Employees at Cafe Bombay, 1622 Woodcliff Drive, Atlanta, were careless about washing their hands and keeping the sink clean, and that cost the Indian restaurant a passing health score.
A DeKalb County health inspector noted separate incidents of employees talking on a cell phone, adjusting clothing and preparing tandoori chicken, and none of them washed their hands before putting on clean gloves.
In addition, the hand sink wasn’t being kept clean and maintained, the inspector said. Raw meat pieces were on the faucet handles. The restaurant scored a 65/U.
A manager at Cafe Bombay said a lot of points were taken off for minor details, but other than that there were no major problems during the routine inspection.
Points were also deducted because some food items were stored uncovered and subject to contamination. Sliced tomatoes and tandoori chicken were uncovered in a cooler, and meatballs, a dessert and samosa were all uncovered in the freezer.
Other prepared foods were not date-marked though they had been prepared the day before.
Tandoori chicken was being sliced on the prep table next to a container of raw chicken and raw shrimp. Management was told to keep ready to eat foods away from raw animal products, and to sanitize common prep areas after working with raw meats.
The restaurant also needed to take care of some repairs and cleaning, the inspector said. A cracked cooler door was being held together with Duct tape. Shelves in other coolers were unclean.
Café Bombay is ready and waiting for a follow-up inspection, the manager said. Previous scores were 85/B and 71/C.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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