Black residue on soda nozzles: This week’s Triangle sanitation scores (Nov. 29)

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The News & Observer publishes a weekly roundup of restaurant sanitation scores to keep you up-to-date on the health grades at Triangle dining spots.

Sanitation scores and their corresponding letter grades are used in North Carolina to assess restaurants’ adherence to rules and standards intended to mitigate and prevent the spread of food-borne illnesses.

You’ve likely seen sanitation grade cards at restaurants you’ve visited, and The N&O previously explained what those scores mean and how they’re calculated.

Here are sanitation scores in Wake and Durham counties for the week of Nov. 22-29.

Wake County sanitation scores

The Wake County sanitation grades database shows 69 inspections were completed between Nov. 22-29.

Most restaurants received an A grade, or a score of at least 90%.

One restaurant received a B grade, or a score of at least 80% but lower than 90%.

Okja K-Pub & Restaurant (1080 Darrington Dr., Cary) received a score of 83.5% during an inspection on Nov. 22.

  • The restaurant was in violation of 16 state standards, with point deductions ranging from zero to three points.

  • Violations included raw chicken and raw pork being stored directly on a bag of bulk flour; multiple knives, utensils and food containers with food debris being stored as clean; several foods being stored incorrect temperatures and black debris on soda nozzles.

  • Some violations were corrected during the inspection.

  • The restaurant previously scored a 90.5% in April, an 86% in March and an 88.5% in November 2021.

No restaurants in Wake County received a C grade, or a score of at least 70% but less than 80%.

No restaurants received a failing grade, or a score below 70%.

You can search all restaurant inspections in Wake County at wake-nc.healthinspections.us.

Durham County sanitation scores

The Durham County inspection management system shows that 12 restaurant inspections were completed between Nov. 22-29.

All restaurants received an A grade.

You can search all restaurant inspections in Durham County at bit.ly/3pVQfpG.

Orange County sanitation scores

The Orange County inspection management system shows that eight restaurants were inspected between Nov. 22-29.

All restaurants received an A grade.

You can search all restaurant inspections in Orange County at bit.ly/3eQqpxc.

Johnston County sanitation scores

The Johnston County sanitation inspections database shows that 20 restaurants were inspected between Nov. 22-29.

All restaurants received an A grade.

You can search all restaurant inspections in Johnston County at johnston-nc.healthinspections.us.

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