayar said.

Bayar is confident that the new restaurant will get a top score when it is re-inspected within the next few days. Bayar showed Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge the kitchen and says they have since fixed all the violations.

“We were very busy and we had these small problems. It’s been already fixed,” Bayar said.

Channel 2 Action News will check and report the next inspection score for the restaurant.