by: Carol Sbarge Updated:
ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News is following up on the conditions of a southwest restaurant that got an unsatisfactory score on its recent health inspection.
The Grand Buffet got a score of 48 out of 100 on its April 10 inspection, which was a big drop from its previous score of 93. Officials say the restaurant had more than 20 violations, including improper hand-washing and risks for food-borne illnesses.
Channel 2's Carol Sbarge went to the Chinese buffet at 4365 Fulton Industrial Boulevard. Some of the violations observed in the April 10 report include raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding units during preparation. Cold food temperatures were also stored too high, according to the report. The inspector also observed an employee washing hands without soap at the food prep sink across from the food line.
Sbarge tried to get feedback from the owner about the inspector's report but employees said the owner was not there. The person that workers directed Sbarge to call on the phone said they couldn't say anything.
Channel 2 Action News still hasn't received a response from the owner.
When a restaurant gets an unsatisfactory inspection score, it is usually re-inspected by health inspectors within 30 days. An employee Channel 2 spoke with Monday afternoon said the restaurant has not had its re-inspection yet.