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Raw Animal Food Stored Over Ready-To-Eat Food is Never Good

Popular Alpharetta pizza restaurant fails its health inspection on Monday.

Recent Alpharetta restaurant and school health inspection scores. Credit: Patch file
Recent Alpharetta restaurant and school health inspection scores. Credit: Patch file
It might be safe to say that the kitchen staff at Alpharetta’s Spice Brick Oven Kitchen was having an off day Monday when an inspector with the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness stopped by for a spot check.

The popular restaurant near North Point Mall had aced its previous four inspections dating back to April 2012, scoring a 99, 98, 98, and 96 respectively.

But Monday was different for the pizza and tapas establishment located at 10800 Haynes Bridge Road. By the time the inspection was over, Spice Brick Oven Kitchen had been saddled with an unsatisfactory score of 65, meaning it will be re-inspected within 10 days.

Among the observations made by the inspector Monday:


  • Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods.
  • Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods.
  • Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food.  
  • Observed frozen potentially hazardous food slacking at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepared food not marked with date of preparation or date for disposal.
  • Observed chemicals stored next to food and on food contact surfaces.  
  • Establishment operating without a current food service permit. 

Here’s a complete list of Alpharetta establishments and schools inspected since the beginning of last week. Readers can click on the score to see the report:

Spice Brick Oven Kitchen (Food Service Inspections)
10800 HAYNES BRIDGE RD ALPHARETTA, GA 30022
View inspections:
February 3, 2014 Score: 65, Grade: U  

Barnwell Elementary School (Food Service Inspections)
9425 BARNWELL ALPHARETTA, GA 30022
View inspections:
January 28, 2014 Score: 100, Grade: A

Dolvin Elementary School (Food Service Inspections)
10495 JONES BRIDGE ALPHARETTA, GA 30201
View inspections:
January 28, 2014 Score: 100, Grade: A

Medlock Bridge Elementary School (Food Service Inspections)
10215 MEDLOCK BRIDGE PKWY ALPHARETTA, GA 30022
View inspections:
January 27, 2014 Score: 100, Grade: A

Mount Pisgah High School (Food Service Inspections)
9875 NESBIT FERRY RD ALPHARETTA, GA 30022
View inspections:
January 27, 2014 Score: 99, Grade: A

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (Food Service Inspections)
9820 NESBIT FERRY RD ALPHARETTA, GA 30022
View inspections:
January 27, 2014 Score: 97, Grade: A

Nothing Bundt Cakes (Food Service Inspections)
5230 WINDWARD PARKWAY STE 102 ALPHARETTA, GA 30004
View inspections:
January 27, 2014 Score: 100, Grade: A

Which Wich (Food Service Inspections)
5250 WINDWARD PKWY STE 111 ALPHARETTA, GA 30004
View inspections:
January 27, 2014 Score: 90, Grade: A

Maria A. February 06, 2014 at 12:48 AM
Raw animal food? Is that food that animals are to eat....or is that food for human consumption, as in raw meat? Never heard it called "raw animal food" before. Interesting terminology. We could just call it dead cow. :)
Danielle Ream Catroneo February 14, 2014 at 04:18 PM
Spice Brick Oven Kitchen was inspected again on 2/14/14 and scored 100 on their health inspection. Clearly they were just having an off day. They've always scored well. The report is posted on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/spicebrickoven
Hunt Archbold (Editor) February 18, 2014 at 09:39 AM
The follow up inspection for Spice Brick Oven Kitchen, performed 11 days after the one reported, can be found here. The restaurant scored a 100. http://ga.state.gegov.com/georgia/history.cfm?id=1305792&inspID=12508330&county=Fulton

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