Carrollton McDonald's fails recent health inspection



CARROLLTON, Ga. - Out-of-date food is just one of several violations that caused a McDonald's in Carrollton to fail its health inspection this month.

The McDonald's on Maple Street is not far from the University of West Georgia. A health inspector found eight violations that caused the  fast-food restaurant to get an unsatisfactory score of 66 on its inspection.

People grabbing a quick bite at the restaurant were very surprised to learn it failed its inspection on Nov. 20.

"We come a lot. This is a college community around here and I'm sure they come here three or four times a day. That's disgusting," said Ashlee Bearden.

Some of the violations include out-of-date food stored for service including apple, eggs and salad, raw shell eggs stored over cheese and sauces in walk-in coolers and foods in freezers over stacked and uncovered.

The Carroll County inspection report indicates most of the violations were corrected on-site.

The restaurant had a good track record in its previous two inspections. The restaurant received an 84 and a 97.

Channel 2's Carol Sbarge went to the McDonald's to find out more about the violations.

She noticed the restaurant had its previous score of 94 posted.

A spokesperson with the greater Atlanta McDonald's Operators Association released a statement saying "McDonald's strives to serve safe and wholesome food and our customers and their safety is our No. 1 priority. After receiving the health inspection report on Nov. 20, we quickly and thoroughly addressed and resolved the issues identified by the health department."

The McDonald's will be re-inspected within the next week.