South Fulton diner inspection score drops to 46

by: Carol Sbarge Updated:

ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News has learned a south Fulton County restaurant got a failing health inspection because of various violations involving food handling and food storage.

Channel 2's Carol Sbarge went to the Landmark Diner on Camp Creek Parkway. The south Fulton restaurant has no association with the well-known Landmark Diner in Buckhead.

Sbarge's investigation found the south Fulton restaurant's first violation on the failing inspection showed there was no certified food manager working at the restaurant. In two earlier health inspections this year the restaurant got scores in the 80s, but on Nov. 5 they dropped to a 46.

The inspector noted the employee hand wash sink didn’t have hot water.

Other violations included observation of an employee switching from raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing hands, and improper storage of mashed potatoes. The report indicated the mashed potatoes were not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. The report also noted an observation of uncovered food in a cold holding unit.

Another violation included equipment, food-contact surfaces and utensils not sanitized.

Sbarge went to the diner Wednesday afternoon. A worker referred her to Bruce Lee with the company that owns the restaurant. Lee told Sbarge by phone he's been working closely with the Fulton County health inspectors to fix the problems. He also assures there is no risk to customers.

In the inspection report the health inspector indicated that all violations had to be fixed within seven days of the failing inspection. The re-inspection could be any day now.



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