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Restaurant inspections, Taco Mac

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.

Cobb County

  • Al’s Barbeque, 34 Powder Springs St., Marietta. 99/A
  • Cajun Crawfish & Seafood, 234 Windy Hill Road, Marietta. 88/B
  • Derek’s, 1438 Canton Road, Marietta. 100/A
  • House of Chan, 2469 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna. 86/B
  • Paco’s Mexican Restaurant, 5015 Floyd Road, Mableton. 95/A

Clayton County

  • Frontera Mex Grill, 3607 Highway 138 S.E., Stockbridge. 86/B
  • Golden Corral, 8465 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. 100/A
  • Great Wraps, 1135 Southlake Mall, Morrow. 78/C
  • International House of Pancakes, 1474 Southlake Plaza Dr., Morrow. 92/A
  • Turkey Chop, 625 S. Side Commercial Parkway, Jonesboro. 91/A

DeKalb County

  • Fried Rice King, 4616 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Clarkston. 62/U
  • Old Tucker Fountain, 2329 Main St., Tucker. 93/A
  • S&S Cafeteria, 3583 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta. 87/B
  • Suppertime, 3342 Clifton Church Road S.E., Atlanta. 80/B
  • Yen Jing Chinese Restaurant, 5302 Buford Highway, Doraville. 80/B

Fulton County

  • Bassano’s Pizzeria, 10970 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 75/C
  • Hong Kong Harbor, 2184 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta. 99/A
  • Oz Pizza, 2805 Main St., East Point. 95/A
  • Spoon’s BBQ Restaurant, 5040 Old National Highway, Atlanta. 100/A
  • The Diner at North Point, 2355 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 91/A
  • Gwinnett County
  • Caprese, 2130 Hamilton Creek Parkway, Dacula. 100/A
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar, 3215 Buford Drive, Buford. 95/A
  • Golden House, 629 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville. 90/A
  • Main Moon, 1154 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville. 95/A
  • Rey’s Cuban Café, 2950 Rosebud Road, Loganville. 94/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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