A Duluth Taco Mac has had stellar inspection scores, rarely dipping below an A rating. But that changed during a recent routine health inspection after points were deducted because employees handled raw meat then ready-to-eat food without first washing their hands.
The restaurant at 3543 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard was given a failing score of 60, and managers were instructed to re-train and monitor the staff on cross contamination prevention.
According to the report, an employee wearing gloves handled raw beef then some buns, and another handled raw meat then placed cooked chicken on a salad. The salad and buns were thrown away.
Employees are supposed to change their gloves and also wash their hands between glove changes, especially when moving from raw meat to ready-to-eat foods, according to the inspector.
Taco Mac also had a few other code violations, such as black, mold-like growth on the margarita machine nozzle, some undercooked chicken and a few cold food items that weren’t being kept cold enough.
A manager at the restaurant did not want to comment about the report but said the restaurant would be re-inspected within 10 days. Taco Mac’s last two inspection scores were 91 and 96.
Here are some updated inspection scores from recently reviewed restaurants: Chico & Chang, 447 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, 80/B; Corner Café, 6810 Shannon Parkway, Union City, 99/A; Grand Buffet, 2625 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, 91/A; Great Wall Buffet, 4484 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, Hiram, 75/C.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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