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Cobb pizza joint fails health check with dirty kitchen

A Smyrna pizzeria has failed its recent health check in part for having a dirty kitchen, according to Cobb County health department records.

Siracusa’s New York Pizzeria, 5350 United Drive, scored a 57 on Tuesday. Any score below a 70 is considered failing.

The walk-in cooler was broken and holding food at unsafe temperatures, according to the report.

A woman who identified herself as the owner’s wife told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution over the phone that they are getting a new cooler in a couple days.

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After The AJC asked her further questions and requested a comment about the failure, the line disconnected. An immediate call back was sent to a message machine; that message hasn’t been returned.

The inspector also noted “accumulations and debris on nonfood-contact surfaces throughout kitchen” like floors, under the tables where food is prepared and inside the dough mixer.

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Also, the restroom door doesn’t close correctly.

Siracusa’s has scored within the 80s during inspections all the way back to July 2014, records show.

Follow-up inspections are usually done within 10 days of the original evaluation.

Siracusa’s New York Pizzeria

5350 United Drive

Smyrna, Ga., 30082

Read the full report here.

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Georgia has rules it requires every food service operation to follow. These are just a few of the many health and safety regulations. Food service operations without a permit are illegal. Employees must know how to prevent foodborne illness and the symptoms of those illnesses. Food must be kept at the correct temperatures to prevent pathogens from growing. Employees must meet standards of cleanliness while working around food. If health laws are not met, the food service's permit may be suspended.

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