UPDATE: Goldberg’s in Cobb passes follow-up health inspection

UPDATE at 10:18 a.m. March 18: Goldberg's Bagel Co & Deli in East Cobb scored a 96, or A, on its follow-up food service inspection.

The follow-up inspection was held March 17. You can view the latest report by clicking here.


An East Cobb restaurant will have to undergo additional scrutiny by the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department after failing its food service inspection.

Goldberg’s Bagel Co. & Deli at 1062 Johnson Ferry Road Suite A110 in Marietta scored a 65, or U, on its March 5 inspection, health department records show.

According to the health department's report, the restaurant previously scored a 93, or A, on its Sept. 18 inspection and a 70, or C, on its July 18 inspection.

Goldberg’s was cited because an employee who handled trash did not wash their hands before returning to the dish area.

The restaurant also had partially-cooked chicken tenders that were left in a fryer basket until an order was placed, cold-holding foods that measured above 41 degrees Fahrenheit and chicken and Matzo ball soups that measured below the recommended holding temperature of 135 degrees.

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The health department also said Goldberg’s had cream cheese, open packages of deli meat and containers of rice in the walk-in cooler that were not labeled with a date by which to discard them.

A follow-up inspection is planned for March 17. Gigi Dancourt, marketing manager for Goldberg’s, said the latest results do not reflect the company’s high standards for food safety.

The company closed the Marietta location for one day to retrain management and employees on the violations outlined by the health department, Dancourt said.

“We are confident, and can assure you and all our customers, that should any incidents like this occur, they will be addressed at the highest level in our company and corrected immediately,” she said. “We will continue to hold more frequent training classes with our managers and employees at this location.”

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