• Gwinnett County pizza restaurant fails health inspection


    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - UPDATE: Upon reinspection, the restaurant received a 100.


    A Gwinnett County restaurant failed its recent health inspection.

    Grandma’s New York Pizza on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Suwanee got a score of 61 out of 100.

    The violations include a hand-washing issue and a problem with storing chemicals.

    The restaurant's management told us they're eager to improve their score.

    “The health of the public is the most important part of the business,” manager Sabedini Koraqi said.

    The management at Grandma's New York Pizza said it's disappointed with the failing health score and is already working to address the problems.

    Channel 2 Action News obtained the inspection report. It says an "employee worked the cash register and then grabbed clean gloves to work with food," but "he didn't wash his hands.” It also says "foods at the counter were not time-stamped,” “chemical spray bottles stored with food on the storage shelves,” and "sanitizer buckets stored on top of the soda syrups."

    The manager told us he's already taking action.

    "Absolutely, yes, we've been working on it to do everything we can to address for this. We have another inspection, so we should be all okay,” Koraqi said.

    The restaurant's consultant gave us specifics.

    "He put an action plan together which was actually sent off to the health department, and he should turn around for our next inspection,” Tony Ramirez said.

    After our visit, the manager sent us that action plan. It includes re-training of employees on proper hand-washing procedures.

    "It was just a one-time situation, you know, that he was busy and it's really about coaching and teaching, just creating those habits in the restaurant,” said Koraqi

    "I could tell you, I can vouch for you, actually I just had lunch, he's good to go,” Ramirez said.

    The health department is planning to re-inspect the restaurant within the next 10 days. We'll let you know the results.

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