A Gwinnett County restaurant has received the lowest health inspection score ever given in that county -- a 13 out of 100.
Officials shut down the Mar Y Tierra Family Mexican Restaurant at 521 Indian Trail Road in Lilburn after finding numerous violations. The restaurant was not in compliance when it came to sewage and waste water being properly disposed, adequate hand-washing facilities being supplied and accessible or personal cleanliness according to the report.
Health inspectors said they found a bin of raw chicken stored over vegetables that were going to be served without cooking and black mold lining the inside of a cooler.
"The most important ones are the temperature violations, food handling, food storage," Vernon Goins with the Gwinnett County Health Department told Channel 2's Rachel Kim.
The restaurant is closed and its license has been suspended. The manager told Channel 2 the restaurant's food is clean. He said they wre having small problems with their freezer leaking and refrigerator not working.