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Restaurant inspections: Waffle House, Norcross

A Norcross Waffle House saw its perfect score drop to a 51/U after a recent routine health inspection revealed some potential problems with bacteria cross contamination.

At Waffle House #1641, at 7044 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, the inspector noted two incidents where employees did not wash their hands after handling cracked eggs. In one, the employee did not change gloves either before continuing to pick up clean utensils and pull a customer’s toast.

Employees are supposed to change their gloves and wash their hands after touching raw animal products.

Also, packages of raw steaks were being stored above a bulk bag of onions in the walk-in cooler. The inspector directed the staff to move the steaks below ready-to-eat foods to prevent any meat juices from contaminating the produce.

In other violations, both the ice machine and beverage dispenser had mold buildup. The inspector said both needed to be cleaned more frequently.

Some food had to be thrown out because it was held past expiration dates. Some hard-boiled eggs had been stored in the cooler for more than seven days. Gallons of milk were still being used past the date printed on the jugs, according to the report.

When contacted, a spokesman at the Waffle House said no one there was permitted to comment about the recent score. The restaurant had a previous score of 100/A. There will be a follow-up inspection in the next two weeks.

Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.

Cherokee County

  • Izumi Asian Bistro, 2035 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock. 88/B
  • La Parrilla, 1065 Buckhead Crossing, Woodstock. 90/A
  • Red Lobster, 1405 Riverstone Parkway, Canton. 95/A
  • Soul Food Market, 190 E. Main St., Canton. 95/A
  • Uncle Pepper’s Pizza Kitchen, 10150 Ball Ground Highway, Ball Ground. 87/B

Cobb County

  • Big Burrito on the Square, 154 Roswell St., Marietta. 93/A
  • Chicken and the Egg, 800 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 100/A
  • Keegan’s Public House, 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell. 78/C
  • McCray’s West Village Tavern, 4500 W. Village Place, Smyrna. 80/B
  • Vincent’s Italian Restaurant, 3412 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. 87/B

DeKalb County

  • Ledet Restaurant, 3082 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta. 92/A
  • Mimi’s Café, 1221 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta. 90/A
  • Paradise Restaurant, 4795 Buford Highway, Chamblee. 92/A
  • Pollo Norteno, 2501 Chamblee Tucker Road, Chamblee. 70/C
  • Zoes Kitchen, 1165 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody. 82/B

Fulton County

  • El Rey, 2865 Main St., East Point. 95/A
  • One Eared Stag, 1029 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 91/A
  • Piccadilly, 2449 Godby Road, College Park. 90/A
  • Rosebud, 1397 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 77/C
  • Vuu Asian Bistro, 880 Woodstock Road, Roswell. 71/C

Gwinnett County

  • Bon Ga Korean Restaurant, 7130 Buford Highway, Doraville. 94/A
  • Dominican Restaurant, 510 Pleasant Hill Road, Lilburn. 89/B
  • El Jinete, 3303 Centerville Highway, Snellville. 82/B
  • Jalapenos Mexican Grill, 3750 Venture Drive, Duluth. 81/B
  • Shane’s Rib Shack, 4017 Annistown Road, Snellville. 80/B

– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog

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