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.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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