Black mold and rust were found inside of an ice machine during a routine health inspection at a Buford area restaurant resulting in a failing score.

An inspector with the Georgia Department of Public Health conducted a routine health inspection on Monday, September 11 at Smokey Bones at 3333 Buford Drive, Suite VB01C in Buford. The inspector found several health code violations resulting in a failing score of 62 U.

In addition to the violation for the black mold and rust inside of the ice machine, other violations noted included:

  • Employee drinks were stored on prep tables and prep counters near food.
  • Ready-to-eat packs of brisket were not reheating at a fast enough rate.
  • Multiple temperature control for safety foods were above 41 degrees in the walk-in cooler.
  • A method the restaurant uses to store cooked food until time to use has not been approved by Georgia’s state health department.
  • Ice build-up was observed on the fans and condenser in the walk-in freezer.
  • The front exterior and interior doors, as well as the back door were open at the time of the inspection.
  • The person in charge was not demonstrating active managerial control.

Smokey Bones will undergo a follow-up inspection within the next 10 days to make sure that all the violations are addressed.

To view the full inspection report for Smokey Bones, click here.

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