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Restaurant inspections, Duluth Korean

Employees at a Duluth Korean restaurant weren’t careful when handling eggs and other raw foods and it cost them a failing inspection score.

Nulbom Restaurant, 2550 Pleasant Hill Road, scored a 39 on its routine inspection after having recently posted scores in the 90s. The restaurant was marked down for cross contamination of bacteria when raw egg dripped from of an employee’s gloves onto some red leaf lettuce in the prep cooler.

Another employee did not change gloves between handling raw octopus and scooping green onions to garnish a customer’s food. The onions and lettuce were thrown away.

Megan Bowen, one of the managers at Nulbom, attributed the low inspection score to new employees who did not know all of the health procedures. She said they were training the staff now in anticipation of a follow-up inspection this week.

Employees did not record the temperatures of food, or document how long they had been left out to cool. Refrigerated foods were not labeled with preparation dates. Several buckets of beef bone soup had been held in the refrigerator for more than 72 hours but were not marked.

The restaurant, which serves multiple dishes with eggs cooked to the customer’s request, did not provide an advisory warning of the risk of food borne illness from undercooked animal foods. Nulbom was told to stop serving raw or undercooked eggs without the advisory.

Other code violations included: improperly thawing of meat, weak sanitizer for cleaning the counters and tables, and bowls of kimchi left uncovered on the front counter.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cobb County

  • Cherokee Cattle Company, 2710 Canton Road, Marietta. 96/A
  • El Nopalito, 840 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. 100/A
  • Lardo’s Mexican, 1860 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 75/C
  • Shangrila, 1282 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 88/B
  • The Vineyard Café, 21 W. Park Square, Marietta. 84/B

DeKalb County

  • Falafel King, 1405 Oxford Road, Atlanta. 81/B
  • Fletcher’s Place, 2801 Candler Road, Decatur. 94/A
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill, 1524 Church St., Decatur. 98/A
  • Penang, 4897 Buford Highway, Chamblee. 87/B
  • Reem Restaurant, 3647 Market St., Clarkston. 86/B

Fulton County

  • Ali Baba Mediterranean, 1099A Euclid Ave., Atlanta. 90/A
  • Altobeli’s, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta. 91/A
  • Apres Diem, 931 Monroe Dr., Atlanta. 90/A
  • El Azteca, 939 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta. 96/A
  • INC Street Food, 948 Canton St., Roswell. 91/A

Gwinnett County

  • El Jinete, 2320 Liam Ave., Dacula. 93/A
  • Kacey Home Cooking, 520 W. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 98/A
  • Lavender Thai, 1195 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville. 86/B
  • Mellow Mushroom, 6135 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross. 81/B
  • Shane’s Rib Shack, 4835 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 95/A

Rockdale County

  • Honey Creek Wing Café, 1033 Honey Creek Road, Conyers. 100/A
  • Jim ‘N Nicks, 2275 Highway 20, Conyers. 96/A
  • Los Bravos, 2274 Salem Road, Conyers. 92/A
  • Taqueria Palenques, 1543 Highway 138, Conyers. 91/A
  • The Sandwich Factory, 903 Commercial St., Conyers. 100/A

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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