A few technicalities added weight to new violations that helped bring down the food inspection grade for Oxtails and More/Jerk Stuff in Clarkston, which has received A-level scores during two inspections last year.
Manager Andrea Page said some citations, such as paper towels and soap not being at the kitchen sink, were corrected on the spot during the inspection that the restaurant failed with a 60 (U), unsatisfactory score.
“We had them in the kitchen, just not at the sink,” she said.
Page explained that other violations, such as not having a certified food safety manager and not washing hands between various operations, are being worked on.
The employee was fairly new, but he was “written up” and retrained, Page said.
“We went over the codes with him again,” she said, noting that he now understands the importance of proper hand-washing procedures.
As far as the certification, Page said she became manager two months ago and will be taking the class soon. Meanwhile, the