The health score of Abdullah the Butcher in southwest Atlanta dropped sharply during a recent inspection because there was no sanitizer in the facility. None of the equipment or food contact surfaces had been wiped down with a bleach solution to kill bacteria, the inspector said.
Points were also deducted when an employee was seen handling barbecue ribs with bare hands instead of wearing gloves or using utensils.
The restaurant at 2387 Fairburn Road was given a 66/U, down from previous scores of 91/A and 99/A.
An employee at Abdullah’s said Monday the restaurant was expecting a follow-up inspection later that day. All the problems had been taken care of and they anticipated getting the score back to an A, he said.
Among other code violations during the routine inspection, cooked chicken wings and rice were out of temperature range. The food had cooled down too much after being left on the kitchen prep table away from temperature controls.
Points were taken off because an employee working with food was not wearing a hair restraint. Also, the employee hand sink was blocked by a steamer and a garbage can.
The inspector said the facility needed detailed cleaning. Food debris was under and around the equipment throughout the kitchen. The restaurant also failed to provide documentation of pest control treatment services.
In other news, a recently featured restaurant, Best Wings, 2522 Cruse Road, Lawrenceville, scored a 70/C on a follow-up inspection.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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