HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - A Mexican restaurant on Jonesboro Road in Henry County scored 41 out of 100 on its latest inspection score.
Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge went to El Granero Taqueria to ask employees about the unsatisfactory score. Among the problems reported by inspectors were an unclean mixer bowl, an unclean vegetable prep sink, and potentially hazardous food stored in inappropriate temperatures.
Inspectors also said an employee handled clean equipment without properly washing hands, and that someone in charge “does not have working knowledge of reportable health employee illnesses.”
Sbarge spotted another violation as she waited to see if a manger was available to discuss the problems. The latest score was not on display. Instead, last year’s 83 score was posted, along with the 73 score from the previous year.
No one at the restaurant was willing to speak on camera, but such a low score should prompt a re-inspection within 10 days. If a restaurant does not score a “C” or better after a failing score, it will be shut down.
Other reasons a restaurant may be shut down include a sewage malfunction, misuse of poisonous or toxic materials, onset of an apparent food-borne illness outbreak, gross unsanitary occurrence or circumstances that may endanger public health.
At all times, restaurants are required to post their latest inspection scores.