A Henry County health inspector said some items on a Mexican buffet were not being kept hot enough and had the food discarded during a recent routine inspection.
Also, the manager in charge of El Granero Taqueria, 1092 Jonesboro Road, still wasn’t knowledgeable about reportable health illnesses and what to do if employees came to work with symptoms, the inspector said. It was the third time the restaurant had been cited for this health safety violation.
El Granero Taqueria was given a failing score of 41/U.
During the inspection, beans and cheese were out of temperature on the buffet and were thrown away. Also, chili rellenos, cheese dip and salsa verde were all discarded because they either were not properly date marked or were past the expiration date.
Points were taken off because an employee came in from outside and began handling clean equipment without first washing hands. One employee hand sink was blocked off by a large oven, and another one was being used to get water for cooking, the inspector said.
In other violations, one of the coolers was not keeping food at the proper temperature levels. Some food items were being stored improperly. Flour was on the floor and chemicals were next to food and drinks in the dry storage area.
Also, live roaches were observed in the kitchen in spite of having a recent pest control treatment.
El Granero Taqueria is expecting a follow-up inspection at any time, said manager Ingrid Ramos. “Everything is ready. We’re waiting now,” she said. The previous score was 83/B.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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