Fulton County officials gave a failing health score to an Atlanta nursing home because of concerns over the food safety of its elderly residents.
Crestview Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2800 Springdale Road, received a 51/U after having several food-borne illness risks during a routine inspection of food services.
Extra concern was given because Crestview, which is part of Grady Health Services, serves adults with compromised immune systems.
Among the code violations, procedures were not followed when using time as a health control when preparing food. There were no documents showing how long food items were away from temperature controls, according to the inspector’s report.
Also, employees were prepping food without washing their hands and the hand sink was not always accessible, the inspector said.
A food thermometer was not properly sanitized before being used. Clean table linens were soiled with food residue. Food debris and dust or dirt were observed on several items in the prep area.
The inspector reviewed food safety procedures with the staff and emphasized their importance when serving those with weak immune systems.
Crestview management could not be reached for comment. The facility will be reinspected. Previous scores were 96/A and 87/B.
In other news, recently featured Lucky Key/Fuji Ya, 4135 Lavista Road, Tucker, brought its inspection score to a 90/A on a recent follow-up inspection.
Gangnam Sauna, 6005 Buford Highway, Norcross, had its food permit re-instated after scoring an 81/B on a follow-up inspection.
Here are other recent scores from area restaurants.